We had the good fortune of connecting with Jax Nelson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jax, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
The process behind our business was not to just provide fresh produce to families in the area, but to also educate. I want people to get a hands experience of what it’s like to grow and harvest your own food. Many people don’t know that a tomato actually grows on a vine, or how potatoes grow. I love seeing their eyes light up when they learn something or get their hands dirty when they harvest their own food.

What should our readers know about your business?
Ellson Farms is located in Littleton on just shy of 2 acres. We started the farm in 2020 right before the pandemic. We posted on Facebook about our CSA (community shared agriculture) membership. We did not expect to sell completely out in two hours. I feel like nothing is really easy. If it is easy then you’re not challenging yourself enough. We have experienced many struggles throughout our seasons. We’ve had crazy weather changes, from hail, flood, early frost, late frost, rain, snow and crazy heat waves. But we never give up. Farming and gardening is not promised, you’ll have years where you’ll have an abundance of produce and some years where you’re scratching you head and figuring out where you went wrong.

I feel what makes us stand out from other CSA memberships is that we try to make it personal. We want to provide your family with fresh produce but also provide homemade goodies! For example our famous Dandelion honey, Artisan Bread, Lavender Tea Bread, homemade vanilla extract and so much more. We take the time to make sure we are addressing everyone’s dietary and allergy restrictions. We love giving tours of the farm for the kiddos and adults. The kids love collecting the chicken eggs for us and going out to the raspberry bushes and eating them right off the bush. We treat your family as if it was our own.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would take them to Moab. We went on a family vacation to Moab in 2021 and fell in love. We toured their community garden and came home with so much inspiration for our own gardens. There were so many wonderful restaurants there. I enjoyed the farm to table experiences we had. Amazing breweries and gorgeous views!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My partner Styler. They have pushed me and supported this dream every step of the way. None of this would have been possible if it wasn’t for them. And last my grandparents: Richard and Ester Nelson as well as my Aunt Charlotte. All three thought me how to garden and sparked a love of the outdoors in me.

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Image Credits
Kevin Bacon (Vietnamese potbelly)

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