December 4, 2013
The cycle of a year’s labor has come near full circle. Last week we had a day of Thanksgiving – a time for reflection about the many gifts received this year. Our labors this past year upon this generous land have yielded a remarkable bounty of beautiful and tasty crops. From the slow growing...
November 19, 2013
By Farm Shop Team Member Seth Wright, courtesy of  Capay Valley Farm Shop Greens are back folks and they are back in a big way. From now until summer, a diversity of greens will be a big part of your diet. This is because they thrive in the cool, wet weather that is quickly approaching. This is...
November 19, 2013
One of the most beautiful scenes in Capay Valley is when it rains. A low mist creeps up over the surrounding hills, and drops of water fall steadily from the sky, quenching the thirsty, sun-baked golden hills. As I sit here and reflect in anticipation of the week’s coming rain, I think about the...
November 18, 2013
Cows at Snipes Farm  By Kim Jordan Snipes Farm and Education Center in Morrisville, PA, was one of five farms awarded grants in April 2013 from The FruitGuys Community Fund, established in 2012 as a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives. An outgrowth of the South San Francisco-...
November 14, 2013
Here it is November with that dry and dusty north wind that sometimes occurs to pile the leaves for us, to knock down the last of the acorns, and in general to blow away the last of the summer. The north wind of the fall, and for that matter, any north wind seems to be a bringer of change to the...
November 11, 2013
Valley Farms General Manager, Chris Grallert (right) inspects organic Granny Smith apples with orchardist Luis Nava. At 4,000 feet, the Willcox area in Northern Cochise County, AZ, was known as the “Cattle Capital” in the Old West days. Situated near Dos Cabezas Mountains, Willcox is now a major...
Fall is a time to rest and miss Ojai tangerines
October 23, 2013
Ever wonder what an Ojai Pixie does during the off-season? Well here is a little insight about the secret lives of out-of-season Pixies. Lately some friends of mine, during our usual after-school parking lot conversation, had asked me a few questions. First to pipe up was Rob with a pointed jab, "...
October 17, 2013
image courtesy of Full Belly Farm, Guinda CA Education, family fun, music and food were all a part of the celebration at the 26th annual Hoes Down Harvest Festival which took place October 5th at Full Belly Farm. This year, the Festival attracted more than 5,000 people, all of them prepared to...
Sonoma county’s heirloom expo is the world's pure food fair
September 24, 2013
Santa Rosa, CA -- Billing itself as the "The World's Pure Food Fair," The Heirloom Expo is centered on promoting heirloom fruits and vegetables and raising awareness around genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply. With speakers, vendors, and activities for kids and grown-ups alike...
September 19, 2013
The mornings have become brisk and the days are growing shorter; fall is approaching rapidly in the Capay Valley. Technically, it will be officially here in less then a week. There is much to be excited about with its arrival. In the shop we are looking forward to enjoying some cooler temperatures...

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