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. 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 May 30th through October 17th, weather permitting with a week break in July. This break allows us to get all of our fall crop planted in time without putting too much strain on labor.
SIDE NOTE: CSA boxes will be on the lighter side starting off the season, comprising primarily of greens and fast growing root crops like radish and turnips 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 have purchased seed for the 2022 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
We are hopeful for strawberries this year even if we have to split them between members throughout the season!
You will not get....
Items such as oranges, bananas, blackberries, mangos, avocados
2022 CSA Memberships are now available for purchase on our online store!
Stubborn Roots 20 week share boxes start May 30th and end the week of October 17th with a week break in July!