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King Soopers Community Rewards

Did you know that The Community Farm is enrolled in Community Rewards through King Soopers!

Now you can feed the animals while you feed your family!

Follow the steps below to link your rewards card and earn donations for the farm.

Follow this link (

  • 1. Sign into your account
  • 2. Click on “Select an Organization/Change Organization”
  • 3. Search for The Community Farm in the “Find an Organization” search bar
  • 4. Click on the blue “Enroll” button
  • 5. You should now see the “Donation Summary”, indicating that you are enrolled with “The Community Farm” as your organization
  • 6. Shop as usual, making sure to provide your King Soopers Card or Alternate ID at checkout
  • 7. Donations will be sent directly to the farm

Megan Jansson

Megan joined TCF in January 2024 and is half-leasing Amador. She has over 20 years of riding experience, primarily in hunters and jumpers. She also rode competitively for the University of Colorado Equestrian team. Growing up, Megan was known to jump on any horse she got the opportunity to ride, which proved to be advantageous as it strengthened her as a rider and prepared her well for the collegiate style of competition, where you often don’t know the horse you’re competing on. Megan has a love for all animals, and she has two cats and one dog at home.

Performance Opportunities for Actors!

Reading with the Rabbits, community story hour at The Community Farm will resume in March this year on select Saturdays at 10:30 following the miniature equine/goat obstacle course.

We are currently holding auditions for young actors age 10 to 16 and welcoming guest directors throughout the season.

For information about auditions and directing please email [email protected] or call Katie at 303-717-1238

Community Farm Announces Public Contest to Rename Two New Donkeys

New donkeys will join Award-Winning Burro Patrol team 


Arvada – The Community Farm (TCF) is holding a contest to find new names for two mini donkeys that were welcomed to the farm earlier this week. The farm is asking the public for help in renaming the two donkeys – currently named Duncan and Goodboy – as they get a fresh start in their new home. The new minis will eventually join fellow donkeys Abby, Lulu, Miles, Bruno, and Pepsi (aka Blaster, the famous and beloved School of Mines mascot) as part of the Burro Patrol Team.

“Our donkeys provide such joy to so many through outreach to the public, farm members who are attending therapy sessions, burro patrol, burro racing and interacting with all the farm members.  A name that fits them well is imperative to helping humans connect with these special beings,” says Carol von Michaelis, Owner and Founder of The Community Farm.

As Duncan and Goodboy begin their new chapter in life and prepare for the many new adventures that await, TCF is hoping to find new names that better suit their unique personalities. Although Duncan is a quiet boy who doesn’t bray, he is ready to explore, and is very curious to meet all the other animals on the farm. While also very gentle, friendly and curious, Goodboy is not afraid to speak his mind. Name suggestions must be submitted by March 7th at midnight here. There is no cost to enter the contest, however donations received will support donkey care, hay, treats, and veterinary costs. The winning names will be chosen by the TCF Advisory Committee and announced on Facebook Live on March 8 at 12pm. 

“It’s been a joy to help facilitate the move of these two sweet fellas to TCF” says Carol Clark, TCF Advisory Board Member and Burro/Alpaca point person. “It will be exciting to watch the existing burro herd welcome the new minis and show them the ropes in the coming days. Doing activities they will learn to take part in through the programs the farm offers will give the boys a fresh lease on life and they will know that they have a purpose! Getting new names will signify this.”
The Burro Patrol brings together adult and youth volunteers, donkeys, and goats to patrol the parks throughout Jefferson County Open Space. Their job is to walk the trails, talk with visitors, and make the parks a more welcoming space as animals have a natural ability to break down barriers and bring people together. The patrol team also helps beautify and protect Open Space through trash collection and participation in conservation projects that utilize the burros’ pack abilities and agility for trail-based projects. The program received the Douglas Fir Award at Jefferson County’s annual Open Space Conservation Awards Banquet earlier this month. In addition to joining the Burro Patrol, Duncan and Goodboy have the potential to join other TCF programs such as animal-assisted therapy and Colorado’s annual pack burro races.

Homeschool Farm Days

Hello! My name is Noelle Arcuri and I’m a mom of 4, homeschooler and nurse. Our family loves teaching our kids life lessons, life skills and how to steward our blessings well!

I run the homeschool farm days at The Community Farm where we meet once monthly and learn all about science, economics, biology, the value of hardwork and stewardship over the animals. Each month we learn about a new species of animals, how to care for and manage and do hands-on work or care for that animal group. Reach out to me via email or phone if you or your family are interested in joining our homeschool day. 

[email protected]