Farm Fresh To You Farm Celebrates The Heirloom Tomato At Sixth Annual Capay Tomato Festival

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Barbara Archer
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FARM FRESH TO YOU FARM CELEBRATES THE HEIRLOOM TOMATO
AT SIXTH ANNUAL CAPAY TOMATO FESTIVAL
Event benefits the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture;
Tomato tastings, live music, kids’ activities, farm tours and “Best Guest Picnic Contest” are event highlights

Capay, Calif., June 18, 2013 ─ Farm Fresh To You invites the public to its farm Capay Organic for the 6th Annual Capay Tomato Festival. The event will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. with a full slate of activities for all ages, including heirloom and cherry tomato tastings, farm tours and live music throughout the afternoon and into the evening. Attendees are invited to camp overnight in the farm orchards. Event proceeds benefit the Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture (KBNP).

The Kathleen Barsotti Non-Profit for Sustainable Agriculture gives an annual scholarship to a high school senior planning on pursuing a field related to sustainable agriculture. KBNP also donates school supplies to farmworker families in the Capay Valley. Last year, it distributed 443 backpacks full of school supplies to area students.

“We welcome the public to our farm for the biggest event of our farm tour season,” said Thaddeus Barsotti, farmer and co-owner of Farm Fresh To You. “There’s nothing like the taste of just harvested, heirloom tomatoes to celebrate the bounty of summer. The Capay Tomato Festival is our farm’s mission in action – connecting people with the land that grows their food.”

Tomato Tasting
Visitors will take part in a tomato tasting of about 10 heirloom tomato varieties. The 2012 heirloom tomato tasting winner was Brandywine with the Sungold variety taking the cherry tomato category.

The Food and Drink
In addition to tasting all of the farm’s tomato varieties, tacos, pizzas and sandwiches from local purveyors made with farm produce will be sold. Caffe Italia’s mobile pizza oven will return with its delicious farm fresh pizzas and salads. The Wicked ‘Wich food  truck will make its debut at the festival, making farm fresh sandwiches. Elote corn will be roasted with a special glaze. Pop Nation popsicles will provide refreshing, sweet treats. Local wine and beer will also be sold. All food and drink is sold separately from the admission price.

Guests are also encouraged to bring their own picnics, and the event will feature a “Best Guest Picnic Contest.” Farm staff will roam the event, scouting for the best-looking picnic. The picnic contest winner will receive three, complimentary Farm Fresh To You deliveries.

Live Music and Dancing Under the Stars on the Farm
Another Capay Tomato highlight will be the live music by three bands.

Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players (4 p.m.)

Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players are an acoustic quartet hailing from Stockton, Calif. These four gentlemen effortlessly blend Americana, bluegrass, soul and old-time music to create a unique, fresh and energetic sound.  More band information: http://www.knockonwoodplayers.com/      

Miss Lonely Hearts (6:30 p.m.)

With influences from Tom Waits to Woody Guthrie, the band will share their unique sound with the crowd. The band describes its music as “back country, roots-a-billy music.” Miss Lonely Hearts brings together guitar, harmonica, drums, mandolin and upright bass for an upbeat sound.  More band information: <http://www.misslonelyheartsband.com/>

Old Man Markley- Headliner (9 p.m.)

This eight-piece amalgamation of bluegrass and punk has shared the bill with acts, such as Bad Religion, Flogging Molly, NOFX and The Devil Makes Three. With captivating, three-part harmonies, nimble instrumentation and an energetic, raucous performance, this band is set to rock our event with fiddle, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, guitar, washboard, drums, autoharp and a homemade, washtub bass. More band information:  < http://www.oldmanmarkley.com/Home.html>

Other Fun Family Activities
Visitors can make an herb salt with organic farm herbs, ride the tractor tram, sample olive oil, pet farm animals and delight in bubble making and kids’ crafts for free. Henna art designs and face painting will be created for a nominal charge.

Ticket Information
Tickets are on sale now through Wednesday, July 10, for $20 per person (children ages 12 and under are free). After July 10, tickets will be sold at the door for $25 per person.

To purchase tickets, go to:< http://capaytomato2013.eventbrite.com/>. Call 1-800-796-6009 with any questions.

Visit <http://www.farmfreshtoyou.com>  or  <http://facebook.com/farmfreshtoyou> to learn more about the festival.

Camping on the Farm
Guests can also camp overnight at the farm in the peach, fig and mandarin orange orchards. Campsites can be reserved in advance for $35 each at  < http://capaytomato2013.eventbrite.com/> by Wednesday, July 10. Each campsite is 15 feet wide and extends the length of the entire orchard row. There is a one-car limit per campsite. Campers may stay on the farm until 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. RVs, campfires and pets are not permitted. Campsites can be purchased at the door for $40 (cash only, please), but space is limited, and campsites sold out at last year’s event.

The farm is located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco and 30 minutes northwest of Sacramento. The farm address is 23800 State Highway 16, Capay, CA 95607.

About Farm Fresh To You
Farm Fresh To You is an organic farm and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) home and office delivery service connecting families with the source of their produce. Farming since 1976, this second-generation company that pioneered the organic foods movement is owned by brothers Noah Barnes and Thaddeus and Freeman Barsotti. Growing up on the farm, the brothers were instilled with a good understanding of the shortcomings of modern agriculture and are excited to be changing the food system for the better.

Barbara Archer
Communications Manager
Farm Fresh to You & Capay Organic
Mobile:  (530) 848-5053
Email:  [email protected]

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