We also host a number of Special Events throughout the year, including farm dinners with a handful of our partner restaurants, gatherings at our farm stand, volunteer field days, as well as fundraisers for local nonprofits. And, for the first time this summer, we are excited to be partnering with CU-Science Discovery to offer Farm Camps for learners ages 6-12.
Please be sure to check out the list of restaurants that buy our produce: Their chefs are exceptional folks with a passion for highlighting food raised by local farms.
WHY SUPPORT LOCAL FARMS?
Simply put, it’s good for the environment (the less your food travels, the less the impact on the environment), it’s good for the economy (keeps the money closer to home), and it’s good for you (the fresher the produce, the higher its nutritional value).
If you’re a stat hound, consider this: As of the 2002 USDA census, 9% of all farms were corporate run, but only a small number of that percentage were making 28% of ag-related sales.
Even now, more than 60% of our vegetables are imported from foreign countries. Beyond the obvious reasons for this being unfavorable, there’s the issue of regulation: Chemicals that are banned here are allowed abroad. And what qualifies as “certified organic” in some countries wouldn’t pass basic inspections here. For more information about the state of farming in the United States, go to the USDA’s website.
WHERE YOU’LL FIND US & OUR PRODUCE
We sell our produce through our on-farm farm stand, our CSA Farm Share Program, to area restaurants and select grocery stores that support local, organic agriculture.
Our 2013 CSA Farm Share Program is sold out, but our organic produce and lots of other great local organic and natural products are available in our on-farm farm stand (a full list of which is on the About Our Farm Stand page), so we hope you’ll come by to say hi. If you would like to be on our mailing list to receive farm updates and news about special events, send your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact information for the farm staff is on the About Us page.
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