WHEN CAN I BUY A CSA SHARE?
Ela CSA fruit shares are available for purchase in the spring from March through mid June. You can tell if a share is open for purchase by clicking to add a share to your cart on the website. If it works, the share is available!
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 of our farm so that we can rely on you to eat the fruit we are harvesting. After all, ripening fruit waits for no one. Enjoy Colorado fruit harvest in real time as it comes straight from the farm to you. Our CSA members get top priority to our fruit, so especially in a light crop year, your share comes first.
Because ripening dates are dynamic, flexibility is required of our members. If we are short of one fruit, we will substitute the full retail value with another fruit or artisan fruit product. After all, taking the twists and turns and bumps in the road with your farmer is part of the CSA adventure! As always, we fully guarantee our fruit.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE ELA CSA PICK UP @ POTAGER RESTAURANT?
CSA members pick up their Ela Family Farms’ fruit share from Potager Restaurant via the back alley parking lot access on Tuesdays between 4pm-6pm. Potager is where locally grown, thoughtfully sourced seasonal menu leadership began in the Denver restaurant scene. Stay for a drink and appetizer on the enchanting back patio. Along with your fruit share, you can also purchase an organic veggie share from one of our favorite farms, Aspen Moon Farm by clicking here! Prices include a small pickup-station fee.
Weekly Fruit Share Predicted Schedules
Peak Season Fruit Share Back Alley @Potager CSA – $299
Approximately 100 pounds of organic fruit over 12 weeks
Aug. 11- Two bags of fruit: peaches + (plums or heirloom tomatoes or jar of peach jam)
Aug. 18- Two bags of fruit: peaches + (plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Aug. 25- Two bags of fruit: peaches + (plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Sept. 1- Two bags of fruit: peaches + (plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Sept. 8- Two bags of fruit: peaches + (pears or plums, or heirloom tomatoes)
Sept. 15- Three bags of fruit: peaches + apples + (heirloom tomatoes or pears or plums)
Sept. 22- Three bags of fruit: apples + pears + (peaches or plums or heirloom tomatoes)
Sept. 29- Two bags of fruit: apples + (pears or plums)
Oct. 6- Two items: apples + (pears or plums or ½ gallon apple cider)
Oct. 13- Two items: apples + (pears or ½ gallon apple cider)
Oct. 20- Two items: (apples or pears) + ½ gallon apple cider
Oct. 27- Twenty-pound box of storage apples-When kept cold, these apples will stay fresh for several weeks.
WHAT IF I MISS A WEEK?
If you miss your pick up, the fruit will be donated. Because this is not a farmers’ market, we don’t actually have the same flexibility to create extra shares if you have missed one, so try sending a friend if you can’t make it!