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Valentines Day made easy

Valentines day can be easy when you have a bucket delivered to your door (or their door - we understand that in these days you might be far apart) complete with home-made soaps, wash cloths, herbal baths and oils, and a delicious ready to eat or ready to cook meal (choose vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or meat lovers!).  Give us an email or a call (720) 722 FARM...
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Dig early dig often

Tilling the soil is the best way to improve it. Adding air to the soil, even if you integrate NO manure or green matter, helps the beneficial microorganisms breathe and mineralize important nutrients from the air. More than 16kg/ha of nitrogen can be introduced into the soil by good tillage methods, and sufficient nutrients for most crops is possible without manure. Tilling last year's aisles all winter long gets them warmer and ready earlier for spring planting, and allows the beds to rest and provide shelter for all your animal friends - beneficial insects and even larger animals can find shelter in the undisturbed beds (next year's aisles) - until you're ready to till it under in the late spring once everyone's awake. Tillage builds better soil structure, allowing less need for water, pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer, saving costs - it is always cheaper to till than to buy chemicals. Tillage is the first work of a farmer and gardener. Tillage is done best by a shovel or a pickaxe, but on large fields, plows are needed. Of the numerous forms of plows, consider disk plows first. However, recently, numerous rototillers and spading machines have been developed that produce sometimes superior tillage! It pays to do trials, or at least shop around. Look for tillage that aerates the soil without creating compaction, turning it and spinning it and breaking it up so roots can easily penetrate.
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What's ready already? Le menu

5 Gallon Bucket - $30 member, $40 non-member…
3.5 Gallon Grocery Sack - $20 member, $30 non-member…
Fill them with whatever you like!

* if you are a meat eater, to try the chicken. At $2 per pound, this is a good deal on natural chicken. A bit of wild or conventional spices, some fresh olive oil from California, a few delicious mushrooms… dinner is ready inside an hour or two, and finished inside a minute or two.

* If you are not a meat eater, or even if you are, the President’s favorite this week was the tofu. Denver Tofu, a landmark for nearly a hundred years in Denver, uses imported ingredients from Japan for an authentic taste that can’t be beat.

* Also on the must-try list is the eggs from LaChona Farm of Elbert County. Their kids have been learning lots of good tricks at 4-H on raising chickens and eggs, and it really shows. The brown (and sometimes white) eggs make the very best donuts when you use Maia white wheat.

Finish it off with some organic herbal tea, or fresh squeezed OJ. These oranges are picked Monday in California by Pedro, and delivered to your door Friday by Maia. Can’t be beat. Especially at $1.10 per pound.

~=~=~=~ READY FOR THE COOK ~=~=~=~ Glazed Mushroom sandwiches - - - rehydrated glazed mushrooms are a breeze, and takes about 10 minutes to make with Maia’s farm fresh olive oil and twist of orange. On your favorite bread (ask for bread to be included if you like) with sprouts and your choice of wild or garden herb blends.

Orangeaide - - - this is a favorite around the farm. Combine 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup orange juice and 1/4 cup lemon juice, with sugar to taste

Roasted Tofu or Chicken - - - Fresh natural goat meat with your choice of natural wild spices or more traditional recipes. Includes mushrooms and fresh oil. How can you g wrong?
Try some herbal tea: this week’s special blends include

* Fruity blend. This one is extraordinarily popular! hibiscus, rose hips, elder berries, raspberry leaves, dandelion root, elm bark. What else do you need?

* Walden Pond blend. Thoughtful, meditiative. A blend of wild and cultivated. Peppermint, pine, hawthorne berries, rosehips, elm bark, and the secret ingredient: cannellini. Weird, but actually it’s good.

* City Park blend. We love Denver’s parks, and this may have actually come from city park! Actually, it’s raised by members, but features some of Denver’s favorite landscaping. It’s actually quite refreshing. Dandelion root, chicory root, elm bark, milk thistle seeds.

* Limon 5-way. Named for Limon’s five highways, we put in five ingredients famed for their benefits to your blood, liver, stomach, heart and mind. Includes dandelion root, milk thistle seeds, elm bark, fresh willow and pine needles.

