Farm Fresh To You, the local, organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and its farm, Capay Organic, hosts its April farm tour and 5K Fun Run With Your Farmer Saturday, April 11, 2015.
5K Fun Run with Your Farmer is for runners and walkers of all skill levels and ages and starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. Arrive at 10 a.m. to sign in. The price is $15 per person; kids 12 and under run for free (farm tour admission is included in this price). A scenic route along the dirt roads of the Capay Organic farm, the Fun Run will happen rain or shine. Prizes will be awarded. Check here for more details and to pre-register.
All proceeds from 5K Fun Run with Your Farmer benefit the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture. The non-profit provides school supplies and backpacks to farmworker children and an annual agriculture scholarship.
April Farm Tours begin at 11 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. Farm tour admission is $5 per person; kids 12 and under are free. The farm’s tractor tram will tour guests around the farm to see spring veggies and fruits growing in the fields. Farmer Thaddeus Barsotti will speak about organic and sustainable agriculture.
Buy farm-fresh produce in bulk at the market stand. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying the farm. A honey and bee education workshop will be staffed by Sola Bee Farms and Henry’s Bullfrog Bees. Capay Valley Ranches will be on hand for an olive oil tasting. Other activities include a 4-H petting zoo and a kids’ craft activity with California Food Literacy Center.
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 events page.
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.