WHEN CAN I BUY A CSA SHARE?
Ela CSA fruit shares are available for purchase in the spring from April through mid-June or until the total available 300 shares are sold out. You can tell if a share is open for purchase by adding a share to your cart on the website. If it works, the share is available! Click here to see our CSA pick-up sites.
WHY BUY A CSA SHARE?
Farmers deal with a lot of unknowns. A great way to support local agriculture is by becoming a CSA member at Ela Family Farms so that we can rely on you to show up at the farmers market rain or shine to eat the fruit that is being harvested each week. We grow over 50 varieties of fruit that we pick at the peak of flavor and oftentimes sell out of prized fruit at our farmers markets. As a CSA member, you get top priority to a portion of our fruit crop, so go ahead and press the snooze button or have that second cup of coffee, because your fruit will be waiting for you when you get to the farmers market!
Because ripening dates are dynamic, flexibility is required of our members. The contents of your fruit share will reflect the realities of our harvest, so the contents below may vary. After all, taking the twists and turns and bumps in the road with your farmer is part of the CSA adventure! In turn, we guarantee that our fruit will be delicious and that our members receive a portion of our harvest each week.
Weekly Fruit Share Predicted Schedules
Ela CSA Organic Fruit Share- $348 (buy now) LIMITED TO 300 SHARES
Enjoy 14 weeks and nearly 100 pounds of Colorado organic fruit
July 31- Organic peaches
Aug. 7- Two bags of organic fruit: peaches + (plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Aug. 14- Two bags of organic fruit: peaches + (plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Aug. 21- Two bags of organic fruit: peaches + (plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Aug. 28- Two bags of organic fruit: peaches + (plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Sept. 4- Two bags of organic fruit: apples + (pears or plums, or heirloom tomatoes)
Sept. 11- Three bags of organic fruit: apples + ((2 of 3) pears, plums, and heirloom tomatoes )
Sept. 18- Two bags of organic fruit: apples + (pears or plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Sept. 25- Two bags of organic fruit: apples + (pears or plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Oct. 2- Two bags of organic fruit: Honeycrisp apples + (pears or plums)
Oct. 9- Two organic fruit items: heirloom apples + (pears or ½ gallon apple cider)
Oct. 16- Two organic fruit items: (apples or pears) + ½ gallon apple cider
Oct. 23- Two organic fruit items: (apples or pears) + ½ gallon apple cider
Oct. 30- Ten-pound box of organic storage apples-When kept cold, these apples will stay fresh for several weeks.
Imperfect Canning Share- $180 (buy now)
100 pounds of imperfect organic fruit
Eat organic fruit for less than conventional prices!
Aug. 14- Peaches- 20lbs.
Aug. 28- Heirloom tomatoes-20lbs.
Sept. 11- Bartlett pears-20lbs. (pears may take 7-10 days to ripen)
Sept. 25- Apples-20lbs.
Oct. 23- Apples-20 lbs.
WHAT IF I MISS A WEEK?
You will love the flexibility of our CSA share. If you miss a week, no notice is required. Simply pick up a similar amount of fruit from what’s available either the week before or the week following your absence. In order for us to offer this flexibility, we ask our CSA members to pick up their fruit at least 30 minutes before the farmers market closes. Sorry, we do not offer to switch between pick-up sites.