Local Motion CSA

Thank you for a great 2013 season! 2014 Community Supported Agriculture memberships are now available!  

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a mutually beneficial relationship between a local farm and the community of people who receive the food the farm produces. Members purchase a share of the harvest and in return receive a weekly supply of fresh seasonal vegetables picked at their peak of ripeness and flavor. The members agree to share in the inherent benefits and risks of the agricultural season. The arrangement guarantees the farmer financial support and enables many smaller sustainable farms to stay in business.

Local Motion CSA is a 10 acre, non-certified organic farm in Eaton, Colorado.  Now in our fourth year of operation, we are proud to feed over 200 families throughout Northern Colorado each season.  Our warm summer climates and fertile soil makes for some of the tastiest vegetables, sweetest sweet corn and happiest customers.

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Superior quality produce is our pride, and growing it is our passion.  Local food security is our commitment to our community.  Our mission at Local Motion CSA is to provide our customers with nutritionally dense, nourishing vegetables and the best sweet corn they have ever eaten.

As a member of Local Motion CSA you will receive an assortment of vegetables for 18 weeks, starting in early July. Our farm share feeds approximately one family and consists of seasonal, freshly harvested vegetables, including familiar as well as more unusual varieties.  We have drop sites in Denver, Evergreen, Fort Collins, Greeley, and Loveland along with on farm pickup in Eaton.

 

2014 CSA Season Information:corn 8.18.2012

Season Length: 18 weeks of farm fresh produce

Beginning the week of July 6th thru the week of November 2nd

 

Share options and cost:

This season our farm will be offering a full 18 week regular share. The cost is $550 per share which averages out to about $30 per week.  That amount not only brings you a lot of fresh produce of incomparable quality but it also brings you a lot more: a meaningful connection to your food, the land where it grows, and the community of people who help grow it.

The share price reflects the real costs of growing high quality vegetables. By eliminating the costs of packaging, shipping and marketing, the farmer receives a fair share of the profit. The average produce at the supermarket travels 1500 miles. Comparatively, we can offer you delicious flavor, picked at the peak of ripeness, as well as varieties rarely found at the store. You will have the benefit of personally knowing the farmers who grow your food and the land it comes from. We believe this adds up to a better value for your food dollar.

Discounts and deadlines

We will be offering approximately 250 shares this season and closing sign up April 30, 2014 or once we are sold out, whichever comes first.

Please click here to print the 2014 CSA Contract.  A completed and signed application form and payment is required to reserve your membership in the program.

Sign up online with a credit card…

 

Your payment will be processed through PayPal.

Online payment reserves your CSA membership, but you must still mail a signed copy of the 2014 contract.
 

Sign up with check or money order…

Your membership is reserved upon receipt of payment and contract. Please make checks out to Local Motion, LLC.

Please mail to:

Sarah and Anthony Zamora, Local Motion CSA, 37414 CR 29, Eaton, CO  80615

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Pick up Locations:

Denver

- Basil Doc’s Pizza (three locations: Crestmoor, Highlands, and Wash Park) Wednesdays from 4-8pm http://basildocspizzeria.com/

- University of Denver Tuesday/Wednesday* from 3-5pm http://www.du.edu/sustainability/index.html

- Old South Pearl St. Farmer’s Market Sunday from 9-1pm http://www.southpearlstreet.com/index.html

*University of Denver pick up day may change mid-season from Wednesday to Tuesday (the time will remain 3-5pm)
 

Eaton -On Farm Thursday from 4-7pm

Evergreen -Neighborhood pick up at two locations (Clover Lane and Peggy Lane) Wednesdays 4-7pm

Fort Collins -Pateros Creek Brewery Thursday from 4-7pm http://pateroscreekbrewing.com/pcbc/

Greeley -Sew Downtown Thursday from 1-5pm      http://www.sewdowntown.com/

Golden -Neighborhood pick up (Jackson St.) Wednesday from 4-7pm

Loveland -Neighborhood pickup

Locations will be updated as memberships are reserved.  Generally, 25 memberships are needed to add a new location.  Delivery dates and times are subject to change depending on memberships.
 

