COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) connects people to their local food source. Grown out of an old tradition, the CSA model has played an integral part in supporting the return of a strong local food system. The farmer offers ‘shares’ in the farm for sale to the local community in the winter or early spring season. By joining a CSA (purchasing a ‘share’), members enter into a partnership with the farm in which they share in the risk and bounty of each season. CSA membership helps pay for the early season costs of farming: seed, water, labor, equipment, and materials.
At Aspen Moon Farm, our dedication to providing members with top quality seasonal produce puts the freshest possible local food on your table every week. And in the process, a CSA membership can be lots of fun! You will see the seasonal changes first-hand each week when you gather your vegetables at the Farm or by observing what is available weekly at the markets. CSA members are invited to two walking farm tours (Spring and Fall) with the farmers to see the changes, ask questions, and see where your food really comes from. Members may take advantage of our seasonal u-pick opportunities. Members receive first priority for seasonal bulk-ordering for home preservation projects.
2021 CSA now open for signup here
Current CSA members - login to Harvie here
We now offer CUSTOMIZABLE shares through Harvie, our online farm share management software. Once you sign up for a share, you’ll be asked to rate all the products we have to offer on a scale of “not for me” to “I love it.” Your share will be built based on those preferences and what we have available in season at the time. Don’t like beets? Rate them a “not for me” and you won’t ever see them! Love carrots? Give them an “I love it” and we’ll try to get that to you every time they are available!
Swap your veggies! Prior to your delivery, you’ll have the option to swap out items if you want! Already have enough radishes this week? Just swap them out for something else we have available that week. And don’t worry, if you love the surprise of not knowing what is in your share, you can simply skip setting preferences and customizing and we’ll pack a regular ole share for you to pick up!
Going on vacation? Traveling? No problem. Harvie has a built in tool that will allow you to place your share on “hold” or reschedule it for a future date within your season.
Flexible Payment Plans We know paying up front for a share can be tough on the budget. With our shares, you’ll have two different payment options. We’ll review them here:
1. Pay in Full
2. Payment Plan
a. You’ll pay 25% down at sign up
b. You’ll pay an additional 25% + 1st share the first week of CSA
c. Then, the additional 50% balance will be split evenly throughout the
remainder of the season. This will be charged to your card on file.
Summer CSA Share (22 week)
2021 Shares are provided the week of May 18th - the week of October 26th. NO CSA the week of July 13th & 20th, as the farm will be closed these 2 weeks for a mid-season break. This is 22 weeks of CSA shares.
In general, the CSA provides about a 10-15% discount on your produce throughout the year.
Weekly - "small " $25/share, "regular" $35/share, "large" $45/share.
Biweekly - "small " $25/share, "regular" $35/share, "large" $45/share. Pick-up is every other week (11 total shares).
Summer CSA Share (18 week)
2021 Shares are provided the week of June 15th - the week of October 26th. NO CSA the week of July 13th & 20th, as the farm will be closed these 2 weeks for a mid-season break. This is 18 weeks of CSA shares.
In general, the CSA provides about a 10-15% discount on your produce throughout the year.
Weekly - "small " $25/share, "regular" $35/share, "large" $45/share
Biweekly - "small " $25/share, "regular" $35/share, "large" $45/share. Pick-up is every other week (9 total shares).
What will I get? Your CSA share will be a variety of seasonal farm fresh vegetables and culinary herbs 100% grown on Aspen Moon Farm. Item list and notes for preparation will be emailed weekly.
Example seasonal shares:
June: Featured Item- Boc Choi. 2 bunches roots, 2 greens items (bunch kale, chard, 4oz bag- spinach, arugula, salad mix, spicy mix, head lettuce, radicchio), 1 pint peas (any type), 1 other (ie fennel, kohlrabi, garlic scapes, herbs).
August: Featured Items- 3lbs Zucchini/Cucumber. 2 bags/bunch greens, 1 bunch roots, 1lb Onion (any type), 3 of the fruiting items (tomato, sweet corn, green bean, peppers, eggplant, etc...)
October: Featured Item: 1 Winter squash. 4lbs loose Roots (carrot, beet, turnip, radish, potato, celeriac), 2 bags/bunch greens, 2 Alliums (Onion, Garlic, Shallot), 1 other (fennel, kohlrabi, cabbage, Napa, celery, etc...).
Shares may be a bit smaller in spring/early summer and larger in the peak of late summer/early fall.
These are just examples. Shares will vary with availability and weather.
What will I give? You give your support: financially, which ensures your local farm can meet the annual upfront costs of seasonal production; and by committing to buy local produce all summer long and fueling local agriculture. Together we are building a local food system!