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ BEANS ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
CF Anasazi CF Black CF Black eyed peas CF Cannellini CF Cranberry CF Fava CF Jacob's Cattle CF Kidney CF Lentil CF Mung CF Pinto CF Soldier Beans
NEW Denver Tofu (from non-member the Denver Tofu Company)
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ EGGS ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ Availability unreliable. Order early through Maia from various non-members.
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ DAIRY ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
> NOT YET AVAILABLE <
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ HERBS, TEAS and COFFEE ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

>>>COFFEE<<<
> Coffee from Don Francisco – choose organic or conventional, house blend or espresso, columbian (not only is drinking coffee natural, some would claim it is medicinal – especially after missing their daily cup)
> Not-coffee (roasted Chicory) (also good to blend with your coffee for a Cajun treat)

>>>TEAS AND HERBS<<<
FROM BS, CF and Group Purchases:
> Alfalfa leaves (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious, blood tonic)
> Burdock Root (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (cure-all)
> Chamomile flowers (sweet flavor, sleep aid)
> Chickweed (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (peculiar flavor, good for the blood and lactation)
> Cottonwood (bark, twigs, leaves, buds) (fresh) (delicious, sweet vegetable, good in tea. Cook at low temperature or luke warm for antiinflamatory and pain reducing properties)
> Echinacea flowers (earthy flavor, good for immune system)
> Elder berries (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (fruity flavor, good for the immune system)
> Elm, slippery (bark) (sweet flavor, good for the throat and stomach)
> Dandelion root, dehydrated and cut (refreshing flavor, generally good for you)
> Hawthorne berries (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (very tasty!)
> Hibiscus (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious in any tea, high in vitamin c)
> Horehound (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (generally good for you, green flavor)
> Nettle leaves (refreshing flavor, a blood tonic, generally good for you – like dandelion)
> Marshmallow root (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (good for stomach)
> Milk Thistle Seeds (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (tasty, very good for liver)
> Peppermint (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious, good for stomach)
> Pine (needles, bark or twigs – fresh) (delicious, nutritious vegetable, makes great tea)
> Raspberry leaves (dry) (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (very delicious, good for the blood)
> Red Clover Blossoms (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious, good for the blood)
> Rose Hips (dry) (sweet fruity flavor, great addition to any tea, good source of C)
> Scullcap (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (sleep aid, good for withdrawal, and more)
> Spearmint (dry) (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious! Good for the stomach)
> Willow (bark, twigs, leaves, buds) (fresh) (delicious, sweet vegetable, good in tea. Cook at low temperature or luke warm for antiinflamatory and pain reducing properties)
> NOT COFFEE (roasted chicory root)

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ FEED ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
Feed from Coastalfields Feed can be delivered with your regular order. Contact Maia at 720-722-FARM or <a href="mailto:%6d%61%69%61%63%6f%6f%70%65%72%61%74%69%76%65%40%67%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%6d">maiacooperative-AT-gmail-DOT-com</a> for more information and selections.

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ FRUIT ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
&gt;&gt;&gt;FRESH FRUIT&lt;&lt;&lt;
NEW Organic Avocados (from non-member Pedro’s Avacado Ranch): $2/ea
NEW Organic Cherimoyas (from non-member Pedro’s Avacado Ranch): $3/lb
NEW Organic Lemons (from non-member Pedro’s Avacado Ranch): $1.10/lb
NEW Organic Oranges (from non-member Pedro’s Avacado Ranch): $1.10/lb

&gt;&gt;&gt;DRY FRUIT&lt;&lt;&lt;
BS Organic Halawi Dates (soft, caramel flavor): $6/lb members
BS Super sweet raisins (not your standard Thompsons!): $4/lb members

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ FUEL ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
Fuel not included in any bucket or sack… purchased separately

Firewood – Cord $200 (4ftx4ftx8ft), 1/8 Cord $25 (4ftx2ftx2ft), Small Bundle $2.50 (1.5ftx1ftx1ft) … Delivered and stacked
BS Fuel oil - $4/gallon
BP Used oil (for fuel) - $2/gallon

