Veggielution Community Farm believes that everyone deserves to eat healthy, affordable food. Every day, we put fresh fruits and vegetables straight from our farm onto the plates of low-income families. We do this because unhealthy food is making our community sick, and we have the power to create a better alternative.
Is this a mission you can get behind? If so, we need your help to buy a tractor! A donation of any size helps, as does spreading the word by telling your friends! Learn more and donate (plus, watch our awesome video) by clicking on our campaign to the left.
Veggielution is a 6 acre non-profit community farm dedicated to creating a more sustainable food system in San Jose. We empower people to change the way they think about food by getting their hands in the soil, connecting with the land, and tasting the fruits of their labor.
10:00a – 12:30p
1:30p - 3:00p
12:30p - 1:30p
Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
8:30a – 12:30p
8:30a - 12:30p
2:00p - 6:00p
(408) 634-FARM (3276)
647 S King Rd
San Jose, CA 95116
Find the Farm
Veggielution Community Farm is located in Emma Prusch Park at:
647 South King Road
San Jose, CA 95116
CAUTION! GPS may lead you to the wrong place!
-Exit King Road. Turn Right onto King Road.
-At the first stoplight, turn Right into the park at Lido Way.
- Once you enter the park, go down the long driveway to the main parking lot. Follow Veggielution signs, and drive parallel to the freeway. Park in the narrow lot at the far end of Emma Prusch Park. Head up to the red farm stand, sign in, and fill out a liability waiver. Welcome to Veggielution!
From 101S or 101N:
-Exit Story Road East.
-At the second stoplight, turn Left onto King Rd.
-At the first stoplight, turn Left into the park at Lido Way.
-Once you enter the park, go down the long driveway to the main parking lot. Follow Veggielution signs, and drive parallel to the freeway. Park in the narrow lot at the far end of Emma Prusch Park. Head up to the red farm stand, sign in, and fill out a liability waiver. Welcome to Veggielution!
*We are not the gardens in the front of the park, we are the farm at the far end of the park*
Recent Blog Posts
It's been about 2 months since we've had our rental tractor onsite, and if you've been out here you can see that this machine is transforming the face of our farm on weekly basis.
We are in the midst of an online campaign to purchase this tractor, and as the Farm Director I wanted to explain to you all why this investment is so important and what it means in terms of labor saving.
With the help of Nvidia corporation, we began planting our orchard last week and thus far have planted about 100 fruit tree, mostly citrus and stone fruit. In a few days, our new water line will be hooked up to the meter and there will be water flowing for our back field and we'll be ready to begin working our new field.
February weather has arrived. We've got warmer air and some trees are even blooming. I checked in with some of the community gardeners from the front of the park this week and the word is that it is time to seed peas. If you haven't gotten your potato seed yet you better hurry because in our area it's best to plant them third week of February. We began seeding tomatoes and eggplants a couple of weeks ago. It's a great time to seed or transplant Brassicas and other cool season crops that don't require too much heat to germinate.
As we enter the new year we are preparing for our next round of Cooking Matters, a free cooking and nutrition course taught in Spanish by our wonderful peer educators, Los Promotores. This session we will have a class every weekday that the farm is open, Tuesday-Friday from 10am-Noon. Classes are recurring weekly and will run for a total of 6-weeks.
The food we eat tells the story of who we are and the society that we live in. What story does the food in your kitchen tell?
In our ideal world, the food our community eats would tell a story of people who are healthy, provided for, culturally diverse, and connected to the land and each other. We want to create that ideal story, and together, through our work at Veggielution, we have the power to build a food system that nourishes and connects our community.