Shemesh Farms

November 26, 2023

Shemesh Farms began in 2013 at the Shalom Institute in Malibu, California with a vision of creating a social enterprise (started in 2015) that provides meaningful employment and community to adults who have diverse abilities.

Following the Woolsey Fire and the destruction of the Shalom Institute, we launched a satellite site at Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue (MJCS) in 2019. In October of 2023, we moved our farm up the road to Zuma Beach, and we currently reside at the Malibu United Methodist Church (MUMC).  As a community, Farm Fellows (our Shemesh Farm employees), volunteers, and staff harvest and craft spice blends, honey, and other organic products. Together, we strategize product development, branding, marketing, packaging, and sales. Our farm and enterprise are built upon a foundation of sustainability, inclusion, and interconnectedness.

Shemesh Farms