Homeowner SMUrF member Christine Clark takes home her share in her vintage harvest carrier...
Neighborhood Supported Agriculture is another name for multi-site urban farming, or backyard farming. The SMUrFs work in south metropolitan Denver, and have all of our current sites within a few blocks of each other in south Littleton. Homeowners allow us to use their land, and water under a consumption agreement, and receive a share of vegetables, and a beautiful garden to show off to visitors, and the experience of directly supporting local agriculture. We currently have four sites, and are entering our fourth season with shares in 2014.
What Happened in the 2013 Season
2013 was a great year for us. We had 7 full shares and 3 half shares, 4 shares for our homeowners, and 5 for working members. Here's some of their thoughts on the season:
"(My wife)and I enjoyed your vegetables this season. What we liked: the personal contact with you - you're friendly and very knowledgeable; actually choosing the vegetables (based on your limits) - so we could adjust amounts when necessary; vegetable quality - excellent; proximity - ten minute drive from our house; I loved learning about purslane, and that you gave us some of it - we ate it." R.H. and A.H., Centennial
"Thanks again Eric! I loved it and thought it was well worth the money." J.P., Cherry Hills
"Eric and SMUrFs, We appreciated both the quality and presentation of the produce. They tasted very good....We really looked forward to our regular share of such wholesome goodness! Christine & Doug Burtt"
"Hi Eric, Thanks so much for a wonderful grow season. We loved all of the delicious fresh vegetables and fruit! We also appreciate your organization, professionalism, and knowledge.We'll definitely sign up again next year and tell our friends. The Wirth Family"