Seasonal Dinner with Your Farmer & Chef in SF

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Join us in savoring the deliciously fleeting flavors of autumn with farmer and chef at our upcoming Seasonal Dinner!

THURSDAY – November 5TH
The Plant Café Organic, San Francisco
Hosted by Farm Fresh To You

Together, Farm Fresh To You and Executive Chef, Sascha Weiss from The Plant Organic Cafe at Embarcadero welcome you to sit down to an autumn-inspired, farm-to-table meal. Join us at their beautiful restaurant situated on San Francisco’s Embarcadero, a minutes’ walk from the Ferry Building. Mingle with the farmer and chef, then sit down together to enjoy a meal made with some of the season’s best, organic ingredients.

The Plant’s menu is diverse, comprised largely of contemporary California cuisine and Asian inspired flavors. Everything they serve is made with exclusively 100% organic and local ingredients and is made from scratch in their kitchens. Chef Weiss has crafted a special four-course menu that features produce fresh from our Farm Fresh To You farm, Capay Organic.

Throughout the meal, you’ll hear from chef Weiss and farmer Thaddeus — the people who have grown and crafted the delicious food on the table. They will share about the inspiration behind making this meal, their passion for sustainable and organic practices and the use of local ingredients.

4-Course dinner with wine shared with farmer and chef benefits the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture and SF-Marin Food Bank.

FROM OUR FARM TO YOUR FORK

Join us for Capay Crush

Capay Crush

Saturday – September 19, 2015

4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Our Farm – 23800 State Highway 16, Capay, California 95607

Bring the whole family to our farm in Capay for a fun, festive celebration at our 5th annual grape celebration to kick-off the crush season!

Enjoy an early evening of local wine tasting, unforgettable live music and dancing, just-for-fun grape stomping, tasty local food and beer, a farm-style photo booth, tractor-tram rides and more.

Camp with us on the farm! Reserve a campsite and spend the night in our orchards. Proceeds from the event benefit the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture.

ADMISSION

Advance Tickets

$15 per adult – purchase by Sept 17th

FREE to kids 12 and under

Day of Event Tickets

$20 per person (at the door) – purchase at the farm on day of event

CAMPING:

Sleep under the stars and among fruit trees. Reserve a camp site in our orchards. Tent camping only. No RV’s.

$35 Advance Campsite Reservations – Purchase by Sept 17th

$40 Day-of-Event Campsite Reservations – Available First-Come / First-Serve Basis

For more details, and to purchased tickets: https://capaycrush2015.eventbrite.com

Seedless Watermelons (non GMO!)

At farmers markets as a child, the summer season was filled with Crimson Sweet Watermelons. They were the best tasting watermelon loaded with tons of black seeds, but their crisp flavor was divine. They were a hassle to move often weighing 15 to 20 pounds each. They were harvested into bins, loaded and unloaded one melon at a time by creating a melon chain and tossing them through three people from the bin into the van and then out of the van into the bin at the market stand. But they were SO good that samples of them would stop people in their tracks. Once customers would buy them, we often had to lug them to their vehicle.

Some plant breeders recognized an opportunity. What if we could make a seedless watermelon that was small – a personal-sized, pure heart watermelon that tasted great. With this notion, generations and generations of watermelon were grown, selected, hand pollinated to another and so on. The results are two parent plants both of which produce seeds that if they were planted produce a melon identical to the parent. Both of which do not have the full set of qualities desired for the mini red seedless watermelon we grow. However, when these two are crossed, they create a hybrid seed (F1), which contains the genetics required to grow small, seedless watermelons.

The process used to create this seed is traditional plant breeding. They are not Genetically Modified Organisms. These watermelons were created with the same type of plant breeding that had been used long before GMO technology existed. GMO seeds are created when a piece of DNA from one organism is teased into the DNA of another organism using techniques that would never happen naturally. Hybrid plants are created when plants are selected for specific traits generation after generation creating two parent plants that have very specific traits. Those two plants are grown and pollinated with each other. In the case of watermelons, this pollination is done by hand. The seeds created are then planted into production fields, yielding the F1 generation of fruit that we grow, harvest and sell.

