2018 CSA Share Options

At Chatfield Farms this year, we are raising 44 different crops and almost 100 varieties of vegetables and herbs for your kitchen tables. There are two share sizes. You can pick up weekly at one of our two Denver Metro locations - Denver Botanic Gardens at 909 York St. Denver ~ OR~ Chatfield Farms at 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road.

Vegetable and Herb Supporting Share $900: Early May - October. Consider supporting our educational and outreach programs by purchasing a Supporting Share. For each share, $300 is donated to the farm and is partially tax deductible. This amount also includes the fair market value for the Field to Plate Dinner ($25).

Supporting Share Benefits:

  • Enjoy a Longer Season: The Supporting Share produce season will (crops-permitting) begin earlier in May with lettuces, greens and items such as broccoli or bok choy.
  • Field to Plate Dinner: Two tickets to a complimentary special event with a cocktail hour, farm tour and gourmet meal under the stars at our beautiful 700-acre farm. 
  • Crucial Support: To education and food-access programs that reach vulnerable populations in Denver.

Full Vegetable and Herb Share $575: End of May - October. A season of locally grown vegetables harvested the same day you pick up. You can choose your own produce with our market-style distributions. Information on quantities/varieties can be found on our website under "Our Produce" on the menu bar. This share feeds three to four folks depending on your weekly menu and how many veggies you eat.

Small Vegetable and Herb Share $315: SOLD OUT End of May - October. A season of locally grown vegetables harvested the same day you pick up. You can choose your own produce with our market-style distributions. Information on quantities/varieties can be found on our website under "Our Produce" on the menu bar. This share feeds one to two folks depending on your weekly menu and how many veggies you eat.    

Vegetable and Herb Volunteer Share: This share is available to anyone who is interested in making a weekly commitment and is physically able. You can purchase a small or full share, and then receive reimbursement at the end of the season. Full shares will receive $230 (about 40% off) their total share. Small shares receive $125 off their shares (about 40% off). 

2018 SHARE COST ANALYSIS

Share Size

Share Cost

Weeks Included 

Adults per Share

 

Cost per Week

 Supporting Share 

$900 

25

3-4

$36.00

  Full Vegetable Share

$575

23

3-4

$25.00

Small Vegetable
Share

$315

23

1-2

$13.70

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruit Share

 

 $220

11

one size

$20

Flower Share $100         12 every other week       $8.50
  Mushroom Share $120              20  one bag weekly           $5

 

Split Payments Option

To make payment more manageable, we provide an optional payment plan to split the cost into equal payments throughout the season at the beginning of each month. 

Additional Shares

We partner with small, local producers to help the Colorado agriculture economy and to provide you with more options for good, local food and artisan products. Shareholders are required to purchase a vegetable share in order to take advantage of additional shares. Each share will be a 20-week commitment, with advance payment required.

  • Organic Colorado Front Range Fruit:  $220. The fruit share begins the second week of August and includes approximately 12 weeks of local, organic fruit. Fruit includes pre-bagged cherries, peaches, plums, pears, apples and cider. 
  • Mile High Fungi: $120 Gourmet, organic mushrooms from local growers in Deer Creek Canyon. 

 

      Local Products Occasionally Available for Weekly Purchase                                  (depending on harvest schedule)

  • Chatfield Lavender Bouquets: Grown at Chatfield Farms.
  • Chatfield Honey: From our hives at Chatfield Farms. Usually available starting in August. Shareholders are welcome to visit the beehives at any time.
  • Fresh-Cut Flower Bouquets: All flowers are sustainably grown at Chatfield Farms.

 

Farm Programs

  • Farm Stands in Food Deserts: Families who receive federal food assistance can become part of our community and use Electronic Benefit Cards (EBT) at the farm stands to purchase fresh, discounted produce. For more information, visit Info on markets and farm stands.
  • Denver Botanic Gardens Urban Food Initiatives: The CSA will continue to donate produce and programming support to Mo’ Betta Greens Marketplace in the Five Points neighborhood, Montbello Food Banks, Denver Housing Authority and Sun Valley Food Collaborative. 
  • The Veterans Farm Education Program: Launched in 2013, the program provides an educational farming experience as well as paid CSA positions to veterans. The program focuses on helping veterans reintegrate into society and learn a new skill. To learn more about the Veterans Farm Program, visit our website. Our partner is Veterans to Farmers, a local, veteran-run organization.

 

CSA Benefits for All Shareholders

  • Local, seasonal artisan products occasionally for sale.
  • Weekly CSA e-newsletter.
  • Invitations to CSA shareholder events and community activities.
  • Discounts on the CSA Education Series that includes classes on canning/preserving and children’s programs held at Chatfield Farms during the growing season.
  • Shareholder gleaning days and work days--open invitation, no obligations.