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Chatfield CSA E-news September 1-5

Posted 8/29/2014 1:25pm by Josie Hart-Genter.

Dear Shareholders,

We sure hope you enjoyed all different types of tomatoes last week. We are in our normal location next Tuesday for pick up unless there are more storms. Please check your email Tuesday mornings if you are a York St. member.

Produce List: August 25-29
* As always, this list is tentative and subject to change

Summer squash

Featured Recipe: Gazpacho

Gazpacho Ideas from the New York Times - Some of you may have seen this already, but this fun guide has really great gazpacho ideas. Some of our members have tried several and they seem to check out as a good resource.

Fruit of the Week: Peaches (may be the last week for peaches) 


Grower's Perspective: Farm Stand at Denver Human Services

by Josie Hart, CSA Manager

I have begun to see the small tender roots of the community that is growing at our DHS farm stand. I am starting to see the same faces each week. Some come to the farm stand because we've got great prices, some come because it's the only place in a pretty large radius that accepts food stamps for fresh produce and fruit and some come because they have a different home country and the farm stand is the only location they find fresh curry plants, amaranth or Thai basil.

As you all know, food is important not only to the health of your body, but emotional well-being too. Imagine if you didn't have regular access to fresh food. Many farm stand customers continually face this challenge and that is why the CSA has committed to being at Denver Human Services every Friday.

The CSU Nutrition and Expanded Food/Nutrition Education Program also does cooking demonstrations, tastings and an educational series on healthy eating/cooking for people who can also buy produce they are learning about in the class directly from us.

We don't pull produce away from CSA shareholders in order to supply the stand. We planned the acreage and crops accordingly so we have enough produce for all of our community. I hope you can feel the power behind helping others access food that you and I have the privalege of eating every day.


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