Description and review of a recent SacTown Bites Capay Valley Farm Tour, an enjoyable afternoon in the beautiful Capay Valley.
Two friends and I recently spent a fun weekend afternoon on the SacTown Bites Capay Valley Farm Tour.
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It was a first-time taking a SacTown Bites tour for one member of our threesome. The other friend had also joined me for the SacTown Bites “Taste of the Delta” tour in 2021.
My first experience with the SacTown Bites tours was a (pre-pandemic) tour of Midtown Sacramento in 2020 with my daughter. I had purchased the tour as something new and different for us to do during her visit.
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Heather, the owner/operator of SacTown Bites, does a great job lining up interesting (and tasty) experiences in the rural areas surrounding Sacramento. Sacramentans are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful, bountiful and diverse region of the state.
A Bit About Capay Valley
Capay Valley is located northwest of Sacramento in rural Yolo County. It is about a 60-minute drive from Sacramento. The name “Capay” (CAY-pay) is derived from the Wintun “Kapai” meaning “stream”, no doubt a reference to Cache Creek.
Capay Valley is home to a string of small rural towns and small and mid-sized farms and ranches. Rolling hills and canyons line the valley. The soil is rich, and the climate is Mediterranean i.e. hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters.
Among other agritourism attractions, the Capay Valley is home to the Annual Capay Valley Almond Festival. Near the end of February six small towns (Madison, Espardo, Capay, Brooks, Guinda and Rumsey) join together to host this fun event.
About the Yocha Dehe Winton Nation
The Capay Valley is now home to the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, a federally recognized tribe.
The Yocha Dehe Wintun tribe owns and operates the Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, CA. The tribe’s varied agricultural operations include the Seka Hills Olive Mill and Tasting Room, also located in Brooks.
A Bit About the Capay Valley Farm Tour
On the schedule that day were three stops:
- Capay Valley Lavender
- Taber Ranch
- Seka Hills Olive Mill and Tasting Room
Keep your eye out for blog posts on all three!
See related blog posts: SacTown Bites Midtown Tour and Taste of the Delta Tour and Greene & Hemly – Taste of the Delta Tour and Hemly Cider Courtland and Husick’s Taphouse – Clarksburg and Silt Wine Company – Clarksburg
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