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

Bring FarmShares to your neighborhood.

BLOG

FarmShares Week of July 21, 2014


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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Break Out The Barbecue!

It’s finally grilling season here in the Valley, and elsewhere. Now that the days have grown long and hot (we’ve already had several over 100 degree days here) it’s best to come home and prepare a meal on the grill to avoid heating up the house at all costs. Since we are ...

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The Buzz About Food Hubs

If you’ve got an ear tuned to trends in the local food movement you have likely come across the upsurge of excitement surrounding food hubs. Capay Valley Farm Shop is pleased to announce we were recently awarded a nationally competitive Food Hub Development Grant from the Wallace Center at Winrock International’s National ...

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May Madness

I woke up this morning with a bee in my bonnet. What I mean is, I have a lot of ‘must do today items’ on my brain. It is that time of year, when I spend my dream sleep thinking about loose ends. This begins to describe the tempo of May, as ...

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The Problem With Agricultural Illiteracy

Modern farmers face many challenges today, not the least of which are climate change and drought. However, they also face obstacles tied less directly to the natural world: in the last century consumers have become far too disconnected from the source of our food, in a sense, becoming a nation of agriculturally ...

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