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CSAs and Farmers’ Markets

If you are aware of a Colorado Springs area CSA or Farmers’ Market that is not listed, please contact me and I will add it to the list.

If you can’t always make it to the Farmers’ Market or aren’t sure you want to sign up for a CSA, there are several retailers in Colorado Springs who sell locally produced produce, meats and dairy.

Colorado Springs Area CSAs (Read more about CSAs)

Grant Family Farms
(Wellington, CO)
Multiple pick-up locations in Colorado Springs
Grant Family Farms Blog
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If you sign up, please tell them that Cheryl Spencer referred you — I get a small credit in my account for each person I refer.

Grant Family Farms offers vegetable, fruit, flower, egg, and bread/bakery shares. They also offer winter vegetable, fruit, egg and bread/bakery shares.

“Grant Family Farms lies in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, just south of the Wyoming border.  We are deeply committed to growing healthy, delicious food and to being responsible stewards of our land and the people that work on our farm.  For this reason, for the past 35 years, we have been growing organic vegetables.  Our farm was the first to be certified organic by the State of Colorado.

We started in a very small way as Lewis Grant, a Professor at Colorado State University, and his young son, Andy, began to grow vegetables in the 1960s. This start proved to be the spark that created a passion in Andy for vegetable production that blossomed to the +2,000 acres we farm today. In 1974, Andy and Lew committed to transform our farm to the organic growing method. Their commitment at that time was revolutionary. Now, 35 years later, we have become a national leader in the production of high quality Certified Organic Vegetables and Grains. We invite your neighbors in Colorado and Wyoming to be a part of our farm through our Community Supported Agriculture program.”

Country Roots Farm
(Peublo, CO)
Pickup Location in Colorado Springs: America the Beautiful Park
Pickup in Pueblo is at the farm
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“We are a small family farm growing Certified Naturally Grown produce for our local community. The food we raise is within 1 hour of our customers. This will be our 17th season as a CSA Farm (Community Supported Agriculture) and Farm Stand. In addition to produce we also raise Free – Range Eggs, Natural Pork, Free – Range Turkey, and Goats. All animals are raised in good conditions with alot of space to live and in a humane manner. We truly believe healthy food creates healthy people!”

A Wren’s Nest
(Pueblo, CO)
Pickup Location: Pick up will always be located on the farm. We are conveniently located on the east side of Pueblo, less than one mile outside the city limits.
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“We are a non-certified organic micro farm located in Pueblo, Colorado, just minutes from downtown. As farmers we’re learning that working the soil, although backbreaking can be deeply satisfying. And that having a connection to our food is building a self-confidence and a feeling of security in our family that we’ve never before experienced. We’d like to share that experience with you!

Enjoy heirloom veggies, pork, poultry, eggs, specialty sausages and holiday meats. Plus bedding plants and seeds for your garden! You’ll also get free workshops, too.”

Venetucci Farm
(Colorado Springs, CO)
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“With a preseason payment, you purchase a “share” of the season’s harvest from Venetucci Farm. As a shareholder you receive a weekly box of our fresh, seasonal produce during the 19 week season from mid June to mid October, which can be picked up at one of three sites.

Venetucci Farm is most famous for its large pumpkin patch and for the annual Pumpkin4Kids give-away program.  In addition to this fabulous community program, we also  grow over 100 different varieties of chemical-free vegetables and herbs. The farm is also home to pastured heritage hogs, grass fed beef, and a large flock of laying hens. All our products are sold locally through a CSA program, at the local farmers market, Colorado Farm and Art Market, an on-site farm stand, and to local restaurants.”

Greenhorn Acres
(Fowler, CO)
Pick-up location in Colorado Springs: Ranch Foods Direct

“We are committed to growing healthy food (without using chemical fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides or fungicides) that is good for us, good for you and good for the critters we raise.”

Hillbilly Farms
(Fountain, CO)
719-382-8930 contact: Jim & Donna La Chey

“We are a small scale CSA specializing in poultry and pork products, however we do offer other options when requested. We raise animals by contract. If you do not want an entire animal we pair you up with others who also want portions of the same animal. Hillbilly Farms was founded by the La Chey family when Jim retired from the US Army. We have continually worked toward a sustainable farm system, which can be quite challenging. Working shares are available.”

Double M Farm
(Falcon, CO)
719-641-1643 contact: Marc Short

“Double M Farm is a small family based interest. We have been growing on our property in Falcon since 1990. While we have been producing for our own consumption our values of quality not quantity have been our guiding light. It is of high importance to us that we use natural growing methods. Our primary fertilizers are manures of different farm animals, with horse and chicken being the primary.”

