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Capay Valley, CA.

Capay Valley is a mostly rural valley northwest of Sacramento in Yolo County. It lies east of Napa county & the Blue Ridge mountains. Cache creek flows year around through this rich farmland.

The towns of Esparto, Capay, Brooks, Guinda & Rumsey are located in the valley.

Capay Valley traditionally has been the home of the Patwin or southern Wintun people. It is now home of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. The Cache Creek Casino & Yocha Dehe golf resort are in the valley. They are the largest employers in Yolo County and give back to many charitable causes & organizations throughout the region. They also farm and produce award winning olive oil, wine & many fresh preserved items. The Yocha Dehe Fire Department has received numerous awards for their outstanding work in the area & beyond.

During the 1980’s a few organic farmers, some from nearby UC Davis, settled in the valley and began a sustainably grown, organic fruits & vegetable movement that has gripped the nation & world. The valley is now home to many food entrepreneurs in the small and mid-sized organize farming community, Capay Organics, RiverDog farm and Full Belly farms to name just a few.

The food produced in the region is some of the best in the world and sought after from legendary chefs & restaurants nationwide.

Located an hour from Sacramento and an hour and half from San Francisco and with the help of social media & the internet, many people are now discovering the area & realizing their dreams of making a living in the country while having robust market places nearby to sell their goods. Many of the farms are beginning to offer experiences & events on their farms to the public.

Summertime Friday Pizza nights at Full Belly farm & Taber ranch are some of my favorites.

Capay Valley enjoys a mediterranean climate with year-round growing seasons. Summers can be warm to hot and dry with cool breezes in the evenings coming in from the Pacific ocean to the west.

Trail riding, hiking, rafting & wildlife viewing are just a few of the incredible experiences that make this rich land so intriguing.

This is a perfect spot to have a second home or make that move to a more “connected to nature” way of life.

Sacramento Airport is just 40 minutes away which makes travel to & from the valley very easy.

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