Veggies... Part 3
On the Field To Fork farm we grow a wide selection of vegetables. Our farm plan is crazy! Can you imagine 50 different varieties of crops all grown and planted in 3-4 successions within 7 acres. We also grow 3 times more then what we think we need. These precautions are in the mishap we have a crop failure, poor seed germination, water issues or mother nature throws us a curve ball we can hopefully have something to replace the lost crop.
As fresh market growers we love seasonal variety. We are always challenged and interested in our work. Farming is a constant learning opportunity. Learning about the crop, nature and self. We are honored to kneel to the soil and grow food for you. The diverse crops we grow help hold interest for us and for our buyers, members and customers. We keep it fresh! New and different crops are available weekly so as soon as you don't want to eat something the seasons change and new crops are maturing. The staples of each week are consistent and we depend on the work horse crops like kale, chard, radish, lettuce, carrots, beets, tomatoes, cucumbers and summer squash. Each week we have a specialty item you might see only in a food and wine magazine and think wow, cool! Watermelon radish, shishito peppers!! Awesome! We love food trends and keep a close eye on what is fun and exciting in the culinary world. To us vegetables are always the hero of the dish. A protein or pasta would be so boring with out the tender herbs and annual vegetables that bring the acids and textures to most dishes. Some gourmet specialty crops are very unreliable so it is a gamble to grow them. We are up for the challenge but we focus on the staples.
We as your farmers pledge to work as hard as possible, use the proper tools and appropriate small scale farm technology to grow fresh flowers, fruit, and vegetables the most efficient and effective way possible. All our produce we grow is Certified Organic. Some of our farmer friends have a beautiful crop that we don't grow and we like to support their efforts to help add value for our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share program and fresh sheet offering to local chefs. Sometimes those products are not Certified Organic but we know those products are fresh and produced with care.
This is the last week to join our CSA program. The farm plan is set for 2018 and we are underway for another great season. We hope you support our farm this year. We hope to be part of your kitchen this summer. If you are not able to join our CSA please look for our products at Natural Grocers in Grand Junction. We also work with local restaurants. If you are on the front range we work with Growers Organic. If you have a special event and want to order produce or flowers please contact us.