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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. 
Contact Us
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
Press Release (Pending)
Sponsorship Levels (Pending)
CVV Accomplishments (Update Pending)

Taste of Capay

2018 Sponsors

Big Slide
Full Belly Farm

Monkey Bar
​Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation

Teeter Totter

Merry Go Round
Farm Credit West
Park Winters
Chamberlain Farms
Colusa County Farm Supply
Heitman Foundation

Sand Box
​​George and Nancy Pennebaker
First Northern Bank
Dignity Health

Table Sponsors:
Durst Organic Growers
Heitman Foundation
Manas Ranch
Heather Creek
David Scheuring
Caroline Bledsoe
Pacific Ace
Muller Ranch
Sun Tracker Farm
Patchwork Farm
Diego Ochoa

Special Thanks to:
Hedgerow Farms
Park Winters
Chamisa Ridge Nursery
Paul Gillham
Riverdog Farm
Dan Mossinger & Melissa Jordan
Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
Manas Ranch
Kitchen 428
Full Belly Farm
Marian Flanders
Guinda Corner Store
Ace Hardware
Seka Hills
Matchbook Wine
Grumpy Goats Olive Oil
Capay Gold Olive Oil
Casa Rosa Farms
The Commons Farm Kitchen & Bar
Capay Canyon Ranch
Yolo County Sheriff
Dogtown Farm
Full Belly Floral
Cache Creek Casino Resort

Link to 
Hotel Expansion

19th annual

November 3, 2019


Luna Lavender Farms
Yolo County 
Mass Notification System

Yolo OES would like to highly encourage you to sign up for the County’s Mass Notification System. This is the system that we use throughout Yolo, Sacramento and Placer counties to send notifications to residents during times of disaster. You can join by going to www.yolo-alert.org and signing up for a free account.  Feel free to e-mail any questions you have to oes@yolocounty.org and we’ll be happy to help you. Thx.

Dana M. Carey
Yolo Office of Emergency Services
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Office: (530) 406-4933

As cultivation of cannabis increases in the Capay Valley region, Capay Valley Vision is working with local residents and business owners to help the County better understand the impacts to the community and what we can do to improve the situation.  For recent developments on this subject see the links below:

Early Implementation Development Agreements 
Separate EIR's will be developed for each of the 9 applications.  

Cannabis Ordinances
Interim Ordinance and Amendments is current state.
CLUO (Cannabis Land Use Ordinance) is in development with the EIR timeline as follows:
June 2019 - Release of draft EIR and proposed revised CLUO
July/August 2019 - Public comment period
September 2019 - Release responses to comments/Final EIR
October 2019 - Public outreach, Planning Commission hearings
November 2019 - Board of Supervisors hearings, final action

19th annual


November 3, 2019


Luna Lavender Farms

Ranch Workshop on


Wednesday July 24th, 2019
Yolo Land & Cattle

For details and to RSVP
contact Joanne Heraty


Initial Summit Workshop:  June 26th, 2019.  This successful gathering of numerous local organizations and active community members was sponsored by Capay Valley Vision, the Chamber, and New Season CDC.  The focus was on the concept of a "Community Hub" that would improve communication and collaboration among organizations and the community.   Facilitator's Report

Next Summit Meeting:  TBD