Ask us for free lessons on how to make oil lamps for light and heat!
Ask us for free lessons on using wood for light and heat!
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ FLOWERS ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ CF Winter bouquets ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ GRAIN ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ &gt; Barley (Maia group buy)&gt; Oats (Maia group buy)&gt; Sunflower (Maia group buy)&gt; White Wheat (Maia group buy)
&gt; Brown Rice (lundberg – Maia group buy)
&gt; Wehani Rice (lundberg – Maia group buy)

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ HONEY ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
Ambrosia Honey Co. (Maia group buy)
Soon… fresh from East Slope!
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ LIVESTOCK ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
AA: Male rabbits. $10 ea.
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ MEAT ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ AA Rabbit: $20/rabbit for member
Goat (group buy from Albrecht Farms of Elbert County)Beef (group buy from Albrecht Farms or Elizabeth Meat Locker of Elbert County)
Chicken (Redbird)
NEW Denver Tofu (from non-member the Denver Tofu Company): $2.50 ea
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ MUSHROOMS ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ BS Dried portabella $2.25/oz members (about 1 cup)BS Dried oyster $2.25/oz members (about 1 cup)
BS Dried shiitake $2.25/oz members (about 1 cup)

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ NUTS &amp; SEEDS (EATING) ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

&gt;&gt;&gt;NUTS&lt;&lt;&lt;
BS Almonds $12/lb
BS Natural Cashews. $10/lb

&gt;&gt;&gt;SEEEDS&lt;&lt;&lt;
Sunflower Seeds (shelled) $8/lb
CF, BS Sesame

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ OIL ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
Fresh Natural Olive Oil (grown for TwoInTents in California) ($2.50 for a 50ml bottle – about enough for a week for most users)

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ SEEDS (PLANTING) AND TREES ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
Seeds and trees for planting can be included in your regular order. Contact Maia at 720-722-FARM or <a href="mailto:%6d%61%69%61%63%6f%6f%70%65%72%61%74%69%76%65%40%67%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%6d">maiacooperative-AT-gmail-DOT-com</a> for more information and selections.

Packets of seeds begin at $0.25 ea.

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;PRESIDENT’S NOTE: JOIN THE SEED COMMITTEE TODAY!&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt; ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ VEGETABLES ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ Sprouts (Maia group buy from Sprouts Extraordinire)
&gt; Alfalfa $3/lb
&gt; Clover $3/lb
&gt; Mung $1.25/lb
&gt; Radish $3/lb
&gt; Wheat Grass (ask)
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ WILD HARVESTS ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ FROM CF FARM ($1.25 per bundle, about the size of a standard sandwich bag)
&gt; Cottonwood

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ CLOTH AND FIBER ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
AA Dish cloths: hand crochet, 100% cotton. Choose white and blue, yellow and green, white and muted green, white and pink, white and red, yellow and orange, pink or green). Non-members $5 ea, members $3 ea. (Maia members may reduce the $3 from the cost of your bucket or sack).

CF Raw alpaca fiber. $1.50 per oz (member)

~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~ CRAFTS ~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~

&gt;&gt;&gt;LOTIONS&lt;&lt;&lt;
AA Farms: Vanilla Pear Lip Lotion 16 @ $1 member. Contains avocado oil, shea butter, beeswax, vitamin E, stevia and flavor oil.

&gt;&gt;&gt;SOAP&lt;&lt;&lt;
&gt; AA Farms: Soap: lavender, wild chamomile and geranium. $3 ea member Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, oil, castor oil, water, lavender, wild chamomile and geranium essential oils
&gt; AA Farms Soap: Apple blossom &amp; peony. $2.50 ea member. Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, olive oil, castor oil, water and fragrance oil.
&gt; AA Farms Soap: Peach orchard. $2 ea member. Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, olive oil, castor oil, water and fragrance oil.
&gt; AA Farms Soap: Aqua reef (like old spice). 3 bars at $1.50 ea member. Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, olive oil, castor oil, water and fragrance oil
&gt; AA Farms Dish cloths: hand crochet, 100% cotton. Choose white and blue, yellow and green, white and muted green, white and pink, white and red, yellow and orange, pink or green). Non-members $5 ea, members $3 ea. (Maia members may reduce the $3 from the cost of your bucket or sack).

