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From Full Belly Farm, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop.

Image courtesy of Full Belly Farm, Guinda, CA

Last week, if you were to consult a weather map, you would find that temperatures in the Bay Area were almost 50 ° cooler than those that we were experiencing in Guinda. The daytime highs forecast for our coming week are as follows: 111, 109, 108, 107, 105, 104”¦ At least there’s a cooling trend!

The nights at the farm are much cooler, giving all of us, the crops and the livestock some time to recover and cool down. The work day starts at 6:00 am and it doesn’t truly bake until 11:00 – so there’s time in the morning to pick as much as possible, getting it into the cooler before the field heat really builds up.

Everyone is well acclimated to the heat, but we work a little slower at the peak of the heat in the afternoon. Lots of time for breaks in the shade, a water bottle strapped around the waist, and plenty of watermelons picked straight from the vines! We hope that you are appreciating the great flavors that this weather has helped to develop in the fruit that we’re putting in your boxes!

Mark Your Calenders & Come to the Capay Valley! There are some fantastic events, festivals and workshops approaching in the coming months. These are the perfect opportunity to see where your food is grown and meet the Capay Valley community! We hope to see you here soon!

Starlight & Music Saturday September 1st at FreeHeart Farm. Enjoy an evening of Jazz, wine tasting and food at the beautiful new event center at FreeHeart Farm! Tickets are $25/adult, $10/child. All proceeds benefit the Capay Valley Rotary Club. For reservations or tickets, call 530-330-0092 or email stacymilliron@yahoo.com.

Cob & Adobe Building Classes September 1-3   & September 17- 21 Learn the essentials of natural building with these hands-on courses at the beautiful Spreadwing Farm. For more information and to sign up visit naturalarchitecturestudio.org

Annual Hoes Down Festival Sat & Sun, October 6 & 7.   Join the good folks of Full Belly Farm along with all of us at Farm Shop to celebrate the harvest season. Mark your calendars now! This will be fantastic farm fun for the whole family! For tickets and more information visit hoesdown.org.

 

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