Noah Barnes and Thaddeus and Freeman Barsotti.
500 in Yolo County, 165 in Central Valley, and 200 in the Imperial Valley.
Capay Organic is a second-generation family farm founded in 1976 by Kathleen Barsotti and Martin Barnes. After graduating from UC Davis, Kathy borrowed money to purchase her first 20 acres. The Barsotti family has always believed in growing produce organically. The farm was the second organic farm in Yolo County and the first organic farm in Capay Valley. In 1992, Kathy Barsotti also started one of the first community supported agriculture programs in California, Farm Fresh to You. The Barsottis and Barneses feel a great responsibility to take care of their land and pass it on to future generations.
California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)
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.
John is a fourth-generation farmer on his land. His great-grandfather raised mules and dry-farmed wheat and barley; his grandfather farmed grapes and raised cattle, and his parents grew melons, tomatoes, grapes, and almonds.
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