As you have seen in the market, summer fruits such as cherries, peaches, apricots, are not yet available. Due to damage and losses to the fruit crops caused by a multi-day freeze in April, the Western Slope region received a disaster designation from the USDA. Estimates of about 90% of crops were lost.
We are sending our thoughts to the many producers of the region who experienced losses this year. One of the many reasons to support your local food economy year-round!
In local foods we trust,
Ally and team
Ally Stone: CSA Market Manager and Mycelium Architect
Amanda Laban: The Chameleon
William Boles: Front Range Ashential
Ryan Davis: Ops Manager & Pallet Jack Cowboy
Kevin Ashworth: Radagast
Jesse Marchildon: South Valley Badger
Nick Chambers: GM & Chief Fungi
JD Kettle: Red Hot Chili Pepp'r
Isabella Chambers: Alpine Aslan
New Roots Farm in Canon City is a small family farm located on five acres. Our farming philosophy is based on the idea that a strong connection to the land is the foundation for healthy communities and cultures. We believe the act of growing and sharing good food is integral to strengthening connections between people with each other and with place. We recognize the farm as an ecosystem, and our ever-evolving farming practices are centered on regenerative agriculture concepts such as building soil health and fertility and increasing biodiversity. Though not certified organic, we do not use any synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, instead relying on natural pest control methods and a combination of minimum tillage, cover crops, crop rotation, compost, and manure application, and managed grazing of goats, chickens, and guinea hens to generate soil fertility. At New Roots Farm, our passion is to feed our community in a way that restores and regenerates people and land.