2017 CSA Share Options

2017 Community Supported Agriculture at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms

 Vegetable Shares for 2017 are sold out BUT 

Add-on shares still available for purchase to shareholders!

 

Supporting Share: Approximately 25 weeks of produce! Please consider supporting our educational and outreach programs by purchasing a Supporting Share. We will email more information about the partially tax deductible Supporting Share after purchase. 

Supporting Share Benefits:

  • Enjoy a Longer Season: The Supporting Share produce season will hopefully begin earlier in May with lettuces, greens and items such as broccoli or bok choy.
  • Farm to Fork Dinner: Invitation to a complimentary special event with a cocktail hour, farm tour and gourmet meal. 

Full Share: Approximately 23-24 weeks of locally grown and freshly harvested vegetables, picked up weekly at our two distribution locations. Please select one location that will work for you throughout the summer. Each week we will hand out a variety of produce and herbs. You can choose your own quantities/produce varieties. Information on quantities can be found on our website under produce. 

Half Share: This share is exactly half of the full share and will average 5-6 items weekly at pickup. This is perfect for 1 person living alone or a couple that doesn't cook every meal at home. The share runs 24-25 weeks. This share is slightly more expensive weekly than our full share because it takes more staff time to divide quantities for our weekly harvest.            

Volunteer Share: This is the same share as our full share in quantity and pickups. However if you love working outside and want to connect to the farm in a deeper way, please consider our volunteer share. If you volunteer 60 hours total for the season, you will receive a discount of $200 off the full share price at the end of the season. If you purchase a half share your discount will be $115 at the end of the season. Please purchase a full/half share and then you will receive a check at the end of the season. Email Josie.hart@botanicgardens.org 

2017 SHARE COST ANALYSIS

Share Size

Share Cost

Weeks Included 

Adults per Share

(approximately)

Cost per Week

Cost per Adult per Week  

(2 adults)

Full Vegetable Share

$520

24

3-4

$21.70

$10.85 

Supporting Vegetable Share

$840

26

3-4

$32.30

$16.15 

Volunteer Vegetable share 

 

Half Volunteer share

$320 

($200 off)   

$165

($115 off)

24

 

 

24

3-4

 

 

1-2

 $13.34

 

 

$6.88

$7.27

 Egg Share  $120  20  one dozen  $6  n/a

Fruit Share

 $220

11

one size

$20

n/a

Half  Vegetable Share

$280

 

 

24 

exactly half of the full share

$11.67        $11.67
  Mushroom Share $130           20  One bag weekly           $5

Includes additional items      

Split Payments Option

To make payment more manageable, we provide an optional payment plan to split the cost into equal payments. For example: If you purchase the share in February, you have five months to pay in full, so monthly payments will be approximate $95 (full share) or $160 (supporting share).

Additional Shares

We are offering three additional shares this year. 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.

  • Balanced Belly share: $400. Each Week you'll will receive a probiotic cocktail from Five Points Fermentation like our Immortal Jun Tea (with a base of unusual, organic fine teas from China, raw Rocky Mountain honey & El Dorado spring water). Or, one of our mineral rich “BioBeers” incorporating our organic roots, herbs and seasonal fruit from Colorado farms and orchards wrapped up into creations like The Tale of Ashwagandha (local berries, ginger, bitter orange peel, passionflower, lime juice, raw honey…etc). 

    Each month you’ll receive a pound (16 oz) of probiotic veggie creations such as: Mamma CJ's Summer Kimchi, our Ayurvedic curry kraut - recipes are from experts around the world that focus on the heritage of foods from India, Korea, Germany, etc. We bring you organic spices and flavors from around the world with organic veggies grown by Colorado’s most talented farmers.

  • Make, Believe Bakery bread share: Make, Believe Bakery sources only the best and highest quality ingredients, made with love and care. We look forward to providing our freshly baked breads for you each week! Bread varieties include: Sliced Marble Rye Loaf, Challah Loaf, Chocolate Cherry Loaf, Fruit and Nut Spice Bread, Country Herb Loaf, Hoagie Sandwich Rolls, Pretzel Rolls, Kaiser Buns, Rosemary Focaccia Pull Apart Rolls.

    ALL products are vegan, and there is a gluten-free option.

  • 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. 
  • NorthStar Egg Share: $120 Eggs are provided by Northstar Farms. This farm is owned by a graduate of our Veterans Farm Program! All eggs are raised with humane, free-range practices with organic grain feed. 
  • Mile High Fungi: $130 Gourmet organic mushrooms. Mushrooms from local growers in Deer Creek Canyon. The shares come with additional items such as a Mile High Fungi T-shirt, recipe collection on cooking and preserving, and a trow-your-own blue oyster kit.

Local Products Available for Weekly Purchase (cash or check)

  • Local Lavender Bouquets: Grown at Chatfield Farms, prices vary
  • Chatfield Honey: Local honey from our very own Chatfield Farms is sold at each distribution 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 but aren't available every week.
  • Organic Mushrooms: The mushrooms are provided in a share but may occasionally be for sale if there are extra.

New and continued outreach efforts/partners of the CSA program:

  • Expanded Chatfield Farms CSA Farm Stand at Denver Human Services: Families that receive federal food assistance can become part of our community and use Electronic Benefit Cards (EBT) at the farm stand 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 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.