Fort Collins Colorado CSA Guide
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Fort Collins Colorado CSA Guide

About the Book

Fort Collins a number of farms which provide a farm share (also called CSA).  This book gives you a high level overview of all the different kinds of CSA shares.

CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, is a system for helping farmers sell direct to consumers. Consumers pay at the beginning of theseason, when the farmer needs capital most (for seeds, fertilizer and other seasonal startup costs), and receive farm raised goods later that year,typically on a weekly or monthly schedule. CSA programs are also called farm shares, because consumers are buying a share of the farm's production. Thereis also an element of risk sharing--the crop is poor, share members agree to receive less; the converse is also true--the farm produces a bumper crop, share members will get more.

About the Author

Dan Moore
Dan Moore

Dan Moore, a CSA (community supported agriculture) supporter, created this guide to help others choose the right CSA for their lifestyle. It is not endorsed by any farm or organization and its sole purpose is to be a supporter of this community food network.

Table of Contents

  • Articles
    • What is a CSA
    • Why join a CSA
    • Why a farm share might not be right for you
    • Frequently asked questions
    • When your farm share starts, your lifestyle changes
    • How to handle excess produce from your share
    • Tips for farmers’ markets
    • Top 10 farm share tips
    • Other ways to support the local food system
    • CSAs and the fall season
    • Winter food blahs
  • Directory
    • Sample CSA Listing
    • Blue Barrel Farm
    • ColoState CSA
    • Croft Family Farm
    • Donoma Farms
    • Ela Family Farms
    • Fossil Creek Farms
    • Garden Sweet
    • Grant Farms
    • Green Dog Farm
    • Happy Heart Farm
    • Jodar Farms
    • Lakeridge Farms
    • LaVida Greens
    • Miller Farms
    • Monroe Organic Farm
    • Native Hill Farm
    • Ole Dern Farm
    • On the Vine at Richmond Farms
    • Raindrop Retreat
    • Raspberry Hill Farm
    • Shire CSA
    • Spring Kite Farm
    • Sunray Natural
    • Sunspot Urban Farm

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