Ghost Trains and Wild Grapes ~ Sunday, September 12, 2010
We drove into the country to visit Capay Farms, from whom we receive a biweekly box of produce. The Capay valley is an obscure corner of California we've never been to before. On the way, we passed through the town of Esparto, where we found an abandoned depot.
This was the SP's Winters Branch, abandoned in the 70's. It turns out the depot is for sale (pictures taken during a wetter part of the year!)
The street face of the depot was overgrown, and in the middle of the bushes were wild grapes.
I tried some. Some were perfect for picking and some were drying up on the vine, and they had seeds (wild grapes would have to, I suppose), but overall they were pretty tasty.