From Our Editors
In the late 1960s, Lewis Grant sought out a plot of land in the Rocky Mountain foothills to grow his own vegetables. He brought along the wisdom he accrued during a career as a university professor and his son, Andy, to help with the humble undertaking. The duo took to tilling the land, and over the next few decades, Andy expanded his father’s plot to the 2,200 acres that currently make up the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) organic farm.
Heading a farming community with more than 4,500 members, a dedicated staff of educators and farmers cultivate the farm’s pasture-raised livestock and more than 150 breeds of organic vegetables such as squash, herbs, and 34 varieties of heirloom beans and corn. Additionally, the staff gives visitors a hands-on education about the nitty-gritty of farm operations during tours and field trips, and they offer a variety of produce-related classes on topics such as canning, fermenting, and mixology.