Many families would love to be able to have their own personal farm to learn and explore the process of our food and the steps it takes until harvest, but don’t always have that option. A great way to get locally grown produce is to visit and support your local community garden where you can see a farm in operation and purchase the bounty of the season. There are many farms in the area that offer seasonal CSA boxes for a very reasonable price, and a few locations can deliver it to your home or office for an additional fee. One of the community based businesses, Soil Born Farms, offers pick up at 3 different locations in American River Ranch, on Hurley & Alhambra. A sample of a weekly summer box for $24 could include melons, lettuce, greens, carrots, squash, cucumbers, assorted tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, beans, garlic, onions and herbs. If you want to get your kids more involved with cooking, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op offers classes through out the season including “Kids and Teens in the Kitchen” Farm Pizza Party which is scheduled for June 29th at Soil Born Farms. If you are looking for a store, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op offers only organic produce & animal products that have been raised in a sustainable practice with care for the animal and free of growth hormones and antibiotics. The Co-Op is located at 1900 Alhambra Blvd Sacramento CA 95816 and is open daily from 7 am to 10 pm to everyone. The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op also offers many other learning opportunities as well as having great events like their 40th annual bash to be held on June 22nd, 2013 at 28th & R St. from 12 pm to 4 pm. This farmers market will be offering a variety of produce as well as cheese tasting, chef & farm challenges, live music with food, beer & wine vendors. Another great opportunity to share & learn with your family about the abundance of food produced in Sacramento.