Local urban farm redefining farm to table

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) -- Local farms have to deal with Colorado's ever changing weather.

Many farms, orchards and vineyards in the valley were caught off guard by the cold snap overnight earlier this week.

One urban farm, Rooted Gypsy Farms, that is trying to make it easier to shop local, lost hundreds of plants.

"I jumped the gun and planted a little too soon, the frost came and nipped them all a little bit and we lost over half of our crop," said Shauna Rhyne, with Rooted Gypsy Farms.

Business at Rooted Gypsy Farms is still just a seedling after all.

“October third was first delivery, so it’s still a new thing in the valley,” said Shauna Rhyne. “It kind of makes us feel like we are connected to the community, in a way that I feel good giving our product to a family.”

They use an aquaponics system for your lettuce, kale and other herbs.

“It’s all ran through the fish, they excrete ammonia, which turns into nitrate and nitrites, which the plants need to survive,” explained Rhyne.

They are all about community supported agriculture, meaning your produce comes from the soil to the kitchen.

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