Berry Patch Farms Winter Market is open Saturdays 10am-2pm. Check with us by calling 303 659-5050 in case of inclement weather. We offer our certified organic produce to those seeking seasonal high quality, locally grown, flavorful and nutritious food. Our market is filled with simple, delicious and healthful recipes. We cook with what we grow so we are able to offer tips on preparation, use and storage. For those interested, we also offer Heartsong Farms’ superb grass-fed and grass-finished beef that is totally free from all chemicals or hormones, Sweet Pickle Farm delicious farm-fresh eggs from pastured chickens fed a certified organic, corn and soy-free diet, whole chickens that were pastured on untreated grass and also fed the same organic corn and soy-free diet, local honey and more. We are a pick-up site for the awesome raw milk produced at R Patch O’ Heaven dairy.
Our fresh greens are raised in our hoophouse, also known as a high tunnel. It is unheated except for our high altitude sunshine. The crops are grown in the soil and covered at night for freeze protection and uncovered each morning for sunlight exposure. It is a labor of love that produces greens of exceptional quality. Typically available are frost-sweetened kale, mustard greens, chard, bok choy, spinach, arugula and BPF Blend – a proprietary blend of delicious and nutritious greens for salads and braising.
Additionally: Great Harvest Bread Company freshly ground certified organic whole wheat flour, kept frozen to preserve nutrients and prevent the formation of oxidants; Ela Organic Orchards dried fruit and applesauce; Tumbleweed locally crafted and handmade soaps and soy candles; Caramel Apple Farm handmade goat’s milk soap, laundry and shaving soaps; dried flowers and more!
Feb. 24th, 2017
The North wind has blown hard against tender Spring and she has fled South to waft her gentle breezes and coax the grass to green, trees to bud and flowers in to bloom. We long for her return as we wait out the current reign of Winter yet again. Ah, but she has left us with a promise of her coming again. Succulent greens in the hoophouse are the evidence of her lovely visit. The lovely salad mix, bok choy and other young plants are growing in the safe comfort of the greenhouse just waiting for their moment in her warm sunshine.
Our Market will be open again, Saturday, the 25th of February, from 10 am until 2 pm with those lovely greens – tender and sweet spinach, kale, chard, arugula and mustard greens. All of the other offerings like delicious cabbages, carrots, beets, leeks, sweet onions and more remain available for warming and nutritious meals. Heartsong Farms superb grass-fed and finished beef remains on special yet this week for National Heart month. Their stew meat and fajita meat are both tender and flavorful for pairing with our veggies.
New this (early) spring – we have wildflower seed mixes, hand selected for our Colorado climate by a local seed company. March is the perfect time for sowing them as many of the flower seeds germinate best with freeze-thaw cycles and some moisture. Check them out for a spot of color that is bee and beneficial insect friendly.
We welcome your visit to our market for a taste of Spring even as the North wind blows.
THE 2017 CSA ENROLLMENT PERIOD WILL CLOSE APRIL 1ST.