Local CSA Listing

By Melanie Grangaard | January 31, 2016
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Spring is the ideal season to support farms offering CSAs.

 

CSAs deliver the farm harvest

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) harvest subscription programs have long been active in our region, matching farmers from the Roaring Fork Valley, Palisade and Paonia with customers in our area. The CSA model is a grassroots network that connects farms in need of operating capital at the onset of a growing season with consumers who invest up front for a share of the harvest. Typically, CSA boxes filled with seasonal produce and, in some cases, artisanal food items, are delivered right to your door each week throughout the growing season.

Here are some of the CSAs that serve our area:

ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch | Basalt | 970.927.6760

Austin Family Farm | Paonia | 970.260.4298

Borden Farms | Delta | 970.874.5383

Buckhorn Gardens | Montrose | 970.240.8715

Circle A Garden | Montrose | 970.249.9725

Erin's Acres | Missouri Heights | 970.615.0250

Happy Belly CSA | Paonia | 970.527.4374

Meat & Cheese Restaurant & Farm Shop | Aspen | 970.710.7120

Osage Gardens | New Castle | 970.876.5445 

Peach Valley CSA Farm | Silt | 970.876.2850

Roaring Gardens | Carbondale | 970.319.7405

Spradley Farms | Carbondale | 970.309.5867

Sustainable Settings | Carbondale | 970.963.6107

The Living Farm | Paonia | 970.527.3305

Thistle Whistle Farm | Hotchkiss | 970.872.4959

Don’t need a supply of veggies every week? Try one of these specialty providers.

Eggs: Aspen T.R.E.E. | Aspen | 970.379.2323

Fruit: Ela Family Farms | Hotchkiss | 970.872.3488

Flowers: Zephyros Farm and Garden | Paonia | 970.527.3636

Herbal Remedies: Dynamic Roots | Carbondale | 732.284.8477

 

And here's a Custom Farm Box service in the Crested Butte and Gunnison area:

Farm Runners  | Hotchkiss  | 970.846.8312 or 970.310.1485

Unlocking a CSA’s treasures

A CSA box is much like a treasure chest: overflowing with precious items. But the bounty is perishable and the amount of food can be overwhelming. Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook by Mi Ae Lipe (Twisted Carrot Publishing), is a guide to help understand and make use of more than 90 different fruits, vegetables and herbs. The book amasses recipes from the kitchens of professional chefs, home cooks, food associations and food bloggers, and includes nutritional and food storage tips. BountyFromTheBox.com

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