SUMMER CSA // WEEK 9
PRODUCER SPOTLIGHT: Hirakata Farms // Rocky Ford, CO
Our family history in Rocky Ford spans five generations. It started in the early 1900s when Tatsunosuke Hirakata came to the United States from Japan. Upon arrival, he went to work for the railroad, which eventually brought him to Colorado where he settled in Rocky Ford. Soon after, he and his son Keiji began farming, building what’s now Hirakata Farms and raising various crops and growing our renowned Rocky Ford Cantaloupe.
Hirakata Farms is committed to bringing our customers safe and quality produce. Our families have been working the land around Rocky Ford Colorado’s Arkansas Valley for more than 100 years. We consider ourselves stewards of this land that we are so very fortunate to farm.
We’re dedicated to using our water and other natural resources wisely to ensure that future generations can benefit. Today, we farm 900 acres in the Arkansas Valley and ship our produce throughout Colorado and its surrounding regions.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
Crunchy Lime Carrot Salad
Sausage + Chard Stuffed Portobellos
Green Curry Corn Chowder with watermelon radish
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