***Please inquire if you are interested in becoming a host site for your neighborhood.  We are still looking for a potential drop site in Windsor and Bergen Park.  Hosts are eligible for a free share.

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Participate in a grassroots effort to directly connect local growers and consumers!

What’s special about Local Motion CSA?

  • local produce grown organically 
  • amazingly fresh veggies supplied weekly
  • emphasis on heirloom varieties
  • grown with love for you and our environment
  • convenient delivery to your neighborhood

 

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Additional Information:   

Sustainability

LFF uses sustainable farming practices.  This means we have three main goals: environmental stewardship, farm profitability, and prosperous farming communities.  We have an integrated, resource conserving farming system, based on respect for the people and animals involved which reduces environmental degradation, and promotes agricultural productivity and economic viability.  One example of a sustainable practice LFF employs is our use of compost rather than synthetic fertilizer.  Another is our use of proper crop rotation.  Correct irrigation, collaborating efforts with other farmers and conservation of resources also contributes to LFF’s sustainable nature.

Seasonal Highlights

Local Motion CSA grows over 35 different vegetables, a dozen types of herbs, and a variety of flowers.  We harvest from early July through November.  Each week you will receive a diverse mix of those crops that are in season.  Here are some typical highlights:  

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July–Lots of lettuce and spinach, amazing baby greens, along with a bounty of beautiful rainbow carrots, beets, and radishes.  The season begins with fresh salads and several different sautéed Asian greens on your dinner plate.

August– Spinach and lettuces are replaced by crisp,  cool cucumbers, and a combination of tasty yellow wax, purple burgundy, and haricot vert green beans .  By mid-month, you should begin to see a variety of summer squash and herbs galore.  Early tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and onions begin to arrive.  Get the butter out because the best sweet corn in Colorado will be hitting the grill this month.  Japanese edamame and Mexican green garbanzo beans will make for a tasty snack for the kids.

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September– Prepare yourself for a bountiful month of fresh veggies. Cool nights allow for the return of greens while the warm days keep the August crops happy.  Late season sweet corn will still be growing strong.  Get ready to put some up for the winter.  Fall harvest of root crops, including several varieties of potatoes, will continue through the end of this month.IMG_2394

October-November The season ends with cold loving kale, rainbow chard and lettuces.  Purple and orange sweet potatoes are freshly dug each day before delivery.  Several eye-catching varieties of new crop dry beans along with colorful rainbow popcorn are in store to help get you through winter.  Beautiful pumpkins, gourds, and winter squash to top off a well rounded season.

Please note: seasonal highlights vary from year to year depending on the weather and many other factors and are only intended as a general guideline.  Every year is different!
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this share right for me?  This is something we hope all our members ask themselves.  Truly understanding the risks involved with a share is very important.  There may be weeks where only a few veggies (or none) are available due to unforeseen circumstances, usually because of mother nature at her best.

How many people will a share feed each week?  On average, a share will feed a family of 2-3, depending on your cooking habits.

Can I visit the farm?  Yes, absolutely!  We strongly encourage all members to come up  and walk the fields.  Just let us know if you would like a tour of your farm.

Do you offer a smaller sized share, or an every other week option?  At this time we only offer one size share. If you are looking for something
smaller, but still want to join our CSA, we suggest splitting the share with a
friend and/or alternating pickups. We do not have an every other week
option or a half share option this season.

Does your CSA normally fill up? Do you have a waiting list? Depends… Last year we had a waiting list starting in May.  We are offering a few more
memberships this year, but if you have your heart set on joining, don’t wait
until the last minute. If you are able to pay on the website then you’ve joined successfully.

Where can I find the 2014 CSA contract? Please click here to print the 2014 CSA Contract.  A completed and signed application form and payment is required to reserve your membership in the program.

CLICK HERE to see the all the different vegetable varieties which will be planted this season.
 

Request Information:

If you wish to learn more about Local Motion CSA and our farm… Please click here to send an email or give us a call… Sarah and Anthony Zamora, farmers/owners, (970) 689-2355 Email: lefflerfarms@yahoo.comFax: 970-454-3588

 

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