About DeLaney Community Farm
DeLaney Community Farm is Denver Urban Gardens' community supported agriculture (CSA) project in Aurora. DeLaney Community Farm staff, interns, and volunteers cultivate three and a half acres of organic vegetables, flowers, and herbs on historic farmland generously provided by Aurora Parks & Open Space.
- Provide healthy, locally produced food for people of all economic levels, including helping challenged populations improve their nutrition and their access to healthy food.
- Use and model organic growing practices that protect our environment and reconnect people with the land that sustains them.
- Provide nutrition education to all shareholders and involve them in DeLaney programs as partners in growing, preparing, cooking, tasting, sharing the produce they grow at DeLaney.
Who We Serve
The farm community is comprised of a dedicated group of shareholders, nonprofit partners that focus on food security for in-need populations, clients of Tri-County Health's WIC program, farm staff and interns, and hundreds of volunteers and visitors annually.
About Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between a local farmer and the community, in which participants invest in an annual membership, to cover the farm’s production costs. In turn, members receive a weekly share of the harvest. This arrangement helps to guarantee the farm has a reliable source of support, while vegetables are grown and distributed in an economically viable and ecologically responsible manner. Ultimately, CSA creates communities, where farmers and members become partners in the production, distribution and consumption of locally grown food.
At DeLaney, farm shareholders are involved in nearly every aspect of the farm's operations. Every shareholder contributes volunteer hours during the growing season, assisting staff with planting, weeding, and harvesting; rather than vegetable pickup points or deliveries, farm staff and volunteers arrange the weekly harvest in the DeLaney greenhouse for one weekly pickup.
DeLaney Staff and Interns
Heather DeLong, Farm Programs and Outreach Coordinator
Contact Heather for information about becoming a shareholder, volunteering, supporting the DeLaney Community Partner Share Program, scheduling a tour, or attending a DeLaney workshop.
Faatma Mehrmanesh, Farm Operations Coordinator
Contact Faatma for information about DeLaney farm practices or produce.
Zoe Anjo, Farmer Apprentice
Emily May, Programs and Outreach Intern
Laurie Rochardt, Programs and Outreach Intern
Kimberly Schmidt, Farm Intern
Oliver Wray, Farm Intern