Summer CSA Pick-Up Locations
Tues/Weds or Thurs/Fri 2-6pm at the Farm. You can pick the Tues/Wed or Thurs/Fri group and come anytime in this window each week. The roadside Farm Stand is also open to the public at that time; members benefit by being able to purchase extra items if desired. Location is 7927 Hygiene Rd.
Boulder pick-up - location TBD
Denver pick-up - availability TBD
Pick-up is at Potager Restaurant located at 1109 Ogden Street, Denver, CO.
Pick up your share Tuesdays 4-6 pm, the perfect time to stop in Potager restaurant for a drink and appetizer and to be inspired by the seasonal menu before you head home to cook for the week. Paul Warthen, owner/chef, is one of the best supporters of good local food and the menu at Potager reflects just that.
Your share cost includes delivery to Denver and help from friendly Potager staff to distribute shares. Yippee for good local food in the big city!! All shares will be pre-boxed for quick and easy pick up (biweekly shares, fruit shares, and bread shares are not an option as this is a unique arrangement).
Fall CSA Share
The Fall share runs from the week of November 3rd - the week of December 14th. *The pick-up options are Farm Stand on Wed & Thurs 2pm-6pm (the week of Thanksgiving will be limited to a Wed only pick-up) OR Boulder on Wed 2pm-6pm (location tbd). There is limited space available for the Boulder pick-up, this pick-up location may be capped before the Fall share is full. Fall CSA has 7 vegetable shares provided over a 7 week period.
Examples of fall vegetables that will vary with availability and weather:
Root vegetables: Carrots, Beets, Radish, Celeriac, Rutabagas, Turnips, Potatoes, Parsnip, Onions, Garlic, Shallots, Fennel
Fall Greens: Kale, Chard, Spinach, Bok Choi, Tatsoi or other Specialty Greens
Winter Squash (all kinds), Horseradish, Dry Beans, Cabbage, Napa, Radicchio, Broccoli, Kohlrabi
Specialty Items: Aspen Moon Farm's own Heirloom Dutch Butter Popcorn and Heirloom stoneground Cornmeal!
The option to purchase any of the following add-ons will be available as you proceed through the online CSA sign-up.. Available only for CSA Members who have purchased a summer vegetable share.
Fruit Share - will be available for sign-up in the Spring
We are proud to offer Certified Organic fruit provided by Ela Family Farms in Hotchkiss, CO. Fruit pick-up will be offered on six separate dates from mid-August through the end of October. Typical fruit shares include: peaches, pears, apples, fresh apple cider, and jam. Lines can often be long at the Farmers Markets for fruit, and often fruit sells out quickly. You pick up your fruit share with your Aspen Moon Farm CSA on the designated dates.
We offer 10 weeks of custom fresh organic flower bouquets to adorn your home from early July to mid September. All flowers are grown here at Aspen Moon Farm. Flowers help to diversify the farm and attract beneficial pollinators and insects for better crop production. The flowers also make the farm a more beautiful place for everyone.
Bread Share- will be available for sign-up in the Spring
Moxie Bread will provide fresh loaves. 1 loaf per week (you may purchase 2 shares if you would like 2 loaves per week) or every other week if biweekly share is chosen. $7.50 value/week. There will be a variety of bread types each week and may include Millabrød, Farmhaus, Frobrod, Ciabatta, Whole Wheat. All breads have a European crust, moist & chewy inside. Please note that while we will try to make sure folks get a chance to try differnt loaf varieties, even distrubution will not be possible. Please prepare for repeats of these fantastic varieties. *PICK-UP* Niwot- you will pick-up the bread with your veggie share on Wednesday in Niwot from 2pm-6pm. Farm(Tues/Wed) - you will pick up the bread on Wednesday 2pm-6pm with your veggie share(bread will be delivered fresh every Wednesday to our farm, so Tuesday bread pick-up is not an option). Farm(Thurs/Fri) - you will pick-up bread on Thursday 2pm-6pm with your veggie share(you may pick-up Friday as well, but please note bread will be delivered fresh every Thursday)
Berries and Eggs
A limited number of these unique high-demand items will be available for purchase. Sold separately when available. Raspberries are available both at the Farm and at the Markets. Due to regulations, we are only able to sell eggs on-site at the Farm. Our happy hens are free-ranging and fed only local organic feed and farm pasture.
Interested in Heritage Beef? We can refer you to our farmer friends at All Natural Homestead Beef (La Salle, CO). ANHB has bulk beef available now! Click here for details. To get started, call or text Frank at 303.818.6564