2019 Summer CSA
** Registration for our Summer CSA Program is now closed! Look for information about our Fall CSA coming soon!
This year we are moving a bulk of our operations to the beautiful Mancos Valley and we are excited to partner with our friends at Fencline Cider/Outlier Cellars to offer a CSA pick-up at their riverfront store in downtown Mancos! You’ll you receive the same high-quality share that folks have come to expect with added convenience of stopping by one of the coolest spots in Montezuma County (you can even grab a growler of their world-class cider while you’re at it). Outlier Cellars pick-up will be on Wednesday afternoons from 3-6pm, simply choose the Outlier pick-up location on our registration form. Just swing by their taproom and grab your box or farm-fresh veggies and leave last week’s box there so we can pick it the following week- easy as apple pie!
How it Works
Prior to the farming season, we will collect the money for CSA shares which will provide us the capital needed to purchase seeds and other yearly expenses during a time of the year when income is scarce. In exchange we will secure the members an allotment of the farms bounty over a 16-week period during the growing season.
After three years of refinement we are excited to offer a share size that we feel most members will find to be the perfect size. For 2019 we will be offering one, "Standard Size" for $400 which averages to around $25/week and will include around 7-10 different varieties of fresh fruits and veggies. In addition to your weekly shares, all members will receive a 10% discount off any items purchased at the stand during farmers market.
Pick up your share every week from mid-June through the end of September at the Smiley Farmers' Market on Tuesdays 3-6pm at the High Pine Produce booth located outside of the Smiley Building on 1309 E. 3rd Ave in downtown Durango. This year we will also offer on-farm pick up at either the Old Fort in Hesperus and at Outlier Cellars in Mancos.
By becoming a member you are signing up to share the risks involved with organic farming meaning that in the chance of crop failure due to weather or pests certain crops may not be available. However we will always do our best to diverse the crops we grow in hopes of filling that missing item in your share.
* If you can't make a pick-up date for some reason, no worries, just arrange for someone to pick it up or otherwise we will donate your portion to Manna Soup Kitchen.
* We find that our Standard Size will supply the weekly vegetable needs of 1 vegetarian or 2 omnivores. It can also supply most of the needs for many small families, with supplemental items offered at a discounted price at the farm stand.
* Worried about committing your Tuesdays to picking up the share? We recommend splitting the share with somebody else and rotating pick up duties.
* Think that would be too much food? We also recommend splitting the share for this reason as well.
What’s in Your Share?
We believe that there are certain items that everybody loves to eat on a weekly basis, which is why we will do our best to include a bag of salad mix, a bunch of carrots and a box of tomatoes in every share. In addition to these delicious staples you will receive a combination of seasonally available crops as they become available. Here’s some examples of what to expect in your share throughout the season:
Early season (Mid-June)
Bunch of carrots, a head of broccoli, bunch of salad turnips and radish, bag of salad mix, bunch of kale, bag of spinach, and a bunch of green onions
mid Season (mid-August)
Bunch of purple carrots, box of tri-color beans, bag of arugula, one pound of new potatoes, two heads of red romaine lettuce, bunch of parsley, a couple of red onions, box of cherry tomatoes, and a medley of sweet peppers
Late Season (late-september)
Two pounds of storage beets and carrots, a few local apples, red and yellow onions, a head of cauliflower, bunch of kale, bag of salad mix, two pounds of potatoes, and a few slicing tomatoes