HAPPY BELLY CSA

Delivering fresh grown fruits & vegetables, meats, cheeses and herbal products from Paonia, Colorado farms & ranches to your doorstep

ASPEN TO GLENWOOD

Carbondale
Glenwood Springs
El Jebel
Basalt
Woody Creek
Snowmass Village
Old Snowmass
Aspen

LOCAL PICKUP

Local North Fork Colorado Residents can pick up at the Paonia barn.

Paonia
Crawford

DELTA TO TELLURIDE

Hotchkiss
Delta
Montrose
Ridgway
Ouray
Sawpit
Telluride
All points in between

What is a CSA?

“CSA” stands for community supported agriculture. This relatively new socio-economic concept changes the way food is produced, distributed and sold, creating small scale closed markets for farmers in which the consumer participates in the risk and rewards of the farm. One of the great benefits of the CSA (in addition to receiving produce the day it is picked) is that it gives our farmers more opportunity to do what they do best –grow your food. The farmers also receive more money for their crops and save time by not having to market produce to stores.

What’s in Our Box?

A mix of 8-10 different seasonal items that can include greens, vegetables, herbs and fruit from 7 local Paonia and Hotchkiss farms including Happy Belly’s fertile gardens and hoop houses. Go to News and Events and take a peek at some of last years newsletters to see exactly what goes into the boxes all summer. The selections change each week as the gardens and orchards take off.

For a rough idea your boxes might look like this:

June

  • 2# Cherries
  • 1 head Bok Choy
  • 8 oz Kale
  • 4 oz Tarragon
  • 1# Baby Beets
  • 2# Peas
  • 1.5# Radish
  • 8 oz Salad Mix

July

  • 2# Cherries
  • 2# Apricots
  • 2# Peaches
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 5oz Arugula
  • 8 oz Chard
  • 1  Eggplant
  • 1 head Cabbage
  • 1 Fennel bulb

August

  • 2# peaches
  • 2# ginger gold
  • 1 pint blackberry
  • 5 ears corn
  • 1# beets
  • 2# carrots
  • 1# green beans
  • 8 oz  kale or chard

September

  • 2# Honey Crisp
  • 2# Bartlett Pears
  • 1# Italian Plums
  • 1# Tomato
  • 2# Cucumber
  • 2# Carrots
  • 8 oz Chilies
  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 Eggplant
  • 2# potatoes

Plus a little Inspiration

In every box, we include a menu with recipes for a complete dinner each week comprised of your box ingredients. Our answer to the Dinner in a Box craze that a lot of our customers subscribe to in the winter and early spring when the local gardens aren’t producing readily available fresh produce. Our menus are fun and easy for any level home chef. Get cooking already!

What Makes Us Special?

  • We are a multi-farm CSA, you get the best of what’s growing in Paonia.

  • A chef and an herbalist pack the box- so we will inspire you!

  • We deliver right to your doorstep.

  • Fruit is included in our farm share, at no additional charge.

  • We reuse paper grocery bags to keep down on the waste.

  • We create Menus and Recipes to use with each CSA box delivery.

CSA FARM SHARES

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Corn Bread, Not Like Your Mama Made

Oohhh is this good! Don’t forget, organic ingredients make it better! Preheat oven to 400 and butter a pan Dry bowl ingredients; 1 cup of cornmeal 1 cup of white and whole spelt flour mixed 1/2 and 1/2 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp salt 1/4 cup of succanet or...
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Red Roasted Pepper Sauce

Roast over a hot flame or under your broiler until skin is blistering black but not charred; 2 sweet red peppers and one red chili pepper Cover to let cool and then take away skin and seeds In a sauce pan or fry pan, saute in olive oil; 1/2 chopped onion 1 clove of...
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Smoked Tomato Bisque

Note: Everything can be rough chopped, as you will be pureeing soup with a hand held immersion blender. 2 T of olive oil 2 T butter 1 onion, chopped 2 celery, chopped 2 carrot, peeled and chopped 2 cloves of garlic, smashed 1/3 cup of flour 2-1/2 quarts of organic...
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Chocolate Pots de Creme

This recipe was featured by Edible Feast as one of their chosen “favorite Valentine’s Day Desserts. Thank you Edible Feast! 4 cups fresh heavy cream 4 ounces 60-70% dark chocolate bar, chopped 6 farm fresh egg yolks ¼ cup maple syrup ¼ cup brown sugar 1...
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Cold Steamed Carrot and Green Bean Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cut 5-6 Carrots into chunks and clean 1/2 pound of green beans. Steam until desired doneness. Let cool. In a blender put: 1 Tablespoon dijon 1/2 clove garlic 1 tsp honey 3 Tablespoon of good balsamic vinegar Fresh cracked black pepper Puree and slowly pour 1 cup of...
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Tutti Frutti Smoothie

1 frozen peach or 1/2 banana Fresh or frozen strawberries 2 T of organic, plain, whole or low fat yogurt 1 T of vanilla, unsweetened Whey protein powder 1 tsp of flax oil 1/4 tsp of Stevia plus or 1-2 tsp of honey, agave or maple syrup 1 cup of unsweetened apple or...
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Sugar Cookies

An old standard made with healthier ingredients. Cream together; 1/3 cup soft organic butter 1/3 cup coconut oil 3/4 cup succanet or rappadura add; 1 egg 4 t. milk Mix following ingredients before adding to wet ingredients; 2 cups Spelt Flour 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder...
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Power Muffins

These muffins are more dense and chewy than your ordinary muffin. They don’t rise up in the middle like your white flour recipe. They sort of flatten out and look embarrassing to serve to company, but they taste really good and more importantly they feel really...
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