Shire CSA provides its members with weekly shares of produce May through October. Every week the produce is harvested and displayed in a market style to allow members to choose what items they want that week. Shire offers two share sizes to choose from ranging from 10 to 20 pounds per week. Our goal is to provide the freshest, widest selection of food that we can for our members. Our weekly vegetable pick-up nights also serve as a time when we all get together and share recipes, meet each other, have a few snacks, and enjoy the best of summertime living in Colorado.
SO CLOSE YOU CAN TASTE IT
Our produce is grown 100% organically and we are very lucky to have some really good soil to work with. We fertilize with our own compost consisting of only clean leaves and other organic material. We have not had to use any pest control in several years, but when it has happened and if it’s needed in the future we comply with all organic standards and typically use a blend of sesame oil and fish oil. Members can see how their produce is grown every week as they pick up their share.
You can find Shire CSA on the Spring Creek Bike Trail in between College Ave. and Lemay. There is car access if you enter the farm at the east end of Parker St. Please do not park near the apartments, thanks!
Hi, I’m Luke, I started Shire CSA in 2009. Over the years I’ve figured out what grows well here and how to provide a plentiful harvest for the members over the course of the season. I received my degree in horticulture from CSU and my mission is to use my knowledge and our good soil to feed your family. Please let me know if you have any questions about the growing operation at Shire CSA.
Rudy recently moved from Chicago to Ft Collins to assist in the operation of Shire CSA. Rudy manages the weekly harvest and sales, and makes sure the members have the best experience they can when they come to pick up their produce.
Christina is another recent addition to Shire CSA from Chicago. She is an integral part of the operation - managing weekly harvest, membership and volunteer coordination, and community outreach and yoga classes.