Our farm's focus is on growing the most nutritious produce possible, while working with the ecosystem to maintain and encourage natural diversity. We're also passionate about helping folks develop a relationship with the land. All crops we produce are distributed within 50 miles of the farm, feeding community supported agriculture (CSA) members, folks at the Boulder County Farmers' Markets, local restaurants and elders in need.
Here at Cure Organic Farm we encourage the community to come and join us in the fields. Agriculture is about connecting the community with its local food sources. Educational classes and tours of the farm can be scheduled. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
We are land stewards, employing organic and biodynamic methods.
We are committed to educating future farmers and others who want to develop a relationship with the land.
We foster a culture of giving, by providing nourishment and our time to those in need.
Anne P. Cure
Anne P. Cure is our Farm Manager. Anne has farmed in the pacific northwest at Full Circle Farm, and in Colorado at Short Grass Farm, and Hedgerow Farm. She is thrilled to call Cure Organic Farm home. Anne makes the crop plans and leads us through the seasons in the fields. She is active in working to keep agriculture land in the hands of farmers, and is passionate about bringing more young farmers into the fields. She believes that community involvement is instrumental in the revival of small family farms. Anne is dedicated to using sustainable methods that help to maintain a healthy farm ecosystem, and is often introducing new crops as well as animals into the mix.
Paul Cure has had an intimate relationship with dirt since he married Anne in 2001. One of his passions on the farm is raising ducks. He is still searching seed catalogs to find the elusive cappuccino seed. His favorite veggie is prosciutto.
Mark Jackson is our mechanic, builder and resident inventor. He truly enjoys the dynamics of the farm and takes pride in helping to make the farm better every year. We're extremely happy to have him as part of our
Gretchen grew up outside of Pittsburgh, PA. After participating in the internship last year at Cure, Gretchen has come back for a second year as the Markets Manager. She still enjoys doing farm work too – she loves using the International tractor, harvesting pea shoots, and is excited for snap, snow, and English peas (can you tell that they’re her favorite vegetable?). This summer Gretchen is looking forward to sharpening and expanding her farm skill set, while simultaneously growing her teaching skills with the new interns.
Born and raised in Burlington, NJ, Sam spent many summers as a teenager and young adult on a corn farm (Ellis Farm) in Yardville, NJ. After graduating from Rider University, Sam spent 1 year working in law enforcement, but found his true calling volunteering with a community garden. After a successful season interning at Fernbrook Farms in NJ, Sam ventured west and accepted an internship at Cure. Besides his passion for the pigs, Sam loves playing soccer, enjoying the outdoor opportunities here & sampling the seeming endless micro breweries.
Connie Findley maintains Cure Organic Farm's website. She spent many years in the corporate world as a market researcher and loves working with folks less focused on profit and more on sustainable living and community outreach. In her free time she's a playwright and avid baker.
Maggie grew up in Colorado, but she has spent the past two years in Mexico where she coordinates beekeeping workshops for young farmers in the highlands of Chiapas. She enjoys spending the "off season" at home in Colorado, and she feels lucky to be back at Cure. This summer, Maggie is looking forward to swing dancing, farm time, beekeeping, and tomatoes. She will return to Chiapas in September just in time for another season of bees.
Héctor Morales is a beekeeper from the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico. His family has 50 beehives and they harvest hundreds of pounds of honey every year. This is Héctor's first time in the U.S. He is excited to join the Cures for six weeks this summer to learn all about raising animals and farming vegetables, and to teach the other farmers about beekeeping. So far his English vocabulary has grown to include 6 varieties of lettuce and important farm phrases such as "YEAH, DUDE!"
Artie Fischer comes from a southern Delaware fertilizer family. He arrived in Colorado after years of apple orchard life in coastal Maine. An avid traveler, guitar player, sailor, and history nerd, he is very happy to be part of the team here at Cure and to continue learning and supporting sustainable agriculture in such a beautiful setting with an amazing crew. Come see him and have a chat at the farm store!
Lindsay Lord grew up in Jacksonville, FL on a small family farm. She spent every summer and winter at her family's cabin in Silverthorne, CO which inspired a passion for the outdoors. While at the University of Alabama, she created a degree in Global Health and Outdoor Leadership, which included an intensive Organic Farming course. For the last two years, she has been teaching environmental education at the Keystone Science School (KSS). At KSS, she strives to foster an appreciation for the environment through scientific inquiry and outdoor experience. As the Kids' Camp Director she looks forward to empowering youth to look to their own hands in the earth for their food.
John Ellis is our historical adviser, also known as our non-resident geezer. He remembers when our land was farmed by Mr. Pancost using horses in the 1960's, one of the last farms in the area to use horses. His parents built our farmhouse when he was in high school and he moved our barn and another building from the Pancost homestead, where our farm store is now. John farms 140 acres in Boulder County, growing hay, pumpkins, wheat and squash using organic methods. He also owns a 6 acre peach orchard in Palisade which is managed by our fruit share partners, Rancho Durazno. Besides farming, John makes compost for his farms and for his customers at the Boulder Farmers Market.