It’s that time of the year again!
We are now taking CSA registrations for the upcoming growing season. As usual, you can expect to find in your weekly boxes delicious, fresh, nutritious, organically grown and LOCALLY produced food. Distribution for the 19-week season begins the week of May 26 and ends on Friday, Oct. 2.
CSA baskets at Indian Ridge start with your selection of one of two produce sizes, one to feed a small household and the other to feed a household of four or more. Then, you can decide to add an egg share, a bakery share (including our famous granola and organic breads), and/or a pastured poultry share. All of the products are produced right here at the farm, assuring you the highest quality and freshest food available.
There is no better way to support local agriculture and local farmers than participating in a CSA program!
Registration is simple. Based on the positive feedback we heard from members, we’re utilizing the same online management system we used last year, Small Farm Central. Signing up is a two-step process: Simply click here to read the details about the program, and follow the link at the bottom of the page to get started. The information sheet will answer most, if not all, of your questions.
A few changes and/or improvements to the 2015 growing season are highlighted below:
• We’re offering two pickup days, Tuesdays and Fridays (Saturday pickup is no longer available). This change was necessary to ensure that all of our resources are best managed in the most productive and profitable manner. Delivery to Telluride on Fridays, during the Telluride Farmers Market, is still available as an option.
• Our basket pricing is still lower than retail prices for comparable organic produce at the grocery store. As farmers we have to ensure that our pricing is inline with the long-term sustainability of our operation.
• This season we are hiring two full-time farm employees, one a garden manager and the other a pastured poultry manager. This change was necessitated by the need to make farm jobs available to budding young farmers who have experience, who have been through apprenticeship programs, but aren’t quite ready or don’t have the means to start their own operations. This change will increase the professionalism of our operation while reducing the demands of constant training. We will still have one intern on the farm.
• We have simplified your two-hour volunteer work commitment on the farm. During the signup process, you will be able to schedule a date with a specific project to meet this requirement.
• In the past we strived to source non-GMO and organic feed for our poultry. This year, we’re happy to report that we now have certified non-GMO and organic grains grown in Colorado as a feed supplement for our pastured poultry (broilers, layer hens and turkeys).
• Our open CSA registration period falls in line with a new national “CSA Signup Day”, February 28, 2015! Join thousands of others around the country who are signing up with their local CSA farms. Continue to be a part of the small farm revolution that is taking place!
We are very excited about the upcoming season and look forward to serving your needs. There are other changes happening here in the farm, too, which we’ll fill you in on as we get the season underway.
Won’t you please join us this season? Thank you in advance for your continued support.