The Capay Region
There is a place called Capay at the north end of the Great Central Valley in California, a mile as the crow flies from the Sacramento River. At one time this area was filled with majestic valley oaks, grasslands and wildflowers. Creeks and sloughs carried snowmelt and rain from the mountains to the foothills to the valley, while salmon and steelhead swam upstream to spawn. One hundred and sixty years ago our neighbors’ families settled here, cleared the land, and built their homesteads. A lot has changed but the land has kept on giving.
Our mandarin orchard was planted more than fifty years ago. We made our home here in 1999 and have taken on the oath to maintain the land and care for these trees. Our customers return every year to the farm and farmers markets to taste the fruit and judge our year’s worth of care. Many tell us that their families have enjoyed our mandarins for generations.
We want to share the decades of love that have gone into producing this fruit. Come to the farm, taste the mandarins and tell us how we’ve done. We look forward to hearing your stories.