Located in the Central Valley town of Winton, Kashiwase Farms has been certified organic since 1997. The current owners, Stephen and Lisa Kashiwase, have deep family ties to their land. Stephen’s father was a Japanese immigrant who purchased his first acreage in the early 1920’s. They are best known for their stone fruits— such as plums, peaches, and nectarines — and Asian pears and almonds. ExtraFood, and the many we serve, are so grateful for Kashiwase’s generous fruit donations at the Thursday and Sunday Civic Center Farmers Markets.
Curt has done 150 trips for us since he joined the ExtraFood team—as one of our first volunteers! Curt is an enthusiastic volunteer, does 2 regular trips each week, and has also stepped up to take on some of the larger trips recently. We’re delighted that Curt remains one of our loyal volunteers!
St. Stephen’s Church, Belvedere
St. Stephen’s week-long summer day camp, Camp Create, draws kids from diverse backgrounds from Marin City and the Canal. The camp’s emphasis is on the creative arts including painting, drawing, singing, drumming, multi-media and dance. St. Stephen’s reached out to us and has been thrilled with amazing produce from the Sunday Marin Farmers Markets, as well as lots of dairy, juice and bread from Corte Madera Nugget Markets. We hope to be delivering more food to them in the future to supplement their soup kitchen for the homeless.