Outer Aisle Foods
Outer Aisle FOODS is a solar powered Farmstore offering our own farm grown seasonal produce as well as produce grown organically from a 200 mile radius of Calaveras County. We also stock a wide array of fruits, mushrooms, nuts, grains, cheese, pasture raised and finished meats.
Looking for expert gardening advice, veggie seedlings, and gardening supplies? We have it! Our philosophy holds "that sharing information and knowledge, building skills and self-reliance is the basis of a sustainable future".
We are the local owners; a husband and wife team working in unison literally from the ground up. We established our farm in 1993, with a handful of seeds from our centenarian neighbors, and a desire to feed ourselves and a passion to live a seasonal lifestyle. Our farmstore, Outer Aisle FOODS, is located just around the corner from our farm in Douglas Flat, California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains at an elevation of 2,000 feet above sea level.
In addition to growing, we are also co-founders of the Foothill Collaborative for Sustainability (FoCuS) and actively support local school gardens. We began a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) early on in our farming debut which has grown to weekly deliveries that extend from Groveland to San Andreas, from Bear Valley to Copperopolis. We are dedicated to working to educate group’s and individuals in sustainable living and community self-reliance. Evergreen Lodge is just one of the local restaurants to use our produce.
Solar panels provide 80% of our energy needs. Our farming practices go beyond organic using compost and cover cropping and absolutely no sprays.
For several years now we have operated a CSA distribution network, sending out boxes every couple of weeks to over 200 families year round. This is the backbone of our business and has created a strong tie to our local community. Click here to learn more.
Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 to 6 pm and Saturdays 11 to 4 pm
All year round