May 16, 2012
By Judith Redmond of Full Belly Farm, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop Years ago, when I was studying at the University of California, I noticed that there was research being done on “organic” agriculture with results that proved it to be not viable. Upon closer examination it turned out that the...
May 11, 2012
by Farm Shop team member Jesse Capitonio, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop Image courtesy of Grumpy Goats Farm, Capay CA    On April 21st, Capay Valley Farm Shop held an orchard tour and tasting to give folks a firsthand experience what it takes to produce world-class olive oil....
May 7, 2012
by Jeff Main of Good Humus Produce,  Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop Ryan Dolan stopped by last week just before picking up his son Milo returning from a trip to Hawaii with his Grandparents. Milo was born while Ryan and Liz were working here, and now he’s off to see the world. While Ryan was...
April 26, 2012
From Riverdog Farm, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop 4/2/12 It’s getting close to tomato transplanting time. The plants, all 80,000 (about 9 acres) of the first seeding, have been ready to go from the tray into the fields for about 2 weeks but the rainfall has delayed the transplanting. That’s ok...
April 9, 2012
By Heidi Lewis It’s spring. Blossoms are abundant. Time to get pollinating in the fruit orchards. But since colony collapse disorder has been decimating the honeybee population, we’ll have to look outside the organization for some help. As they say in the bee biz, “No bees, no honey; no work, no...
April 5, 2012
By Dru Rivers of Full Belly Farm, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop The rain these past few weeks has been an incredible blessing. Us “old timers” at the farm were getting pretty anxious about the lack of water this winter – already planning to cut back on crops in fields where water is in short...
April 3, 2012
By Roxanne Crittenden, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop Even though I grew up here in California, I find the cycles of abundance and scarcity here a little surprising. In a Mediterranean climate like ours, winter is a time of plenty when it comes to fresh produce. Greens, root vegetables and...
March 21, 2012
By Becca von Trapp of Full Belly Farm, courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop Well folks, the rain has finally come. Here at the farm we are heaving a collective sigh of relief as we are finally able to hang up our rain-dancing shoes for a little while. With the pregnant clouds, a new form of...
March 15, 2012
By Jeff Main of  Good Humus Produce,  courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop Sometimes an unborn child’s heart will try to beat on its own while still in the womb, and the result is read on monitors as an unpredictable, fluctuating heartbeat.    As spring tries to start and winter tries to hold her...
March 8, 2012
By Heidi Lewis The USDA classifies family farms as “any farm organized as a sole proprietorship, partnership, or family corporation.” But a cold definition is never the whole story, is it? Mick Klug grew up on his family’s farm. His parents established their 40-acre farm in the 1930s. The reason...


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