2012 CSA Newsletter – Week 12,13, etc…

The Farmers Update

As I write this we are packing week 13. Week 12 still had a huge variety of vegetables – cilantro, parsley, carrots, beets, broccoli/cauliflower, kale, chard,  corn, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, potatoes, onions and squash. This week we will have some heavy boxes, but a few things are ending – the cucumbers are gone, we gave the kale a break this week but will have some more before the end, chard is gone, peppers and eggplant are almost gone, corn is done.

The last few weeks…

We’ve got more leeks this week and one more time this season, perfect for potato leek soup! Also lots of yellow onions and soon the red onions; we’ve got some herbs for the end of the season – including  the lemon grass in this week’s box. Lots of potatoes coming in, and a few pumpkins. We do have some garlic, the crop was small this year (probably weather related) – My winter squash crop was a bust, almost nothing made it; fortunately Glenn Austin and the Greg at the trading post had better luck, so I will resort to buying the squash for the last few weeks. Everything in these last boxes is designed for storage – keep the onions, potatoes and squash in a cool, well ventilated, dark spot and they will last for months.

The end is coming!

The end of the farm season that is, not the end of the world, although some are predicting that as well. You will probably be able to tell from this week’s box that the season is in steep decline. Because of the lack of water and the heat of summer, fall has come a bit early to the western slope. The tomatoes are producing more that I remember in the last decade – even the field grown romas are coming on in force – we can barely keep up with picking them! If you find a lot of tomatoes in your box these next few weeks, just freeze them if you can’t use them all! I freeze whole, ripe tomatoes in gallon ziplok bags. In the winter these are easy to peel (just dunk in hot water and the skin slips right off), chop up and add to any dish.

Because of the early decline, i’m going to condense our final deliveries and pack the rest of the fall crops in the next three heavy boxes (weeks 13-15). I’m packing these final boxes much more than usual, essentially doubling up for the last few weeks, saving on the delivery effort, but still getting you all your fall crops.  I wanted to mention that we are winding down more quickly than usual, the CSA was still a great value for your membership dollars this summer – according to my past calculations, we hit the ‘retail price value’ of the membership around week 10 or 11 – after that everything else is a bonus. Also this year, a bunch of crops came in early, thus front loading our season. I am considering starting a week earlier next year, more on this over the winter.

The final pickup dates are as follows: Crested Butte – Sunday September 30th, Marble/Redstone & Gunnison – Saturday September, Farm – Friday Oct. 5th.

Crested Butte members, please bring any empty boxes/totes back to the delivery spot by the following weekend so we can pick them up. Marble/Redstone members please get your boxes back to karen or gina and we will get them back; Gunnison members, please bring your boxes/totes back to mark the following week.

Thank you for your membership this year!

In the Box

Most items are 1 each for Half, 2 each for Full. A few items are Full only. Boxes may vary slightly, we do our best to even out the distribution.

Broccoli/Cauliflower  – still a little more…
Onions  – still more
Kale – ends soon!
Peppers – ends soon
Eggplant – ends soon
Carrots – last week
Tomatos
Potatoes
Leeks 
Herbs – lemon grass
Winter Squash – acorns this week, delacata, butternut next
Fruit

Gala & Honeycrisp  from First Fruits, a few more varieties coming

 

 

2012 CSA Newsletter – Week 10 & 11

The Farmers Update

I don’t have time for a long update, as you can probably tell how late this email is. So, i’ve loaded up some photos with captions below to give you a visual update.

We have around 6/7 weeks left (cb/gunnison/marble customers will get a double final box the weekend of oct. 6th, farm pickup customers your last box will be friday oct. 12th). over the next few weeks you will see the number of different items in your box decrease, but we will make up for some of that with weight – lots of tomatoes, potatoes, onions and soon squash. We also have a small corn crop that should come in this week. I hope you have been enjoying the season, thanks for your support!

In the Box

Most items are 1 each for Half, 2 each for Full. A few items are Full only. Boxes may vary slightly, we do our best to even out the distribution.

