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FarmShares Week of September 29, 2014


Shifting Seasons

The farm is shifting and easing into the start of a fall season. As days shorten, so do our work hours – now starting at 7 am and finishing by 5. The crops that we cultivate and seeds planted reflect the fall and winter approach. Andrew and Jan are planting fall greens, ...

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Cooking With Winter Squash

It is almost Fall here folks. The days are growing shorter, and cooler, (we haven’t had any 100 plus degree days lately) and there is the possibility of rain in this week’s forecast. Hooray! One of the things we look most forward to at the onset of Fall is winter squash. It ...

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The Hoes Down Top Ten

Another summer has come and gone. Baby goats were born, tomatoes were packed and pages on the calendars turned. The farmers on Full Belly Farm generally do not count time day to day. Instead, we see the changing seasons by the events that have become the constant reminder that another year has ...

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Pairing FarmShares With Wine

There are so many ways to be creative in the kitchen when you make the commitment to support local farmers. Our FarmShares subscribers receive regular deliveries of 100% seasonal produce and rely on many of the recipes on our website to help find easy and delicious ideas on what to cook. But ...

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Labor Shortage

This year, a lot of conversation about farming has centered on the topic of drought, but drought is not the only major problem farmers are facing this year: there is also a shortage of farm laborers this year. So this week, in conjunction with Labor Day, I talked to Andrew Brait at ...

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Meet Your Farmers: Blue Heron Farm And Riverdog Farm

At Farm Shop we work with over 45 different farms and ranches, and our family is constantly growing. This week, we would like to feature two of our farmers who’s produce will be in your FarmShares — Blue Heron Farm and Riverdog Farm. Blue Heron Farm Using certified organic production practices, Blue Heron Farm uses ...

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News From The Farm: Good Humus

We are right smack dab in the middle of the summer cycle, the Peach Party is behind us, the little dab of a peach harvest has been given thanks for, and now it’s August. August is a very strange month in the organic food growing and selling occupation. It is the absolute ...

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Capay Valley To Kitchen

One of the commonly touted benefits of purchasing locally-grown food is the extraordinary diversity of vegetables and fruits available, including many heirloom varieties that are simply not bred for shipping long distances. Case in point: Capay Valley farms are currently harvesting 6 varieties of eggplants, 15 varieties of melons and 11 varieties ...

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Great Grilling: Fruits and Vegetables!

When I fire up the grill, the first thing I tend to think about is what meat I want to throw on the BBQ tonight. It’s easy to forget that a great meal can be made by throwing some of your favorite fruits and veggies on the grill too. However, grilling fruits ...

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Meet Your Farmers

As you know, at Farm Shop we work with over 45 different farms and ranches, and our family is constantly growing. This week, we would like to introduce you to a couple of our farmers who's produce will be in your FarmShares this week. Fiddler's Green Farm “Fiddler’s Green”, first described in 18th century ...

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WHO WE ARE

Capay Valley Farm Shop offers a rare opportunity for families and institutions to buy 100% local, seasonal food direct from 40 small, family farms.

WHERE WE ARE

Our pick-up locations.
We currently serve the San Francisco Bay Area through public and private pick-up sites. Our public sites include:

Esparto Pacific Ace Hardware

Oakland YMCA, Bay Grape Wine Shop

San Francisco Avedano's Holly Park Market & Meat Wagon, Cheese Plus, Drewes Bros. Meats, Fatted Calf, Say Cheese

Palo Alto Calafia Cafe

Sacramento Insight Coffee

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