Community Supported Agriculture, Mesa County Colorado, CSA Farm

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Thank you for your interest in Field To Fork CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) we are a family run farm in Palisade Colorado. We are very proud to provide fresh locally grown produce to 150 households weekly in Mesa County Colorado including Grand Junction, Palisade and Fruita. We grow a variety of fruit and vegetables on 18 acres in Palisade Colorado.

The farm and our produce stand is open May-November Tuesday - Friday 4-dusk Saturday and Sunday 10-dusk. We are usually harvesting and farming all morning please come visit us in the afternoon.

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

Click here to Join for 2017!

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.

 

The Mission:

-Making healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate food accessible and affordable.

-Supporting local, regional, family-scale, and sustainable food production.

-Building and revitalizing local communities and economies.

-Providing fair wages and decent working conditions for farmers and food system workers.

-Empowering diverse people to work together to create positive changes in the food system and their communities.

 

 

The Safe Seed Pledge!

At Field To Fork we take the most pride in seed selection. We choose only the best seed for our customers and purchase Organic, Heirloom and Open Polinated seed. We do this for the fact that we belive in Organic Agriculture and strive to grow food that we know is safe. We also know that our customers believe in us and know that we are making good choices. So we are making a pledge to you below you will see the safe seed pledge.

The Safe Seed Pledge:
Agriculture and seeds provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered vegetables or plants. The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems and ultimately healthy people and communities.

Seed Definitions:
HEIRLOOM: Heirlooms are open-pollinated varieties
that either pre-date or are unaltered by the last 60 years
of modern breeding work. These varieties have been
passed down from neighbor to neighbor or through
families for generations, and are prized for their unusual
appearance, genetic diversity, and superior flavor.

OPEN-POLLINATED (OP): These varieties have
more genetic diversity and often more variation than
hybrids and can be pollinated by another plant of
the same variety to produce seeds that are “true to
type” – just like the parent plant. If an OP is cross pollinated
by a different variety of the same species,
it will produce seeds that are hybrids.

HYBRID: Created by deliberately crossing two different
parent varieties from the same species, they combine the
best traits of these varieties to produce greater disease
resistance, yield, and uniformity. F1 means “first generation
offspring”. These are not genetically modified but are
created through traditional plant breeding techniques.

WHAT ARE GMOS?
Genetically modified organisms (or GMOs) are varieties that have been
created by adding genetic material from one species into the DNA
sequence of another species, with the intention of introducing new
traits that would not normally exist. The result of genetic modification
by laboratory methods is a combination of genetic materials that could
never occur naturally. This is unlike traditional breeding, wherein
pollen is moved between closely-related plants. Traditional plant
breeders carry pollen from one plant to another by hand or with the
help of insects to produce controlled crosses of two individuals

Seed Companies we support:
www.highmowingseeds.com
www.johnnyseeds.com
www.fedcoseeds.com
www.fruitionseeds.com
www.rareseeds.com

Field To Fork CSA       Palisade Colorado   Community Supported  Agriculture

Photos by Audrey Carlson and Farm Crew