Broccoli/Cauliflower  – still a little more…
Corn  – possibly more next week
Onions  – getting bigger, we will have these throughout the rest of the season, nearly every week
Cucumbers – time for cucumber salad (still more coming!)
Basil – last chance for pesto making
Kale – ends soon!
Peppers – more varieties coming soon
Eggplant –
Carrots – lots more coming
Tomatos
Potatoes
Leeks 
Salad mix – that was it
Herbs – hope you all got a good mix this year, just as bit more of the culinary herbs
Cabbage, red
Squash, summer
Fruit

Nectarines from First Fruits
small gala apples from Delicious Orchards

Coming Soon

Fall apples & more pears, possibly plums

 

2012 CSA Newsletter – Week 8 & 9 – it feels like fall already

The Farmers Update

A little over a week ago we passed the quarter cross day – half way between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox. Those living close to the earth can sense a shift around this time and the season begins falling inevitably into the end of summer. This year, like everything else, fall feels like its coming early. The ditch water is off (and the pond is nearly empty), and the nights and mornings are cooler. Everything seems to be shifting in the field and on the farm.

Abdias is heading back to France, and the students on the crew are heading back to school. The broccoli is just done; the kale and chard seem less abundant (finally!) and the salad mix is done for now (we do have one more section we may be able to pick next week). And the tomatoes are coming on big time!

Fall crops coming on

We picked nearly 300 lb. of tomatoes this week and that means everyone will get a good bit. Early varieties include many roma types  (great for sauce or salsa because they are fairly juice-less) and a good bit of heirloom/slicers – deliciously flavored. We pick all our tomatoes at a pink stage – if we wait until they are fully ripe in the field, they are more likely to have damage and to get damaged when packed in the boxes we deliver. Farm pickup customers may see a bit riper tomatoes along side the less ripe ones. Put these tomatoes on the counter and they will ripen up nicely in a few days. Most of the tomatoes are coming from one bed we have in the hoop house. The four beds in the field are just starting to ripen. Expect lots of tomatoes this fall!

Also in the hoop house an amazing array of peppers, the colored bells are still a week or two off, but lots of yellow bell and lots of anaheim types – great roasted which brings out their sweetness – you can roast a few quickly in the oven or toaster, you will be amazed at the change in flavor.

The Onions are really sizing up and a big patch of leeks awaits the pitchfork. we started picking the potatoes this week – we will have the first potatoes in the box next week and then again for the last month or so of the season.  Summer squash is also starting to increase, but i planted a good amount (after loosing the first planting to a late freeze) so we shouldn’t have TOO MUCh for you! Winter squash still a few weeks off.

Basil bags and also parsley in the boxes this week again, and we have plenty of basil for pesto if you want it please email or call, it will all be over soon so make your pesto and get it in the freezer now!

Payment reminder!!!  All balances are now due.   Please pay your balance, if you aren’t sure if you have a balance, please email or call me – 970-872-4413. Thanks!

In the Box

The turkeys love the field in fall.

Most items are 1 each for Half, 2 each for Full. A few items are Full only. Boxes may vary slightly, we do our best to even out the distribution.

Beans (green, yellow)  -ends soon
Broccoli – that was it
Corn  – a bit more corn from Austin farms, we all love it! my corn is 2 weeks off.
Onions  – getting bigger, we will have these throughout the rest of the season, nearly every week
Cucumbers – time for cucumber salad (many more coming!)
Artichokes – ends soon
Basil – more basil coming this week
Parsley 
Kale – ends soon!
Peppers – more varieties coming soon
Eggplant – another flush  in 2 weeks
Swiss Chard – may end soon
Carrots – lots more coming
Fruit

White Peaches from First Fruits
Pears, green bartlett from Delicious Orchards

Coming Soon

Fall

Pictures from the farm

2012 CSA Newsletter – Week 6 & 7 – the season rolls on

The Farmers Update

Everything is humming on the farm at this point. Harvest is in full swing, with many hands working at the long harvest tasks – picking the beans, picking the cucumbers, picking the broccoli… the list goes on and on, and the harvest seems endless. But eventually, the heat beats down and we shift to washing produce in the shade of the packing shed – washing, bundling, bunching, bagging & packing.  This week we picked more broccoli than we knew what to with – remember, if we give you too much of something to use, consider freezing part. Most vegetables just need to be blanched (steamed or boiled briefly) then thrown in a freezer bag. This week we also had delicious sweet corn from Austin Family Farms. We will have this again for one or two more weeks. Their olathe location is much warmer than the valley and their corn is a month ahead of mine. And given the water situation, i may not have a corn crop anyway…

This week the water is going to be shut off! This is the earliest I can remember the water going off in the twenty years we have been growing vegetables in Western Colorado. As I mentioned, our three acre feet of pond water will allow me to run an extensive drip system and a few sprinklers. I’ll also be hoping that the afternoon clouds and rain showers persist all thru august. You may see a different mix of crops in the box by late august, with fewer greens and salad – and more of the tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, onions and potatoes i have plenty of. Some local growers will have irrigation water longer than us, so hit them up at the market or your local health food store.

