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

School Supplies for Farmworkers' Families

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Thank you! Thank you! Due to the generous support of our amazing community we were able to donate over 850 backpacks to local farmworkers’ families for the 2015-2016 school year – that’s 250 more than last year! Each backpack was filled with school supplies tailored to each recipient. It has been very exciting to watch this program grow dramatically since the first year. A special thank you to everyone who assisted with packing and distributing the backpacks.

2015 College Scholarship Award Winner

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Congratulations to Alexis Cook – the 2015 recipient of our $1,000 college scholarship. Alexis graduated first in class from Esparto HS and was Valedictorian. During her high school career she participated in many school sports and clubs including FFA for 4 years.  She spent many after school hours at Lopez Ranch and Horse Hilton as a stable hand and horse trainer.

Alexis will be attending Northeastern University in the fall and will be pursuing a degree in Architecture. She is preparing for a career in agriculture specializing in biological, technological and scientific designs. In her application she noted, “My future career goals can help slow down urban sprawl and help the production of agriculture commodities. In a time of many technological advances and urbanization, it is important to go with the times but not lose a vital industry due to these advances. I want to keep the moral of the agricultural commodity viable, but also fight hard to protect the agriculture sector”.

We are very proud of Alexis’ accomplishments. We wish her the best of luck with her college career and future endeavors!

Capay Tomato

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Saturday – July 18, 2015

3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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

Come out to our farm in Capay for a festive evening of all things tomato! Enjoy heirloom & cherry tomato tasting, live music and dancing, delicious local food, local wine & beer and much more. Pack a picnic for the Best Guest Picnic Contest. Bring your family, friends, appetite and your dancing shoes for an unforgettable event.

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

$20 per adult – purchase by July 16th

FREE to kids 12 and under

Day of Event Tickets

$25 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 July 16th

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

For more details, and to purchased tickets: https://capaytomato2015.eventbrite.com

Capay Cinco de Mayo

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

 

5K Fun Run with Your Farmer!

 

Get your running shoes on, and come join our farmer Thaddeus and his family for a 5K run on the farm! This fun run is a family friendly event. Runners and walkers of all skill levels are invited to come and enjoy a fun, relaxing run around the farm to support a great cause.

Price of the Fun Run includes admission to the Farm Tour immediately following. Stay for a Farm Talk with Thaddeus, tractor-tram rides, a petting zoo, arts & crafts, a harvest activity and more! The tour is from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

All proceeds from the Fun Run will benefit the KBNP.

FUN RUN DETAILS

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015

Where: Farm Fresh To You Farm, Capay, CA

Price: $15 per person (includes Farm Tour admission)

Kids 12 and under FREE*

All minors must be accompanied by an adult who is registered for the run.

(Not recommended for children under the age of 5.)

Sign up for the Farm Tour and the Fun Run here!

Fun Run sign-in starts at 10:00 a.m.

Fun Run starts at 10:30 a.m.

Course: The Fun Run is a scenic route along the dirt roads of our farm in Capay. Please wear suitable shoes. Jogging strollers permitted. No pets please. Run will happen rain or shine.

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place runners in the adult and 12 and under categories.

FARM TOUR DETAILS 
 When: Saturday, April 11, 2015

Where: Farm Fresh To You Farm, Capay, CA

Price: $5 per person

Kids 12 and under FREE*

Tour from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

We hope to see you there!

Seasonal Dinner with Farmer and Chef

 

Farm Fresh To You Seasonal Dinner with the Grange

 

4-Course dinner and wines shared with farmer and chef. This dinner benefits the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture (KBNP) and the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services.


Join Us Sunday – March 1st

at Grange at The Citizen Hotel in Sacramento

Hosted by Farm Fresh To You

Together, Farm Fresh To You and Grange Restaurant and Bar welcome you to sit down to a seasonal, farm-to-fork dinner with your farmer, Thaddeus Barsotti and Chef, Oliver Ridgeway. Join us for a unique experience with local wines from Clarksburg Wine Company and a wonderful meal made with some of the season’s best, organic ingredients – all for two great causes.

 

 

During the evening, farmer Thaddeus and chef Ridgeway will share about their inspiration behind making this meal, the farm-fresh ingredients and the passion behind sharing seasonal dinners with folks like you!

 

For tickets and more information visit https://fftygrangedinner.eventbrite.com

 

A Farm-to-Fork Charity Benefit

Join us in savoring the deliciously fleeting flavors of summer with farmer and chef at our upcoming Seasonal Dinner on the farm! Sit down to a fantastic open-air feast in the shade of our beautiful, old oak trees.

SUNDAY – August 17th
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Our Farm, Capay

Together, Capay Organic / Farm Fresh To You and Grange Restaurant & Bar welcome you to sit down to a seasonal, farm-to-table dinner with your farmer, Thaddeus Barsotti. Join us for a unique dining experience with local wines and beer, and a wonderful meal made with some of the season’s best, organic ingredients – all for a good cause. Our Seasonal Dinner benefits the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture and the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

Grange’s dishes originate from a fusion of American and International influences, presented in a simple and accessible style. The menu is developed around local, organic and seasonal ingredients, reflecting the modern sensibilities of supporting sustainable farming. Enjoy a special four-course menu designed by Executive Chef Oliver Ridgeway that features produce fresh from our Farm Fresh To You farm.