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What's ready already? Le Menu

5 Gallon Bucket - $30 member, $40 non-member…

3.5 Gallon Grocery Sack - $20 member, $30 non-member…

Fill them with whatever you like!

 

This week, butterball the alpaca made friends with Tom the turkey.  Tom loves butterball and the two are inseparable.  With snow again, there’s mud again, and that means happy ducks this week too.  The ducks love the mud, and the biggest “duck” of all, Izzy the Goose (who thinks she’s a duck) loves mud the most too.  Mud is good for waterfowl, who gain significant minerals from eating the mud, and who derive some benefits from the dirt when it’s wet.  Besides, it’s better to bathe when you’re dirty.

 

This week we feature new products from AA farms of Lincoln County including hand-made dish cloths, live rabbits, soaps and lotions, and BS farms of Arapahoe County, with some excellent dried fruits and nuts.  Also new this week, correcting a major oversight, we list out all our herbs so you can mix your own tea blends!


NEW THIS WEEK:
These herbal blends are made from organic and natural herbs and are very tasty, formulated by CF Farms.  These are inclusive in the cost of your bucket or sack.  Choose from: 

> Improved cold buster (fresh pine, fresh willow, elder berries, elm bark, nettle leaves, rose hips, alfalfa, Echinacea, dandelion root, nettle, burdock, milk thistle seeds)

> Stomach and throat (peppermint, spearmint, elm bark, marshmallow, raspberry leaves, dandelion root)

> Blood (dandelion root, chickweed, nettle, rosehips, hawthorne berries, alfalfa)

> Fruity blend (hibiscus, rose hips, elder berries, raspberry leaves, elm bark)

 

OR BLEND YOUR OWN:

> Alfalfa leaves (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious, blood tonic)

> Burdock Root (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (cure-all)

> Chamomile flowers (sweet flavor, sleep aid)

> Chickweed (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (peculiar flavor, good for the blood and lactation)

> Cottonwood (bark, twigs, leaves, buds) (fresh) (delicious, sweet vegetable, good in tea.  Cook at low temperature or luke warm for antiinflamatory and pain reducing properties)

> Echinacea flowers (earthy flavor, good for immune system)

> Elder berries (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (fruity flavor, good for the immune system)

> Elm, slippery (bark) (sweet flavor, good for the throat and stomach)

> Dandelion root, dehydrated and cut (refreshing flavor, generally good for you)

> Hawthorne berries (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (very tasty!)

> Hibiscus (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious in any tea, high in vitamin c)

> Horehound (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (generally good for you, green flavor)

> Nettle leaves (refreshing flavor, a blood tonic, generally good for you – like dandelion)

> Marshmallow root (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (good for stomach)

> Milk Thistle Seeds (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (tasty, very good for liver)

> Peppermint (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious, good for stomach)

> Pine (needles, bark or twigs – fresh) (delicious, nutritious vegetable, makes great tea)

> Raspberry leaves (dry) (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (very delicious, good for the blood)

> Red Clover Blossoms (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious, good for the blood)

> Rose Hips (dry) (sweet fruity flavor, great addition to any tea, good source of C)

> Scullcap (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (sleep aid, good for withdrawal, and more)

> Spearmint (dry) (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious! Good for the stomach)

> Willow (bark, twigs, leaves, buds) (fresh) (delicious, sweet vegetable, good in tea.  Cook at low temperature or luke warm for antiinflamatory and pain reducing properties)

> NOT COFFEE (roasted chicory root)

 

From new 4th Class and 3rd Class Member BS Farms in Arapahoe County:

Natural dry Oyster, Shitake and Portabella mushrooms.  Non-members: $3/oz Members: $2.25 / oz (an ounce is about a cup).  (Maia members may reduce the $2.50 from the cost of your bucket or sack).  This is a great deal, as dry mushrooms elsewhere may cost five times more!

 

Natural Cashews.  Non-members: $0.80/oz, members: $0.70/oz.  (for comparison, a can of nuts is typically 10 oz).  (Maia members may reduce the $0.70 from the cost of your bucket or sack). 

