Community Supported Agriculture in 2017
In alignment with our desire to bring healthy food and medicine to our local community …
We are thrilled to announce that we will be offering a regular season CSA in 2017!
If you are interested in purchasing a 2017 CSA share, sign up here!
Here’s what a few of our CSA members had to say about the 2016 season:
“I care very much about supporting local and the quality of the food. I very much enjoyed this experience and would definitely recommend again.”
“Pachamama provides wonderful produce all summer long! Thank you!”
“I am confident the farmers of Pachamama have impeccable integrity and the food is of the highest quality.”
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is, once again, the main focus of our farm’s food production and distribution. CSA members commit to supporting and benefiting from their local “foodshed” by purchasing a season’s worth of the farm’s crops. Payment is most often made before harvesting begins so that a farm has the necessary working capital to start and cultivate crops.
The CSA distribution model originated in Japan in 1965 and is called “Teikei” or “food with the farmer’s face on it.” During this time, women seeking to protect their food heritage from urban sprawl organized buying clubs of up to 50,000 members. With a common goal, clubs were able to systematically influence governments locally and nationally.
The Anthroposophical movement in Europe eventually spawned a CSA movement first in Switzerland which then quickly spread to the United States in the mid-80’s. The cooperative nature of this model is in alignment with Rudolf Steiner’s “associative or brotherly” economic principles, thereby making it a natural complement to the Biodynamic farming community.
When you join our CSA, you will get a “share” of our farm. Each week, for 20 weeks, you will pick up fresh, nutritious, local produce grown using organic methods. By participating in our CSA, you will directly support your local farmers and your local economy.
Membership includes your just-picked produce, a weekly CSA newsletter, recipes, invitations to farm events and the opportunity to enjoy the farm each week.
Space is limited; shares will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dates: 20 weeks, June 1st – October 12th
Pick-Up Day & Time: Thursdays, 4-6:30pm
Pachamama Farm & Wellness
10771 N. 49th Street
Longmont, CO 80503
We will also have pick-up locations in Central Longmont, Central & South Boulder:
- Central Longmont location will be near 9th and Collyer Street.
- Central Boulder location will be at The Birth Center of Boulder, 2800 Folsom Street.
- South Boulder location will be in the Majestic Heights neighborhood on Brookfield Drive.
We strongly encourage you, our CSA members, to pick-up at the farm so you can get to know your farmers and enjoy the space where your food is grown; but, we also understand that it may not be possible for everyone to get to the farm during the weekly pick-up time. All CSA members are welcome, and encouraged, to tour the farm during the growing season.
Cost: $600 ($30/week for 20 weeks)
Cost: $325 ($32.50/week for 10 weeks)
CSA Share Add-Ons:
Receive custom Pachamama flower bouquets from July-September. All flowers are grown at Pachamama Farm using organic methods. Not only are flowers beautiful additions to the farm and your living space, but they also help diversify the farm and attract much needed pollinators and beneficial insects. Flower varieties include: zinnias, marigolds, asters, sunflowers, and more!
Weekly for 10 weeks: $100 only available for Weekly Veggie Share Members
Bi-Weekly for 5 weeks: $50 only available for Bi-Weekly Veggie Share Members
We are excited to partner with Ela Family Farms to offer you 10 weeks of “Mouth Watering Organic Fruit” from Hotchkiss, CO. Between August 10th and October 12th, you will receive approximately 68 pounds of fresh organic fruit, including peaches, apples, plums, and pears, and possibly apple cider!
$175 only available for Weekly Veggie Share Members
$185* only available for Bi-Weekly Veggie Share Members
* Small addition fee is to cover logistics of having to combine 2 fruit weeks into 1 week to avoid added pick-up dates for members.
Receive one handcrafted herbal product each month throughout June-October. Products may include tea blends, salves, bath blends, herbal syrups, and more. All herbs are grown at Pachamama Farm using organic methods. They are cultivated, harvested, and processed by hand.
Fall & Winter CSA
New this year!
Stay tuned for more details!
- Add-on options are only available for Pachamama CSA members (those who have purchased veggie shares).
- All add-ons need to be paid in full upfront to Pachamama Farm & Wellness.
- A $40 annual delivery fee will be added for off-farm pick-up locations (covers cost of transportation and distribution).
- This year we will be using re-usable plastic bins (instead of wax boxes) to minimize waste and our impact on the environment. Each member will have two bins in rotation. A refundable $20 bin deposit is required for all members.
- We will have a limited number of Work-Trade Shares available. All work-trade members must be physically fit and able to commit work-trade hours on a weekly basis throughout the CSA season. CSA add-ons are not included in work-trade shares. If you are interested in a work-trade position, please indicate so in your registration form.
Each week you’ll receive a diverse mix of crops that are in season. While no two weeks are the same, here are a few examples of what you will get in a weekly share (Disclaimer: shares will vary with weather and availability):
- June: Lettuce, Spinach, Asparagus, Radishes, Kale, Sugar Snap Peas, Beets, Cilantro
- September: Arugula, Cucumbers, Carrots, Peppers, Tomatoes, Basil, Onions, Garlic
To learn more about how we farm and what we grow, visit: About Pachamama