Capay Valley Seed, Plant and Scion Exchange

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January

Come swap seeds, veggies starts, fruit tree scion, and other plants and cuttings. There will also be a grafting demo, seed-saving, and pots and soil to start your cuttings in. FREE entrance with seeds, cuttings or plants to share, otherwise $5 donation to the Grange.

Western Yolo Grange – http://www.westernyologrange.org/ -16787 Forrest Ave Guinda

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Black History Day

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February

Learn about our unique, inclusive history by attending Black History/Multi-Cultural Day. Guinda was once “a refuge for freed slaves” and one of California’s oldest African American communities. Celebrate with links, ribs, jazz, gospel and a rare taste of Yolo County’s secret African American past.

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Almond Queen Dinner

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February

Western Yolo Grange – http://www.westernyologrange.org/

For more information contact the Grange Program Director, Pam Bateman, at summertimepam@gmail.com or 707-796-4279

Adults- $25, Under 12- $15 Tickets available @ Ranch,Pet & Feed, Esparto Chamber of Commerce, and New Reflections in Esparto and the Guinda Commons in Guinda.

Menu:

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The Almond Festival!

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Last Sunday in February – Esparto Chamber of Commerce Festival Page

The Capay Valley Almond Festival began in 1915 and has been a Northern California tradition.The only five town event in Northern California, the festival is a showcase of the Esparto/Capay Valley Region.It began in the fall after the harvest and moved years […}

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Sheep to Shawl

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Come Play with Wool!!

March

Western Yolo Grange Hall- 16787 Forrest Ave, Guinda CA http://www.westernyologrange.org/

A day of hands-on exploration with wool for kids & adults of all ages!

Please come to our 2nd annual Sheep to Shawl, exploring the wonderful world of wool and other fibers. There will be hands-on activities and demonstrations of […}

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Contra Dancing

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April

Contra Dancing is a form of American folk dance popular in the 1800s, in which the dancers form a set of two parallel lines which run the length of the hall. Each dance is taught by the caller, and beginners are welcome. There is live music and the dances have a relaxed, family-like atmosphere […}

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Cinco de Mayo Festival

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May

Bring the whole family for a fun, festive celebration on the farm! Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine, fresh-made margaritas and gourmet popsicles. Get your hands a little dirty and pick fresh strawberries. Enjoy an evening of live music and dancing, pick up soccer games, activities for kids, tractor tram rides, and more! Make a weekend […}

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Mother’s Day Country Gardens Tour

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May

What a wonderful way to spend Mothers Day!

Visit the beautiful gardens of the Capay Valley. Come join in the delight of spring flowers, strolling through many of the Valleys’ finest gardens. See how California native shrubs are integrated into lovely annual and perennial gardens. Talk to the gardeners themselves and learn the secrets […}

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Cache Creek Lavender Festival

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June

Learn All About Lavender! Wine Tasting! Live Music! Pick your own Lavender! Lavender ice cream, freshly baked gourmet pizza, lavender cheese and local olives.

Free field tours, craft demos, lavender lemonade, iced tea and more.

Lavender products and plants for sale. FREE ADMISSION!

Cache Creek Lavender Farm at 3430 Madrone Street, Rumsey, CA 95679

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Annual Capay Tomato Festival

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July

Come and taste our heirloom and cherry tomatoes, fresh from our fields — and vote for your favorite! There will be live music and dancing, delicious local food and wine, a tractor-tram tour of the farm, camping in the orchards and plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Pack a picnic for […}

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Capay Crush Festival

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September

Bring the whole family to our farm in Capay for a fun, festive celebration at our 5th annual grape celebration to kick-off the crush season! Enjoy an early evening of local wine tasting, unforgettable live music and dancing, just-for-fun grape stomping, tasty local food and beer, a farm-style photo booth, tractor-tram rides, camping and […}

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Hoes Down Harvest Celebration

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First weekend of October

Contact: Hoes Down Harvest Celebration P.O. Box 2 Guinda, CA 95637 (Yolo County)

This all-day celebration of the harvest season offers a unique opportunity to enjoy rural life on an organic family farm, with educational tours, workshops, hayrides and an abundance of food and music.

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Taste of Capay

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Late October

Location varies

Capay Valley Vision — a nonprofit whose founders are leaders from both the community and the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation — will be holding its 14th Taste of Capay to celebrate Capay Valley farms, farmers and our way of life. The event features a sit-down dinner prepared by local chefs using […}

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Contra Dancing

contradance

April

Contra Dancing is a form of American folk dance popular in the 1800s, in which the dancers form a set of two parallel lines which run the length of the hall. Each dance is taught by the caller, and beginners are welcome. There is live music and the dances have a relaxed, family-like atmosphere […}

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Christmas Play

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December

The exact date and time TBA. Please check back or contact the people listed below.

Western Yolo Grange- http://www.westernyologrange.org/

For more information contact the Grange Program Director, Pam Bateman, at summertimepam@gmail.com

Other contacts:

President Paul Muller at paul@fullybellyfarm.com

Secretary Marian Nichols at 2mnichols@gvni.com 530-796-3424

For booking hall rentals: Cindy Kringen at 530-796-2216

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