 

Super sweet raisins (not your standard Thompsons!): non members: $5/lb, members $4/lb.  (Maia members may reduce the $1 from the cost of your bucket or sack). 

 

ORGANIC Halawi Dates (soft, caramel flavor): non members: $7/lb, members: $6/lb

 

From new 4th Cass Member AA Farms in Lincoln County:

Vanilla Pear Lip Lotion 16 -AT- $2 ea non-member, $1 member (Maia members may reduce the $1 from the cost of your bucket or sack).  Contains avocado oil, shea butter, beeswax, vitamin E, stevia and flavor oil.

 

Soap: lavender, wild chamomile and geranium.  4 bars at $5 ea non-member, $3 ea member (Maia members may reduce the $3 from the cost of your bucket or sack).  Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, oil, castor oil, water, lavender, wild chamomile and geranium essential oils

 

Soap: Apple blossom & peony.  3 bars at $4 ea non-member, $2.50 ea member (Maia members may reduce the $2.50 from the cost of your bucket or sack).  Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, olive oil, castor oil, water and fragrance oil.

 

Soap: Peach orchard.  3 bars at $3 ea non-member, $2 ea member (Maia members may reduce the $2 from the cost of your bucket or sack).  Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, olive oil, castor oil, water and fragrance oil. 

 

Soap: Aqua reef (like old spice).  3 bars at $2.50 ea non-member, $1.50 ea member.    (Maia members may reduce the $1.50 from the cost of your bucket or sack).  Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, olive oil, castor oil, water and fragrance oil

 

Dish cloths: hand crochet, 100% cotton.  Choose white and blue, yellow and green, white and muted green, white and pink, white and red, yellow and orange, pink or green).  Non-members $5 ea, members $3 ea.  (Maia members may reduce the $3 from the cost of your bucket or sack). 

 

Male rabbits, live.  $10 ea.


READY FOR THE COOK:
Sprout stuffing - - - wheat, barley, sprouts and fresh olive oil meet a delicious blend of secret spices for a filling stuffing!

 

Toasted Sesame Snack - - - honey, sesame seeds, toasted.  WoW!  What else could you ask for?


Roast Chevon - - - Fresh natural goat meat with your choice of natural wild spices or more traditional recipes.

These herbal blends are made from organic and natural herbs and are very tasty, formulated by CF Farms.  These are inclusive in the cost of your bucket or sack.  Choose from: 

> Improved cold buster (fresh pine, fresh willow, elder berries, elm bark, nettle leaves, rose hips, alfalfa, Echinacea, dandelion root, nettle, burdock, milk thistle seeds)

> Stomach and throat (peppermint, spearmint, elm bark, marshmallow, raspberry leaves, dandelion root)

> Blood (dandelion root, chickweed, nettle, rosehips, hawthorne berries, alfalfa)

> Fruity blend (hibiscus, rose hips, elder berries, raspberry leaves, elm bark)

OR BLEND YOUR OWN!


~~~BEANS~~~

Anasazi
Black
Black eyed peas
Canellini
Cranberry
Fava
Jacob's Cattle
Kidney
Lentil
Mung
Pinto
Soldier Beans

~~~EGGS~~~
Next harvest estimated in Spring

~~~DAIRY~~~
Goat milk from Carmel Apple Farms will not be available until springtime.  However, advance reservations are required as milk is sold out fast.  Milk is raw, and sold by share to individuals.  Because our delivery drivers are also shareholders of the herd, you may request Maia to purchase a share on your behalf, and also deliver it for you.


~~~HERBS AND TEAS~~~

 

> Alfalfa leaves (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious, blood tonic)

> Burdock Root (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (cure-all)

> Chamomile flowers (sweet flavor, sleep aid)

> Chickweed (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (peculiar flavor, good for the blood and lactation)

> Cottonwood (bark, twigs, leaves, buds) (fresh) (delicious, sweet vegetable, good in tea.  Cook at low temperature or luke warm for antiinflamatory and pain reducing properties)

> Echinacea flowers (earthy flavor, good for immune system)

> Elder berries (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (fruity flavor, good for the immune system)

> Elm, slippery (bark) (sweet flavor, good for the throat and stomach)

> Dandelion root, dehydrated and cut (refreshing flavor, generally good for you)

> Hawthorne berries (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (very tasty!)

