Capay Valley FarmShares

Share this post

In elementary school some friends and I went through a phase where we had dreams of being city planners. We diagrammed a world of baseball diamonds and arcades and woods with bike paths that somehow were always tilted downhill. It was a community without parents where kids built their own kinds of homes—hobbit holes and tree houses. Water slides and rope swings were a must.

capay valley farmsharesThirty years later, I feel that same excitement of building something collaboratively around the concept of local food. People don’t just want to know where their food is coming from, but who is growing it and how. As The FruitGuys has grown up (we’re teens now) we’ve increased our network of local farmers in all the regions we serve. To this end I’d like to introduce an exciting new partnership.

Capay Valley Farm Shop—a collaboration of more than 25 small farms in Capay Valley, CA (Yolo County)—is producing a product for our TakeHome service. Each week the Capay FarmShares group hand-packs a mix of produce grown by local farms and ranches from this region. The FruitGuys then delivers this box to our individual customers for take-home use. Think of it as a mix of Capay Valley’s best CSAs (as well as farms too small to do a CSA) coming together to form a product for FruitGuys clients. Partnering with The FruitGuys helps Capay Valley’s small farms expand the distribution of their product and bring you seasonal produce at its peak from this very specific region.  You can purchase this unique mix at  fruitguys.com, just click on “Order Now” and scroll to TakeHome.  Thursday delivery only (starts June 10th). Free “Take Home” delivery is available for those who work at offices getting FruitGuys office fruit. Home delivery is available for a small fee.

While the Capay Valley FarmShares program is only available on the West Coast, our TakeHome program is nationwide and filled with delicious produce from regional farms. We will continue to put farm groups together in the different regions we serve. Click the ladybug icon on our homepage to see your office or take home mixes or go to fruitguys.com/mix. Stone fruit is finally here!!

Enjoy and be fruitful!

Comments (1)

  • anon

    The fresh purple basil in this week's box is amazing!! Beautiful, fragrant and delicious!

    Jun 11, 2010

 

Subscribe to the WEEKLY BITE

* indicates required

 

Recent The FruitLife articles:

Summer fruit varieties and when you’ll be seeing them
July 9, 2019
Beehives, swales, and vermicomposting, oh my!
April 29, 2019
Spring fruit varieties and how to enjoy them
April 16, 2019
A tribute to the “Lemon Lady” of Redwood City
March 11, 2019
The FruitGuys New Year’s poem
January 8, 2019
Sowing the seeds of entrepreneurship
October 31, 2018
Give the delicious gift of farm-fresh fruit and healthy snacks
October 4, 2018
Summer to fall transition brings new fruit into the rotation
October 2, 2018
Bring some fruitful fun to your workplace on Tuesday, October 2
September 27, 2018
Farmer suicide is a public health threat and could hurt our food supply
August 14, 2018

More recent articles:

Summer muffin recipe
July 18, 2019
Assumptions can harm both recruiters and job seekers
July 16, 2019
Simple summer salad dressing recipes
July 11, 2019
Easy summer pasta recipe
July 4, 2019
How to create a dress code that works all year
July 2, 2019
More employers are getting serious about time off
June 27, 2019
Food:
Two Easy Recipes for Canning Stone Fruit
June 25, 2019
Food:
The health benefits of honeydew melon
June 20, 2019
Food:
The delicate flavors of white peaches and nectarines
June 13, 2019
Don’t let plantar fasciitis pain break your stride
June 11, 2019

About Us

Our online magazine offers a taste of workplace culture, trends, and healthy living. It features recipes for easy, delicious work meals and tips on quick office workouts. It's also an opportunity to learn about our GoodWorks program, which helps those in need in our communities and supports small, sustainable farms.