Our Capay Organic farm was started with 20 acres of star thistle and a dream. Inspired by the idea of farming organically and sustainably, our parents Kathy Barsotti and Martin Barnes started the tradition that we carry on today.
As stewards of the land, we continue our parents’ mission to connect local farms and communities together in a method that is environmentally and economically sustainable. Every day, we are humbled to carry on this tradition and watch the support grow, thanks to you!
Today, at our second-generation family farm, Capay Organic, we keep with our parents’ vision by practicing healthy crop rotation, encouraging a diverse ecosystem around the fields, efficiently using local water sources and carefully selecting produce varieties that grow well and taste great.
Our hope is that the price Americans pay for food will someday reflect the real cost of producing it: the stewardship required to make sure that the land will remain fertile and productive, the health and benefits necessary to maintain an active labor force, a strong rural community, and a profit margin that will provide the incentive for people like us to spend every waking moment producing food and fiber for the rest.