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Chatfield CSA Updates

Posted 3/9/2018 2:22pm by Josie Hart.

Dear CSA shareholders,

Happy Spring! We have the first crocus up all over the farm and some new tiny plants still tucked away in our greenhouse! Our shares are sold out for the season and now we are rolling! We would first like to welcome you all to our CSA. Returning members and first-time members alike, each season brings much hope and excitement. 

We have a few updates for you:

  • Our onion plants are popping up in our greenhouse and they look very happy - red, white and yellow varieties.
  • Self Care Share $15, every other week available now!
    You work hard, treat yourself or someone special to a relaxing time.  Each self-care share comes with 3 items: a salt or sugar based scrub, a botanic bath soak, and a whipped lotion. Throughout the share, freshly harvested local flowers and herbs (lavender, calendula, etc) will be incorporated into the products.

  • Free Range Egg Share - Amish Acres $120
    Our egg share is back for another year with a new producer. Amish Acres out of Westcliff Colorado.
  • Mushroom Shares $120 still available with two types - the standard share and the deluxe share that includes a T-shirt and grow kit.
  • Fruit Shares are still available!
    To purchase additional shares, click here or log into your account from the homepage.

We are working on improvements to our washstand after attending a new Food Safety Modernization Act training this winter. We take food safety very seriously at Chatfield Farms and our staff was grateful for all the new and reviewed information. Attending training's and making important capital improvements is just a part of what we do during the winter at the farm. We also complete our crop planning, seed ordering, financial planning, create program budgets and support our Advanced Veterans Winter Session.

 You can learn more about the Food Safety Modernization Act here:
https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm247559.htm 

We will start sending out more regular emails now that the season is just ahead. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out! josie.hart@botanicgardens.org