As part of the Federal Government’s Food Assistance Program, Capay Organic Farms has been awarded a $658,000 contract to deliver food boxes to local food banks.
The program, part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, puts fresh, local, food on the tables of needy families in the region.
And, it was a no brainer for Capay Organic to apply to be part of the program.
“Making mixed boxes of produce is one of our companies core strengths,” Capay Organic owner Thaddeus Barsotti said. “We have been doing it since 1992.”
While Capay Organic is just a small part of the $3 billion program, the potatoes, onions, broccoli, kale and lettuce the Yolo County farm provides makes a huge difference to families who may not have the means to eat such wholesome food during these times of pandemic hardship.
According to program guidelines, all produce must be domestic. Again, this is playing to Capay Organic’s strength.
Carrots, cauliflower, apples, oranges, eggplant and melon: These are just some of seasonal foods the family farm has been delivering for decades.
The program is scheduled to run until June 30 with the possibility of an extension.
“Making these boxes and being able to supply them to people who need them was an opportunity we could not pass up,” Barsotti said.]]>