FARM FRESH TO YOU FARM INVITES PUBLIC TO SPRING FARM TOUR; THADDEUS BARSOTTI SPEAKS ABOUT ORGANIC FARMING
Farm tour, crafts, live music, vegetable harvest, Barsotti talk, live farm work demo are highlights of farm event
Capay, Calif. ─ Come see where your food is grown! Farm Fresh to You (www.farmfreshtoyou.com), the organic produce home delivery service, invites the public to its farm in Capay in Yolo County for a farm tour on Saturday, April 9, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The farm address is: 23800 State Highway 16, Capay, Calif., 95607.
Farmer/farm co-owner Thaddeus Barsotti will talk to visitors at Q & A sessions about organic farming and produce. There will be two, 30-minute sessions at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
In addition, tractor operator Alex will be cultivating the mixed vegetable fields during the tour. See this live demonstration of the tractor-pulled cultivator that operates using an array of fixed knives to carefully cut around the vegetables and slice weeds from the beds.
Visitors may head out to the field to pick baby mixed lettuces (red oak, red romaine, green tongue, red butter and green butter) and baby bok choy straight from the earth as part of our harvest activity.
Families can picnic in the farm garden and listen to live bluegrass music from The Bottom Dwellers of Woodland (http://bottomdwellersmusic.com). The tour will also feature a hands-on art activities for kids and adults by Jesse Pruet from Winters. (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Nemo/103640646340925). There will also be a market stand selling drinks and fresh produce.
“Spring is a great time of year to come out for a walk around the farm,” said Barsotti. “The hills are green, and the spring produce is just starting to be harvested. Families, especially the kids, love to see where their food is being grown. I’m looking forward to answering visitors’ farm questions.”
The farm is located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco and 30 minutes west of Sacramento. No RSVP is necessary. Call the Farm Fresh to You office at 800-796-6009 for more information or go to the company website at http://farmfreshtoyou.com and click on the “Events” button.
Admission is $4 for Farm Fresh to You customers, $8 for the general public and free to children under 12.
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 event signs and turn onto the gravel road that leads to the parking area.
Take Interstate 5 North through Woodland to the Esparto/Highway 16 exit. Turn left; then travel 5-6 miles to 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 event signs and turn onto the gravel road that leads to the parking area.
About Farm Fresh to You
Farm Fresh to You was founded in 1992 by Kathleen Barsotti to bring organic produce from the farm to customers at home. Today, Farm Fresh to You is run by her sons, Noah, Thaddeus and Freeman. Originally, Farm Fresh to You had just a few delivery routes, but the company now delivers to thousands of customers in Northern and Southern California. The company also farms in the Imperial Valley in Southern California. Farm Fresh to You also has a retail store in San Francisco’s Ferry Building.
About Capay Organic
Capay Organic distributes organic produce to wholesalers, restaurants, grocery stores and at farmers’ markets.
To view photos from the March 11th Farm Tour, please visit the Farm Fresh To You fan page gallery on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/photo.php?fbid=10150103222765927&set=a.10150103222650927.270030.372141775926&theater
Header photo courtesy of Farm Fresh To You.