Buy Locally Grown, Seasonal Flowers through our Community Supported Agriculture Program
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Farmers who offer a CSA are selling a share of their harvest upfront. When they harvest from their fields, they set aside the first crops for the people who purchase a CSA share before they take their products to other markets. This allows farmers to collect money from their community at a time when they need to make purchases for the season (seeds, irrigation, hoop houses, etc), and it gives community members the freshest harvest available that is grown locally in their own communities. Environmentally, this reduces transportation pollution, energy usage from extended cooling, while increasing vase life of flowers and diversity in the market. And socially, CSA's offer an opportunity for people to build relationships within their communities, and they allow new farmers to sell smaller quantities when they are just starting their farms. Being part of a CSA invites everyone to love the land, its changing seasons, and the beauty it offers. We hope you will considering joining ours.
HOW DO I GET MY FLOWERS?
Instead of going to the grocery store or florist, you come directly to the farm and get them freshly cut from our field. Our farm is located in Frederick, Colorado. CSA pick-ups are on Friday’s between 4pm - 6pm and Saturdays 8am - 10am. If you can’t make these timeframes, we can leave them on a Pick-Up Table in the Farm Stand for later pickups.
WHEN WILL THEY START?
We will send an email to all CSA members notifying them when flowers are blooming and when CSA pick-ups will begin.
WHAT IF I GO ON VACATION?
If you go on vacation, we recommend you gift your weekly flowers to a friend. They are welcome to come to the farm and pick up your flowers for the week and enjoy a special gift of the season. We cannot accommodate special arrangements as we are a small farm with limited hours.
IS THERE A RISK ASSOCIATED WITH A CSA?
Community members who purchase a share of the farm understand they share the risk associated with farming. If mother nature offers wonderful weather, then the harvest will be abundant. If mother nature does not, then everyone shares a smaller harvest. Less than 2% of people in the United States farm today, and nearly 80% of the flowers in the United States are imported from South America. CSA's give small local farmers a chance by investing upfront, and volunteering seasonally when small farmers need a few extra hands.