One of Boulder’s many charms include the abundance of farms that surround it to the south, east and north. Boulder County has maintained a significant percentage of farmland that it leases to farmers; in addition, a number of private farms also operate in the county.
Some of these farms focus on industrial production; others grow produce, grains and fruits for Boulder restaurants and, increasingly during the pandemic, consumers through community-supported agriculture (CSA) offerings.
As farm season continues in high gear, we compiled a list of area farms CSAs for all of us to review and consider joining for local farm-fresh food. This is not an exhaustive list. If you know of one not present, please email it to us at email@example.com and we’ll add it!
Speedwell Farms & Gardens — 985 Ithaca Dr, Boulder
Speedwell does a weekly email where farmers Cody and Melissa outline what each week has on its menu, and people can order one-off boxes of varying sizes without having to subscribe to the full season. Highly recommend!
Cure Organic Farm — 7416 Valmont Rd, Boulder
Cure Organic Farm offers a variety of vegetables and herbs in its weekly CSA, from basil and onions to garlic and potatoes. Its remaining CSAs currently have a waitlist.
The Diaz Farm — 2818 Jay Rd, Boulder
The Diaz Farm offers three CSA shares: vegetable, sourdough bread and free-range eggs. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about 2020 CSAs and also sample its produce at the farm’s newly brick-and-mortar taqueria, Tierra y Fuego in NoBo.
Jacob Springs Farm — 7602 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder
Jacob Springs Farm offers Boulder a Meat CSA, ranging from grass-fed beef to pork, chicken and turkey.
63rd St. Farm — 3796 63rd St, Boulder
While 63rd St. Farm just sold out its CSA shares for 2020, keep your eye on it for next year. It offers 24 weeks of organically grown veggies, grass-fed meats, dairy and more.
The Golden Hoof — 3375 N 75th St, Boulder
The Golden Hoof offers meat and dairy-based products to Boulderites. Give the farm a call to inquire about membership!
Growing Gardens — 1630 Hawthorn Ave, Boulder
Currently waitlisted, Growing Gardens’ CSA comes with a variety of veggies from its garden, from cucumbers and cabbage to Hakurei turnips and squash blossoms.
Longmont Farm CSAs
Ollin Farms — 8627 N 95th St #7718, Longmont
With over 40 different vegetables (and 180 variations) Ollin Farms’ CSA includes everything from arugula and summer squash to strawberries and cantaloupe throughout the 21-week season. Currently its 2020 CSA has capped but stay tuned for the next round.
Oxford Gardens — 10145 Oxford Rd, Longmont
Throughout the first part of Covid-19, Oxford Gardens offered weekly boxes of fresh produce residents could purchase independently, subscription-free.
Kilt Farm — 8140 Oxford Rd, Longmont
Kilt’s 2020 CSA is sold out, but you can still subscribe to its Farm Stand for one-off CSA boxes this season.
Esoterra Culinary Garden — 9421 N. 63rd Street, Longmont
While Esoterra mainly supplies to restaurants (31 in the area!), it launched a CSA this year directly in response to Covid-19, featuring a different selection of veggies each week from hardy greens to esoteric flowers.
Black Cat Organic Farm — 9889 N 51st St, Longmont
Black Cat offers a unique veggie and meat CSA where each week members select what produce they want in each box.
Aspen Moon Farm — 7927 Hygiene Rd, Longmont
Aspen Moon’s vegetable CSA for summer 2020 has filled, but you can send an email for the farm to notify you when spots for 2021 open up!
McCauley Family Farm — 9421 N 63rd St, Longmont
McCauley Family Farm offers a meat-focused CSA where members can chose from chicken, lamb and/or pork and get special deals on ferments, pickles, its signature Picaflor Probiotic Hot Sauce and Pepper Flakes, and eggs. Currently its chicken CSA has a wait list.
Head Image: Aspen Moon Farms farmer’s market stand. Image: Tatyana Sharpton.