Ela Family Farms’ DU Faculty Organic CSA fruit share
DU pick-ups at the Office of Sustainability, 1770 S. Williams St., Denver, CO
On Tuesdays 3pm-5pm
Enjoy the best of Colorado fruit season with fourth generation fruit growers Ela Family Farms! Experience juicy tree-ripened peaches, crispy apples, succulent pears and fresh apple cider in the fall. We grow over 20 varieties of apples, so each apple week is unique.
Keep in mind that a CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, is a direct relationship with your grower where members share in the risks and realities of farming. Our mantra is that we only share what we grow. If we have a shortage of fruit due to light crops, we will substitute the promised amount, dollar for dollar, with our processed goods or another fruit. We guarantee our fruit and that members receive the full value of their share. You will not be disappointed if we have to supplement an applesauce, jam, fruit butter or apple cider, all made from the fruit we grow. For more information about Ela Family Farms, the fruits we grow, and our artisan fruit products, visit www.elafamilyfarms.com.
CSA Faculty Fruit share cost- $188. - CSA members receive nearly 70 pounds of organic fruit over 11 weeks including apple cider in the fall. The last week is a ten pound bag of apples to extend local fruit season. The share suits a family of 2-4 people. Sorry, we do not hold shares for weeks you go out of town, but you may send a co-worker or family member to pick-up your share.
Predicted Fruit Schedule
DU Faculty Share (expect lots of different varieties through the season)
Aug. 14- Peaches
Aug. 21- Peaches
Aug. 28- Peaches
Sept. 4- Two fruits: Peaches and apples or plums
Sept. 11- Two fruits: Peaches and apples or pears
Sept. 18- Two fruits: Apples and pears or plums
Sept. 25- Two fruits: Apples and pears or plums
Oct. 2- Apples
Oct. 9- Apples and ½ gallon apple cider
Oct. 16- Apples and ½ gallon apple cider
Oct. 23- Apples. A ten pound bag of storage apples. When kept cold, these apples will stay crisp and delicious for 4-6 weeks.
click here for a seasonal fruit calendar graphic
For more information on the Faculty Organic CSA, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org expressing interest in the DU CSA fruit share. If you prefer to pay by check, send a check for $188 to Ela Family Farms, put your faculty name & "DU CSA" in the subject line and mail it to:
Ela Family Farms c/o Jeni Nagle
2811 Fillmore St.
Denver, CO 80205
Jeni will send you an e-mail confirmation when your CSA payment is received.
CSAs are all sold out for the 2018 season. Thanks to all who bought memberships! If you missed getting a weekly share, we'll still have each week's ripe fruit ready and available at our farmers' markets. Cherry Creek Fresh Farmer’s Market, Denver Saturdays from June 4 – October 29, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Union Station Farmers Market 2018: Saturdays, June 16 – October 27, 9 am to 2 pm Boulder Farmers’ Market 2018 farmers’ market: Saturdays, April 7 through November 17, 8 am-2 pm on 13th St. between Canyon & Arapahoe. Longmont Farmers Market 2018: Find our Farmstand Saturdays, April 7 – November 17, 8 am to 1 pm Fort Collins (Larimer County) Farmers Market Saturdays, July 9 through October 29 8 a.m. to noon Golden Farmers Market Saturdays, June 2 through October 1 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Old South Pearl Street Farmers Market, Denver Sundays from July 10 through November 13 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. City Park Esplanade Farmers Market, Denver Sundays, June 17 though October 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stapleton Farmers Market, Denver Sundays, July 10 through October 16 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. http://www.elafamilyfarms.com/farmers-marketscsasevents/farmers-markets