Ventucci Farm Beef and Pork Sale
Check out the great prices on beef, pork and produce!
At Venetucci Farm we believe that a healthy farm ecosystem means a diverse population of plants and animals. Our farm family consists of plants, wildlife, fowl, and livestock, including heritage Tamworth hogs. We believe in raising both vegetables and animals in a way that respects and restores natural systems, attempting to work with nature rather than against her. Find out more about cows and pigs at Venetucci Farm.
Venetucci Farm's Pinello Ranch Project is part of 2013 GIVE!
This project focuses on both wildlife conservation and local agriculture, offering guided birding hikes, school programs and volunteer opportunities. Funds raised through Give! will sustain our bird banding station, which allows students and the public to see science in action. In addition, the station gives ranch managers a picture of the health of the ranch. Donations will also help us build a bird blind on Wood Duck Cove, restore native vegetation for wildlife and increase our capacity for visitors.
We have produced a short video which illustrates the work being done at Pinello Ranch. Please take a moment to view it here:
Pumpkin Patch is now Closed for the Season
Raise the Barn Campaign
After decades of supporting the community, Venetucci Farm is asking for the community’s support to build a barn – an essential, long-needed resource. The Pikes Peak Community Foundation has launched this new fundraising project. We need your help! To achieve our goal, we must raise approximately $250,000 in donations from the public. Every contribution makes a difference! Find out how you can help! We will announce a new date for Community Event at Venetucci Farm shortly, please check back soon.
Pumkins For Kids at Venetucci Farm
Over the last many decades, Nick and Bambi Venetucci gave away over a million pumpkins to children in the Pikes Peak region. We are pleased to keep alive this community tradition. Please visit the Pumpkins for Kids page for more information. Volunteers needed Setember 30-October 9, please contact our Education Coordinator if you are interested in volunteering during this great community event.
About the Farm
Located on the southwestern edge of Colorado Springs, this historic 190 acre urban farm, known as the “Pumpkin Farm”, was established by the Venetucci Family in 1936. Nick and Bambi Venetucci gave away thousands of pumpkins each fall to area school children. Wanting to preserve this valuable piece of land as a farm, the Venetuccis put it into conservancy and gifted it to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation in 2006. Thanks to the generosity of the Venetucci Family and the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, Venetucci Farm is once again a working farm committed to growing healthy food and providing positive experiences for the Colorado Springs community.
What do we grow and where do we sell it?
Venetucci Farm is most famous for its large pumpkin patch and for the annual Pumpkin4Kids give-away program. In addition to this fabulous community program, we also grow over 100 different varieties of chemical-free vegetables and herbs. The farm is home to pastured heritage hogs, grass fed beef, and a large flock of laying hens. All of our products are sold locally through a CSA program, the local farmers market, Colorado Farm and Art Market, an on-site farm stand, and local restaurants including Adams Mountain Cafe, Bon Appetit, Pizzeria Rustica, Nosh, and Ranch Foods Direct. Venetucci Farm is a proud member of the Peaks to Plains Alliance.
Living Close to Home: Urban Homesteading and Sustainability Classes
Interested in a more sustainable lifestyle? Venetucci Farm has introduced a new series of lectures, classes and events called the Living Close to Home Series. Join us for a full slate of classes, including Chicken Butchering, Making Goat Cheese, Raising Backyard Chickens and Guided Birding Hikes. If you enjoy being part of the creative process behind food, these “Living Close to Home” classes are for you. Find out more.
How do we grow it?
Recognizing that "soil in good heart" is at the root of healthy plants, healthy food, healthy people and a healthy planet, we employ farming practices that restore and enhance the health of the soil. Aware of the damaging effects chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides have on the ecosystem above and below the soil surface, we choose not to use them. We rely instead on minimal tillage, cover and inter- cropping, composting, diverse and rotational cropping, careful seed selection, and the integration of farm animals to help build the soil and create a healthy, diverse farm ecosystem.
How can you get connected to the Farm?
We invite the community to join us by taking advantage of the many meaningful education and volunteer opportunities we offer. In addition to our Summer Programs for Kids, we offer educational tours, classes and service learning opportunities for school and community groups in the spring and fall. We also welcome volunteers throughout the growing season.
Venetucci Farm offers shares to the general public during the summer growing season. Consumers get fresh, healthy, locally grown food and the opportunity to know exactly how it is grown.
2013 CSA is sold out. Call: 719-389-1251 for waitlist information.
For more news, check out the most recent Venetucci Farm Enewsletter!
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