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The Growing Gardens CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program is run by our hardworking Cultiva Youth Project participants. Each CSA share contributes to the youth’s cultivation of life, leadership and professional skills through the Cultiva program. Youth ages 12-19 plant, tend, and harvest crops from the 2-acre CSA farm in Boulder, then prepare and distribute CSA shares at weekly pickups throughout the growing season.

The Growing Gardens CSA is unique in that participants have the opportunity to meet and build relationships with their youth farmers while they learn from them about the produce available each week. Each CSA member receives a weekly newsletter update with photos and videos documenting the growth of the youth and the farm throughout the season, along with special insights and seasonal recipes.

Your participation in our CSA program directly impacts the Cultiva Youth Project leadership program, as well as supplies you with fresh, organic produce every week!

Click Here to register for a CSA share 
Click Here to register for an Add On Share

(Please note that Add On's are only available to those who have a veggie share for the season)

What does it mean to purchase a CSA share?

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, which is a farming model that connects people to their local farming community. In this model, members of the community purchase a “share” of the farm’s produce before a growing season begins. This gives the farmer added financial flexibility to purchase supplies and seeds, as well as the ability to plan for the number of shares they will need to grow for. Each week during the growing season, community members pick up their “share,” which includes an assortment of fresh, certified organic produce harvested that week. Through joining a CSA, members enter into an agreement with the farmer, acknowledging that they will share in the bounty of the harvest, but also may share in losses incurred due to poor weather, insects, or other unforeseen circumstances.

Some weeks the farm will produce extra produce, which we will sell to CSA members at a discounted price. Usually, this produce includes boxes of seconds tomatoes for canning, boxes of cucumbers for pickling, and bags of basil. Seasonally, we may have strawberries and raspberries to sell from our organic orchard.

To find out more about what it means to be a member of our CSA, please read our CSA Program Waiver agreement.

2019 CSA Vegetable Shares

22 weeks - May 29 through October 23, 2019

A CSA share feeds 2-4 people

The 2019 Cultiva CSA price of $575 includes $525 for the share and a $50 tax-deductible donation to Growing Gardens. This equates to $23.86/week (actual vegetable value will vary week to week) for local, organic veggies, with a $2.27 per week donation going to support the Cultiva Youth Project.

CSA Additional Share Options

We're thrilled to offer add-ons to our members this year. Add-on registration information will be sent via email to our members.

Fruit

  • 11 weeks of organic fruit shares @ $189.00
  • Fruit from Ela Family Farms in Hotchkiss - Certified Organic
  • Pick ups start in mid-August, a specific date will be announced as we get closer to August. Timing is weather dependent (full value of share will be given, regardless of start date)
  • Average pick up includes 4- 8lbs of fruit
  • In past years, the fruit share has included certified organic peaches, pears, plums, apples, and cider
  • Dollar value of each week’s share varies week to week. Your fruit share will reflect what fruit is in season. If Ela has a shortage or a crop failure on fruit, they will substitute the retail value of the product with their processed goods or another fruit.

Mushrooms

  • 22 weeks of mushroom shares @ $7.50/week ($165 in total) for ½ lb of mushrooms each pickup Mushrooms from Hazel Dell in Ft Collins
  • Mixed, certified organic mushrooms: cremini, shiitake, oyster mushrooms, and occasionally cinnamon cap

Eggs

  • 22 weeks of eggs, 1 dozen eggs each week @ $7.50/week ($165 total)
  • Local eggs from Skypilot Farm in Longmont, Colorado, raised on pasture, and free of GMOs
Add-on share registration instructions will be sent via email to members after registering for the CSA.

 

Location:

Share pick up is Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6:30pm at Growing Gardens, 1630 Hawthorn Ave in Boulder. If you can’t make it to pick up your share, you are welcome to send a friend on your behalf. We are unable to make arrangements for shares to be picked up outside of the regular pick-up hours. Any shares not picked up will be donated to our partners through the Growing Gardens Food Project.

If you have questions, please contact [email protected] or 303-443-9952. Payment is due at time of CSA share purchase. Feel free to contact us if you are in need of a different payment plan.

 

 

 

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