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THE FARM

Located outside of Colorado Springs in South East El Paso County, Windy Acres Farm has been growing non-certified organic produce since 2000 and raising grass-fed lamb since 2016. Starting the farm was a dream come true for the Dahmen family who always wanted to grow their own food using sustainable methods. The farm is owned and operated by two generations of the Dahmen family.

Windy Acres Farm believes in the use of sustainable, beyond-organic methods to grow food. We use standards that go farther than USDA Organic Standards. We use no pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. We augment our soil with manure produced by the animals on the farm. We care about the quality of our soil and implement the practices of seasonal crop rotation and plot rotation. Our primary focus is producing the most nutritious food, while using environmentally friendly and sustainable practices. 

Our lambs are 100% grass-fed and finished. They are pastured daily and supplemented grass hay through the winter.  They have constant access to shelter and water. We believe in producing the highest quality meat, while providing the animals with respect and care throughout their lives. 

 

VEGETABLE SHARES

WHAT ARE FARM SHARES?

A Farm Share is a stake in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. CSA is a relationship between the shareholders and the farm, where shareholders receive portions (dividends) of the harvest throughout the season and the farm is financially able to produce fresh, local food.

Farm share programs are a great way to get local, seasonal food and support your local economy. A dividend is approximately the size of a standard reusable grocery bag and is comprised of nutritious fruits and vegetables varying through out the season. Early dividends are usually lighter containing more leafy greens and cold weather crops, mid season dividends will contain summer squash, tomatoes, peppers, and like produce, and late season dividends contain winter squash, potatoes, other root vegetables, and cold weather crops.   

Shareholders also experience the risks inherently involved with farming. Crop loss can occur due to extreme weather, plagues of insects, disease, and other unforeseen natural circumstances. Windy Acres Farm strives to mitigate and plan for any possible crop loss to ensure shareholders receive plentiful dividends throughout the season.  

When you become a Shareholder in Windy Acres Farm's share program you help support our operations and get to experience the bountiful rewards and risks of growing local nutritious produce. 


SHARE LEVELS

* Around a third of all food produced globally is wasted because naturally occurring variations make it less aesthetically pleasing to consumers. This food's nutritional value is equal to that of uniform produce. Ugly Shares allows the shareholder and farmer to reduce food waste due to abnormalities in appearance. An Ugly Share dividend is equal in quantity to a regular share, but may contain odd-looking vegetables. The Ugly Share Discount may be applied to any share plan. 


PICK UP LOCATIONS

Briargate Area
Colorado Springs
 

Cafe Red Point
The Lincoln Center
2727 N. Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs
 

Powers Corridor
Colorado Springs


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PRODUCE

Windy Acres Farm offers a wide variety of beyond-organic, non-GMO fruits and vegetables. A list of produce we have grown in the past and will likely be sowing during the 2018 season can be found below. 

 

GRass-Fed LAMB

Windy Acres Farm raises cross breeds of Katahdin, Dorper, and Finnsheep. Lambs are born on the farm and raised with the ewes until slaughter. The ewes and lambs are 100% grass-fed and pastured, they are supplemented grass hay in the winter. They have constant access to the outdoors, water and shelter. Lambs are raised without the use of antibiotics or hormones. The lambs are humanely processed at a USDA inspected facility. 

If you are interested in purchasing lamb meat please complete the form below. 

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