Thank You CSA!
My thanks go out to all of you who joined us at our 4th Annual Fall "Hoe Down". It was a beautiful afternoon, and the music, food, and company couldn't have been better. We were so lucky to have The Junk Town Wild Strings, Russ Chapman and We Speak Imaginese perform at our farm and to us these artists are true supporters of the farming community here in Palisade Colorado. We want to thank them for their time talent and generosity. We also want to thank West Slope Supper Club for helping with much of the event organizing. Over the last few years the Hoe Down has become more then I can handle alone and having dedicated help to organize is exactly what we have needed. I want to take this time to especially thank Robin Brown and Jodi Niernberg the founders of West Slope Supper Club for helping us this year. Please take the time to follow them with many more events focused around food and friends in Mesa County.
I also want to thank Josh Niernberg, Nic Santos, Cowboy and the Rose, Jill Peters and all the volunteer culinary talent that helped prepare food for everyone. The Roasted pigs were perfectly prepared and all the side dishes feed a small army. These Chefs own or grace the kitchens of Bin 707 Foodbar, Cafe Sol, Cowboy and the Rose and 626 on Rood. We feel so luck to work with these chefs and restaurants you can find our produce at these restaurants through most of the year. Kannah Creek Brewery provided great brews, The Peach Street Distillery cocktails were a hit and Mesa Park Vineyards wines were much appreciated in helping everyone get loose!
As I have mentioned this Hoe Down was at our "new" farm. Over the last few years we have been leasing land in Palisade and carefully tracking every cent and pound of produce that the CSA has brought in. We do this for two reasons 1. To show the USDA we use Organic-growing methods in hope of receiving our Organic Certification. 2. To qualify for a agriculture loan you need to show you can financially support the agriculture. We worked our way into this property this last spring and we now have a farm to continue hosting the CSA and continue growing food for our community of Mesa County. The emotion of reaching this goal and being able to continue our Agriculture practice is very emotional and exciting for us. Many of you have watched our growing pains and have supported every move and decision we have made. Thank you CSA for all your interest, support and love. We love farming and growing food for you and the best is still to come. I am amazed at how far we have come. I say "we" because Field To Fork CSA really couldn't have done this without you and the collective support of this community. To me, it's a testament to the power of community, and I thank you for being a part of this incredible process.
If you missed this fun event I am sorry but there is always next year. If you have interest in joining the CSA for next year please contact us!
Or reserve your spot for 2015 today!
Below you will see a few pictures of the Hoe Down.
Pictures by Cat Mayer