Stan and Leslie Barth and their children, Tirzah, Todd and Tobin, along with 5 full-time and 20 part-time employees.
Capay Canyon Ranch is a small family farm continuing into the next generation: Stan and Leslie’s son Todd manages the almond processing plant and grapes, while their daughter Tirzah is in charge of grape sales. All grapes and some almonds that the Barths sell are certified organic. On the rest of the almonds, the Barths use synthetic pesticides to control pests, and synthetic fertilizers for soil fertility.
Stan Barth farmed with his brothers until he established Capay Canyon Ranch with Leslie in 1978. They started growing almonds, and in 1982 planted table grapes to diversify their operation.
122 acres in Esparto, about 85 miles from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Grapes are certified organic by Farm Verified Organic (FVO).
Tirzah and Todd started selling grapes at several farmers markets in their early teens. The aspiring chef and grower, respectively, are a perfect combination to promote produce to the public.
The farm prides itself on regularly introducing new crops to the marketplace; cherry tomatoes, sweet pea flowers, ambrosia melons and heirloom tomatoes are a few of the crops that Capay first introduced.
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