Since we are nearly at the half way point of the harvest season, I think its time to look forward to the rest of the season – here is what to expect:


Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage – we should have these for at least another week or two. our fall crop depends on water, so we may not have one unless it rains
Chard & Kale – should continue for at least a couple of weeks, then will end unless it gets rainwater
Beans – these continue for a couple more weeks – enjoy them while we have them!
Beets, Carrots – plenty more of these to come until almost the end – 5-7 weeks more at least
Salad Mix – we should have salad mix for several more weeks, but may not have it as long as most seasons
Onions, Potatoes – we have a strong crop of these full size onions in 2-3 weeks, then onions every week until the end. potatoes will mostly come for the last 4-5 weeks, we will have some early potatoes in a week or two.
Garlic – already picked, we just have to process, we will start putting in boxes soon. medium sized crop.
Peppers, Eggplant, Tomatoes – these crops are just starting to kick in and will increase dramatically over the next few weeks. a very nice planting, and almost all on drip, these crops don’t need too much water anyway. The tomatoes are just starting – peppers start with giant jalapeños (freeze what you can’t use) and semi-hot anaheim (long slender) types – great for roasting or grilling. Bell peppers will come in a few weeks later.
Cucumbers, Summer Squash – we should have plenty more cukes, plus summer squash starts in earnest in the next week. We will keep these drop watered thru august.
Winter squash, Pumpkins – we have more of some varieties than usual, but the late freeze did put a dent in the quantities. i should have plenty for the csa, but may not have extra for ‘winter’ boxes
Artichokes are starting to come in, we should have these for a few weeks

Payment reminder!!!

All balances are now due. If you did not pay in full, please make sure you pay your balance asap! I will be sending out reminder emails with your balance. Please pay your balance, if you aren’t sure if you have a balance, please email or call me – 970-872-4413. Thanks!

In the Box

Most items are 1 each for Half, 2 each for Full. A few items are Full only. Boxes may vary slightly, we do our best to even out the distribution.

Beans (green, yellow & purple)
Broccoli – ends soon!
Onions  – getting bigger…
Cucumbers – time for cucumber salad (many more coming!)
Artichokes – (some of you got cukes some got chokes this week, next week you will get artichokes if you didn’t get them last week)
Scallions – the end of the scallion crop
Basil – more basil coming this week
Bulb Fennel – Full member only this week
Dill Heads –  (coming this week) – chop up fresh and use in soup, sauce or salad instead of fresh dill greens
Kale – we will keep picking kale & chard until/if it dries out too much!
Cauliflower –   a bit more next week – orange and purple still to come, not a huge crop this yearSalad Mix – still coming
Peppers – lots of little hot peppers, and a few first bell peppers –
Eggplant – we picked a few of these this week, expect many more in 1-2 weeks
Swiss Chard – plenty more until they dry up!
Carrots – bunches
Salad Mix –  did you notice we have had salad every week so far? we love salad too! salad loves water, we have a little water we can use for a bit more salad  – expect a few more weeks.

Fruit

Plums (Shiros) from Ela Family farms
Cherries (last of the season) from First Fruits

this week:

Plums (Santa Rosas) from Delicious Orchards
Peaches from Delicious Orchards

Coming Soon

summer squash
more of the same!

Pictures from the farm

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2012 CSA Newsletter – Week 5 – Harvest Mania

The Farmers Update

Time to pick the cucumbers!

Harvest is about all we can get to these days, with a bit of weeding when possible. The beans are coming in in full force now, lots more to come for a few weeks.Are you sick of beets yet? We will give you a break for a couple of weeks before getting into the second patch. remember, the topped beets store very well, put them in a bag in your produce drawer and you can use them all winter. Cucumbers are coming in  this week strongly, but still just from the hoop house – the early crop. the main crop is still a few weeks off.

Lots of cauliflower this week, plus plenty more broccoli coming next week. We also picked the first cabbage this week, a delicious ‘conehead; variety called “caraflex’ from johnny’s seeds –  here’s what they say: Inner leaves are tender and have an excellent, rich cabbage flavor. Perfect for summer salads, slaws, or cooked dishes. 

