We are moving to Fort Collins this summer and I was wondering if there were any other crunchy mamas in the area. I am concerned that we are moving to an area where we will not find any other like-minded people. Let me know if you are in Fort Collins or the surrounding area. Looking forward to finding things to do this summer. Oh, and if you have any suggestions on great places to go camping in Northern Colorado, please let me know!
As for camping, I adore Rocky Mountian National Park. Of course, it helps to have a parks pass, but it is a large and wonderfully senic park with all sorts of great campgrounds for both car and backcountry camping.
We are actually moving away this summer, and I will be sad to leave. Fort Collins is a great place for the natural minded mama. I'm sure you will love it. Let me know if you might want to purchase our CSA share from Grant Family Farms. I'm listing it for sale since we will be leaving before I can collect any shares.
If you have any further questions, let me know. I'd be happy to help.
Thank you so much for your response! What a relief! Can you explain how the CSA's work? Here you just pay a monthly fee and have a box delivered to your house once a week or twice a month. How does it work there? Thank you again for responding, I wish you were still going to be in the area! :)
My kiddos are all teens but we have raised them here. We almost had to move and we were really sad. There are really great schools and homeschool groups, you can really do either, a large network of bike trails and most main streets have bike lanes. There's a wonderful arty movie theater downtown, a small Theater for live performances as well as the University. Rec Centers with ice rinks and pools. A new science center should be opening on the North end of town...a whole Foods, Vitamin Cottage,a Sprouts and a Food Co-Op. Here's a list of the CSAs and a bunch of local food www.nocofoodincubator.com . Let's see there are 4 local yarn stores, oooo - if you like beer there's the brewfest unually the last weekend in June www.downtownfortcollins.com .... I've lived here for just over yikes - 22 years!
grantfarms.com is probably one of the biggest csa in the area. i think they have multiple pick up points in town. i haven't used them though so not sure on specifics.
we live 25 miles east but do pretty much all of our shopping and stuff there.
camping is everywhere. rmnp has a few campgrounds but there are also a lot all along the poudre up hwy. 14. very close to wy. too.