Capay OrganicsCapay Organics

In 1976, our farm was started with 20 acres of Star Thistle and a dream. Inspired by the idea of farming sustainably, Kathy Barsotti and Martin Barnes became pioneers of the organic farming movement.

After more than thirty years of organic farming, Capay Organic grows more than 150 varieties of fruits and vegetables on 700 acres of certified organic land. The farm is owned and operated by second generation farmers and in keeping with their parents’ vision, brothers Noah, Thaddeus and Freeman practice healthy crop rotation, encourage a diverse ecosystem around the fields, efficiently use local water sources, and carefully select produce varieties that grow well and taste great.

Capay Organic’s sales team sells directly to wholesalers, grocers and restaurants, and manages over 20 farmers market locations.

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Del Rio BotanicalDel Rio Botanical

Del Rio Botanical is located on Old River Road between Sacramento and Woodland. They produce open pollinated organically grown seed and fresh pack specialty produce on a 200 acre ranch. A collection of over 1600 varieties of seeds for vegetables and herbs places Del Rio Botanicals in the unique position to provide a selection of produce that is varied and rare including 200 special vegetables like Nepeta catarica, Yacon, Kiwano, Horseradish leaves, Pineapple sage, Basil varieties from around the globe, Fraises des bois, Fava greens, Wild-greens braising mix, signature salad mixes, 20 varieties of peppers, 22 varieties of cherry tomatoes and more.

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Feeding Crane Farms

The only boutique organic farm within the Sacramento city limits, Feeding Crane specializes in providing produce to local restaurants and runs a Community Supported Agriculture program.

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Full Belly FarmsFull Belly Farms

Full Belly Farm is a 300-acre certified organic farm located in the beautiful Capay Valley of Northern California, an hour northwest of Sacramento. Full Belly has been farmed using organic practices since 1985 and is certified by California Certified Organic Farmers.

The farm owners are Andrew Brait, Judith Redmond, Paul Muller, and Dru Rivers. With help from about 45 to 55 employees, the farm produces an amazing diversity of vegetables, herbs, nuts, flowers, and fruits year-round. The farm also has a flock of chickens, a herd of sheep, a tribe of goats, and several cows.

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River Dog

River Dog Farm is certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and is located in the beautiful Capay Valley where rich creek-bottom soil, intense summer heat and winter frost make exceptionally tasty fruits and vegetables. Partners Tim Mueller and Trini Campbell, along with their daughter and 50 full time employees, keep the farm going year-round.

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Soil Born FarmsSoil Born Farms

Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture & Education Project began as a for-profit farm in 2000 by Shawn Harrison and Marco Franciosa, two young and inexperienced organic farmers who had a dream and lots of ambition. Wanting to reconnect urban dwellers with healthy food and where it is grown, Shawn and Marco put a hand written note in the mailbox of a local Sacramento resident asking if they could farm on her land in exchange for produce. The next day a deal was struck, and Soil Born Farms was born.

In 2002, Janet Whalen Zeller joined the team. Inspired by a shared vision of healthy food for all, a dedication to improve the quality of life in our community and a love of the natural world, the three co-founders transformed the farm into non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in November 2004.

With help from a small group of talented staff and apprentices, foundation grants, grassroots support, dedicated volunteers and encouragement from community partners, Soil Born Farms grew to operate two urban farms on forty plus acres in Sacramento and Rancho Cordova. It has evolved into a nationally recognized center for the promotion of urban agriculture, sustainable food systems and healthy food education.

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Watanabe FarmsWatanabe Farms

Heidi and her family farm in West Sacramento and grow a variety of produce, but when it’s summer in Sacramento, everyone wants to get their hands on tomatoes from Watanabe Farms.

 

1 Comment

  1. Ponting
    October 26, 2012

    Yay! Thanks for the shout out! :-) Tomorrow is my third pick up-very exciting. Though I am a bit ovmeehwlred-undertaking a whole share on my own (well, I do have Adam, but he’s a bit less veggiephilic than me) was a bit overzealous? My fridge (that I share with two roommates) is overflowing with greens and I’m struggling to get them all eaten, with my normal eat-out, order-in work-14-hour days lifestyle. This morning I woke up 30 minutes early to prepare my large dinner salad (three delicious types of lettuces) and brunch chard and broccoli fritatta to eat at work.We also have a hook up with other local farms that have grass finished beef, pastured poultry and eggs and fresh raw milk and cheeses. So last night at 1am, Adam and I were ordering meat, eggs and cheese for the freezer-the farmers link them up with the CSA, so next week in addition to my heaps of veggies, I’ll have steaks, eggs, chickens and cheese. I hope my roommates don’t kick me out for lack of fridge space!Thanks so much for all your help and advice-I definitely wouldn’t be eating this well if not for you!Oh, and I haven’t seen SATC yet (going tomorrow night) but I have a feeling that my life isn’t quite like theirs LOVE!