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CANCELLED: Christmas to Compost

In the past, we have loved collecting clean holiday trees for our goats to enjoy. Sadly, we will not be collecting trees this year. Please check your local community listings for tree disposal options.

We are ready for 2021

We have made the most of our winter break and made some updates to our programs. We are excited to let you know we have automatic renewal/payments for our Shares and a delivery option for our Online Farmers Market!

2 Ways to Buy Farm Goodies and Other Local Commodities

Use one, or the other, OR BOTH! See full details in our Farm Store.

5 Fridges Farm Share

  • 1x or 2x monthly share of cheese, yogurt, and/or eggs.
  • Save $ and guarantee availability with 3-month share.
  • Pick up at the Farm or have it delivered (NEW!).

REQUEST A SHARE

Eggs are coming! Request a Share to get on the list.

Online Farmers Market

  • Convenient socially-distant, curbside pick-up or delivery.
  • Many different items from the Farm, Denver area, and CO.
  • Opens 1st Wed. of the month, items ready 2nd Fri.

GO TO MARKET

Opens at 7:00 AM on February 3 and closes at 12:00 PM on February 8.

Partner Spotlight

Besides the goats, chickens, turkeys, and Farmer Amanda, there is one more person working hard behind-the-gate at 5 Fridges Farm - our partner, and beloved Webmaster, Tracy Rijken.

Tracy lives in Katy, Texas with her husband and 4 kids. She takes care of all things online for 5 fridges Farm: the website, shares, invoices, Online Farmers Market - the list goes on and on. If you've seen an email from 5 Fridges Farm, you've seen an email from Tracy.

Friends since they briefly worked together in Houston a million years ago, Tracy and Amanda don't let the miles come between them. Tracy gets to the Farm a few times a year, especially when there is a barn to be painted or something needs to be hauled across the country.

Inside the Fridge: December

What's been happening at the Farm in the past month
  • Successful final Online Farmers Market of 2020.
  • Cancelling Christmas to Compost.
  • 5 Fridges Farm Annual General Meeting - in a truck, driving from Wheat Ridge to South Texas, with a Little Dog and a 1972 travel trailer.
  • Re-evaluating what we do: what works, what could work better
  • Setting goals for 2021 (work smarter, not harder).
  • Taking a much deserved vacation.

Outside the Fridge: January

What could be happening at your place this month

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Sustainability Community Education

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)

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.

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