April 4 2016 Veggie Box News

Box Contents

  1. 1 bu Asparagus

  2. 1 lb Leeks

  3. 1 lb loose Carrots

  4. 1 bu Gold Chard

  5. 1 hd Fennel

  6. 1 bu Red Beets

  7. ½ lb Arugula

  8. ½ lb Snow Peas




Box Notes

The essence of springtime is in your veggie box this week. Here are some links to recipes using fennel, arugula and chard:




Snow peas are here! They are great raw on their own or in salads but can also be steamed, stir-fried or sautéed.


Field Notes

Tomato transplanting continues this week. This year, we are planting about 20 acres of tomatoes. There are 5 tomato plantings, in sequence so we can harvest them perpetually throughout the summer from July until mid November. We grow about 50 tomato varieties including about 20 cherry tomatoes, 20 heirloom tomatoes, and about 10 different hybrid types. 


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: http://www.capayvalleygardentour.com/

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: www.hoesdown.org.