> Hibiscus (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious in any tea, high in vitamin c)

> Horehound (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (generally good for you, green flavor)

> Nettle leaves (refreshing flavor, a blood tonic, generally good for you – like dandelion)

> Marshmallow root (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (good for stomach)

> Milk Thistle Seeds (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (tasty, very good for liver)

> Peppermint (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious, good for stomach)

> Pine (needles, bark or twigs – fresh) (delicious, nutritious vegetable, makes great tea)

> Raspberry leaves (dry) (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (very delicious, good for the blood)

> Red Clover Blossoms (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious, good for the blood)

> Rose Hips (dry) (sweet fruity flavor, great addition to any tea, good source of C)

> Scullcap (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (sleep aid, good for withdrawal, and more)

> Spearmint (dry) (Organic, Maia bulk purchase) (delicious! Good for the stomach)

> Willow (bark, twigs, leaves, buds) (fresh) (delicious, sweet vegetable, good in tea.  Cook at low temperature or luke warm for antiinflamatory and pain reducing properties)

> NOT COFFEE (roasted chicory root)

 

~~~FEED~~~

Feed from Coastalfields Feed can be delivered with your regular order.  Contact Maia at 720-722-FARM or maiacooperative-AT-gmail-DOT-com for more information and selections.

 

~~~FRUIT~~~
Dates – fresh from California, conventionally grown

Dates – fresh from California, organically grown

Raisins – fresh from California, conventionally grown

~~~FUEL~~~

Fuel not included in any bucket or sack… purchased separately

 

Firewood – Cord $200 (4ftx4ftx8ft), 1/8 Cord $25 (4ftx2ftx2ft), Small Bundle $2.50 (1.5ftx1ftx1ft) … Delivered and stacked

Fuel oil - $4/gallon

Used oil (for fuel) - $2/gallon

 

Ask us for free lessons on how to make oil lamps for light and heat!

Ask us for free lessons on using wood for light and heat!


~~~FLOWERS~~~
Winter bouquets

~~~GRAIN~~~
Barley
Oats
Sunflower
White Wheat

Brown Rice (lundberg – Maia group buy)

Wehani Rice (lundberg – Maia group buy)

 

~~~HONEY~~~

Ambrosia Honey Co.

Soon… fresh from East Slope!

~~~ LIVESTOCK ~~~

AA Farms: Male rabbits.  $10 ea.


~~~MEAT~~~
AA Farms Rabbit: $20/rabbit for member

Goat
Beef

Chicken

~~~MEDICINAL HERBS AND TEAS~~~
Coffee from Don Francisco – choose organic or conventional, house blend or espresso, or decaf (not only is drinking coffee natural, some would claim it is medicinal – especially after missing their daily cup)

Pine needles (delicious, nutritious, revitalizing!)
Rose Hips (delicious, vitamin C)
Thistle Root (supports liver)
Winter willow, aspen and poplar (antiinflamatory, powerful painkiller - use like aspirin)

~~~MUSHROOMS~~~
BS Dried portabella $2.25/oz members (about 1 cup)
BS Dried oyster $2.25/oz members (about 1 cup)

 

~~~NUTS, DRY FRUIT & SEEDS (EATING) ~~~

>dry fruit

BS ORGANIC Halawi Dates (soft, caramel flavor): $6/lb members

BS Super sweet raisins (not your standard Thompsons!): $4/lb members

 

>nuts

Almonds (out of stock right now)

BS Natural Cashews.  $0.70/oz members  (for comparison, a can of nuts is typically 10 oz). 

Cinnamon Sugar Almonds (of stock right now)

Mustard

Peanuts (out of stock right now)

Pistachios (out of stock right now)

Pine Nuts (out of stock right now)

Sesame

 

~~~ OIL ~~~

Olive Oil (grown for TwoInTents in California)

 

~~~ SEEDS (PLANTING) AND TREES ~~~

Seeds and trees for planting can be included in your regular order.  Contact Maia at 720-722-FARM or maiacooperative@gmail-DOT-com for more information and selections.

 

Packets of seeds begin at $0.25 ea. 

