Please see our CSA shares information below. All CSA sites are up to date for the 2014 season. We are keeping our fingers crossed for a mild spring, which will bring bushels of bounty to our CSA members!
CSA shares are available from Ela Family Farms in Hotchkiss and at our Front Range Farmer’s Market locations. Prices vary based on market closing dates and market limitations. The share provides enough fruit for a family of 2-4 people. Each week members receive the best of our cherries, peaches, pears, plums, apples and heirloom tomatoes plus fresh apple cider in the fall. Often we sell out of prized fruit, but CSA share members get first dibs on our harvest.
Because harvest dates are dynamic, flexibility is required. We only include fruit we grow on our farm in our shares. If we are short of one fruit, we will substitute the full retail value with another fruit or our delicious processed goods. We guarantee our fruit and that members receive the full retail value of their share.
Fruit Date Predictions-While we feel confident in our late season share, the early season portion is a bit more risky. Therefore, members pay only for the late season portion at this time. After the threat of late spring frost passes in late May, we will offer our members the early season share if it is available.
For more information or to sign up for a pick-up site, e-mail jeni@elafamilyfarms and indicate your market site.
If none of our pickup sites is convenient for you, or you want to combine a vegetable and fruit CSA share, please check out our Partner Veggie Farms CSA shares. Each of those farms has their own vegetable CSA share program and then offers a fruit share from us alongside their own share. Due to variations with respect to pickup times, dates and seasons, shares costs and contents may vary between our various partners and our own shares.