The irrigation water is only going to last a few more weeks. After that we will have the pond to irrigate about an acre of crops laid out with drip tape. Several crops may suffer this fall without monsoonal moisture: kale, chard, salad, broccoli and cauliflower. I will make up these weaknesses with other crops that should do fine: squash, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, onions, beets, carrots and many herbs. Our sweet corn crop may not set – its late – but we will have at least a few weeks of local, natural/organic corn from either tuxedo corm or austin family farms (starting in 1-2 weeks).

This week’s peaches are from domingez canyon, and like all early peaches, they aren’t quite as spectacular as the main season peaches we will have in a few weeks. In a few weeks we will also have the earliest apples. I’m also expecting to get some plums, nectarines and peaches for the fruit members this season – its a good fruit year. we should have fruit thru the season.

We started picking the Gladioli this last week, if you want to brighten up your life buy a bundle of these for your kitchen on dining room. they are absolutely stunning and last for a week or more with proper care. Please pre-order and will deliver with the boxes or have them out at pickup.  $10 for a bundle of 7 stems for CSA members.

In the Box

Packing the boxes.

Most items are 1 each for Half, 2 each for Full. A few items are Full only. Boxes may vary slightly, we do our best to even out the distribution.

Beets
Onions  – one small early onion – many more to come!
Cucumbers – time for cucumber salad
Herbs – a bit for a sauce, one of the following: thyme, oregano, marjoram, cinnamon basil
Kale – lancinato this week, but varies – green curly, lancinato and red russian
Cauliflower – lots this week, a bit more next week
Lettuce – that was it – the head lettuce did relatively poorly this year in the heat; we may have one more week.
Salad Mix – still coming
Beans (green, yellow & purple)
Peppers – lots of little hot peppers, and the first bell peppers – these are thinning harvests –  encouraging the plants to produce & ripen larger peppers. in general the big blocky peppers are sweet the long peppers are semi hot and the smaller peppers are hot to very hot.
eggplant – we picked a few of these this week, expect many more in 1-2 weeks
Swiss Chard – plenty more until they dry up!
Carrots – bunches

Fruit

Peaches, from Domingez Canyon

Coming Soon

Broccoli – lots more
bulb fennel
summer squash
more of the same!

Pictures from the farm

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2012 CSA Newsletter – Week 4 – It’s summer now!

The Farmers Update

Just a quick note this week. lots of rain and overcast weather this week which is lovely. Everything appreciates it, and the broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage seem especially happy. New this week – carrots, parsley, broccoli, onions and basil…

The peas are nearly done, and we started picking beans this week – we will have beans for the next several weeks. the broccoli is coming in and the cauliflower is starting. The peppers are very close and may start next week.

In the Box

Most items are 1 each for Half, 2 each for Full. A few items are Full only

Beets – we will take a break from beets soon, then have more later in the season
Onions  – one small early onion – many more to come!
Cucumbers – more coming in this week
Basil – a bit for a sauce, email for pesto quantities
Kale – three varieties – green curly, lancinato and red russian
Broccoli/Cauliflower – just starting, lots more in coming weeks
Lettuce – a couple more weeks of head lettuce left
Salad Mix
Parsley – flat leaf
Chois – the last of the chois, a little small but worth using for their crunchy stems.
Swiss Chard – full members, more for everyone next week
Dill (full members)
Carrots – early harvest, more to come

Fruit

Cherries, Bing from First Fruits
Apricots – from First Fruits

Coming Soon

Beans (green, yellow & purple)
bulb fennel
oregano & other herbs
peppers
squash

2012 CSA Newsletter – Week 3 – Peas please!

The Farmers Update

This week the peas peaked I hope! Everyone should have gotten a big bag of sugar snaps this week and fulls also got shelling peas this week. Only some of you have gotten the snow peas, we should have more of those this week.

This week we checked the potatoes and they just aren’t ready for new potatoes. The garlic is ready and we will be picking that over the next week, then drying and processing it – expect garlic in the boxes in about four weeks. I picked one tote of carrots, but they weren’t sweet enough yet, we should have them next week. Also broccoli and cauliflower are starting as well as the green beans. Even the cabbage is nearly ready.  In the onion department we have one more week of scallions, then we’ll start with early onions, and later in the season leeks.  The peppers, tomatoes and eggplant all look great and we should have a nice crop… although the peppers have started to trickle in, it will be a few weeks before we can really start giving you peppers, then eggplant, then finally tomatoes…

This early summer I’m being a bit unrelenting in loading you up on healthy kale and chard greens (and salad) because we may not have these greens long after our water is shut off in early august (rain helps!). If you can’t use all the greens consider cooking & freezing for winter use, or giving to a friend or neighbor.

