In 2020 we doubled our growing space with land additions in Lakewood and Lowry in Southeast Denver. 2021 will see all 4 growing spaces optimized to bring our total growing area to 2.2 acres and we will once again host a 60 member CSA!
2021 CSA sign ups are now live. Please click on the CSA tab for all information regarding our 2021 CSA.
Where to Find us
Our CSA is back in 2021!
Community Supported Agriculture is a direct partnership between community and farmer. The community member buys a “share” of the farm for the season and in return receives a portion of the weekly harvest. When a member buys a share they are helping the farmer with the costs needed to cover some farm operations and to ensure a successful season. By joining a CSA you invest in the farm, the local economy, and you create an opportunity to access healthy, fresh produce and to build a relationship between you and your food. For more information on what a CSA is, please check out www.localharvest.org/csa.
CSA shares will be important to farmers and shareholders more than ever this season. In the wake of Covid-19 many farmers are going to be faced with great challenges in 2021 as they were in 2020. In 2020, we witnessed many small farms, produce businesses, and restaurants go out of business and we’ll see even more as we navigate the continued challenges of the current Covid-19 situation and post Covid-19, when we get there.
It’s important to keep in mind that most farmers invest heavily into their operation in the Winter and early Spring months so supporting the farm in the early seasons of the year goes a long way. Shareholders also benefit greatly by ensuring food security for themselves and their families, investing into the local economy so the money stays local, and they create access to organic and healthy food.
Download our 2021 CSA Order Form (Word)
Download our 2021 CSA Order Form (PDF)
2021 CSA Share – $375 (2 people)
Golden Acre Farm CSA shares are 18-19 weeks, early June – October. After some serious considerations based on feedback from our customers in 2020 we have decided to offer just one share size in 2021. These shares are designed to provide produce for 2 folks each week depending on diet and will increase in size as the season progresses and more crops become available. The CSA will consist of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Depending on weather patterns the CSA may become available earlier or run later in the season and may increase by a week. Each share will exceed market value of the produce each and every week!
Membership shares must be paid in full at the time of sign-up and each member can purchase up to 2 shares. Please mail or e-mail your signed CSA Order Form (link to them above) as soon as possible. Our first pick up is tentatively scheduled for June 5th/6th! Payments can be made via check, cash, money order, Venmo, or credit card by using the buttons below (4% processing fee for credit cards). If you decide to pay with a credit card via our site please email us to confirm receipt. Feel free to email or call us if you need help with Venmo, Zelle, or credit card payments.
Pick Up Details
30 South Garrison Street in Lakewood on Saturday afternoons from 1:30 – 4:30pm.
Old South Pearl Street Farmer’s Market on Sunday mornings from 8:45am – 12:45pm
Whats in a Share?
The composition of a share will vary week to week based on seasonality and availability but will always meet or exceed the weekly market value of a share. Golden Acre Farm CSA members will have exclusive access to products from other local farmers including meat offerings from Sun Prairie Beef and honey from local bee keepers. In addition to these products, CSA members will also gain access to the farmers and farm where their food comes from, furthering the connection between customer, producer, and our localized food system. Below is a chart with what you can expect to find in a share based on any given month.
June: arugula, herbs, mixed greens, peas, beets, radish, turnip, lettuce, carrots, kale, chard, etc.
July: greens, beans, radish, squash, chard, turnip, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, carrots, etc.
August: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cukes, beans, cabbage, potatoes, squash, etc.
September: greens, tomatoes, eggplant, beets, peppers, melon, potatoes, spinach, leeks, kale, honey, chard, etc.
October: winter squash, pumpkins, leeks, lettuce, greens, beets, radish, turnips, gourds, flowers, celery, etc.
The chart above is a reference to seasonal availability in Colorado. There are many other crops we will be growing this year that are not listed above.
At Golden Acre Farm we grow over 40 different varieties of flowers, ranging from Aster to Zinnia. If you like our flowers and would like to purchase them for special events please contact Jason Plotkin through e-mail or phone for availability and pricing. We grow our flowers the same way we grow our produce, with the same sustainable practices and without the use of synthetic chemicals. We are one of very few outdoor organic flowers growers in the state of Colorado.
If you would like to purchase some of our organic field grown flowers, visit us at the farmer’s market in August and September or ask David at More Flowers about how to purchase arrangements that contain Golden Acre Farm organic flowers.
We strive to connect people in the city to fresh produce by creating social and economic bridges from city to farm.
Our sustainably raised flowers and produce are grown with proven organic methods to ensure we are providing our customers with the healthiest, freshest, and most environmentally responsible products possible.
We believe that everyone is entitled to healthy, local food and that people should have access to the farm from where their food comes from. Golden Acre Farm encourages people to utilize us, their local farmers, as a resource for education, dialogs on food security and access, and the promotion of Denver’s local food movement. Accessibility to the farm and farmer is extremely important to growing relationships within the community and strengthening the bonds between what we eat and where it comes from.
Since the beginning Golden Acre Farm has been dedicated to providing our local community with fresh, organic, sustainably raised products, while protecting and improving our land. This means we have chosen to use sustainable methods, proven biodynamic techniques, and to gather as much information as possible about our soil and environment to ensure its health and longevity.
We value the earth and what it gives us, which is why we have decided to NEVER use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or any other harmful chemical. We amend our soil each Spring and Fall with locally made compost, rotate crops each season, and lay down cover crops every winter to reenergize, strengthen and improve our soils.
Growing a large diversity of crops, varieties, and by saving seeds we promote biodiversity and ecosystem health as much as possible.
The farm is a living machine that with constant care can provide healthy food and help build healthy relationships for years to come.
Meet the farmer
Jason Plotkin grew up in Simsbury, Connecticut, a small town north of Hartford. At the age of 12, he began his tenure at the historic family-owned Rosedale Farms. Picking corn, beans, and peas in the hot humid summers of New England, Jason learned the value of hard work and the seed of his passion for farming began to sprout. From 12 years of summer employment, he learned everything from viticulture to underground irrigation techniques to aquaponics and aeroponics. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 2010 with a BS in Wildlife Biology, Jason was hired at Flying Pigs Farm in Sushan, NY, where he learned skills in animal care. The following Spring, he became the Assistant Manager at Sol Flower Farm in Ancramdale, NY.
Over the years, Jason has submerged himself in agricultural literature and the sustainable farming community, quickly realizing that Colorado has one of the fastest growing organic and sustainable food markets. In late 2011, Jason started a small farm in Golden, CO that has now expanded into Golden Acre Farm. Jason’s mission is to use holistic, sustainable farming practices to produce the best products possible and make them available for everyone, regardless of income or class. Partnering with the Weinberg Food Pantry every week, Golden Acre Farm donates a portion of our harvest to share the bounty of the land with people in greater need.
We open our land to everyone who wants to learn, and by doing this, we hope to instill the sense of appreciation, gratitude, and hard work that comes with growing sustainably raised food.