Rustic Ramble 2024 Participants | Western Yolo Grange

Rustic Ramble 2024 Participants

The 2024 Capay Valley Farm & Garden Tour
 List of Participants


The Cadena Farm (Pick up maps and box lunches here) was established by Ramon and Lucy Cadena in 1971. Join us as we start off the day with an outdoor brunch, surrounded by a fifty-year-old citrus & fig grove. We’ll also have a variety of local vendors ready with unique gifts just in time for Mother’s Day. Order a Brick Oven Pizza for your drive & listen to some live music while you wait. Or hang out for a while and enjoy a small nature walk around our family farm of 27 acres. 

Polestar Farm is a family owned, 12-acre organic farm in Esparto on CR 21A. Although our apricots will not be ready until June we will have citrus, a plant sale, and an art event.

Dragonfly Ranch is hosting family friendly activities in a perfect picnic style setting. Meet our adorable ranch animals and share in our Equine Facilitated Learning demonstrations at noon and 2pm. We are teaming up with Twin Bridge Farm to host a plant sale with veggies and herbs! We will have seasonal baked goods and other options from our own kitchen to enjoy on the ranch gardens and grounds.

Good Humus Produce was established in the Hungry Hollow area in 1984 by Jeff and Annie Main. This 20 acre organic farm grows flowers, herbs and fruits. Flowering trees, shrubs, and native hedgerows create borders leaving the central area for vegetables, flowers and orchards. Stroll the property to find a perfect picnic spot. Plants for sale.

Grumpy Goats Farm is a small farm at the entrance to Capay Valley. Since 2010 we have produced award winning certified organic extra virgin olive oil, specializing in robust, high polyphenol oils.  This year we have the following varietals available from our recent 2023 harvest:   Picual, Pendolino, Hojiblanca and Nocellara del Belice.  Come visit us for a backyard olive oil tasting and farm chat.  Picnic tables available.

Vitus & Ovis is a Swiss-American-Ethiopian family farm focusing on the regeneration of the land.  We grow specialty fruit, herbs, and duck eggs. We treat our soil with care and promote ecological diversity. We will have items for sale. 

Capay Valley Lavender is a premier destination for organic lavender in Yolo County. Our multiple cultivars paint the landscape with beautifully diverse purple hues and enable us to create luscious aromatic and culinary lavender products to delight the senses, support health, and freshen the home. Items for sale.

Capay Valley Ranch where owners, Jane  Rinka-Roschen & Eric Roschen, have been building a life filled with outdoor wonders for 20 years.  Our 15 acres are brimming with trees, plants of all sorts, and a variety of animals including home bred Arabian champion horses.  Visitors will see a horse ranch in all its spring glory.   We are planning a presentation of some of our Arabian horses at 12:00 and 2:00 pm.  

Schaer Farm: This one-woman farm grows rosemary for rosemary salt, grows loofah and will be selling loofah sponges. The farm has free ranging chickens, Moscovey ducks and geese, as well as Siamese cats and shepherding dogs. Landscaping is an ongoing process.

Western Yolo Grange Community Hall (alternate pick-up site if not purchasing a box lunch)
Visit the historic Grange Hall and pick up your map and a homemade dessert. Local artisans will be selling their wares. Fresh produce too! Quilts will be on display. Check out the newly planted California native  landscaping.

Leapfrog Farm: This small family homestead grows many kinds of fruit trees. Native plant hedgerows and Mediterranean shrubs surround a grove of cottonwoods, a great place for a picnic. Live fiddle music throughout the day. Learn about building a strawbale house and visit a pond with water lilies.

Gray’s Garden: Visit a fledgling garden started about 7 years ago. When the property was acquired, there were a few mature trees and a yurt. Since then, an orchard of many fruit varieties, hundreds of mostly native trees, shrubs and small perennials have been planted. The house was completed in the fall of 2023.

Full Belly Farm: Visit three gardens at this stop. First, explore the spring flower fields! We grow over 15 acres of certified organic flowers for cut flower production. Take a walk through the rows, and purchase something to take home from our farm stand. A bit farther down the drive explore a rose arbor garden that boasts a nearly 25-year-old mix of lovely perennial shrubs and trees. Then follow the signs to a garden wrapping around a two-story straw bale house, featuring many drought resistant plants, stone sitting walls and a lower terrace.  There are several places to sit and relax.

An additional seven Points of Interest will be included on your map including wine tasting, antiques and more.