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Chatfield CSA Update and Introductions

Posted 5/4/2018 6:03pm by Josie Hart.

Dear Shareholders,

I hope you're looking forward to getting the season started as much as we are! Weather permitting, we'll be starting distributions the week of May 29 and 31.

*Supporting Shareholders will have a special pickup and details will be out this weekend as the share box is still being curated. Supporting shareholders are the kind folks that paid more for their full shares and get extra produce throughout the season.

This week we planted five varieties of potatoes; sewed our second round of beets, radishes and spinach; transplanted a bed of head lettuce; and thinned and weeded our first planting of carrots. And all before some needed rain! We have a great crew this season helping accomplish all this. Here they are, in their own words:

Katie: I'm from northern Idaho but I've lived in Denver for the past four years and am a recent graduate from DU. I've spent the last few years working for various farming and urban agriculture organizations and I'm excited to be at Chatfield Farms for the season. 

Adam: Originally from Georgia, I first came to Colorado in pursuit of the ski slopes. I worked in an office for many years and knew that it wasn't a fit. I decided to make a switch to farming and haven't looked back.

Chloe: Hi! This is my first season farming at Chatfield. I enjoy harvesting beets, visiting the farm animals and eating fresh strawberries. I can't wait to try some new recipes with all the veggies we are going to grow this year! 

Maddy: I grew up in Maine helping in my family's veggie and flower gardens. I've spent the last three seasons farming in Boulder, Denver and in my home state. Like my spirit vegetable, the carrot, I love to spend the majority of my time in the dirt!

Royce: I started gardening as a child at my great grandparents' homestead and now I operate my own small urban farm in southwest Denver. In my free time I like fly fishing and mountain biking. 

We'll be seeing you at CSA pick-ups soon!