Some of the best things about living in Boulder are the shared sense of community and dedication to the environment. An easy, enjoyable way to combine both of these benefits is by participating in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program with a Boulder County farm. Purchasing a subscription to a CSA gets you a box of the freshest local and organic produce available on a weekly basis. Here is a list of a few of our favorite farms in the area that provide this service.
For a truly localized experience, look no further than Cure Organic Farm. Owners Anne and Paul Cure distribute all of their produce within 50 miles of the farm through local restaurants, farmers markets, their onsite store, and their CSA program. The farm features fifteen acres of over 100 certified organic vegetables, flowers, and herbs. It also harbors several honey bee hives, a flock of hens and ducks, and heritage Berkshire and Mangalista pigs with rotational grazing. This year, they’re expanding their CSA program to fit the demand. The CSA runs for 20 weeks, from June 6-October 20 and features four pick-up locations. The shares sell out quickly, so be sure to check the site often to see what is still available.
Aspen Moon Farm is a certified organic and Demeter Certified Biodynamic farm in Hygiene, Colorado. Owners Jason and Erin believe in creating a sustainable connection to their 99 acres and oftentimes harvest their produce by hand. Their CSA program is wildly popular with 200 customers and counting, and they offer a different CSA experience than most. Subscribers can visit the farm in Hygiene and pick their produce by hand or go to the pick-up spot in Boulder for pre-boxed items. Their CSA runs for 22 weeks from mid-May through October, and you can add on a fruit, flower, or fall harvest share. Their shares are on sale now!
Now in its 10th year of offering CSA shares, Isabelle Farm is known for its variety. Members can expect anywhere from 4-20lbs of food each week depending on the season and produce available. Shareholders receive vegetables as far ranging as kale, broccoli, roasted chilies; fruit from watermelons to berries; or a wide variety of herbs. While filling out your subscription, you can opt-in on a weekly fruit share from Ela Farms, a coffee CSA from Conscious Coffees, and even a share of Raleigh Street Bakery’s bread. Their season runs from June 13-October 26 and comes in several sizes and subscription options.
Subscribing to a CSA share is a great way to get the best produce available while protecting the environment and investing in the community. While these farms are just a few of our favorite in the Boulder County area, there are many more that offer CSA shares. You are sure to reap the benefits of Boulder County’s organic farms regardless of which CSA you subscribe to.