About Grant Farms
We are a community of folks in northern Colorado who are passionate about providing quality, fresh, local, and sustainably produced food. It is our goal to transform and improve our food system to a more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable model one bite at a time.
We work to create a direct financial, social, and mutually supportive link between farmers, food producers, and consumers. It is also our priority to make fresh nutritious food more accessible and affordable. Stay tuned for our staff bios!
About Grant Farms CSA
Grant Farms is based just north of Fort Collins near Wellington Colorado, nestled in the plains beneath the beautiful Rocky Mountains. We are deeply committed to growing healthy, delicious food and to being responsible stewards of our land and the people that work on our farm. Our farm was the first to be certified organic by the State of Colorado.
The farm was instrumental with helping the State create the process in developing the law for State conducted organic certification. In 1953 Lewis Grant started farming in Colorado. We started in a very small way as Lewis Grant, a Professor at Colorado State University, and his young son, Andy, began to grow vegetables in the 60s. This start proved to be the spark that created a passion in Andy for vegetable production that blossomed to the +2,000 acres we farm today.
In 1974, Andy and Lew committed to transform our farm to the organic growing method. Their commitment at that time was revolutionary. Since then, we have become a national leader in the production of high quality Certified Organic Vegetables and Grains. We invite your neighbors in Colorado and Wyoming to be a part of our farm through our Community Supported Agriculture program.
The main crops we grow are Cabbage, Lettuce, Spinach, Summer Greens and Herbs, Broccoli, Onions, Cauliflower, Tomatoes, Peppers, Summer and Winter Squash, Tree Fruit, Beans, Cournand Wheat. In fact, we grow over 150 varieties of vegetables and 34 varieties of Heirloom Beans and Corn. We grow our vegetables for our CSA and the fresh wholesale market.
On our farm we raise pastured poultry for organic egg production (you can find our Owl Canyon Eggs at local Whole Foods Markets), and build community through our community gardens and our CSA program. Through our CSA we provide egg shares from our poultry, as well as goods from local growers we support and collaborate with, such as mushrooms, fruit (from orchards on the Western Slope), microgreens, and cheese. We also offer a 14 week season of vegetable shares.
We are committed to providing healthy, delicious food and to being responsible stewards of the land, the crops, and the animals that provide our food. We are also committed to respecting the people that work the land and care for livestock. We invite your neighbors in Colorado and Wyoming to be a part of our farm through our Community Supported Agriculture program.
We believe that good food not only nourishes the body, but also the spirit, and we encourage creativity and innovation through seasonal festivities, community meals, and collaboration with others. We also do other wonderfully creative things such as make garlic and pepper garlands and very decorative Christmas wreaths for the festive season.