West Sacramento Urban Farm

Cummins Way Farm


The West Sacramento Urban Farm Program has been managing the Cummins Way Farm site since 2015. The farm is located at the corner of Cummins Way and Douglas Street, directly across the street from Elkhorn Elementary School. The 1 acre property, is owned by West Sacramento Housing Development Corporation (WSHDC) and is home to three Beginning Farm Businesses.

We Grow Urban Farm & Market

Farmer Nelson Hawkins was raised in the Sierra Foothills in Auburn, CA and is currently a resident of West Sacramento. In addition to a bachelor's degree from UC Davis, Nelson has been working in the field of agriculture for 9 years. His experience, combined with his education, has taught him about growing food in a sustainable and ethical way. 2018 marked the beginning of Nelson's own urban farm operation. His mission is to provide fresh, organically grown produce for the surrounding community, as well as local restaurants, grocery stores, and food co-ops. Nelson operates a seasonal weekly on-site farm stand where community members can purchase produce right harvested just hours earlier.

Like We Grow Urban Farm on Facebook for updates on farm stand hours and community events.

Three Sisters Gardens of Broderick

Farmer Alfred Melbourne is owner and operator of Three Sisters Gardens and a long time resident of West Sacramento. Three Sisters Gardens is a nonprofit organization bringing community members together to grow food and lives. Their mission is to teach at risk youth how to grow/harvest/distribute organic vegetables and engage the community to get involved in supporting the at risk youth population in Yolo County.

Three Sisters Gardens is based on Traditional Native teachings of protecting our Mother Earth and respecting ALL living things. Their main goal is to give back to the community by inspiring and empowering youth through gardening. Like the Three Sisters legend of companionship planting, Three Sisters Gardens believes that our communities can begin to heal and thrive when all components, the youth, adults and elders are working together as one. Like Three Sisters Gardens on Facebook for updates on farm stand hours and community events.

Like Three Sisters Gardens on Facebook for updates on farm stand hours and community events.

Gold Coast Spice

Farmer Noah Kauffman is owner and operator of Gold Coast Spice. Noah started his farm in 2018. Gold Coast Spice is a boutique company that offers limited quantities of pure saffron sustainably grown in California for discerning food enthusiasts.

While attended the University of California, Davis, receiving his degree in Agricultural Management (focus in sustainability). Noah worked at the university Market Garden and is currently a licensed general appraiser specializing in land appraisals. He often appraise agricultural properties and utilize UC cost studies when analyzing orchard and vineyard properties. He has been planting Saffron on a small scale since 2014, learning its growing requirements and related production practices.

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We are happy to answer any questions about our activities at Cummins Way Farm. Please contact California Farm Academy Director, Sri Sethuratnum at sri@landbasedlearning.org with questions or concerns.

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For more information on the West Sacramento Urban Farms, contact Sara Bernal.

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CUMMINS WAY FARM SPONSORS

Bayer Crop Science
City of West Sacramento