Community Supported Agriculture, Mesa County Colorado, CSA Farm, Colorado, Palisade, Organic

 

Thank you for your interest in Field To Fork. We are a family run farm in Palisade Colorado. We are very proud to provide fresh Certified Organic produce to the communities of Western Colorado  including Mesa County, Roaring Fork and Montrose Counties. We grow a variety of fruit and vegetables on 18 acres in Palisade Colorado.

Our produce stand is open May-November Saturday 10-3.

CSA membership pickups are Wednesdays 3-7

Our office hours are Monday - Friday 9am-6pm. Please feel free to call for questions. 

For whole sale buyers please email for product availability. To volunteer or take a tour  of the farm please call 970-216-2642 or email us at fieldtoforkcsa@gmail.

 

We distribute weekly:

Mesa County Tuesday and Friday AM

Roaring Fork Wednesday

Montrose Thursday

 

To learn more about us and watch the garden grow please follow our Facebook and Instagram page.

 

 

 

 

Farm Hand:

We will be hiring 2 full time farm hands for 2018. If you are interested in local agriculture, can commit April 1 - November 15 or one full season and possess the job requirements listed below please send us your resume. fieldtoforkcsa@gmail.com

Some days will be longer then others and we expect a positive attitude and desire to complete tasks and become part of our team. Working on our farm requires the physical capability to contribute daily in a rigorous, fast-paced agricultural setting. You must have a current drivers license and vehicle. You must be on time and be able to complete a task. You must be able to work and lead in a team atmosphere as well as independently. You must show a desire of all farm work including customer service, packing orders, delivering orders, organization, heavy equipment operation and physically working in 100 degree temperatures. You must be able to rock a farmer tan! We would like some one who works hard and is proud to grow quality produce for the community of Mesa County while still posesing a sense of humor. 

**Smoking is not permitted. Tobacco carries viruses and diseases that transmit to crops. Its challenging enough to grow organically and keep the plants healthy. Since we are an Organic farm we ask for no tobacco use on our farm. 

50% of our work is harvesting and the other 50% is production as well as getting the product to market. You must contain the ability to be polite and social and talk with customers as well as lead volunteers and work trade members. You must follow and pay attention to our current farm systems and contribute to improving farm systems. Having a basic knowledge of biological plant health and soil health is a must as well as a desire to grow organically. Efficiency is important and showing the ability to multi task, use hand tools properly as well as efficient harvesting and being able to field sort produce will be expected. 

Farm work offers an incredibly rewarding and demanding work environment and life experience. You must be able to lift 50 pounds regularly. Please consider this commitment before applying.  If you feel you meet these requirements please send us your resume. 

To be more prepared for the position we ask that you research "The Market Gardner" by Jean Martin Fortier and "The New Organic Grower" by Elliot Coleman "Sharing The Harvest" a CSA manual. As well as "The Lean Farm" by Ben Hartman. 

Please apply before February 25 2017

Work Trade Member:

Work Trade members are special members of our farm. The work trade postion is a 5 hour work commitment on the farm one day a week for 25 weeks.  This is a opportunity for you to work down the cost of your CSA share. These hours will be tracked and if the total hourly commitment is not fulfilled buy the end we will add your work hours to your share price and work out the difference. The work trade position will start mid-May. we expect you at the farm and ready @ 8am and to participate until 1pm with a 30 minute lunch break. Bring your lunch!! We also make a family style salad but we work hard and you will need food.

 Along with the opportunity of participating in local agriculture and community involvment. We look for people who are self starting and show an interest in participating in all farm and CSA duties. If you have an interest in farm work as well as customer service, helping organize CSA distributions, special events, guide volunteers and become a working member of our farm we will be hiring a few different work trade positions for the 2017 season. Work Trade Members gain the rewarding experience of helping produce beautiful organic vegetables while building a relationship with the land. 

Some days will be longer then others and we expect a positive attitude and desire to become part of our team. Working on the farm requires the physical capability to contribute daily in a rigorous, fast-paced agricultural setting. Farm work offers an incredibly rewarding and demanding work environment and life experience. You must be able to lift 50 pounds. Please consider this commitment before applying. 

Volunteer:

Volunteers are essential at Field To Fork CSA. Their energy, spirit and willingness to work bring a refreshing quality to the farm. Working with our farm work trade members and employees helps volunteers gain the rewarding experience of helping produce beautiful organic vegetables while building a relationship with the land.

We have set volunteer hours each week that are seasonally based. We need 48 hours notice to you wanting to volunteer to ensure we have volunteer spots available. Please wear closed toe shoes pants and bring a long sleaved shirt. Volunteers are welcome on Tuesdays - Friday 9am - 1pm

Sample volunteer projects might include:

Harvesting

Farm-related construction projects

Laying irrigation

Planting cover crops Weeding

Seeding in the field

 

To give you an idea of what type of work we will be doing:

Field work: includes seeding, transplanting, weeding, thinning sprouts, pest control, trellising and harvesting.

Greenhouse: seeding, weeding, transplanting, watering, and pest control.

Wash Station: washing, sorting, packing, bunching, bagging, post harvest labeling all crops

Tractor work: bed preparation, pest control, crop fertility management and mowing.

Distribution: delivering restaurant orders, distributing CSA,  farm stand and wholesale.

 

 

If you are interested in any of these positions please email us your information at fieldtoforkcsa@gmail.com or call us 970-216-2642.

Field To Fork CSA       Palisade Colorado   Community Supported  Agriculture

Photos by Audrey Carlson and Farm Crew