Denver Union Station CSA 2017

Saturday pick-ups 8am-12:30pm

Early Season Weekly Share- $70 (buy between June 1 – June 15)
Late Season Weekly Share $260 (buy between March 1 – June 15)
Preserving/Canning Share- $140 (buy between March 1 – June 15)
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Ela Family Farms’ weekly Denver Union Station CSA share offers over 130 pounds of organic fruit during 17 weeks. The share suits a family of 2-4 people and averages approximately 7 lb. of fruit per week. Members receive the best of our cherries, peaches, pears, plums, apples, and heirloom tomatoes plus fresh apple cider in the fall. Because we grow over 20 varieties of apples, each apple week is unique. The last fruit share pick-up is a twenty-pound box of storage apples that you can enjoy into the New Year.

We often sell out of prized fruit. Therefore a CSA membership is a great way to ensure your share of our crop. Because ripening dates are dynamic, flexibility is required of our members. If we are short of one fruit, we will substitute the full retail value with another fruit or artisan fruit product. We guarantee our fruit and that members receive the full retail value of their share.

While we feel confident in our late season share, the early season cherry crop is more risky. Therefore, we divide our share into two parts so that no money is exchanged for the earlier crops until we know that we have them. The late season weekly share is available for purchase from March 1-June 15. Frost season ends at the end of May.  At that point we can determine if we have a cherry crop – if we have cherries, the early season sign up window is short from June 1-June 15. Late season members receive a personal message regarding the availability of the early season share. Others who are interested in the early season share can check our website from June 1-June 15 for the early season share availability.

Eat organic fruit for less than conventional prices with our canning share! Our 120 lb. canning share is great for those who want to savor Colorado fruit season year round by processing fruit while it is in season. Members receive a 20 lb. box of our “imperfect” fruit every couple of weeks or so during our harvest season. Can it, freeze it, jam it, dry it….or just gobble it up at a bargain price. Though not cosmetically perfect, our seconds are just as delicious and easy on your local organic food budget.

To become and CSA member, proceed to the CSA purchase page of our online store and choose Union Station as your pick up site. If you have further questions or would like to pay with a check, contact jeni@elafamilyfarms.com and request information for the Union Station CSA.

Weekly Share Predicted Schedule

Early Season Fruit Share- $70 (may be available to buy June 1 – June 15)
July 8- Sweet cherries
July 15- Sweet cherries
July 22- Sweet cherries and peaches
July 29- Peaches

Late Season Weekly Fruit Share- $260 (buy between March 1-June 15)
Aug. 5-   Two bags of fruit: Peaches and heirloom tomatoes
Aug. 12- Two bags of fruit: Peaches and heirloom tomatoes
Aug. 19- Ten pound flat of peaches
Aug. 26- Two bags of fruit: Peaches and heirloom tomatoes
Sept. 2-   Four bags of fruit: Peaches, apples, pears or plums and heirloom tomatoes
Sept. 9-   Four bags of fruit: Peaches, apples, plums or pears, and heirloom tomatoes
Sept. 16- Three bags of fruit: Apples, pears or peaches and heirloom tomatoes
Sept. 23- Two bags of fruit: Apples and pears, plums or heirloom tomatoes
Sept. 30- Two bags of fruit: Apples and pears or plums
Oct. 7-    Apples and ½ gallon apple cider
Oct. 14-  Apples and ½ gallon apple cider
Oct. 21-  Apples and ½ gallon apple cider
Oct. 28- Twenty-pound box of storage apples-When kept cold, these apples will stay fresh for several weeks.

Canning Share- $140 (buy between March 1-June 15)
Aug. 5-   Heirloom tomatoes- 20lbs.
Aug. 19- Peaches-20lbs.
Sept. 2-   Peaches-20lbs.
Sept. 9-   Bartlett pears-20lbs. (The pears could take approximately a week to ripen)
Sept. 23- Jonathan apples-20lbs.
Oct. 7-    Mixed variety of apples-20 lbs.

Contact jeni@elafamilyfarms.com if you have further questions or would like to pay with a check. We look forward to seeing you at the markets!!