Community Supported Agriculture creates an opportunity for people to engage with, and learn about, their community farm throughout the growing season. Memberships are paid in spring, providing the needed capital to start farming each season. Members then visit their farm each week to pick up a share of the harvest from June-October.
CSA membership provides not only a generous supply of organically grown produce each week, but it creates educational opportunities for people to learn about their food, connect with their farm, and actively build connections in their community food system. Many shareholders can walk or bike to CSA pick-up, and the whole family is encouraged to attend each week to learn about seasonal availability of produce, participate in cooking demonstrations by local chefs, and share in the weekly changes that take place on the farm throughout the season.
CSA Share Options
To view pricing, more details, and to sign up, click the green button below for the farm you would like to join.
Sponsored Vegetable Share | Sprout City Farms
Give the gift of food and sponsor a share for a family in need! 17 weeks of naturally grown produce from June to October at Denver Green School Community Farm or Mountair Park Community Farm.
Organic Fruit Share | Ela Family Farms
11 weeks of tree-ripened organic fruit from mid-August to late October, including peaches, pears, apple cider, and apples from Ela Family Farms. Average of 5 pounds of fruit per week. If you’d like to see what to expect in a fruit share, you can view the 2016 Fruit Share Calendar.
Egg Share | High Plains Food Co-op
18 weeks of local, natural eggs from High Plains Food Co-op. Full share 1 dozen per week or half share 1 dozen biweekly.
Bread Share | Great Harvest at DGS
18 weeks of locally baked bread. At DGS, Honey Whole Wheat and Dakota bread loaves from Great Harvest. Full share 2 loaves per week, Half share 1 loaf per week.
Bread Share | Raleigh Street Bakery at MAP
18 weeks of organic artisan sourdough breads. Full share and half share members will receive a different loaf each week. Each made with freshly milled flours and occasional additions of seeds, grains, or dried fruits. Raleigh Street bakery operates under Colorado’s cottage food law. Cottage food laws allow certain foods to be made in a home kitchen and sold directly to you through farmers markets, local CSA programs and homes. Due to cottage food law regulations you must sign up and pay directly through David. Contact him through email at email@example.com if you are interested.
Coffee Share | Pablo’s Coffee
18 weeks of locally roasted coffee from Pablo’s Coffee. 12 oz bag of Danger Monkey every week.
Mushroom Share | Mile High Fungi
18 weeks of locally raised mushrooms, plus a grow-your-own kit from Mile High Fungi. Full share 5 oz per week or half share 5 oz biweekly.
Organic Meat Share | High Plains Co-op
9 deliveries over 18 weeks (biweekly at CSA pickup at DGS) of local, organic meat including beef, chicken, pork, yak, goat, and lamb. See www.HighPlainsFoods.org for more info on what cuts of meat are available. Members receive $20 worth of varying cuts of meat with each biweekly share.
Meat Share | Locavore Delivery
Choice of share size: $49/month, $99/month, or $199/month
4 deliveries over 16 weeks (once a month) of local, naturally-raised beef and pork delivered to your home. Beef-only shares are also available. Order direct from Locavore Delivery.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Community Supported Agriculture work?
Community Supported Agriculture is about forging a direct relationship between food producers and food consumers. To participate, one purchases a CSA “share” in a farm prior to the growing season. A CSA share is similar to a subscription, but instead of getting a newspaper or magazine each week, you get fresh, locally-produced, organically-grown food! During the growing season, shareholders come to the farm each week to pick up their freshly harvested produce.
The whole family is encouraged to come to the weekly pickup, as you will get to see the farm and how it’s growing, learn about seasonal availability of different veggies, and get recipes and participate in cooking demonstrations that will help you turn your share into delicious meals for you and your family.
What if I’ll be out of town or on vacation during the CSA season?
Send a friend or neighbor to pick up your share, or if that’s not convenient, your share will simply be added to our donation program that week. We’re sorry, but due to limited storage space we are unable to accommodate late or rescheduled pickups.
What kind of produce will I get?
SCF’s farms grow a wide variety of seasonal vegetables. Check out our Crop Calendar for more details. If there are ever items in your share that you do not like, or do not want, there is a designated spot at pickup each week where you can leave undesired items behind for another family or for donation.
How much food will I get?
SCF’s veggie shares are designed to feed 2-3 folks per week and vary as the season progresses. The season starts out with cool, spring vegetables such as lettuces, peas and radishes. As the season progresses, warm season crops become available such as tomatoes, eggplant and cucumbers. Toward the end of the season, storage crops ripen such as potatoes, winter squash and turnips.
How do I sponsor a share for a family in need?
Just add a sponsored share in your cart and we will match your donation with a family in need. Through your support, a family can receive a full share throughout the season!
Can shares be split?
SCF does not offer a half share for veggies but if you would like to share it with a friend, family member or colleague, feel free. Some folks alternate pick-up weeks and some split the share once they get home…whatever works for you. We will note the names of the share and communicate with both.
CSA Shareholder Agreement
1. As a CSA shareholder, I am responsible for picking up my produce on the designated pickup day/time. If I cannot pick up my produce during the scheduled time, I will make arrangements to have someone pick it up on my behalf, or will let the farm manager know that my share is to be donated that week (with 1 day’s advance notice). Due to storage limitations, SCF cannot make accommodations for late pickups.
2. I understand that if my produce is not picked up within the designated time, it will be donated to a charity of SCF’s choice.
3. I understand that farming and crops can be affected by contingencies including weather, wildlife damage, drought, late/early frost, etc. I agree to share the risk of these contingencies and understand that the amount of produce in my share may vary as a result.
4. I agree to complete the appropriate SCF volunteer waiver before volunteering at any SCF Community Farm.
Cancellation Policy: SCF will refund the full amount of a share, less a $25 processing fee, if canceled by June 1st. No refunds will be issued after June 1st but shares can be transferred.
To ensure food access for all members of the community, Sprout City Farms makes approximately 20% of our CSA shares available as sponsored (free) or work shares. Work shares give participants an opportunity to earn back up to 50% of their CSA membership in exchange for time spent helping on the farm. SNAP/EBT shares are available to SNAP/EBT recipients who are either involved with our partners, or who live in the immediate neighborhood of one of our farms. Click here for the applications.