[QUOTE]Originally posted by mtn. mama
[ ]We live in Colorado and since we are huge on produce esp. organic we spend $175 EASY!!! It is frustrating for us, the expense out here but we cannot stand to eat processed foods. There seem to be little options such as a co-op or CSA farm. ...Anyone from Colorado that knows of a good co-op on the front range? "
I do, I do!!!!!!
I live near ColoradoSprings. I am in a buying co-op. If you go to http://tcwfoodcoop.com/
they may be able to tell you of a club in your area, it might even be mine! Be advised, that as far as I know, most of the folks in my co-op are Christians. This shouldn't be a problem, as all we do is place our orders via e-mail and pick them up.=)
YOu can also go to all three of the natural foods places in the Springs and buy bulk for 10 percent off.
Parker has a co-op with a storefront. It should be in the book. They are also Christians, and if this is uncomfortable for you, it's likely to be more of a problem with the Parker co-op.
I am in a meat co-op run by a gal in Monument. We place our orders over the internet and go to her house once a month to pick them up. I buy boneless,skinless chicken breasts, chemical and hormone free, for 2.60 a pound.
Sometimes she offers organic produce- I am getting four cases of organic apples for 12.00 each.
Also Christians, but here, again, we just place orders and pick them up.
Other options in Colorado:http://www.eatwild.com/colorado.htm
primarilymeat- one or two of the farms listed offer some other produce, honey, for example.http://www.stewardshipcommunity.org/...tore/store.htm
This is a very interesting project,worth looking at. YOu can also do tours at designated times. They offer different things at different times of the year- milk, honey, bread, salad fixings, meat, eggs, etc. CSA
You can also look here:http://www.realmilk.com/where2.html
I have read of a food-share program in Pueblo, but I don't remember any contact details.
Hope this is helpful to you! I just picked up my co-op order yesterday, and I don't know how we'd manage without being able to buy organic, old fashioned oats for .62 a pound; organic coffee beans for 5.00 a pound (on sale); or a package of organic, whole wheat tortillas for .74 a package.
They carry frozen produce, canned, and some fresh, too.