About The Project:
PVCF closed on its first property in Wellington. We named it Dixon Station after the old train stop that used to be a beet pick up across the street when this area was full of beet farms.
Timeline and property history: PVCF closed on the property on June 27, 2018. It was previously owned by Denver Rescue Mission (DRM) and had been used as a transitional housing and training farm. Before that the farm had been a dairy and owned by the Beckstead and Tucker families.
Size: This property is 109 acres with 99 acres of grassland and hay and 10 a 10 acre parcel with a house, old feed grain mill, old dairy milking barn and a variety of other outbuildings and yard infrastructure.
Current Producer: PVCF is thrilled to be partnering with Jodar Farms as primary producer on this property. The goal is to finalize a long term lease between PVCF and Jodar Farms so that Jodar can feel safe in knowing that the land they are on is not going anywhere as they make investments in their business for the future. In the short term Ryan Rhodes, an Associate Professor at CSU and expert in grassland grazing is placing some cattle on the property to graze.
PVCF is currently fundraising and offering a new round of memberships as we work on financing the Dixon Station property purchase that closed in June 2018. For more information on Membership please join us on September 9th to see the property and learn about the coop and sign up below.
About Jodar Farms:
Jodar Farms is a family-run farm owned by Aaron Rice that is dedicated to producing wholesome, nutrient-rich foods. Established in 2009, they believe in raising their animals with all natural growing practices and they strongly believe that animals should experience the things in life that make us all happy… warm sunshine, green grass and cool breezes.
Along with producing healthy animals, they believe that people should know the whole truth about what they are eating. Complete records of where the animals came from, how they are raised and where they are processed are readily available. By keeping their CSA members informed, they believe they will be able to make better decisions about the food they feed their families.
What they raise: Jodar focuses on Eggs, Pork and Chicken with the lamb and turkeys as specialty seasonal products.
Jodar offers two main CSA seasons: Summer and Winter. The Summer CSA season starts in June and lasts until October. This is the only way to buy meat chickens from Jodar Farms. The Winter CSA starts in January and lasts until May. This is primarily designed for eggs, pork and beef (from another source neighbor). PVCF members will have first options to purchase CSA shares and any purchase from Jodar will contribute to member dividends once dividends are distributed.
Learn more about Jodar at their website www.jodarfarms.com