CSA stands for community supported agriculture. It is a way for people to buy locally grown produce direct from small family farmers. Buying directly from the farmer is a great way to support our local economy and food system. A CSA is a subscription to a season’s worth of sustainable, locally grown produce that is distributed to members throughout the harvesting season. In Colorado, our harvest season usually ranges from Late May/Early June through October.
Members enjoy the quality of fresh fruits and vegetables for their family, while supporting their local farmer. When you purchase a CSA, you are subscribing to a seasonal plan where your family receives a box of locally grown fruit and vegetables from the farmer on a weekly basis. As a CSA member, you make a seasonal commitment to a small farmer in your area, and the produce is either delivered to your door or you pick it up at our farm. CSA members take pleasure in knowing where and how their food is grown, and typically have an open line of communication with their farmer.
The CSA Commitment
We intend for our full share to be enough food to feed a couple of vegetable lovers or a household of 4 who uses vegetables daily in their diet from June 7th through October 18th, weather permitting.
SIDE NOTE: CSA boxes will be on the lighter side starting off the season, comprising primarily of greens and picking up in July adding more variety and weight as the season progresses. The first month of a CSA, you may feel like you didn't get what you paid for (totally get it) but by August your boxes will be overflowing.
Farming varies from season to season and within a season, and despite careful planning and hard work, shares of the produce is susceptible to weather, insects, disease, and other acts of nature. We will do everything we can to ensure that you receive a box weekly and as farmers, we will be in tight communication with our members on upcoming harvests and if issues arise.
Here is a list of crops we planted for the 2021 season:
Lettuce Mix Cucumber Sweet Corn
Arugula Zucchini Cantaloupe
Carrots Yellow Squash Watermelons
Beets Green Beans Winter Squash
Kale Tomatoes Edible Flowers
Chard Peppers Pumpkin
Snap Peas Herbs Potatoes
Spinach Broccoli Cauliflower
Asian greens Turnips Radish
New to the 2021 season will be our delicious strawberries and raspberries coming on later in the season.
You will not get....
Items such as oranges, bananas, blackberries, mangos, avocados
Enjoy 20 weeks of fresh fruits and vegetables all summer long with a Stubborn Roots CSA membership! Share boxes start June 7th and go until October 18th.
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