Coastal Roots Farm


Coastal Roots Farm integrates Jewish tradition and sustainable agriculture to grow and share healthy food especially with those most in need, learn about and care for the land, and help strengthen connections between neighbors. Each year, we provide tens of thousands of pounds of fresh vegetables to local hunger relief efforts. Coastal Roots Farm is an independent organization created by the Leichtag Foundation to help foster a vibrant, healthy community. Our funding comes from philanthropic support and revenue from programs and social enterprises.


We envision a world in which every community comes together to grow and share healthy food, care for the land, help their neighbors, and strengthen the connections they have with each other.


At Coastal Roots Farm, we seed, we grow, and we share. We seed new ideas around sustainable farming and Jewish life; we grow healthy food; and we share the harvest with our local community.

Current Programs:

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Employment Opportunities:

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Recent Farm News:

  • Hazon and Jewish Farming Featured on PBS September 11, 2015 We were delighted to see Hazon and Jewish community farming featured in this PBS program. Source: September 4, 2015 ~ Jewish Environmentalism | September 4, 2015 | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS
  • Apply now for a Farm Apprenticeship Position! July 29, 2015 Deadline to Apply: August 7, 2015 Download as a PDF Program Overview The Farm’s pilot apprenticeship program will provide each apprentice with an opportunity to further his or her farming and professional development in an area of specialization related to the Farm’s biodynamic, Jewish agricultural and community farming operation. The Farm provides a unique training opportunity for emerging farmers and ...
  • Largest donation of the season! July 21, 2015 Oh kale yeah! Today marks the farm’s largest donation of the season! 1,000 pounds and 400 bunches of fresh produce was donated to Community Resource Center and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Encinitas. The harvest includes tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, green onions, kale, basil, peppers, and peas.  
  • Daron “Farmer D” Joffe to Deliver Address on Ag Innovation and Food Access at 4th Annual Seedstock Conference July 19, 2015 Seedstock today announced that Daron “Farmer D” Joffe, Director of Agricultural Innovation and Development for the Leichtag Foundation, will deliver the afternoon keynote address at the upcoming 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference – “Innovation and the Rise of Local Food” to be held November 3 – 4, 2015 at UC San Diego. Daron,  a ...
  • Jews and Farming, pt. 1 | SD JEWISH JOURNAL June 26, 2015 Source: Jews and Farming, pt. 1 | SD JEWISH JOURNAL