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email : info@capayvalleyvision.org telephone : (530) 723-4054 address : PO Box 799, Esparto, CA 95627
Greetings from the Capay Valley
We welcome you to experience California the way it used to be: family friendly, hard working and serene. The Capay Valley is a tranquil region of Northern California nestled between the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area and the metropolitan region of the Sacramento Valley. We invite you to come and immerse yourself in this unique section of Yolo County.

Home to several small communities, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, farms and ranches, and an abundance of wildlife, the beauty of the Capay Valley is found in its rolling hills, natural creeks and affable residents. Whether you call it home or just come to visit, the Capay Valley will remind you of the importance of preserving rural America.

In 2000 a group of residents-including farmers, townspeople, and the Tribal Council of Rumsey Indian Rancheria-came together to discuss issues facing the Capay Valley Region and to develop strategies to manage growth and preserve a sense of place. CVV incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2001 to establish a community-wide vision for the future of the Capay Valley Region and to facilitate an ongoing collaborative process for planning. 
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Support Capay Valley Vision & Capay Valley Grown
Sponsorship opportunities available.
For additional information send an email to info@capayvalleyvision.org

Capay Valley Action Plan Document

Public participation identified and prioritized regional needs in the areas of: recreation, infrastructure, economic development, social services, ag tourism, education, housing, water, traffic, safety services, community advocacy, communications, and other topics. This community planning event was supported by the Yolo County Rural Initiative Fund, the Heitman Foundation, and Capay Valley Vision.

Background on the prior version of the Action Plan (also known as Consensus Document):

This document was created in response to a Yolo County request to develop a coherent road map for the future of the Capay Valley. Prepared by the multiple organizations listed at the end of the document, it was submitted to Yolo County but has not received further action by them. It has been used by the participating organizations including Capay Valley Vision as a backbone for testimony, grant requests and planned action. 

Click here to view the document

Click here for a current list of Consensus priority accomplishments
Madison Food Closet
 2nd & 4th Tuesdays

Madison Service District
28963 Main Street

News & Events
Survey Announcement
Urban Animal Ag and Small Scale Farms

Are you a livestock and/or poultry small-scale farmer or backyard producer? We are seeking your help for an ANR and UC Davis survey regarding animal health concerns on small-scale farms, or for peri-urban and urban animal agriculture in the West (California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado). This survey aims to identify the needs of livestock and/or poultry owners related to animal health, animal husbandry and food safety.This study will serve as a benchmark for designing effective educational programs to train farmers, backyard producers and veterinarians working within this sector.

Survey Link: 

From: Alda Pires
Group: California Small Farms Program Team

Taste of Capay

2017 Sponsors

California Golden Poppy
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
Full Belly Farm

Heitman Foundation


Blue Bell
Colusa County Farm Supply

Sweet Pea
Park Winters
George and Nancy Pennebaker
Ace Hardware
Dignity Health

Table Sponsors:
Durst Organic Growers
Esparto Unified School District
John Foster
Gnoss Family
Manas Ranch Custom Meats
Muller Farms
Supervisor Jim Provenza
Leo Refsland
Lynn & Larry Rolston
Rose Family and Heather Creek
David Scheuring

Special Thanks to:
Helen and Pete McCloskey, Kitchen 428, Savory Cafe, Craig Reynolds and Cass Sylvia, Seka Hills, Matchbook Wine Company, Heather Creek Ranch, Simas Family Vineyard, Guinda Corner Store, Riverdog Farm, Jim and Kim Rix, Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District, Elvira DiBrigit, Cache Creek Lavender, Grumpy Goats Farm, Capay Gold Olive Oil Company, Big Red Farms, Thomas Fallon, First Northern Bank, NAU Insurance, Cal Peternell, Capay Canyon Ranch, Lindstrom's Auto Body, Chamisa Ridge Nursery 
Cache Creek Casino Resort

Link to 
Hotel Expansion

Taste of Capay (2017)
Stay tuned for 2018 information

Farmers Encouraged to Share Their Perspectives on California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act through County-wide Survey.

This week researchers from Yolo County based Stockholm Environment Institute and ERA Economics sent a survey to farmers in Yolo County to provide them with an opportunity to share their perspectives about the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). The survey is being conducted in collaboration with the Yolo County Farm Bureau and The Water Resources Association of Yolo County. The survey is part of a larger project looking at groundwater and water management for Yolo County agriculture, which is being funded by the USDA Water for Agriculture program. Farmers in the area can return the survey in the pre-paid envelopes provided. If you are a farmer in Yolo County and did not receive the survey please email YoloSurvey@sei-us.org to request one.

Tickets also available at Manas Ranch Custom Meats
May 16, 2018
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Esparto Library Wintun Meeting Room

Come learn about Capay Valley Vision and help forge its direction for the future. Become an active participant to serve the greater Capay Valley community from Madison to Rumsey. Identify current needs of the community and help focus CVV's efforts for 2018. There are several board vacancies. New energy and perspectives are welcome. Become involved to guide the organization in its mission to preserve a sense of place and help plan the 2018 Taste of Capay.

Pizza and refreshments will be served!