If you have any questions, please give me a call or email me! Lots of pictures at the bottom of this post.

In the Box

Most items are 1 each for Half, 2 each for Full. A few items are Full only

Beets – still lots of beets to come, this week we picked the long cylinder shaped beets
Scallions  – perfect for cucumber salad
Cucumbers – our earliest cukes from the hoop house – many more to come as we move into our field cukes
Kale – three varieties – green curly, lancinato and red russian
Lettuce – crisp red heads – red seems less interesting to the grasshoppers this year which have been devouring the lettuce. we will have more, plus some baby romains next week
Radishes (full)
Salad Mix
Swiss Chard
Dill

Fruit

Cherries, Bing from First Fruits
Apricots – from First Fruits

Coming Soon

Beans (green, yellow & purple)
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Carrots
Early Onions
More Chois
bulb fennel
Basil, parsley, oregano & other herbs

A Recipe from Valerie

Curried Kale

 1 bag (or bunch) of kale, any variety
1 small onion, chopped fine
1 head baby garlic, minced or 2-3 cloves full sized garlic
1/2-1 can coconut milk
medium curry powder to taste (I used a rounded teaspoon)
salt to taste
ghee and/or olive oil for sautéing
  1. Rinse and chop kale, set aside.
  2. Heat 1-2 Tbs. ghee and/or oil, then add onion, garlic, curry powder and salt.
  3. Sauté until onions are clear, add kale and a bit of water (about 1/4 cup).
  4. Simmer kale a few minutes then add coconut milk and simmer covered for 5-10 minutes depending on how well done you like your kale.
  5. Adjust the salt and serve on a bed of rice. YUM!

 

Recent Farm Pictures

More pictures for your viewing pleasure. Click any image to enlarge.

 

2012 CSA Newsletter – Week 2 ~ Summer is on…

The Farmers Update

This week’s heat makes me want to curl up inside this bucket of peas.
Wow – the heat of summer hit hard tis year, with day after day of 100 degree plus. Fortunately, the water is plentiful at the moment and I keep the sprinklers running all day long most days, rotating from bed to bed, zone to zone, to keep everything cool and moist.  All the heat (and water) means lots of growth on the farm this week. The brassicas – broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and more, seem especially huge this week.
Payment reminder – July 1st I will be mailing every member with a balance a copy of their invoice. If you have a balance due, please send a payment on your account, ideally 50% of the balance due. If you would like to make a partial payment by credit card or paypal, please email me and i will help set that up.

In the Box

Most items are 1 each for Half, 2 each for Full. A few items are Full Only – chives, kale.

Beets – first of the season. delicious just boiled plain. we will have beets for several weeks.
Chives – tender
Cilantro – a spring treat – full members
Kale – bags
Lettuce – baby heads (full)
Radishes (full)
Salad Mix
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Dill

Fruit

Cherries, Bing from Delicious Orchards
Apricots – from First Fruits, Paonia
Raspberries – from our farm (some members)

Recent Farm Pictures

More pictures for your viewing pleasure. Click any image to enlarge.

2012 CSA Newsletter – Week 1 ~ Here we go VEGETABLES!

The Farmers Update

This year we are starting with a bang – we have many crops all coming in all at once, in part because we have had a hot strong spring and everything is a little early this year (about a week or two). Check below to see whats in the box, and enjoy the abundance of greens while we have them – I’m going to give you as much as I can while I have plenty of irrigation water. More on the water situation in upcoming emails, lets all hope for some monsoonal weather!

I forgot to mention in previous emails that this is going to be a great fruit year. we are starting this week with Bing cherries from Delicious Orchards, and Rainier cherries from First Fruits. We should have a solid showing of several more cherry types, apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines, apples and pears. Some of the later apples may be impacted by the shortened irrigation season, unless we get some rain! We even have some raspberries coming in to spread around. Not enough yet for everyone to get berries every week, but we will keep track and make sure every fruit member gets some farm grown berries this year.

 

In the Box

Most items are 1 each for Half, 2 each for Full. A few items are Full Only – chives, kale.

