Capay Organic

Sacramento Valley, California http://www.capayorganic.com/

Capay Organic

Sacramento Valley, California http://www.capayorganic.com/

Founded in 1976 by Kathleen Barsotti and Martin Barnes, Capay Organic is a second-generation family farm now run by Kathleen and Martin’s sons — Noah, Thaddeus and Freeman. They offer a year-round selection of specialty organic produce. Their farm started as a means of supplying the Davis Farmers Market, which Kathleen and Martin co-founded with two other farm families. The home farm is in Yolo County in Northern California where they farm 500-acres; they also farm 200-acres in Imperial County in Southern California and 165 in Bakersfield and Salinas.

Capay’s farming practices go well beyond the organic standards by incorporating environmentally sustainable procedures such as crop rotation, beneficial insect habitat (hedgerows) development and maintenance, local fertilizer selections, efficient drip irrigation systems coupled with irrigation scheduling driven by plant needs, sediment trap installations and maintenance and dedicated wild areas populated with California native plants. The farm’s planting schedule is built around creating year-round work for their family of employees. Additionally, they believe in fostering a culture of engagement and respect that creates a healthy work environment as well as providing opportunities for upward mobility within the organization.

Grows:

130+ Varieties of Fruits and Vegetables