Sand N’ Straw Community Farm in Vista CA

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Sand N’ Straw Community Farm


We first heard about the family-run Sand N’ Straw Community Farm from our next door neighbor the other day. Today seemed like a good day to check it out and see what they had to offer.


The Farm Stand is open on Saturdays from 9 to 12 noon. You can simply walk in and pick up produce, root vegetables, herbs and fresh eggs. They have other plant-based products as well. Feature photo  is of our haul today.



The Farm Box Program offers 2 types of “Farm Boxes,” a Half Share (5 – 7 different items) or a Full Share (10 – 12 items). A Half Share typically works for 1 or 2 people, while the Full Share is good for 3 to 4 people, for up to a week. Farm Boxes are also known as CSAs or Community Supported Agriculture.


Farm Box offerings vary by what is currently at peak harvest, what’s available that particular week, and the season. Pick-ups for Farm Boxes are between 1 and 5 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. You can order Farm Boxes online by the week or have an on-going order (membership).


Full Share Boxes are $35, and Half Shares are $20.


There are workshops and special events each month. Kids can visit with the farm’s animals (sheep, pigs, goats, chickens) on Saturdays from 9:30 until 11:30.


Sand N’ Straw Community Farm also offers the Young Pioneers Program, a range of educational opportunities for kids with a varied curriculum. Programs are created by experienced teachers. Young Pioneers offers outdoor classrooms and hiking trails at the farm for nature-based learning opportunities.



Sand N’ Straw Community Farm is located at 629 Mar Vista Drive, about ½ mile off the 78 freeway in Vista. For more information call (760) 575-4748 or visit their website.


Sand N' Straw Community Farm

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Comments (8)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Jeff- this is such a good way to support local growers and get fresh produce!!!   We had something similar near our home in Delray Beach. I love the idea of buying something that was grown just a few miles away!

May 27, 2023 02:39 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

I'm surprised I had not heard of this farm before...and no doubt there are others in the area Kathy Streib 


May 27, 2023 08:25 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Jeff Dowler, CRS We have a thriving CSA eco-system out here in Washington, a bunch of wonderful options.

May 27, 2023 05:32 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

It's clearly a burgeoning industry around the country, Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO and that's a very good thing!


May 27, 2023 08:28 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff Sand N’ Straw Community Farm sounds like a special place.

May 27, 2023 07:54 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

I was very impressed George Souto This community farm offers so much!


May 27, 2023 08:28 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff now that is something right up my alley, interestingly reminded me of when I was a kid and my parents would drive up route 58 in CT and buy stuff on the side of the road.... On a side note the photo is that of the half or the full basket?, Endre

May 27, 2023 10:23 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. 

We just purchased individual items at the Farm Stand so I'm not sure if it equates to a half or full share. But we are signing up today to pick up a half share box each week and try it out!


May 28, 2023 02:16 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That sounds great! By the way, what kind of berry is that, on the right of the eggs?

May 28, 2023 05:05 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Kat Palmiotti The broccoli was great last night and the eggs made a great omelette this morning.

The berries are mulberries - they have a wonderful flavor! I don't think I have eaten mulberries since I was a kid - we had a mulberry tree in our yard!!


May 28, 2023 02:23 PM
Kat Palmiotti

Jeff Dowler, CRS - Interesting. I've never seen them or eaten them. I'll have to keep an eye out!

May 28, 2023 02:25 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is awesome and I am definitely draw from what they are doing and do it with my own farm!

May 28, 2023 05:26 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

We were pretty impressed with the whole operation Brian England and the produce has been delicious. Certainly a far cry what what you get in the grocery stores!


May 28, 2023 02:25 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What fun, Jeff! And you came away with a pretty good haul of fresh produce and eggs.

May 28, 2023 06:17 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

And we could have bought more Nina Hollander, Broker but didn't want to over do it and not use everything in a reasonable period of time.


May 28, 2023 02:27 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff,

I like this idea.  What a great way to support local farms.  I think this would be a fun excursion, and would definitely check it out. 

May 28, 2023 06:46 PM