Dayenu Farms
(Elbert, Colorado)
303-648-3735 contact Nicole Sechler

“We have a conviction to grow healthy food for our loved ones to thrive on. This for us, means growing our food without the use of antibiotics, pesticides or hormones. It means using sustainable, proactive methods of gardening and raising animals to result in better health for all. We try to keep a bigger picture in mind as we farm.”

Colorado Springs Farmers’ Markets

A note about Farmers’ Markets: Not all produce sold at some farmers’ markets is actually from Colorado. If you see out-of-season produce  at a stand (for example, Peaches in May), it is unlikely to be from Colorado. I find that this tends to be true during the early part of the season, before local production is in full-swing. Be sure to ask before buying if this is a concern for you. (See a review of a local farmers’ market that addresses this issue.)

Heritage Farmers’ Market Brought to you by Pikes Peak Urban Gardens
1118 West Cheyenne Boulevard, Colorado Springs
elise@ppugardens.org
Saturdays 9-11:30 a.m. June – September

This is my neighborhood farmers’ market. I know from experience that you have to get their early! Many of the vendors sell out quickly.

“The Heritage Farmers Market is a no vendor-fee micro-farmers market.  This market is unique, because everything is from within the Colorado Springs area. They are truly embracing urban farming. All farms involved are 3 acres or less. There are products such as honey, baked goods, and crafts which are all produced locally.”

Monday Market on Tejon
300 block of North Tejon Street, Colorado Springs
Mondays from 10 am – 1 pm.

Colorado Farm & Art Market
719-640-6154

  1. Cimino Drive (south of Colorado Avenue) at America the Beautiful Park, Colorado Springs
    Wednesdays 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m., June – October
  2. Margarita at Pine Creek, I-25 and Woodmen, Colorado Springs
    Saturdays 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m., June – October

Old Colorado City Farmers’ Market
24th St & W. Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs
Phone :  719-574-1283 contact Frank Schmidt
Saturdays 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., June 6- Oct 31

Chapel Hills Mall Farmers’ Market
1710 Briargate Blvd. (Chapel Hills Mall), Colorado Springs
970-464-2223, contact: Deanna
Sundays 8 a.m/ – 1 p.m., June – October

Doherty High School Farmer’s Market
4515 Barnes Road, Colorado Springs
719-574-1283, contact: Frank Schmidt
Saturdays 7a.m. – 1 p.m., June 27 – October 3

Memorial Park Farmers’ Market
Pikes Peak Avenue & Union Boulevard, Colorado Springs
719-574-1283, contact: Frank Schmidt
Mondays & Thursdays 7 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., June 18 – October 8

Fountain Farmers’ Market
116 South Main Street (City Hall Plaza), Fountain
719-447-8637 contact: Lori Brazil
Tuesdays 3-7  p.m., June-September

“Fountain Farmer’s Market is a growing market with regular vendors of fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey and honey products, preserves, breads, candy, nuts, tamales, and natural soaps. The market also has space for home growers and sell their produce. We encourage local growing and production. We provide an EBT machine for use of food stamps benefits.”

Security Farmers’/Crafts Market
331 Main Street, Colorado Springs
719-390-0187 contact: Chuck Miller
Wednesdays & Saturdays 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., end of May – End of October or December

Woodland Park Farmers’ Market
Center Street & Henrietta, Woodland Park
Fridays Open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., mid-June to September

“Farmers market in its 20th year. 50 – 70 vendors. Fresh vegetables, fruit and seasonal items, emphasis on pesticide-free. Plants, flowers and trees. Natural meats. Authentic French bread & croissants. Jams. Many baked goods. Roasted chilies from August on. Salsa. Few selected crafts.”

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Ryan Morris May 3, 2010 at 10:31 am

Hello,
We were hoping to be added to your list of Colorado Springs CSA’s. We have had a CSA Program for 17 years now which includes Pueblo and Colorado Springs. We keep our CSA program small and personable and as of this year we have a bit of a different spin on weekly distribution rather than getting an uncertain amount each week. We believe very strongly in sustainability and food for the community within that community’s watershed.
Thank you very much,
Ryan Morris/Country Roots Farm

Cheryl Spencer May 3, 2010 at 11:27 am

Ryan-Thank you for your comment. I have added your CSA to the list.

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