Chatfield CSA March Update
Dear 2013 Chatfield CSA Shareholders,
The CSA Team welcomes you and is excited to be growing food for you and your family! We are hopeful that the recent moisture continues to nurture the soil, providing us with a great growing season. Get ready to come and visit the farm, attend the community events or classes, and as always, savor the fresh produce!
We would like to wish Jenny (Thomas) Parsons, our lead grower, well on her next farming adventure in Panama. Jenny is leaving the CSA at the end of the month. If you would like to say goodbye in person, she will be hosting the film tonight, Friday, March 8 at the Chatfield barn at 5:30 p.m. We have an excellent set of prospective growers to fill the enormous shoes Jenny left behind. Thank you, Jenny, for your amazing energy and immeasurable contribution to making the Chatfield CSA what it is today.
A Personal Note from Jenny:
Dear Chatfield CSA Shareholders,
I wanted to let all of you know that I will be leaving the Chatfield CSA at the end of March. My husband and I are going to be moving to Volcan, Panama to work on my family’s farm. We have a 150-acre farm that my family has been farming since the 1970s, where we grow ferns, flowers, strawberries and vegetables. We are looking into getting cattle to use the manure for compost, and starting a small local cheese company. We have also contemplated the idea of starting a small tomato canning company since Panama seems to lack locally grown and canned tomato products. As you can see, this is an amazing opportunity for us to be closer to family and follow our hearts. I am very sad to be leaving such an amazing community of people that has really made our three years in Colorado so wonderful. I especially want to thank the CSA team, Leigh Rovegno and Josie Hart-Genter, for teaching me so much and allowing me to grow as a person. Thank you all for this wonderful opportunity.
In April, you will receive an email including a list of the 2013 CSA events, classes, and distributions to add to your calendar. Please try and take advantage of some of these offerings – they are a vital part of the community experience, and we value everyone’s presence. If you are interested in contributing to the event planning, please contact us! We would love to have help with planning the 2013 gatherings. Email us at [email protected] for more information on assisting with CSA Events.
We have added several options to your vegetable share this year, which increases your ability to support healthy, local food producers and save time in the store.
You can purchase any of these add-on options until June 1, 2013 through our website:Artisan Bread: One large loaf of bread weekly with a variety of types.
One whole-bean pound of locally roasted coffee from Pablos in Denver.
A half-pound bag of gourmet mushrooms weekly – varieties include shiitake, cremini, lion’s mane, portabella, etc.
One dozen free range, organic local eggs – varieties include chicken and duck.
To purchase these add-on shares, please visit our website and update your membership or follow this link: https://chatfieldcsa.org/members/updatemembership
We look foward to meeting all of you at our two distributions, and we're excited to participate in another year filled with good food and good friends. Please look for our monthly email updates, which provide you with vital information about the CSA and various options as a CSA shareholder.
Cheers to Spring!
The CSA Team