The Capay Valley, part of the Cache Creek Watershed, is nested along the Coast Range in Yolo County between Sacramento and the Bay Area. Known for its beauty, warm summers, complex soils, and, above all, productive family farms, the land has been agriculturally vital for over a century. For three decades farmers in the Capay Valley have been at the leading edge of sustainable agriculture and the local food movement.
Community Supported Agriculture is a direct relationship model that connects farms and consumers so that they may share the bounty of local food systems throughout the seasons. Typically, consumers pay in advance, providing working capital upfront, when it's needed, in exchange for a promise of the farm harvest.
FarmShares is a multi-farm CSA program operated by our collaborative of family farms, Capay Valley Farm Shop (www.capayvalleyfarmshop.com). The shares feature what's fresh and best of season. We are proud to unite our products under a regional identity, Capay Valley Grown, and share an abundant harvest of high quality products - organic vegetables, fruits, nuts, meats, olive oil, wine, lavender, honey, flowers, and more.
We currently offer three convenient share sizes, the Bite, Peck and
Bushel - to meet your weekly produce needs. On average, the Bite's 5 items feed one to two people who cook at home just a couple times a week. The
Peck's 7 items feed a household of one to two people. The 11 items in the Bushel feed a family of two to four produce-lovers who cook regularly each week.
For this week's box contents, visit the "Food" page on our website.
The Peck costs $18 and the Bushel $27 per week. While you'll get incredibly fresh food at a fair, competitive price, we believe the real value is in knowing where your food comes from and enjoying healthy, home-cooked meals.
The Capay Valley's warm summers and mild winters enable a
year-round harvest of a cornucopia of fresh food. Here's a
small taste of what to expect when.
Summer: peaches, corn, tomatoes, melons, peppers, green beans, and more
Fall: grapes, apples, hard squash, carrots, and more
Winter: mandarins, lemons, leeks, greens, broccoli, cabbage, and more
Spring: carrots, spinach, lettuce, new potatoes, leeks, green garlic, and more
95% of the food in FarmShares comes from Certified Organic farms. As some of California's first certified organic farms, many Capay Valley farmers helped found the sustainable food movement. All of our farms are committed to the health and well-being of our Valley, the food they grow and the people they serve. When we do include produce from one of our trusted farmers who is not certified organic, we will mark it with an * on the website and in the newsletter. Look at the bottom of the contents list for more details about that farm's practices.
First, consider trying it. You may not have tasted this item at its peak of ripeness. We provide easy recipes and handling tips in the weekly email newsletter and our website. Second, share it with a neighbor, family member, or co-worker.
With advance notice, you may put your boxes "on hold" 72 hours or more before your FarmShare is scheduled to be delivered. You will not be charged for any boxes that you put on hold. You may also change pick-up locations or sizes at any time.
FarmShares are delivered to the pick-up location you choose. We provide our produce in reusable boxes and we ask for your cooperation to maximize the life of the packaging hat we use by leaving the boxes behind at the pick-up location or returning them the following week. We strongly encourage FarmShoppers to BYOBag.