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Colorado Encounters, dba Cultivating Hope, is a non-profit community farm in Fort Collins, Colorado. As a 501 (c)3, we rely on donations from our members and businesses in the community to help fund our Community Garden & Farm. The farm is open to the public during the growing season, April - October.  We offer a vegetable garden, fruit orchard, chickens, and beautifully manicured gardens for the community to enjoy.  


2023 Farm Shares

Shares are limited to availability. Purchase in our online store. The 2023 Season CSA starts in April. Your season shares will include spring greens and sprouts and continue through the early summer crop. The share also includes farm-baked sourdough bread and chicken eggs.

Here are some of the foods you will likely have to choose from (based on availability):

Spinach, mesclun, kale, lettuce, arugula, peas, radishes, sweet turnips, broccoli rabe, Chinese cabbage, green onions, garlic, parsnips, beets, carrots, strawberries, and herbs of all kinds.

We offer your share in a convenient take-home custom-milled crate from our wooded property in Bellvue. 

The balance of your share goes on an e-gift card. You can purchase what you want when you need it and your balance never expires. CSA members get a 50% discount on every item in our store and qualify for free delivery within a 30-mile radius of the farm.

Shares are limited to availability. Purchase in our online store! 

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Cultivating Hope’s mission is to positively impact our community by offering H.O.P.E.“Holistic Opportunities for Personal Enrichment” with our therapeutic farm activities and programs.

Our vision is to inspire and enrich the lives of all those in need in our community

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We educate, inspire, and enrich our community members with local farming.

Online Store

Support the community farm through the online store. CSA Farm Shares, products and gift cards are available there. Pick them up from the farm, or request delivery.

Gift ​Cards

Virtual gift cards are a great way to support the farm while giving to friends, family, or other people in the community. Gift cards can be used to purchase anything in the farm store.

Partnering with community

Cultivating HOPE partners with community organizations dedicated to making a difference in Nothern Colorado. We support these organizations by encouraging our supporters to support them.

North Forty News is Northern Colorado's only regional weekly. Subscribe to North Forty News, and get regular updates about the farm and our products.

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