Fresh, local Colorado food directly from the farms, ranches, and orchards delivered to your door.
Mark Waltermeyer is a probably one of the most devoted farmers you’ll ever meet. Thistle Whistle Farm is invested in not only growing incredible produce but also hosting educational events and serving as a resource for the community. The folks at Thistle Whistle specialize in rare plants, including the world’s hottest pepper, spilanthes, and papalo. Perched on Hansen Mesa on the outskirts of Hotchkiss, complete with small fruits, herbs, dairy goats, this is a truly special place.
Brush Creek Microgreens
Brush Creek Microgreens offers over twenty varieties of specialty microgreens, shoots, and edible flowers. Marieta & JC are young, sustainably minded farmers making a difference in Hotchkiss, CO.
South River Aquaponics
Based in Beautiful Southwestern Colorado, outside the city of Montrose, South River Aquaponics operates a 12,040 square foot greenhouse utilizing aquaponics to produce a variety of organic greens, mushrooms, fish and crustaceans. Aquaponics is a way of combining aquaculture (raising fish in tanks) and hydroponics (growing plants in water) into one symbiotic system. Their mission is “to provide fresh & organic products while developing an awareness of the need for healthy food production systems; by utilizing current technology combined with ancient techniques we are able to achieve this goal on a minimal carbon footprint.”
Ela Family Farms
Located on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains outside of Hotchkiss, Colorado, this ninety-nine acre organic fruit farm is dedicated to growing the best-tasting peaches, apples, pears, plums, cherries, and heirloom tomatoes around. They are the only certified organic, fourth generation orchard in the Rocky Mountain West – the mouth-watering fruit they grow is the result of generations of farming wisdom, innovation, and experience.
Deer Tree Farm & Agroforest
Deer Tree Farm and Agroforest is a new restoration agriculture project pursued by two love birds, AJ and Nicole Carrillo, on 18 acres in Hotchkiss, CO. With beautiful gardens, heritage breed animals, alfalfa, and five-and-a-half acres of mature peach trees, Deer Tree has its vision set on a whole systems approach to farming. By implementing cutting edge techniques such as watershed management and agroforestry, Deer Tree will provide an abundance of perennial and annual food from a diverse agricultural ecosystem that will prove to be both ecologically sound and economically profitable.
Austin Family Farms
Austin Family Farm was founded in Tennessee in 1960 by Glenn and Tony Austin. They moved to Colorado in 1970 and presently own 26 acres near the foot of Mt. Lamborn in the West Elk Mt. Range of Colorado. Both have been farming for nearly 50 years and some of their children and grandchildren work next to them year-round. Glenn is a 7th-generation farmer and committed to providing safe, high quality food while maintaining responsible stewardship of the land. They are passionate about sustainable agriculture and are often asked to speak and give tours of their beautiful farm.
Borden organic farm was established in 1996 by Guy and Lynn Borden. A passion for quality drives their commitment to grow the finest and freshest flowers, herbs, and organic produce for our customers. Their love of the land and appreciation of great food inspires them to farm with the same care that you would take in your own backyard garden.
Borden Farms is situated in the fertile Uncompahgre Valley in the historic farming community of Pea Green. At an elevation of 5,423 feet, the warm summer days and cool nights combine with a fertile, sandy loam soil to provide ideal conditions for growing. From a modest beginning, they have grown each year to 14 acres of field production and over 13,000 square feet of flowers, herbs and vegetable plants in greenhouses.
Located at the base of Buckhorn Mountain at 6700′ elevation, Buckhorn Gardens is a small, organic vegetable farm 13mi. south of Montrose, Colorado. The farm is part of a 12,000 acre cattle ranch, but they only manage about 3 acres of vegetables and herbs.
City Farm is located in Montrose, Colorado and produces hydroponic produce, herbs and AA grade, non-GMO eggs, coming from free range, pasture raised hens. Their farming method uses principles of permaculture, which means they utilize agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient, as well as recycling and creating a zero waste environment. The hens get to enjoy the outdoors from morning to nightfall, when they return to their custom designed chicken condo to get a good night’s rest. City Farm takes great pride in the care of their hens and believe that a happy hen is going to produce a better egg. They gather their eggs, wash them and package them by hand.