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FarmShares Week of April 27, 2015


Yes, We Can

Last week I watched The Island President, a film about the President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives. Maldives is an island nation in deep trouble from rising sea levels. While in office, President Nasheed worked furiously to raise awareness and promote action on climate worldwide, even playing a supporting role in the landmark Copenhagen Accord of ...

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Sweetness and Light

Spring is a hurry-up time on the farm.  Soils are warming; many seeds and seedlings need to go in when it's warm but not yet hot.  Hayfields are drying down; hay must be cut, dried and baled when the moisture is just right.  Just before last week's storm, we saw haying crews ...

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On the cuts

Editor's note: This week's blog is reprinted from Dan Macon's Foothill Agrarian blog.  Dan is a local leader on ranching and sustainability issues, who manages his family farm and also works (and blogs) at the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center.  This piece is a response to the recent outcry surrounding Gov. Brown's announcement ...

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A Firm Hand off the Tiller

Editor's Note: The UN has declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. Here at the Farm Shop, we'll be bringing you occasional stories about how our farmers are tending their soils, with an eye toward conservation of our most precious resource (after water): dirt. This week's guest post is from Judith Redmond and ...

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Lynn Hayes: Grade AA Great Eggs

It’s springtime. He walks through the grass with his basket of colorful eggs - some brown, some blue, some white and cream-white, some bluish green, all shiny and freshly laid. Is it the Easter bunny? No, it’s Lynn Hayes! Lynn is the young farmer at the helm of Hungry Hollow Farms. He supplies the ...

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The Weedeaters

Editor's note: This photograph is of plantain lanceolata, a supposedly edible thing I will not eat again. The hairs on the oxtongue are not entirely inviting. It looks like it might throw its quills at you and run. But the internet says you can eat it, and there’s not any misinformation on the internet, ...

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Luck Of The Draw

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we celebrate our Farm Shop patrons--you--and all the wearing of the green that you do, all year round, via your vibrant health. Inspired by Judith Redmond at Full Belly Farm, here is this year's 2014 wrap-up for our FarmShares boxes. What follows is a list of everything ...

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Everything We Want To Do Is Illegal

With weather in the 70s and blossoms on the trees, it’s spring fever for certain. And with thoughts of spring come thoughts of planting, and seeds. Indeed, such were the thoughts of an enthusiastic group of farmers and gardeners from the Capay Valley and beyond, who gathered at the Western Yolo Grange Hall ...

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The Color Green

Editor's Note: Nothing goes with greens, like bacon.  This week we are featuring pasture-raised bacon from Simas Swine and Wine, locally cured and smoked.  Available as an Add-On.  Dice, brown, add fresh greens from your box, and savor the season. This week's post is by Annie Main, of Good Humus Farm. As I drove home from ...

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No Rumen There

It's a new year, and our standards are higher. Proposition 2, the Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, was passed by California voters in 2008 and goes into effect this year. This law mandates that chicken cages, sow gestation crates, and veal crates be large enough for animals to stretch their legs and ...

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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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