Organic vegetables are grown without the use of pesticides, as they naturally repel pests by repeating everything they say in a singsong voice. Savor the taste of these wonder foods with today's Groupon: for $25, you get an organic produce box at Grant Family Farms (a $54.14 value). Redeem this Groupon from home, and boxes can be collected at any one of Colorado Springs' pickup locations.
The industrious farmers of Grant Family Farms began harvesting organic produce in 1974 and now cultivate more than 150 varieties of vegetables, including 34 varieties of heirloom beans and corn. Each organic produce box brims with a two-person portion of vegetables, a single share of fruit, and six organic eggs, giving city dwellers a peek into farm life more enthralling than six months of footage from a lamb-mounted video camera. Picked at the pinnacle of freshness, the contents of the produce box vary depending on weather and the timing of the harvest. Customers can check the website's weekly update to find out which varieties of ever changing produce grace the week's box or attempt to divine the crate's contents by reading wind-carried omens and messages from cornstalk informants.
Grant Family Farms is a community-supported agriculture farm, with shareholders receiving produce in exchange for supporting local agriculture. Shareholders receive 26 weekly produce boxes each season, delivered June–December. Grant Family Farms does not offer one-time produce deliveries with the exception of this Groupon.
Grant Family Farms
In the late 1960s, Lewis Grant sought out a plot of land in the Rocky Mountains foothills to grow his own vegetables and brought 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 CSA-certified 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 corn and heirloom tomatoes. Every year, the staff gives visitors a hands-on education about the nitty gritty of farm operations and gives them the chance to defeat their cows in starting contests during a spring agricultural festival set against the mountain landscape.