Community Supported Agriculture in Summit County
“The benefits of supporting local, organic agriculture are numerous, from various sustainability metrics, to the overall nutrition content of the food. As full time residents of Summit County, we are impressed and inspired by HC3’s ability to produce such amazing, local produce and are excited to participate in this program again.”
– Jason, CSA shareholder
HC3 IS HIRING!
HC3 is looking to hire an Assistant CSA Farmer for the 2017 growing season! Application deadline is March 31st. Please completely review the position description before applying.
High Country Conservation Center operates the only existing Community Supported Agriculture Program in Summit County – the Summit CSA. In response to popular demand, HC3 will has expanded the program by building three new greenhouses at the Frisco Transfer Center by Whole Foods, expanding our growing space by four times the existing capacity. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (970) 668-5703 to get your name on the wait list for 2017.
Thank you Sponsors and Volunteers
Special thanks to all of our sponsors for their generous support of the new Summit CSA expansion:
Also, a big thank you to all of our volunteers who helped make this project happen! Thanks to our sponsors and volunteers, we will be able to offer more community shares, farm stand produce, and restaurant shares.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a partnership between local farmers and members of the community. The farmers agree to provide high quality produce for members, who in turn agree to support the farmer by purchasing a share for the entire growing season. The mutual commitment is the core to this sustainable food model: the farm feeds the people and the people support the farm, each sharing the possible risks and potential bounty.
Typical CSA’s require payment in full for a participant’s share at the beginning of the season to help with upfront operating costs of the farm. In a modified model where the lump sum may not be feasible for some participants, a payment-plan option can be worked out for the season. It’s important for us to be able to offer exceptional, local produce that is affordable for all income levels.
Feeds approximately 3-4 people)
Our CSA will run for 16 weeks from late June through October. Each week you will get a box of amazing organic produce including heirloom varieties of common vegetables, grown here in Summit County. CSA members do not choose what is in their weekly shares; rather we will provide you with an assortment of what is available throughout the season on the farm. Shares will also include recipes and information about the produce in you receive. We encourage shareholders to share their personal recipes with us and with other members.
When you become a member of our CSA you will know who is growing your food and exactly where it is coming from. Each week you’ll receive the freshest organic produce straight from our gardens to your kitchen. The Summit CSA helps to strengthen community by creating a local and sustainable food system in the high country. You will get the opportunity to meet other CSA members who share some of your same values. Through our weekly newsletter, you’ll receive updates on local events, volunteer options, and home-gardening tips. You will also learn about rare and spectacular heirloom vegetable varieties as they become available throughout the season. Your membership is an active vote for the support and protection of small businesses and local agriculture. Be local, eat local!