City Farm is San Luis Obispo’s first urban farm, spanning 20 acres in the heart of the City on the Calle Joaquin Ag Reserve. The land has been leased to Central Coast Grown for agricultural purposes as one way to uphold a city policy that requires 50% of prime agricultural land to remain under production.
City Farm subleased land to its first farmer in the summer of 2013 who will be growing produce to serve at his local restaurant. The remaining land will be divided up in small plots to be used for a variety of experimental and educational farming endeavors.
The goals of City Farm include resuming agricultural production on historic agricultural land, providing educational opportunities for the general public, and offering resources and affordable access to land to both current and future farmers. Experimentation, education and agricultural production at City Farm will stimulate economic activity in agricultural industries, enhance public health, and foster a local awareness and knowledge of local food and farming.
City Farm will transform the Calle Joaquin Ag Reserve into a dynamic place to learn and share what San Luis Obispo has to offer. As both a strong community resource and an enticing tourist attraction for visitors, Central Coast Grown envisions City Farm to grow and one day to encompass everything from you-picks and farm stands, to farmer incubation programs and food business facilities such as processing, storage and distribution infrastructure.
Catch all of the latest news on City Farm in our recent posts. Scroll through the published articles to find press releases, model farm blog posts, and City Farm in the news. Learn more
Retrace the path we have taken in bringing City Farm to life. Our local news stations have done a great job of capturing the story. Learn more
City Farm brings our community a unique, dynamic opportunity to experience local food and farming right in the heart of San Luis Obispo. From high volume production for a restaurant to small experiential agriculture and educational programs for middle school students and new farmers alike, City Farm promises an engaging educational and social experience for anyone who stops by. Learn more
In our efforts to support other organizations in starting their own urban or rural community based farms, we have posted a number of different resources we either benefited from or created in the process of finding, leasing, subleasing and creating programs for our farm land. Learn more
As more activities begin to take place and the Spring crops are planted we will have photo albums of City Farm. For now, check out our Facebook page for recent photos we have captured of food and farming on the Central Coast.