Help local farms through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
March 25, 2020
Spring has officially sprung, which means local farm-fresh produce can't be far behind. To partake in the upcoming bounty and help foster sustainable and regenerative agriculture, join one of the area's many CSA programs. Shares start as low as $12 per week for singles, with seasons typically lasting from April or May to November.
63rd Street Farm
3796 63rd St., Boulder
Enjoy organically grown vegetables cultivated at this 50-acre farm located in this historial Valmont Butte area of Boulder. Members can also add on grass-fed beef, pork, and lamb, along with pasture-raised chickens and their eggs, local raw dairy cow and goat's milk, and freshly roasted coffee.Thanksgiving turkeys are available too.
Aspen Moon Farm
7927 Hygiene Rd., Longmont
Now entering its second decade, Aspen Moon Farm is a Demeter Certified Biodynamic grower, making their produce "100% natural and bee friendly." In 2020, weekly or biweekly CSA shares of seasonal farm fresh vegetables and culinary herbs will be available for pick-up in either Longmont or at the Boulder Farmers Market. Optional add-ins are Ela Family Farm certified organic fruit and shares of fresh cut flowers.
734 8th Ave., Longmont
Bonavida Growers is a small organic farm in Longmont that offers 50 shares per season, starting in May. Food produced on the farm is grown by using organic methods and only goes to CSA members, not to farmer's markets or restaurants.
Cure Organic Farm
7416 Valmont Rd., Boulder
Founded in 2005, Cure Organic offers two CSA options, with shares consisting of weekly produce, a weekly newsletter, recipes, and invitations to farm events. Fruit, egg, coffee, bread, wine and cheese options are available for add-ons.
8140 Oxford Rd, Longmont
Kilt Farm promises that CSA members will "never get the same things in your box two weeks in a row." Available on a weekly or biweekly schedule, shares can be customized based on vegetable preferences selected at sign-up, and picked up at one of eight locations. Kilt's CSA also offers payment plans and vacation holds. In addition to produce, subscribers can add-on flowers, Sky Pilot eggs, Ela Family Farm Fruit, Hazel Del Mushrooms, or Patifico Pasta.
McCauley Family Farm
9421 N. 63rd St., Longmont
A year-round CSA, McCauley offers pasture-raised chicken, eggs, lamb and pork, that have never had antibiotics, growth hormones or feed containing genetically modified seed. McCauley also offers community dinners, special events, and educational classes.
13912 CR 19, Platteville
Familyowned for more than 70 years, Miller Farms offers a full, half, or quarter share CSA, consisting of pesticide-free fruits and vegetables. Members also get two free passes to pick their own vegetables in the fields in the fall. They also sell farm-raised beef and pork.
8627 N. 95th St., Longmont
Ollin's 2020 CSA plan includes more than 180 varieties of 40 types of vegetables, including bok Choy, edamame, and more familiar items such as potatoes and broccoli. They also occasionally include items from partner CSAs, such as local sweet corn and Palisade peaches.
Pastures of Plenty Farm
4039 Ogallala Rd, Longmont
This CSA started in 2007 by one of the founders of Alfalfa's Markets, Lyle Tawse and his restaurateur wife, Sylvia. Freshly-cut mixed flower bouquets are included with each share, and members can attend cooking classes in the farmhouse kitchen.
Red Wagon Farm
7694 N. 63rd Street, Longmont
Boasting a large variety of crops, the Red Wagon Farm offers a 23-week CSA program with pick-up at five locations across Boulder County, Monday-Thursday. Add-ons shares such as organic fruit, pastured eggs, and coffee are also available. Red Wagon also offers programs for supporting their farm workers.
8417 N. Foothills Hwy, Altona
Serendipity raises heritage breeds of pork, chicken, eggs, turkey and beef in a free-range environment. There are three seasonal CSA options to choose from, and pick-up is available twice per week. In addition to the CSA, they also sell lard, honey, jam and ice cream, and offer direct meat sales to the public.
5169 Ute Highway, Longmont
The first CSA in Boulder County, this 100 plus-year-old 10-acre farm offers seasonal vegetables, herbs and flowers. The Farm also offers live music, as well as yoga and writing retreats.