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CSA Farm Highlight: Christiansen's Family Farm

Written by Desiree Van Dyke | Wednesday, 08 February 2017 13:54

Christiansen's Family Farm is located in Tooele County. They offer pasture raised, non GMO, no hormones, no antibiotic, all natural beef and pork. Although not certified their beef and pork are raised organically on their 20 acre farm.

Christian has a degree in Agriculture and Hollie grew up on cattle, pig, and apple farm. Christian and Hollie have been farming as a family for the past 10 years.

Christiansen’s currently offer six different CSA Share meat options. They do not offer home delivery, but

they offer pick-up locations in Springville, Lindon, South Jordan, Salt Lake City, Tooele, and Vernon. They also host an annual farm day for customers to enjoy.

CSA shares are available every month of the year. Each share is 30 lbs. and comes bagged and boxed. Shares range from $135.00 to $220.00. Complete details can be found on their website.

A la carte items can be added including maple kissed age breakfast sausage, Italian sausage, Chorizo sausage, ground beef, ground pork, four different kinds of bratwursts, beef marrow bones, beef soup bones, beef tallow, pork lard, and bacon.

Christian and Holly have an open farm policy. They love customers to visit their farm and see how their meat is raised. They just ask customers to make an appointment so they can plan on them. Christianson’s is a small local Utah family farm that loves treating their animals well! http://csautah.org/find-a-csa/christiansen-family-farm.html   

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CSA Farm Highlight: Copper Moose Farm

Written by Desiree Van Dyke | Thursday, 04 August 2016 13:21

Copper Moose Farm is in its 10th year farming in Summit County! They grow on 3 acers and are assisted by their 2,400 square foot passive solar greenhouse and two hoop houses. They provide organically grown vegetables and cut flowers for the Park City community through their CSA and farm stand.

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Daisy Fair worked with Ranui Gardens in Utah for 3 years before starting Copper Moose Farm in 2006. Daisy has roots in organic agriculture as her mother owned and ran an organic apple orchard. She stated that Copper Moose only uses the best organic and biodynamic practices but are no longer certified.

Copper Moose Farms offers 80 CSA shares per year. Their season runs from late May into October. The pick-up location is at their farm stand in Park City. Shareholders bring their own bags to the stand to receive their items market style. CSA Shares consist of vegetables and flowers. They also have egg, Red Bicycle Bread and Beehive Cheese add on options.

Their half share will feed about 2 people per week, while their full share will feed 4 people per week. Prices range from $375.00 to $1,100.00 per season. They do offer a small number of work share spots.

Copper Moose Farm provides a wide variety of crops from their fields and hoop houses.  Even though they could freeze any month of the year they produce great tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, and beans from covered growing spaces.

In addition to their CSA and farm stand they have an annual open house at the beginning of the season and regular U-pick crops once for peas, beans and cherry tomatoes.

 “Our on-farm pick up allows our members to really get to know the growers and land that produce their food. Our farm stand and market style CSA pick up promotes the sharing of recipes and friendship between our members and other customers. We feel that our CSA really does build Community and we are honored to be a part of our members lives on a weekly basis year after year.” -Daisy Fair 

For more information visit Copper Moose Farms in the CSA Utah Directory!

 

 

CSA Farm Highlight: Bell Farm CSA

Written by Desiree Van Dyke | Tuesday, 10 May 2016 08:56

Bell Farm CSA, formerly Bell Organics, was certified organic from 2003 to 2015. Although no longer certified, they continue to grow their produce organically.

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David Bell has been organic farming in Salt Lake County for 18 years. He currently farms 2 locations that total 10 acers in the county.

About the CSA

Pick up locations are in Salt Lake and Summit Counties (Salt Lake City, Millcreek, Sandy, Draper and Park City). Home delivery is also available.

Bell Farm CSA offers 500 shares per year. Shares are available June through December. Contents are mostly vegetables with some herbs and fruits. Shareholders can expect 6-8 items per week in their bags. Prices range from $180 - $895 depending upon the options you choose. Visit their website for specifics.

Field days are available upon request.

“We have been offering CSA shares for over a decade, so we know what shareholders expect in terms of quantity, quality and variety. By joining our CSA you can be sure that you are getting the best produce without any dangerous chemical inputs. Our farm is located right here in Salt Lake County so you can come down and see your vegetables grow!” -David Bell

Learn more about Bell Farm CSA here: http://www.csautah.org/find-a-csa/bell-organic-gardens.html

 

CSA Farm Highlight: Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms

Written by Desiree Van Dyke | Monday, 18 April 2016 08:14

Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms

Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farm’s CSA is unique because they not only grow a variety of veggies, but also a wide variety of fruit which will make your CSA experience one to appreciate. They are a first generation farming family and are very dedicated to providing a wonderful CSA experience. 

