2019 Gardens:

Please leave all furry friends at home.

Cadena Farm — Before being purchased in 1971, by Ramon & Lucy Cadena, “Cadena Farm” was handed down generations by one family and is said to be over 100 years old. Sitting on a beautiful 26 acre parcel, at the cusp of the Capay Valley, Cadena Farm grows; fruits, vegetables, walnuts, almonds, flowers & herbs. Now in it's 48th year of operation, Cadena Farm is still tended to daily by the Cadena Family and is a proud partner of the Davis Farmers Market and the surrounding local community. The largest flower beds and oldest rose bushes were originally hand planted by Lucy Cadena. Ample photo opportunities await, so bring a picnic and enjoy the almond orchard or the shade of our giant mulberry tree. Sale items include; adult beverages, dried goods, fresh fruit & fresh vegetables.

PoleStar Farm — Polestar Farm is a 12-acre property nestled at the mouth of the Capay Valley. Acquired in January of 2018, we are a family-owned and run operation, tending to over 750 Royal Blenheim apricot, 500 Elegant Lady peaches and various fruit and citrus trees. We invite the community to meander our bountiful property and enjoy our newly planted gardens. Find your path, enjoy the journey.

Hayes’ Garden — Our home is located just ¼ mile north of the town of Esparto on the west side of the road.  It is a roomy 150’ by 160’ parcel, adjacent to an almond orchard.  Please park in the lane just north of our driveway.  Then join us for a stroll through our spacious garden, filled with a rose and lavender border, perennial beds in both sun and shade, xeric plantings filled with grasses and native perennials, grape arbor and fruit trees. There will also be a selection of potted plants for sale ranging from grasses, perennials and California natives! 

The Garden at Good Humus — Established in the Hungry Hollow area in 1984 by owners Jeff and Annie Main, this 20 acre organic farm grows flowers, herbs, fruits and is a source of beauty. Many flower garden plants came from Annie’s grandmother’s garden. Flowering trees and shrubs, native hedgerows and Australian Beefwood create borders, leaving central areas for vegetables, flowers and the stone fruit orchards. Bring your picnic and walk the paths to find the perfect spot for a family lunch. Sale items include plants, fresh flower bouquets, jams, jellies and dried fruit. Returning in 2019: Flower Crown and Boutonniere workshops!!!

Winter Creek Ranch — A local organic farm and garden. The owner, Caroline Bledsoe, invites you to enjoy my gardens created by a botanist, plant lover, and teacher of Culinary and Medicinal Herbs!  My favorites include CA native perennial shrubs, bulbs (Narcissus, Daffodils, Sparaxis, Allium), roses (mostly own-root old fashioned fragrant ones), and herbs (parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, bay, tarragon, marjoram, mints, Echinacea, etc.) You are welcome to bring a picnic; tables are available, as is a bathroom. The property changed from a thoroughbred cattle stud service (1950s) to a walnut orchard (1980s) and now is transitioning to an olive grove.

Patchwork Farms — Patchwork Farm is the realization of Sherri Wood's lifelong dream, planted during childhood, nurtured across the years, and, finally, brought to life in 2017.  At present there are over 8,000 lavender plants in two varieties; Angustifolia (English lavender) and Intermedia (French lavender), so come and relax, refresh your spirit, and refine your knowledge of all things lavender.  We invite you to roam our fragrant fields, enjoy a picnic with a fresh lavender beverage, and play a round of bocce. Then, browse our selection of dried bundles, sachets, essential oils, and refreshing hydrosol sprays, perfect mementos of Mom's visit to the Valley. New in 2019: Create a personalized lavender sachet workshop!!

Luna Lavendar — We are a private country estate offering a charming spot for your Mother's day outing. With 70 acres of rolling hills and over an acre of lavender fields. The farm is nestled on the side of a mountain in the little town of Guinda, overlooking acres of various organic farms including fruit and nut orchards. Simply put, the views are stunning and unmatched by any location in the valley. During winter, summer or fall the hillside location is perfect for admiring the acres of green farmland across the valley floor. In the spring the place is ideal for admiring the blossom covered trees that span the acres. Once you experience Luna Lavender Farms in person, we are absolutely confident you will fall in love with this place just like we did.

Pharm Schaer — A startup arm of specialty, culinary and medicinal plants. The garden around the house is also in renovation of hardscape and softscape. One new feature is a hedgerow of California Natives that goes around most of the farm. Watch out for the farm animals, we have kittens, dogs and chickens. Check in this year and following years to see progress. We will have our handmade goat milk soap and sponge loofas for sale. New in 2019: A soap making workshop

Points of Interest

Dragonfly Ranch — In 2017, we purchased Dragonfly Ranch, enamored by the organic farming community and beauty of the Capay Valley. Our campground is a 5 acre ranch property nestled between almond and fruit orchards. We love the outdoors but also like a little luxury. To that end, we have created a camping experience that aims to be approachable, friendly and hassle free. We offer a variety of lightly guided activities, both onsite and with in the greater valley community, to encourage closeness to nature and with our adorable ranch animals. As part of your visit you will be able to pick produce, visit with horses, meditate with goats, lounge by the pool, enjoy freshly prepped organic meals and much more! join in the fun!

Taber Ranch Vineyard & Event Center — Established in 1867 by the Taber family when they came west to settle in the Capay valley community. During Mother’s Day they will be offering complimentary wine tasting for mother’s and garden tour attendees 11am-5pm, Live music from Nancy Northrop from 12-3pm.

Séka Hills Olive Mill —This innovative addition to our valley welcomes mothers with complementary wine tasting and chocolate covered strawberries. Enjoy lunch on the patio and sample wines, olive oils, nuts, and wildflower honey. New in 2019: Live Music with Jimmy Ashley from 1-3pm.

Capay Valley Vineyards — Complementary wine tasting and souvenir glass for Mom.  Wine tasting includes several varieties including Sparklings!  You can picnic here with a view of the green growing vineyard. Your hosts will be happy to discuss all aspects of growing wine.

Vernon Nichols Community Park — Come enjoy your boxed lunch in the sun! a great place to sit and enjoy the sounds of the creek and let your kids play. Will Baker Native Plant Garden- A community-based project whose goal is to create and tend an educational and beautiful garden, and a memorial to Will Baker, longtime local resident, author, UC Davis Professor, farmer, cowboy, and poet. 

Guinda Farm Kitchen & Bar — Originally opened as Bennett's Rustic Bar-B-Q in 1926 and most recently known as the Guinda Commons, we've brought our town's only restaurant firmly into the 21st century with a complete commercial kitchen remodel, new menu, and updated lighting and furnishings, without losing the classic character of rural Guinda. New in 2019: The bluegrass band Fog Holler out of Berkeley, CA to play on May 12th. Mother’s Day Brunch is from 10 am to 3 pm. Reservations recommended, but not required. www.fogholler.com/about

Guinda Corner Store — Visit the historic corner store.

Western Yolo Grange — Purchase your boxed lunches here! Local crafts and plants available to purchase.

Full Belly Farm — Full Belly Farm is a 350 acre farm located in the Capay Valley growing a large variety of certified organic fruits, vegetables, animals and nuts. Full Belly Farm also grow over 12 acres of certified organic flowers year round. Come visit the farm and flower fields, picnic on their event lawn and enjoy fresh fruits and veggies from their farmers market stand. There will also be a You-Pick flower bouquet workshop and flower demonstration happening at Full Belly Farm this year as well.

Rumsey Town Hall — Built in 1903, enjoy the picnic area and restrooms. Returning in 2019 visit your local vendors from the valley.