During the evening, farmer Thaddeus and chef Ridgeway will share about their inspiration behind making this meal, the farm-fresh ingredients and the passion behind sharing seasonal dinners with folks like you!

4-Course dinner with wine shared with farmer and chef benefits the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture and the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

From Our Farm To Your Fork!

For more tickets and more information: summerfarmfeast2014.eventbrite.com/

Because of You

Kathy Barsotti

 

Our parents started our farm in 1976 with a vision and passion for organic and sustainable agriculture that led them to become early pioneers in this movement. In 1992, our mother, Kathleen Barsotti, founded Farm Fresh To You, our Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) service, delivering farm-fresh, local, organic produce to homes and offices in California. It was her belief that an important part of sustainable agriculture is connecting people to the land that grows their food.
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After a courageous nine-year battle with breast cancer, our mother passed away in 2000. As a way to honor her memory, the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture (KBNP) was created in 2009. The goal of the non-profit is to promote the method of agriculture that Kathleen supported, a method that preserves the land for future generations, protects the people who work on the farm and contributes to the local economy.

CONNECTING WITH OUR COMMUNITY

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In 2009, the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit began its activities by awarding a $500 scholarship to a young student planning to study agriculture and promote sustainable practices after graduation. This scholarship has been awarded to a new student every year since.

 

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As it was always very important to Kathleen to give back to the farm-worker community, one of the goals of KBNP is to increase the resources that are available to farm workers and their families.

Our additional programs include providing backpacks filled with school supplies to children of farm workers, providing a yearly college scholarship to a young-adult with ambitions of working in sustainable agriculture, supporting English-as-a-second-language classes for farm workers, and educating the public on the importance of sustainable farms.

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School Supplies and Backpack Program

 

BECAUSE OF YOU!

Each year, the farm in Capay has three special events that bring our various communities together at the Capay Organic/Farm Fresh To You farm to enjoy live music, fantastic local food and an opportunity to meet their farmer and connect with the land that grows their food. Our events are another way that we raise awareness and support for KBNP.

 

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Silent Auction at our Capay Tomato event.

 

This year, we added Seasonal Farm-to-Fork Dinners to our line up of special events. These dinners have provided a unique experience to sit down with farmer and chef, enjoy a meal together and share about the mutual passion for sustainable and organic practices.

 

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Seasonal Farm-to-Fork Dinner at Mulvaney’s B&L Restaurant.

These events have allowed us to provide more education and support than ever before!  But there’s something else that happened this year that stole our hearts and show us that our mother’s life work and dreams are taking root and growing!

This year we promoted our annual backpack/school supplies drive in our newsletter and on our Farm Fresh To You Facebook page and you, our community reached back with an outpouring of over $3,800 from these efforts alone!

Together, this year we were able to receive and fill over 600 backpack requests from farm workers both at our farm and local partner farms in northern and southern California!

We are so honored by the outpouring of generosity from our community.  Whether it’s being part of our family farm, a CSA member or by attending our events, thank you – thank you for supporting our non-profit and a better way of farming!

 

Giving Back to Farmworker Families

Our harvest crews have been doing an excellent job at getting the bounty of the summer harvest out of the field. With the increase in work associated with the summer, we have added a group of temporary help – many of whom are students spending their summer away from school working. They show up eager and our experienced year-round employees are happy to get their help and provide the time needed to train the new people on the best way to harvest crops.

This cycle of students and seasonal workers working on farms in the summer is not new; in fact, it is the reason that summer is the season that schools take off. It was not that long ago that everyone had to pitch in during the summer to get the crops harvested and when schools developed their annual cycle, the reality of working to harvest crops in the summer was so huge that it dictated the school schedule.

As the new school year comes around again, the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture is excited to donate new back packs with school supplies to the children of farm workers both on our farm and other local farms.

Carol, my brother Freeman’s wife, started the non-profit to honor our late mother who was always very conscious about the hard and essential work that is provided to our farm by the community. Mom paid attention to her farm workers and did whatever she could to support them and their families in their effort to live healthy, productive lives.

We raise money for this effort at our large events on our Capay farm. Last year, we were able to donate 443 backpacks and this year we expect an even greater need.

For this reason, we would really appreciate any donations you can provide our mom’s non-profit. These funds will go directly toward buying backpacks and school supplies that will be given to the children of the farm workers. We go from farm to farm to get sign-ups for the backpacks and then for distribution. It is support like these backpacks that show these kids that their society cares about them and wants them to do well in school and do the best they can for themselves and their community.

To donate, please visit our KBNP website at http://bit.ly/KBNPdonate

Thank you for your support.

- Thaddeus

Kathleen Barsotti

Kathleen was a pioneer in the organic agriculture movement founding one of Northern California's first certified organic farms, playing an instrumental role in the creation of the renowned Davis Farmers Market, and starting the successful CSA Farm Fresh To You.

She is beloved by all who knew her as a devoted student to ecological sciences, an excellent farmer, and loving mother of four sons.