~~~VEGETABLES~~~
Sprouts – alfalfa, clover, radish, mung bean

Wheat Grass


~~~WILD HARVESTS~~~
Cottonwood

 

~~~ CRAFTS ~~~

AA Farms: Vanilla Pear Lip Lotion 16 @ $1 member. Contains avocado oil, shea butter, beeswax, vitamin E, stevia and flavor oil.

 

AA Farms: Soap: lavender, wild chamomile and geranium.  $3 ea member Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, oil, castor oil, water, lavender, wild chamomile and geranium essential oils

 

AA Farms Soap: Apple blossom & peony.  $2.50 ea member.  Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, olive oil, castor oil, water and fragrance oil.

 

AA Farms Soap: Peach orchard.  $2 ea member.  Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, olive oil, castor oil, water and fragrance oil. 

 

AA Farms Soap: Aqua reef (like old spice).  3 bars at $1.50 ea member.  Contains: lard, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, olive oil, castor oil, water and fragrance oil

 

AA Farms Dish cloths: hand crochet, 100% cotton.  Choose white and blue, yellow and green, white and muted green, white and pink, white and red, yellow and orange, pink or green).  Non-members $5 ea, members $3 ea.  (Maia members may reduce the $3 from the cost of your bucket or sack).

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Recipes for you!

What’s wild in your box?

In your box today you’ll notice some delicious wild herbs.  Wintertime is not known for its tremendous variety, but at least the mainstays are easily welcome to the plate again and again.  Pine nuts are delicious wild foods – they have not yet been brought under cultivation, although Maia has recently begun planting an orchard – but this week are be accompanied by locally harvested pine needles and willow, and can be combined with rice, locally grown barley and wheat, California raisins and garden herbs for a delicious stuffing. 

Recipe for the week: pine nut stuffing

1/2 cup pine nuts  
1/4 cup raisins    
1/4 cup wheat   
1/4 cup rice    
1/4 cup barley
1/8 cup herb mix
Herb mix includes: garlic, rosemary, onion powder, sage and black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a pot with 1.5 to 2.5 cups of water (depending on how “gravy” you like it).  Raise to a high boil, then reduce to a simmer for about an hour to two hours, or longer if you like it very soft.  Add water if it dries out!  Serve hot or cold, add salt if desired (most people like salt).  (Salt not included)

Recipe for the week: pine tip mayonnaise

If you’re adventurous, give this one a try.  It’s from Laurie Constantino, “Mediterranean cooking in Alaska.” http://medcookingalaska.blogspot.com

1 cup mayonnaise (homemade or store-bought)    
1/4 cup minced spruce tips (or fir or pine)
2 teaspoon lemon juice

Thoroughly mix all the ingredients. Let flavors blend for at least 1 hour before serving.

Let us help you start your garden!

Gardening is not only enjoyable and easy enough for a child to do, but is an important way to reduce a family's costs of food while improving their nutrition.  We are glad to help you set up your own family's garden!  Give us a call, or email us...
 
 

Le Menu -what's ready already?

5 Gallon Bucket - $30 member, $40 non-member…

3.5 Gallon Grocery Sack - $20 member, $30 non-member…

Fill them with whatever you like!

 

This was an interesting week out at the farm.  The winds came and blew away all the water and mud, and now we have begun that most pleasant time of year in Colorado: December!  Most immigrants to Colorado don’t realize that December can be the nicest time of year.  November is usually shocking for its brutality, and there are merciless and endless winter conditions in January, February, March and sometimes April too.  But December is usually pleasantly warm, never too hot, refreshingly cool at night, and entirely without flies or mosquitoes.  Except for one fly, which I saw yesterday!

 

December is a great time in Colorado to do some gardening.  We are always turning and turning our aisles in the winter, preparing for springtime.  The soil becomes richer in the winter, as the microbes can work without interruption improving the soil.  A thick mulch over the beds helps the worms put in some unpaid overtime.  And in the spring, you’re ready to plant in last year’s aisles, and begin to convert last year’s beds to aisles I the summer. 