You can imagine the amount of time and effort it must have taken to breed a plant that does not create offspring. This is how capitalism works. If a demand for a product is large enough, it will be created. This watermelon’s inability to procreate due to is lack of seeds is the very trait that has caused its cultivation to exponentially expand and now this cultivar is thriving and more watermelons are being produced than ever before – ah, the irony.

8th Annual Capay Tomato Festival

Capay Tomato Festival 2015

One of our biggest events of the year! We’re looking forward to our 8th annual celebration of all things tomato! Join us on Saturday, July 18th, from 3:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m.

Come and taste our heirloom and cherry tomatoes, fresh from our fields — and vote for your favorite! There will be live music from 3 bands and dancing, delicious local food and wine, a tractor-tram tour of the farm, camping in the orchards and plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Activities:
– Organic Heirloom & Cherry Tomato Tastings
– Tractor Trailer Rides
– Harvest Activity – Cherry Tomatoes!
– Live Music and Dancing
– Best Guest Picnic Contest
– Self-Guided Farm Walking Tour
– Kids’ Activities and Arts & Crafts
– Pick-up Soccer Games for Kids & Adults
– Sprinkler Fun
– 4-H Petting Zoo
– Silent Auction Benefiting the KBNP
– Make Your Own Herb Salts to Take Home
– Local Honey & Olive Oil Tasting
– And more…

Additional Event Activities Available for Purchase*
– Delicious Local Food*
Freshly Made Pizzas & Salads from the Dancing Tomato Caffe
Farm Fresh Tacos & Burritos from Tacos 911
Elote Corn
Local Burgers, Sandwiches, Fries, etc. from California Love Food Truck
Artisan Gelatos and Iced Coffee Drinks from Luciano’s Scoop

Iced coffee’s provided by Pachamama
– Local Beer & Wine*
– Non-Alcoholic Beverages*
– Market Stand with Fresh Produce from the Farm
– Face Painting
– Camping on the Farm

Camping in the Fruit Orchards

Sleep under the stars and among the fruit trees. Reserve a camp site in our orchards.

$35 Advance Campsite Reservations (admission not included)

$40 Day-of-Event Campsite – Available First-Come / First-Serve Basis*

– Each site is 15′ wide and extends the length of the orchard row.

– One car allowed per site, parked at site.

– Stay until 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 19th

– Restrooms and sinks available.

– Sorry, no pets allowed!!

Pack a picnic for the Best Guest Picnic Contest. Bring your family, friends, appetite and your dancing shoes! We hope to see you at the farm for our special event benefiting the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture.

For more tickets and more information: http://capaytomato2015.eventbrite.com/

Market Update - Melons!

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MELONS at the Farmers Markets this week!!! Watermelons, cantaloupes and honeydews. Don’t miss the other “almost summer” favorites: Apriums, carrots, new potatoes, onions and more.

We’re excited about the two new locations we’ve added to the list of Farmers Markets we attend: Kensington Farmers’ Market and Pacifica Farmers’ Market! Come see us and pick up some of the very best fresh, local, organic produce around!

Cinco de Mayo on the Farm!

Cinco Banner 2015 for Capay Organic

Saturday – May 2, 2015

4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Our Farm – 23800 State Highway 16, Capay, California 95607

Join us at our farm in Capay for a fun-filled evening! Bring the whole family to partake in the festivities! Participate in an arts and crafts activity or join in on a soccer game. There will be music and dancing, fantastic local food, margaritas and more!

Camp with us on the farm! Reserve a campsite and spend the night in our orchards. Proceeds from the event benefit the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture.

ADMISSION

Advance Tickets

$15 per adult – purchase by Friday, May 1st

FREE to kids 12 and under

Day of Event Tickets

$20 per person (at the door) – purchase at the farm on day of event

CAMPING:

Sleep under the stars and among fruit trees. Reserve a camp site in our orchards. Tent camping only. No RV’s.

$35 Advance Campsite Reservations – Purchase by May 1st

$40 Day-of-Event Campsite Reservations – Available First-Come / First-Serve Basis

For more details, and to purchased tickets: https://capaycincodemayo2015.eventbrite.com