FarmShares Week of August 18, 2014

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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Drought News: Leap Frog Farm

It seems ironic that the day I visit one of Farm Shop’s smallest farmer partners to talk about drought, the sky is overcast and sprinkling. Don’t be fooled: this light sprinkle in no way alleviates the ongoing drought conditions here in the Capay Valley. Our farmers know this all too well, including ...

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Women-Run Meat Co-op Bands Ranchers Together

If farmers are known for their independent streak, four women in Yolo County, California are challenging the assumption that going at it alone is always better. Starting this summer they will join forces to offer customers premium pastured meats through the new Capay Valley Meat Co-op. The women, who all farm about a ...

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Jam Making

Now that summer fruit season is in full swing, another season has started: jam-making season. We love jam here at Farm Shop. Not only is this pantry staple important because it is oh-so-tasty on so many things (toast, biscuits, croissants, etc…), but it is also an important pantry staple because of one ...

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Conservation Tillage and the Drought

At Farm Shop we work with 45 farmers and ranchers in the Capay Valley, and all are experiencing the current drought in different ways. As we move into summer and fall we'd like to feature more of their voices and perspectives: here is a poignant piece about conservation tillage written by Paul ...

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Get Ready For Our Summer Recipe Contest!

With the passing of the summer solstice, summer is officially here. In the Valley, delicious summer crops are being harvested, and we’ve decided to hold our first ever Farm Shop Recipe Contest. This July, we would like you to submit your favorite seasonal recipes featuring produce from your FarmShares to us, and ...

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Summer Transitions

There are periods of the season when we get caught between the ending of one crop cycle and the beginning of another. The end of May and beginning of June is perennially one of these times. We are in the middle of transitioning from spring to summer as we find interesting crops ...

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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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