The Two Roots CSA is our favorite thing that we do.
This is a special chance to be intimately connected with Two Roots Farm and get the best of what we offer. On a basic level, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is an opportunity to receive fresh local produce every week of the growing season by buying a share in the harvest upfront. But to us at Two Roots, it means much more than that.
There is power in knowing where your food comes from- we promise to grow fresh food that is good for people and the planet. Let us be your farmers— join our community, and eat the best.
Several options for CSA membership exist, you can explore them below.
All members become part of our community. You will receive weekly emails and an invitation to our online social community where we share recipe ideas, vegetable information, and farm updates. Also included in each membership is tickets to our spring farm picnic and end of season harvest celebration!
PUT YOUR DOLLARS TO WORK
Buying a CSA is not just paying for ORGANIC food. Through the purchase of a CSA you INVEST IN:
Food production that builds soil and promotes biodiversity
Reducing the carbon footprint of your food chain
Helping your farmers earn a “living wage”
Joining a community that shares your values
Investing in your local food economy
Committing to your personal health
On-farm pick up
Members who choose to pick up at the farm are able to pick out the produce they want from the farm stand and do occasional U-Pick crops in the field. Pick up will be on the farm every Thursday from 3-7:30pm at our farm in Emma (100 Sopris Creek Rd, Basalt).
We will be setting up a stand in Carbondale on Saturday mornings for those who would like to have a market-style pick up (you choose what you want), but are not able to make it to the farm. Pick up (exact location TBD) will run from 8-11am on Saturdays.
We know not everyone can find a way to fit a weekly pick up into their schedule, so we offer a home delivery option. Unlike the pick up, we will design a box for you and bring it to your front door. Deliveries will be Friday morning.
Because our members commit upfront to eating our food for the season, our CSA members always come first on the farm. Our CSA community will always get the freshest and tastiest we have to offer as well as CSA exclusive events, weekly emails and videos filled with updates and information about that week’s harvest.
If your are considering joining our CSA because you care about the health of your family, our food system, and the planet, than we are with you.
doing things differently
We started farming out of a desire to change the way food is grown and sold. We want to know that our food is not only good for us but good for our planet. We think people deserve to know what is in their food and what is involved in getting it to them. Eating locally and seasonally does not come with the same guarantees and comfort that the average grocery store can offer, but to us the rewards outweigh the shortcomings.
Its about Value
Part of the decision to join a CSA is a decision about what you value and the community you want to live in. The CSA is not just a chance to get a weekly bounty of the freshest produce possible, but to reconnect with your food and the people who grow it. By joining our CSA you support our farm’s mission to grow organic food without the use of chemicals, under healthy conditions that provide a fair living for the farmers while building soil and encouraging life.
make sure its right for you
We are aware that joining a CSA program is not a good fit for everyone. You will need to be ready to cook meals, experiment with new vegetables, and form new habits. Our CSA members don’t join because they are searching for the cheapest organic produce or the most convenient option. We are not trying to compete with the grocery store, we are offering something incredibly different.
We recommend you take time to consider if a CSA share works for you, and, if not, don’t worry! You can always find our produce at the Aspen Saturday Market or at Skips Market in Basalt.
If you are ready to make the CSA part of your life, we are so excited to have you! We would love to be your farmers!
What does a weekly CSA share look like?
The produce offered will change with the seasons, whatever is best and tastiest at the time. Each week will include around 8-12 items.
Because we offer a variety and choice at our pick ups, you are able to get the right amount of produce for your household size. The home delivery box will be enough produce for 3-5 people or 1-2 super veggie lovers.
As a general guideline, we aim to include salad greens, herbs, cooking greens, root vegetables, a fresh snack item (peas, carrots, peppers etc), and an allium (onion, garlic, scallions etc) in every share.