Healthy Food

Community Supported Agriculture

CSA is short for Community Supported Agriculture.  It means you become part of Elkstone Farm, sharing in our seasonal risks and rewards.  Here’s how it works: CSA shareholders make a small investment that directly supports the farm’s mission to nurture regenerative, community-based agriculture. Shareholders then reap the bounty of each harvest - collecting a weekly box packed with the freshest seasonal produce and herbs from our Farm Stand in Strawberry Park.  By joining the CSA, you are showing your support for local, small-scale agriculture, making a better connection with the land, and being nourished by the most nutrient dense and freshest food around.

There are CSA Shares for both summer and fall seasons.  For our neighbors wanting to sample the delicious spectrum of foods, sign up for both!  Since we intend the CSA to be a close-knit farm community, we are also inviting shareholders to participate in Elkstone’s enchanting Farm-to-Table Dinners (which will be held in pods and socially-distanced for now).

Learn More & Purchase CSA Shares

Visit Our Farm Stand

The Farm Stand, located in a picturesque, red-roofed barn near Butcherknife Creek, is Elkstone’s community-oriented marketplace.  It’s not just a store; it's a gathering point for neighbors to mingle and share in their support of locally grown food.  At the Farm Stand, we offer organically grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers, and longtime farm favorites, like condiments, preserves, herb blends, and teas.  

Hours: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM on Tuesdays between July 5th and October 18th

Location: 40450 County Road 36 in Strawberry Park

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Farm-to-Table Dinners

Join us in celebrating the warm, sunny days and the return of abundant harvests at our enchanting Farm-to-Table dinner series.  Each dinner features farm-grown produce often picked that very day.  These seasonally appropriate and nourishing ingredients are thoughtfully prepared and presented by Chef Russell and Sous Chef Cada to showcase the inherent beauty of each one.  Locally and sustainably sourced lamb, beef, poultry, or fish will round out vegetable-centric meals.

Guests will be treated to a magnificent sensory journey - providing an experience of gastronomic delights and culinary traditions of a unique place or time.  The history and cultural significance of the featured ingredients will tie in the plate with the landscape.

*Dinners are first offered to CSA shareholders on a subscription basis.  If space permits, single dinners may be available to purchase by friends of our guests.

Purchase CSA Shares & Dinners

Chef's Table Dinners

The Elkstone Chef's Table is the most unique dining experience in the Yampa Valley!  Eight guests have the pleasure of dining in the privacy of the Elkstone kitchen, while watching the chef prepare a five-course meal from scratch using ingredients from the farm and from the valley.  Enjoy exploring the culinary identity of Routt County and greater Colorado through each course of this bespoke dinner.  All dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.

Learn More & Register

Our Products

We’ve been hard at work in the Elkstone Kitchen creating unique culinary complements and body care products.  Each is crafted using herbs, fruits, and vegetables harvested from the farm and then thoughtfully packaged.  We currently offer baked goods, artisan crackers & cookies, flavorful preserves, condiments, herb blends & seasonings, loose leaf teas, and skin care products.

Where to find our products?
Many Elkstone Farm products are available at the Summer Farm Stand, which is open at 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM on Tuesdays between July 5th and October 18th.

The CAA Market (Community Agricultural Alliance) - a local nonprofit that supports and promotes Yampa Valley agriculture - carries our products (and often our fresh produce) on their website and in their downtown Steamboat Springs storefront.

Elevated Olive and Ohana - two thoughtfully-curated local Steamboat businesses - each offer a unique selection of Elkstone products.

Chef's Journal

Russell Goodman

Executive Chef

I’m Chef Russell Goodman, believer in the power of fresh local food and cooking methods that allow that food to shine.  As a former epidemiologist, I have come to realize the crucial role nutritious food plays in whole body health, and therefore I’m an advocate of food security for all.  A core belief of mine is that provenance matters in food.  The way our food is grown and processed impacts its appearance, its taste, and its nutritional quality.  Having firsthand knowledge of Elkstone Farm’s produce - seeing it go from seed to fruit-bearing plant, and then having the opportunity to make use of it in the kitchen - is a beautiful experience that I would like to share with others.

I will be using this journal to share thoughts and recipes from the farm as the seasons change and the farm’s landscape morphs from snow-covered and dormant, to alive with people and produce.  Growing food in the Yampa Valley presents unique challenges, since our short growing season and alpine environment demand a lot of the farmer.  The result, however, is food that could only have been grown here - sweetened by the frost and seasoned by the soil of our valley.  It is our job as chefs to cook these vegetables in a way that highlights their best qualities and conveys a sense of time and place.  The recipes we provide are an excellent place to start.

You are invited to join us on a journey to explore the unique characteristics of our farm’s produce and its expression through cooking.  We are grateful you’re here!

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