March 28, 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

  1. 1 bu Asparagus

  2. 1 lb Leeks

  3. 1 lb Yellow Potatoes

  4. 1 lb Rainbow Chard

  5. 1 bu Yellow Carrots

  6. 1 bu Green Garlic

  7. 1 bu Red Dandelion

  8. 1 lb Black Spanish Radish

Box Notes

We will include asparagus in the veggie boxes for a couple more weeks, depending on the weather. We hope you’re enjoying this prolific asparagus season! The yellow carrot variety is more of a cooking carrot than a raw-eating carrot. It has more of an earthy flavor with lower levels of sugar than the orange Nantes variety we grow. Tomato plants go from the greenhouses into the field starting this week!


Field Notes

The 100-mile region just outside the backdoor of the farm along the western mountain range was recently designated a National Monument by President Obama. To learn more about the designation and how to access its wonders visit the monument’s website and the guide:

This time of year, because of the recent rains, is the most visually stimulating in the realm of wildflower and vista sightseeing. The air is clean and the wildflowers are abundant. You can also visit to learn about specific trails and view topographical maps.


Capay Valley Garden Tour

May 8, 2016

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Visit the breathtaking gardens of the Capay Valley! Come join in the delight of spring flowers, strolling through many of the Valleys’ finest gardens. Talk to the gardeners themselves and learn the secrets of their success. New gardens have been added this year as well as several points of interest along the drive though the valley. Many of the gardens are also showcases for agricultural production in the Capay Valley. You are welcome to picnic in the gardens – delicious box lunches will be for sale at the Guinda Grange Hall using local ingredients. Art and plants will be for sale at the Grange Hall. Proceeds from the tour support the enhancement of local parks and the new landscaping plan for the Guinda Grange Hall, a century-old community-gathering place. For more information and to purchase tickets visit:

Save the Date

Hoes Down Harvest Festival

Saturday October 1, 2016

11:00 am to 11:00 pm

For tickets and volunteer work shift info, please visit: