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Veggies – How Locavores Do Vegetable Co-Ops (Orders closed for 2017, but visit us at the Falcon Farmers Market!)
Even though the Veggie Season Pass CSA orders are closed for the season and we’ve started deliveries, you can still share in our extra production!
We are at the Meridian Ranch Farmers Market every Friday from 2 pm to 7 pm throughout the summer. Visit us at the Shops at Meridian Ranch in Falcon, Colorado. Corner of Meridian and Stapleton, about 2 miles north of Woodmen Road.
Pork Shares – Everything But the Oink
Fresh, pasture raised pork gives the best bacon. The 1st half 2017 pigs are already sold out. We will be opening orders soon for the next batch. Visit our pork page and sign up for our email newsletter to learn more about the interesting story behind our pigs, and meet your meat. “Every pig has a story.” A half hog ends up being about one large “picnic cooler” full of pork. We charge $5 a pound “hanging weight”, with a $100 deposit to claim your share.
Guaranteed Egg Share Program – Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy Store Eggs
Do you know the real meaning behind the ‘happy sounding’ labels on your egg carton? “Cage Free” really isn’t. We have pasture-raised, really free-range chickens. No “coop-and-run” here. They have the full run of the farm — sometimes to the annoyance of Farm Mom Tera Lynn when they poop on the doorstep. $5 per dozen, buy a share a month at a time if you want! Eggs are also picked up Friday mornings in Falcon or by door delivery.
Who’s Behind Gray Area Farm?
We’re starting a homestead and small-scale market garden from the soil up. Follow along, support, and be amused as we make ALL THE MISTAKES!
Why did we call it GrayArea Farm? Isn’t the color green more appropriate?
Sure, it’s based on our last name, the Grays.
But it’s more than that…
It’s the Gray area between permaculture plant gardening and Joel Salatin style animal protein farming. Or between organic and conventional.
It’s the Gray area between foodie-ism and simple wholesome home-style eats.
It’s the Gray area between trying to work entirely within the wholly broken food regulation system and guerilla gardening.
It’s the Gray area between self-sufficient homesteading and recognizing that the foodshed has to be a community effort.
….And yes, because it’s our last name and it sounded cool at the time.
What’s Growin’ On For Sale at GrayArea Farm?
We sell chicken eggs and select veggies through direct sales to consumers at networking organizations in Falcon, Colorado.
But we’re just getting started! Here’s a list of current upcoming products and services:
- Microgreens and baby-leaf salad mix
- Veggie CSA
- Pork: half or whole hog
- Veggie plant starts for home gardens
What, no poultry? Chicken and turkey poultry meat sale to off-farm consumers was effectively illegal in Colorado until May 2016. We started growing meat birds for our own family’s use in 2017, so we’ll get some experience under our coveralls to be able to hit that market soon.
Wait, you’re in Colorado, so do you grow…..? Nope. We accidentally grow enough other weeds without deliberately growing that kind of weed. Besides, marijuana grow operations for commercial sales are not allowed in unincorporated El Paso County. And even more importantly, Farm Mama TL says the short answer is “No.” She further says the longer answer is “Nooooooooo.”