 About the Farm

Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms has been farming for 19 years. They grow on 150 acres in Box Elder and Davis Counties, with orchards in Perry and Willard, corn in Corrinne, new certified organic raspberries in Huntsville as well as row crops.

Thayne and Cari Tagge bought their first orchard from Paul Sumida in Perry, Utah. Paul helped Thayne learn to farm the first year. Since then Thayne has learned from other farmers and attends Ag Shows in California to be up to date with new trees and technology.

Thayne was the first farmer in Brigham City to convert to drip irrigation. He has since has put in 9 drip irrigations for other farmers in their orchards.

Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie farms is the only farm in Utah that is certified organic on any of their fruit. Their 6 acres of Willard Bay Blackberries are certified organic and they just planted 8,000 raspberry plants in Huntsville that will be certified organic. Those will be producing in 3 more years. 

All of their row crops are planted with black plastic and are pesticide free.

About the CSA

Tagge’s Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms has had up to 420 CSA members in a year. There is no limit to the shares they offer.

They offer CSA Shares from July 5th to October 13th.

Pick up locations are in Salt Lake, Bountiful, Farmington, Layton, Roy, Ogden, Brigham City, Logan, Lehi, Pleasant Grove, Orem, Provo, Spanish Fork, Magna, Sandy, Draper, Heber, and Park City!!!

They offer home deliver for an additional $115.00 per share.

Shares are either a Half Share (half bushel box) or a Full Share (full bushel box). Boxes are half fruit and half vegetables and contain a variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits, eggs, honey, dairy, and animal protein (meat).

Add on items include eggs, honey, berries, salsa and jam. They also offer half bushels of peaches, beans, tomatoes, and apples throughout the season. 

Half shares are $345.00 and Full Shares are $670.00 for the season Add on’s are additional. From time to time work shares are available. Inquire directly with them to learn more.

Shares come in boxes. Take the box and recycle every week by exchanging your empty box for a full one. 

In addition to farming, Thayne is on the board of the Brigham City Chamber of Commerce. He and Cari also work with Jordan School district doing workshops with the kids about eating healthy. Thayne has helped many new farmers learn how to get grants and how to set up their drip irrigation systems. 

For more information about Tagge's Famous Fruit and Veggie Farms go here http://csautah.org/find-a-csa/tagge%E2%80%99s-famous-fruit.html.

“We treat our CSA customers as family and offer many specials during the season so they can have the best of what Utah grows on their table.” – Cari Tagge

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CSA Farm Highlight: 3 Squares Produce Farms

Written by CSA Utah | Thursday, 07 April 2016 09:02

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3 Squares Produce Farm s grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs. Four generations of family participate to one degree or another in the farming or business side of the farm. 3 Squares Produce is one of a very few orchards in Utah growing fruit using organic methods and standards. 

About The Farms

This 10-acre farm is made up of multiple locations in Davis and Salt Lake Counties. Their orchard in Bountiful has been farmed for 78 years. They are farming in West Valley for the first time this year, they have been working their remaining parcels from 2 to 5 years.

Although they are not certified organic, everything is grown using organic methods and organic standards.

Ralph Larsen still lives on a remnant of the Bountiful farm his parents bought in 1938. He has been farming since he was nine and is now 87. Jack Wilbur has been farming with Ralph for 16 years and alone at other locations for six years.

Additional farming endeavors include ownership of a portion of a family wheat farm in Idaho, but is it not actively farmed by 3 Squares.

About The CSA

3 Squares offers 35 CSA Shares in Salt Lake and Davis Counties. Pick up locations are in Salt Lake, Murray, South Jordan and Bountiful. Although it isn’t standard, home delivery is possible on a case by case basis.

They offer two share sizes. Half share is about one peck in volume. Full share is about one half bushel in volume. Fruits, vegetables and herbs come standard. This year they will offer one small jar of honey (from bees at our property) standard in the share. Items that must/should remain cold are bagged. other items are bagged or boxed. Eggs are available as an add-on item.

Shares cost either $200.00 - $400.00. Eggs are an additional $45.00 or $90.00. They had four people work for shares in 2015. This is a possibility for others on a case by case basis.

Learn more about them here http://csautah.org/find-a-csa/3-squares-produce.html.

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