FarmShares Week of January 26, 2015

Great Human Endeavor

It appears that we are in a little dry cycle here for awhile, we’ve dried out from that magnificent and fulfilling set of storms from December, and have even had a few days of north wind now, an old friend who we remember from our childhood, blowing away the fog and bringing ...

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Eating in Japan

I have family in Japan, living in Chiba City, about 45 minutes from Tokyo (using the efficient trains). During the Full Belly break, my husband and I had the wonderful experience of spending 2-weeks traveling with family, visiting Kyoto on the main island, and also several places on the smaller islands of ...

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Field Notes

Happy 2015! We enjoyed many great meals over the holidays and are excited to be back sharing the Capay Valley's bounty with you. Here are a few field notes from Full Belly Farm. At this time of year we usually have young plants growing in our greenhouses, prepared for transplanting to the field at a stage ...

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Committing to People & Place

Capay Valley Farm Shop is a commitment—a bond between farmers, the land, chefs of all skill levels, eaters, and urban and rural communities. Our farmers and ranchers commit to growing fresh, quality food. They use sustainable production practices to yield wholesome food you can trust. Our customers commit to support an agricultural community, helping ...

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On Seeing an Old Friend

“Mama, I like to see this tule fog.” That’s my daughter, who turned two this year. She’s never seen our winter fog cover the neighbor’s peach trees, then the grapes, the road and then the fenceline, the slope and then the sheep until all we can see is this driveway and our wagon ...

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The Art of Farming

Here in farmer Jim Durst’s beautiful words is a blessing to celebrate what makes putting food on the table possible—the art of farming. On behalf of the Capay Valley farm and ranch community, we wish you a joyous Thanksgiving week. We are gathered here today to rejoice and celebrate farmers and agriculture. The art ...

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This Week on Good Humus

I can feel the chill in the air as I get up in the morning. The seasons are shifting, old man winter doesn’t think we see him coming, oh so slowly into the air, changing the leaves from green to yellow ever so slightly. The days will warm up just like summer, ...

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Fall At Full Belly

Fall. Finally, the farm’s heartbeat has begun its descent back to a resting rate. For the past seven months, the heart of the organism known as Full Belly has been pulsing with growth and energy. Millions of pounds of fruits and vegetables have made their way into thousands of lives, fueling hearts ...

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News From The Farm: Full Belly Farm

I had the honor this week to serve on a University of California Cooperative Extension hiring committee. Cooperative Extension plays an important role in fostering the university’s applied research for the direct benefit of agriculture. Cooperative Extension dates back 100 years as a federally mandated agricultural extension service administered through individual state ...

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A Carinata Kale Story

This story comes from Good Humus Produce. It's about a green that our Bushel members received in their FarmShare last week. Carinata Kale (also spelled Karinata)  is a very special and unique green. It is a cross between mustard greens and Red Russian Kale and has a mildly spicy flavor with the texture ...

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Oakland YMCA, Bay Grape Wine Shop

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Palo Alto Calafia Cafe

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