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Goats and Trees

Too many trees and not enough goats!

Thank you to all who have dropped off trees. We have received so many that we are not able to accept any more. Please take your tree to your nearest recycling center (there is one off 44th Ave at Prospect Park). 

We have so many trees that you can't hardly see the goats, so we have had to cancel the public viewing of the goats eating the trees this Friday. Thank you for your understanding and Happy New Year!

Eggs, Chicken, BeefCheese, Yogurt

5 Fridges Farm - your 1 monthly stop for eggs, cheese, yogurt, chicken, and ground beef

All sustainable, all local CO

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Which came first?chicken

Eggs slow way down starting in November of each year because of shorter daylight. We find our hens live longer if we do not artificially light the coop. This break from laying allows the hens to do a couple of things: 1) rest their bodies, and 2) put energy into annual molting (changing out of feathers). Egg shares will come back again in March as the days start to lengthen.

Want to know more? Come too our Poultry 101 class which will cover the raising and maintenance of laying hens and meat birds (chickens and turkeys). Class will be held from 8:00am - 11:00am.

Register for Class
Wednesday, Feb 12 Saturday, Feb 15

Inside the Fridge: December

What's been happening at the Farm in the past month
  • Witnessing the weather change from sun to snow to warm to cold
  • On the news for Christmas to Compost
  • Watching the goats get so excited over their holiday greenery snack
  • Overwhelming response to Christmas to Compost - we received so many trees we've had to turn people away 
  • Reviewing applications for the 2020 Apprentice Program

Outside the Fridge: January

What could be happening at your place this month

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Sustainability Community Education

Fridge Values

5 Fridges Farm strives to research and practice realistic local solutions to the issues in our current food system: access, waste, taste, environment, soil/range management, water use, and land conservation. We believe these sustainable options are best disseminated via community engagement, education, hard work, and plain old fun.

5 Fridges Farm is more than just a cool place to visit goats, it’s also a research farm around sustainable practices in urban farming.

Traditional farming spends a lot of time, money, and energy wrestling nature (climate, soil quality, pests, etc) and figuring out how to make money. Natural systems, however, balance themselves with much greater efficiency. So with each year of listening more, and fighting less, with the plants and animals of the Farm, our efforts get more efficient and more sustainable. 

It also turns out that when the human farmers don’t have the time, money, or energy for farm projects, they get creative, efficient, and sustainable. Here at 5 Fridges Farm, this has turned into a sort of 3BL (triple bottom line) evaluation for projects - the Farm projects must:

  1. Provide and maintain healthy habitats and diets for animals and insects (social)
  2. Promote and sustain the land they live on (environmental)
  3. Be local and financially sustainable (financial)

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11100 W 38th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO  80033
(720) 432-9437

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