Ela Family Farms Hotchkiss CSA 2019

Community Supported Agrigulture!
CSA Organic Fruit Shares –
Ela Family Farms

30753 L Rd. Hotchkiss, CO 81419
Thursday farm pick-ups 8am-12:30pm
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Click here to purchase a Hotchkiss fruit share from the Ela farm.

Weekly Early Season Fruit Share- $75 (may be available to buy between June 1-June 15)
Weekly Peak Season Fruit Share-$275 ( buy between March 1-June 15)
Canning Share- $140 ( buy between March 1-June 15)

What’s in a CSA?

Ela Family Farms’ Hotchkiss CSA fruit share offers over 125 pounds of organic fruit over 17 weeks. The share suits a family of 2-4 people and averages approximately 7 lbs. of fruit per week. Members receive the best of our cherries, peaches, pears, plums, and apples 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.

While we feel confident in our weekly peak season share, the early season fruit is more risky. Therefore, we divide our share into two parts, the early season share and the peak season share. Members may purchase the peak season share and/or the canning share between March 1-June 15. We sell the early season shares from June 1-15 if the cherry crop makes it through frost season. We welcome your membership in one or all of the available shares: peak season, early season, and canning!

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 value of their share.

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 a CSA member, proceed to the CSA purchase page of our online store and choose Hotchkiss 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 Hotchkiss farm CSA pick up.

Weekly Early Season CSA Fruit Share- $75 (may be available to buy between June 1-June 15)

July  4 –  Cherries
July 11 – Cherries
July 18 – Cherries and Peaches
July 25 – Peaches

Weekly Peak Season CSA Fruit Share-$275 (may buy between March 1-June 15)
The weekly peak season CSA fruit share includes over 100 lbs. of organic fruit over 13 weeks.

Predicted Peak Season Fruit Harvest Schedule

Aug. 1  –   Bag of Peaches                                                             
Aug. 8  –  Ten pound flat of peaches     
Aug. 15 – Two bags of fruit: Peaches and heirloom tomatoes or plums         
Aug. 22 – Two bags of fruit: Peaches and heirloom tomatoes or plums
Aug. 29 – Two bags of fruit: Peaches and heirloom tomatoes or plums
Sept 5  –  Three types of fruit: Peaches and apples, pears or plums plus heirloom tomatoes
Sept. 12 – Three types of fruit: Peaches and apples, pears or plums plus heirloom tomatoes
Sept. 19 – Three types of fruit: Apples and pears, peaches or plums plus heirloom tomatoes
Sept. 26 – Two types of fruit: Apples and pears or plums
Oct.  3  –   Apple selection and ½ gallon apple cider
Oct. 10  –  Apple selection and ½ gallon apple cider
Oct. 17  –  Apple selection and pears or ½ gallon apple cider
Oct. 24 –  Twenty-pound box of storage apples-When kept cold, these apples will stay fresh for several weeks.  

Eat organic for less than conventional prices!

Canning CSA Fruit Share-$140 (may buy between March 1-June 15)

The canning share includes 120 lbs of imperfect organic fruit. Every two weeks or so, our canning members receive a 20lb. box of imperfect fruit. Eat organic for less than conventional prices!

Predicted canning share Fruit Harvest Schedule

Aug. 1-   Peaches-20lbs.
Aug. 15- Heirloom tomatoes -20lbs.
Aug. 29- Peaches-20lbs.
Sept. 5-   Bartlett pears-20lbs. (The pears may take approximately a week to ripen)
Sept. 26- Apples-20lbs.
Oct. 24-  Apples-20 lbs.

For more information or to pay by check email reganchoi@elafamilyfarms.com and designate our Hotchkiss farm as your pick-up site.