CAPAY, Calif., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Fresh To You (www.farmfreshtoyou.com), the local, organic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and home delivery service and its Northern California farm, Capay Organic, announced its 2017 event season today. Most of the scheduled farm events support the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture (KBNP) and other local charitable organizations, such as Yolo Arts and Food Literacy Center.
The Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture (www.kathleenbarsotti.org) gives an annual college scholarship to a high school senior planning on pursuing a field related to sustainable agriculture. KBNP also donates school supplies to farmworkers' families in the Capay Valley. In 2016, KBNP distributed over 900 backpacks full of school supplies to local students.
The farm will host its first event, the Spring Equinox Farm Tour on Saturday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The farm's address is 23808 State Highway 16, Capay, Calif., 95607. Nearly 7,000 people visited the farm last year throughout the event season.
The farm's tractor tram will tour guests around the farm to see spring veggies growing in the fields and fruit trees in bloom. There will also be a sustainable agriculture talk led by chief farmer Thaddeus Barsotti at noon.
"We are excited for a new farm tour season to begin - connecting our community to farms is central to our mission," said farmer Thaddeus Barsotti. "When guests visit our farm, they learn about how we go beyond organic in our farming methods and how working with local farms helps the local economy."
There will be an organic produce market stand where guests can buy farm fresh produce in bulk. Tacos 911 will be selling lunch. Township Valley Farms and Capay Valley Ranches will offer tastings of their products. Food Literacy Center will create a kids' art activity. The Esparto 4-H will stage a petting zoo. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and spend the afternoon. Admission is $5 per adult. Kids 12 and under are free.
Save the dates for the following upcoming 2017 farm events:
- Saturday, April 15, Strawberry Jam 5K & Farm Tour
- Saturday, August 19, Customer Appreciation Free Farm Tour
- Saturday, October 21, Pumpkin Palooza Farm Tour
Special Events Benefiting the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture
- Saturday, May 6, 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival
- Saturday, July 22, 10th Annual Capay Tomato Festival
- Saturday, September 16, 7th Annual Capay Crush Festival
During these festivals, visitors may reserve an overnight campsite in the farm orchards.
In addition, the farm will host the famed farm-to-table dinner Outstanding in the Field on Saturday, June 3. Grange Restaurant will cook for the crowd. Tickets go on sale for this dinner at www.outstandinginthefield.com on March 20 and usually sell out within 48 hours.
The farm is located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco and 30 minutes northwest of Sacramento. For more event details, go to the Farm Fresh To You Facebook page events tab. (http://www.facebook.com/farmfreshtoyou).
From the Bay Area:
Take Interstate 80 East to Interstate 505 North. Go approximately 20 miles; exit on Highway 16/Esparto, turn left at the light. Follow Highway 16 through Esparto and Capay. The farm is a 1/4 mile past the town of Capay on the right. Look for the Farm Fresh To You metal sign and turn onto the gravel road that leads to the parking area.
Take Interstate 5 North through Woodland to the Highway 16 W/Esparto exit. Take the exit and turn left; then travel three miles to the second stoplight. Turn right onto Highway 16. Follow Highway 16 through Esparto and Capay. The farm is a 1/4 mile past the town of Capay on the right. Look for the Farm Fresh To You metal sign and turn onto the gravel road that leads to the parking area.
About Farm Fresh To You
Farm Fresh To You is an organic farm and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) home and office delivery program connecting families with the source of their produce. Farming since 1976, this second-generation company that pioneered the organic food movement is owned by brothers Noah Barnes and Thaddeus and Freeman Barsotti. Growing up on the farm, the brothers were instilled with a good understanding of the shortcomings of modern agriculture and are excited to be changing the food system for the better.
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