Where does the food in your kitchen come from?
Would you like to be able to answer, “Oh, the food was grown right around here!”? If so, read on …
I get this question at least once a week …
“Do you sell eggs?”
I don’t, but I happen to know who does. Lil’ Bit Farms sent out a notice this morning that they will begin delivering fresh eggs for customers to pick up at Buckley’s Homestead Supply on April 19, 2013.
You have to order them in advance and considering how many people are looking for local, pastured eggs, I imagine they’ll go fast. Contact Diana Ford at 719 966 7465. Do it now, while you’re dreaming of tender scrambled eggs and the cinnamon french toast you’re going to make!
(I just learned (after posting this post) that Our Place on the Mesa, in Monument, also has fresh eggs for sale!)
Lil’ Bit Farms also sells pasture raised meats and goat milk shares.
I love my raw goats milk and recommend it. It’s incredibly fresh and comes from small herds of animals who are treated well by people who love raising them. If you’re uncomfortable with its rawness, you can easily pasteurize it at home.
Easter Egg Acres has shares available and delivers to Good Earth Garden Center, on Walnut St. near I-25 and Uintah. Our Place on the Mesa (aka Sparrows Nest Farm), in Monument on the north side of town, is starting a share program as well. Contact Denise at 719-337-4770 for more information!
Now you’ve got fresh eggs and fresh milk, and naturally you’d like to make a frittata or a quiche. Where do you get the vegetables?
The Arkansas Valley Organic Growers (AVOG) has the answer! AVOG is a cooperative of farmers south of the Springs, in the … you guessed it!… in the Arkansas Valley. Venetucci Farm is a member, as is Hobbs Family Farm, Larga Vista Ranch, Frost Farm and others you may have met at the Colorado Farm and Art Market.
AVOG has introduced a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program this year. The program costs $655 for 25 weeks of locally grown, fresh produce. It’s the first year and shares are limited! Sign up and pay in full by May 1 for a discount. Go to the AVOG website to sign up!
AVOG also offers produce in bulk, but you can only get it through a Neighborhood Buying Club. Luckily, Hungry Chicken Homestead has one! We call it the Hungry Chicken Produce Club. Stay tuned for details and if you’d like to learn to can that produce head over to our Class Schedule page! Spaces are going fast!
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