NEW THIS WEEK:

Mung Bean sprouts

Wheat Grass

Mustard Seeds

Sesame Seeds

Honey – from Ambrosia Honey Co.

Goat Milk – from Carmel Apple Farms

Raisins – fresh from California, conventionally grown

Dates – fresh from California, conventionally grown

Dates – fresh from California, organically grown

Coffee from Don Francisco – choose organic or conventional, house blend or espresso

Firewood – Cord $200 (4ftx4ftx8ft), 1/8 Cord $25 (4ftx2ftx2ft), Small Bundle $2.50 (1.5ftx1ftx1ft) … Delivered and stacked

Fuel oil - $4/gallon

Used oil (for fuel) - $2/gallon


READY FOR THE COOK:
Sprout stuffing - - - wheat, barley, sprouts and fresh olive oil meet a delicious blend of secret spices for a filling stuffing!

 

Cold buster tea - - - Willow twigs, pine twigs and thistle root.  Great with a bit of lemon or honey!

 

Toasted Sesame Snack - - - honey, sesame seeds, toasted.  WoW!  What else could you ask for?


Roast Chevon - - - Fresh natural goat meat with your choice of natural wild spices or more traditional recipes.

~~~BEANS~~~

Anasazi
Black
Black eyed peas
Canellini
Cranberry
Fava
Jacob's Cattle
Kidney
Lentil
Mung
Pinto
Soldier Beans

~~~EGGS~~~
Next harvest estimated in Spring

~~~DAIRY~~~
Goat milk from Carmel Apple Farms will not be available until springtime.  However, advance reservations are required as milk is sold out fast.  Milk is raw, and sold by share to individuals.  Because our delivery drivers are also shareholders of the herd, you may request Maia to purchase a share on your behalf, and also deliver it for you.


~~~FEED~~~

Feed from Coastalfields Feed can be delivered with your regular order.  Contact Maia at 720-722-FARM or maiacooperative-AT-gmail-DOT-com for more information and selections.

 

~~~FRUIT~~~
Dates – fresh from California, conventionally grown

Dates – fresh from California, organically grown

Raisins – fresh from California, conventionally grown

~~~FUEL~~~

Fuel not included in any bucket or sack… purchased separately

 

Firewood – Cord $200 (4ftx4ftx8ft), 1/8 Cord $25 (4ftx2ftx2ft), Small Bundle $2.50 (1.5ftx1ftx1ft) … Delivered and stacked

Fuel oil - $4/gallon

Used oil (for fuel) - $2/gallon

 

Ask us for free lessons on how to make oil lamps for light and heat!

Ask us for free lessons on using wood for light and heat!


~~~FLOWERS~~~
Winter bouquets

~~~GRAIN~~~
Barley
Oats
Sunflower
White Wheat

 

~~~HONEY~~~

Ambrosia Honey Co.

Soon… fresh from East Slope!

~~~MEAT~~~
Goat
Beef

Chicken

~~~MEDICINAL HERBS AND TEAS~~~
Coffee from Don Francisco – choose organic or conventional, house blend or espresso, or decaf (not only is drinking coffee natural, some would claim it is medicinal – especially after missing their daily cup)

Pine needles (delicious, nutritious, revitalizing!)
Rose Hips (delicious, vitamin C)
Thistle Root (supports liver)
Winter willow, aspen and poplar (antiinflamatory, powerful painkiller - use like aspirin)

~~~MUSHROOMS~~~
Dried portabella
Dried oyster

 

~~~NUTS & SEEDS (EATING) ~~~

Almonds

Cinnamon Sugar Almonds

Cashews

Mustard

Peanuts

Pine Nuts

Sesame

 

~~~ OIL ~~~

Olive Oil (grown for TwoInTents in California)

 

~~~ SEEDS (PLANTING) AND TREES ~~~

Seeds and trees for planting can be included in your regular order.  Contact Maia at 720-722-FARM or maiacooperative-AT-gmail-DOT-com for more information and selections.

 

Packets of seeds begin at $0.25 ea. 

~~~VEGETABLES~~~
Sprouts – alfalfa, clover, radish, mung bean

Wheat Grass


~~~WILD HARVESTS~~~
Cottonwood

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