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Chives – tender
Cilantro – a spring treat
Kale – just starting
Kohlrabi – more info on our recipe page: http://www.turkeyhillcsa.com.php53-27.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/csa-information/recipes
Lettuce – baby heads
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Salad Mix
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Baby Garlic – we’ll have regular garlic in about a month

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Fruit

Cherries, Bing from Delicious Orchards
Cherries, Reinier from First Fruits
Raspberries – from our farm (only farm members got these this week, the rest of you will get them over the next few weeks)

Recent Farm Pictures

 

 

First Harvest Details & Open House – Updates!

First Harvest Pickup & Delivery Details

Early Bok Choi, nearly ready

What will be in the first few boxes: Bok Choi, Lettuce, Salad, Radishes, Chives, Green Garlic, Spinach, Chard, Kale, Peas, Cilantro & more…

The first harvest pickup and delivery dates will be as follows

  • Farm Pickup starts Friday June 22nd
  • Marble/Redstone pickups starts Saturday June 23rd
  • Gunnison delivery starts Saturday June 23rd
  • Crested Butte delivery starts Sunday June 24th
At the bottom are details for each pickup area – please read the section for your area below carefully so you understand the procedure before you arrive.

CSA Member Open House & Early Produce

We will be holding an open house for CSA members on Thursday June 14th  – members can come any time that day by RSVPing by phone at 872-4413.  I suggest visiting in the morning around 11am if you can make it. Visit the farm, tour the early fields and take home a bag of produce from our earliest harvest. That week we will be doing a ‘pre-harvest’ the week before the CSA starts to make sure we have everything we need for the first week.

On The Farm

Planting Crew

The early crops all look great. Nearly everything came up strong and everything is growing well. The planting is nearly complete – this week we will transplant our remaining starts and I will get my final big direct seeding in the ground. I have inserted a gallery at the bottom of the post that shows the crops progress and a few interesting details. We did have a late freeze in the valley Memorial day weekend, but fortunately we scraped by with very little damage. We did loose a few of our early transplanted squash, but these are easy to replace in my next direct seeding.

The next two weeks are our opportunity to get ahead of the weeds, thin all the crops that need thinning like carrots, beets, peas and beans, and get the harvest area ready for the harvest season. Once we start in with harvest, its hard to get back to the many projects on the farm.

What about your Water?

This year we experienced a very dry winter and spring, leaving us with little snowpack to feed the summer irrigation season. Still – it looks like we will have water for most of our usual season. We are carefully monitoring the snow melt to see when the irrigation system has to start drawing on the reservoir. The reservoir contains around 60 days of water, and our large pond contains another few weeks of irrigation water. If we get some more overcast days (which prolong the snowmelt) or any precipitation between now and then, the season will be extended.

If we do run out of water early some crops like fall greens may suffer. We’ll try to make up for this by giving you plenty of greens while we have plenty of water and you may be getting more winter squash, onions and potatoes that in past years. These crops will do fine even if the water ends sooner than usual.

Pickup Area Instructions

Please read carefully and call or email if you have any questions.

All Members –  please return any totes or boxes; the gray boxes collapse into a much smaller size, press two thumb locks to collapse. Please do not return bags, we cannot reuse them. Please reuse or accumulate and take to City Market for recycling.

  • Farm Pickup – The farm is located on Powell Mesa Rd.  outside Hotchkiss (new members please call for directions), pickups are Friday 3-7pm – read the board when you arrive, take a box and bags and take your produce. I will be around the first few weeks to get you oriented.; If you need to come earlier or later, please call the farm (872-4413) and we will box up your produce and put it in the walk-in, first door on our right – please close door hard until it clicks.
  • Gunnison – Mark from Thistle Whistle Farm will be bringing your boxes to the Montrose farmers market.   Please thank him and buy some of his yummy veggies.
  • Crested Butte – Hosted by Stacee Vanaremen at 421 White Rock. Deliveries are Sundays 11am-11:30am (the truck will be there by 11am and leave after 11:30am). If you can’t meet the truck we will leave your box on the shaded porch on the right of the building. Your produce needs refrigeration! if you can’t pick it up by 11:30, consider having a friend come and get it and put it in your fridge. Please help keep Stacee’s porch as neat as possible between pickups, thanks!
  •  Marble/Redstone – standard pickup time is Saturday mornings, your boxes will be inside the walk-in, first door on our right – please close door hard until it clicks. All boxes will be labeled with an [M] for Marble. If you know exactly when you are coming please email or call ahead so I can meet you. Contact Gina (ginacousino@gmail.com) to find out your pickup slots.