For Artists: April Farm Visit - Yolo County
Date: April 25, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact: 530-309-6464 | yoloarts.org
Sponsor: Yolo Arts - Ag and Art Project
Location: Good Humus Produce, 12255 County Road 84A, Capay, CA 95607
Dear Artists and Supporters,
This month we have the good fortune to visit Good Humus Produce, the birthplace of the Art and Ag Project. In 2006, owner Annie Main began sharing the beauty of her farm with artists so they could capture the landscapes and early morning sunrises that she experienced every day.
In time, neighboring farms invited artists onto their land. And over the last 12 years, through YoloArts Art and Ag Project, artists have visited more than 100 farms throughout Yolo County, capturing the unique beauty of these rural landscapes and in the process raising awareness about the importance of farmland preservation.
On this 30-acre organic farm you will find mixed orchards, California native hedgerows, cover crops, annual and perennial herbs, flowers and vegetables all set against the backdrop of the rolling green hills of Capay's Hungry Hollow.
Last year Annie and her husband Jeff celebrated their longtime goal of putting Good Humus under an agricultural easement, which will ensure that their farm will be held in perpetuity for farming and food production for generations to come at an affordable price to the future farmers.
In addition to farming for the past 43 years, Annie started a farm visit program in 2001 and became involved with school district lunch programs, farm to school visits, and summer programs with inner city teens.
Most recently Annie's daughter Ali came back to the farm and has joined Annie in her flower business, not only bringing flowers to the local stores, businesses, and farmers markets but also creating custom arrangements for special occasions.
HAPPENING IN THE BARN!
Watch Annie and Ali make a wedding bouquet at 11am on both days. PLUS a still life with flowers will be set up for artists to paint or photograph.
Photos courtesy Good Humus Produce