SUMMER CSA // WEEK 3
“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…
the people who give you their food give you their heart.” -Cesar Chavez
PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Ring-A-Ding Farms // Howard, CO
Ring-a-Ding Farms, LLC is an 8-year-old organic vegetable farm located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Southern Colorado (near Salida). They are specializing in baby green production and have a GAP certified washing operation where they are producing super clean ready to eat greens.
“Our approach is one of minimal inputs. We are hoping to get all nutrients from green manure and all fuel from on farm produced biodiesel. We hope this, coupled with our gravity feed irrigation and avoidance of plasticulture, will make our farm as closed loop as possible.”
Adam and Noah Ring discussing their GPS guided high-density spreader. Photo and source article by Ericka Kastner. Visit http://cozine.com/2016-june/ring-a-ding-farm-organic-greens-in-western-fremont-county/ for more info on Ring-a-Ding!
WEEK 3, KEEP IT COMING!
Welcome to week 3 of your Summer CSA Fresh Box! We hope you had a fun and safe Fourth of July!
What's in the box this week?
Beefsteak Tomatoes Graber’s Produce, Alamosa
Bing Cherries Conner Orchards, Hotchkiss
COG Yellow Grilling Onions White Mountain Farm, Mosca
Baby Chioggia Beets White Mountain Farm, Mosca
Sunflower Micro Greens Poncha Creek Gardens, Poncha Spgs
COG Purple Glazer Garlic Hobbs Family Farm, Avondale
16 oz. Honey Simply Honey, Alamosa
Spinach I Choose Family Farm, Alamosa
COG Baby Sweet Lettuce Ring a Ding Farms, Howard
COG = Certified Organically Grown! Many of our other producers use organic practices but these are the farmers who go the extra mile and do the MUCH extra work to obtain certification.
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