Twin Buttes Farm CSA Information and Application
2017 CSA’s Still Available – Tuesday Farm Stand Opens August 1st
- Farm Stand
The Twin Buttes Farm is happy to announce we are opening our first Farm Stand beginning Tuesday, August 1st. Every Tuesday from 2:00 to 6:30 we will offer a variety of seasonal produce grown on-site, as well as eggs, honey (when available), flower bouquets and Hurricane Chocolate. Can’t get to the Farmers Market on Saturday? Our Tuesday Farm Stand is your new alternative. We welcome the opportunity to offer the Durango community local and sustainably grown produce from the Twin Buttes Farm.
- How Our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Works
When you become a member of our CSA, you are purchasing a “share” of food produced from our market farm. In exchange for your up-front investment, you will receive a weekly box of seasonal produce grown on-site, a weekly newsletter with produce information, recipes, and our farm updates, as well as access to other Twin Buttes products when available (eggs, honey, flower bouquets, goat cheese, bulk produce, etc.). CSA shares will be distributed over a period of 18- 20 consecutive weeks from June through October each season.
- Sign Up
Returning CSA members will be reserved a spot until February 15th to renew their membership. Beginning February 15th we will open CSA sales to all community members. Enrollment is capped at 40 this year so be sure to sign up soon.
CSA shares will be available for pickup on Tuesday afternoons (2:00- 6:30 pm) from our farm stand located just inside the west entrance to Twin Buttes, only two miles from downtown Durango. If you prefer, delivery to your doorstep is also available within the Durango City limits for an additional $100. Pickup outside of the designated hours is based solely on the availability of farm staff.
If you are going on vacation, please arrange for a friend to pick up that week’s share. Otherwise it will be donated to the Family Center or Manna Soup Kitchen. Please give us a week’s notice if you choose to have your share donated.
- What Does the CSA Include?
Dozens of different products will be harvested and distributed throughout the growing season. We will provide the maximum possible vegetable varieties each week. The following items are included in this year’s crop plan: basil, beans, arugula, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, chard/kale/collards, cilantro, cucumbers, dill, fennel, kohlrabi, lettuce heads, melons, onions, parsley, peas, peppers, radishes, salad mix, spinach, summer squash/zucchini, tomatoes , winter squash. Assorted locally gleaned fruits such as apples and peaches may be available dependent upon availability.
CSA members will also be invited to attend a Member Appreciation Day for those who would like to meet the farmers, tour the farm, and learn about our integrated growing methods.
A share is enough to feed 4 omnivores (mixed diets) or 2 vegetarians. Equivalent to about $30/week, you, your friends and family can enjoy the bounty of fresh local produce.
- Risks & Rewards
Small-scale, organic farming has its share of risks and rewards. There are factors that can affect the quantity and quality of produce that are not always within the grower’s control. Hail, frost, insects, and other natural events may cause crop loss. That being said, by cultivating more than 20 different crops there is strength in diversity. What affects one crop doesn’t always influence another. Community Supported Agriculture allows the investment in small-scale farming to be shared by the community, shareholders and farmers alike, securing the long-term success of local agricultural sustainability and providing those who buy in access to fresh, affordable local produce. A conscious shift from a corporate, large-scale distribution model to a locally grown, community-supported way of thinking will have environmental and social benefits that ripple through the generations.
- 2017 CSA Price: $600
Payment in full at signup is appreciated however we also offer a payment plan to help provide access to our produce for all CSA members.
- CSA Payment Plan:
$100 Deposit – due with application (non-refundable)
$250 – 2nd payment due no later than March 1st (non-refundable)
$250 – Final payment due no later than May 1st (non-refundable)
- Signup after May 1st will require payment in full of $600
- $100 Delivery Fee (if applicable) within Durango City Limits – due no later than May 1st
- Please make checks payable to: Twin Buttes Gardens
Please mail checks to:
Twin Buttes Gardens, 20091 Hwy 160, Durango, CO 81301