News from the Farm | August 25, 2014

Really Fun Fundraiser for a GREAT Organization!

When I show visitors around Full Belly Farm, they sometimes ask me about the sign that we have at the top of the road, with the logo, “Grown in the Beautiful Capay Valley.”  In answer to their question, I always tell them the following cautionary tale: “There was once a very beautiful place known as the Valley of Heart’s Delight. This Valley included the largest fruit production and packing region in the world, with 39 canneries and beautiful stone fruit trees flowering every spring. As California became more and more urbanized, the name of that Valley was changed. Do you know what the new name is…? Silicon Valley. 

We hope that our local efforts, represented by the sign at the top of the road, to promote the Capay Valley, will protect agriculture here, so that we don’t suffer the same fate as the Valley of Heart’s Delight.”

Today, in the Santa Clara Valley, despite my cautionary tale, a beautiful working landscape still exists, alongside a thriving effort by the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) to support and promote sustainable agriculture. There is an unusual opportunity coming up soon, to visit the Guglielmo Winery in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley, in Morgan Hill at the same time as you support the local efforts of CAFF. You’re invited to the Taste of Santa Clara Valley farm to fork dinner on Sunday September 14th from 5 to 9pm. Tickets are $125 and proceeds will support CAFF’s programs. 

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Taste of Santa Clara