On Saturday, September 23rd, take some time to learn about our local farms by participating in our self-guided Farm Tours throughout the North Fork Valley. Farms will be open to visitors from 10 am to 2 pm – stop by and visit our local farmers during that time! Farms will also have their local produce for sale during the tour, so bring along your shopping basket to support our farmers! All are welcome, come prepared to be outside! Please leave your pets at home, these are working farms that cannot accept visiting dogs or other animals!
Delicious Orchards, the home of Big B’s Juices and Hard Ciders, and North Fork Cellars, has a beautiful tasting room and farm store with our juices and hard ciders, Colorado wines, great local organic products, and a café serving delicious food made from local ingredients. The camp ground is nestled in the orchard with views of the surrounding mountains, and guests can come by and hand pick organic cherries, pears, peaches, and apples in season. North Fork Cellars and Big B’s Fabulous juices and Hard Ciders are proud to support local sustainable agriculture and land stewardship.
Rock ‘n Roots Farm is a Certified Naturally Grown family farm using regenerative practices to grow specialty vegetables and medicinal herbs, including hemp. We offer a full line of CBD and medicinal herb products crafted from ingredients grown here on the farm.
Desert Weyr, LLC raises performance recorded grass fed Black Welsh Mountain sheep. We have frozen sheep meat and wool products including yarns and roving for spinning for sale at our farm store. We occasionally have frozen chicken and fresh Jonathan apples from our heirloom orchard planted in 1905.
Jacob and Sharon Gray raise pastured poultry, pastured dairy goats, breeding bucks, and scottish highland cows. We also produce vertically grown strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and low-sugar jams sold locally and through on-farm pickup. Come meet our livestock guardian dog Chewy and tour the farm!
In 2010, Alison Gannett and Jason Trimm quit the grocery store, choosing to homestead all their own food- with exceptions for coffee, chocolate, spices and salt. They raise and preserve everything the old fashioned way – from chickens, pigs, and cows for meat and fats – to nuts, berries, veggies, and grasses. Their 1883 farm, in the lush hidden Terror Creek valley, once provided 2% of all Colorado cherries. Holy Terror Farm is 2.4 miles east of Paonia on Highway 133 on the left/north, halfway between mile marker 11 and 12. If you get to Bowie, you have gone too far.
Organically and biodynamically grown lavender – fresh and dried bouquets, culinary buds, essential oil, goat milk soap, lotion and more. Highland cattle, sheep and free range chickens to see.
Down Home Farm is a farrow to finish heritage hog farm offering all things pig. Custom butcher, fresh cuts, roasters, smoked bacon and sausage, rendered lard, variety of dry aged meats and salami, soap, salve, and piglets. These pigs are raised with best practices, love, sunshine and respect, given seasonal access to forage, local fruit and dairy. Feed is supplemented with non-GMO Colorado grown barley, wheat, alfalfa, milo. Free of corn, soy, antibiotics and hormones.
Elevation Mountain Grown Herbal Tea farm is a family-owned business, which grows, processes and packages all of the ingredients for delicious herbal teas. Our blends are a celebration of local farmers, great taste, positive health and the inspiring state from which they come.
Fields of Glory Organic Farm is a USDA certified organic hemp farm, growing fragrant oil and terpene rich varieties of CBD, CBG, and CBDV. We have formulated a lovely line of products, including a balm, Sweet Sleep tincture, and gummies with CBG and the adaptogenic herb rhodiola, called Focus and Energy. Come on out for our “u-pick” hemp flower day during Mountain Harvest Festival.
The Living Farm has sustainably grown salad greens, tomatoes, strawberries, vegetables, pasture-raised beef, lamb, pork and chicken. Chicken feed, compost. Dairy sheep breed stock, wool, felted slippers, vests, dog beds. Year long CSA. Farm market is open Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm. Come out and meet the animals during Mountain Harvest Festival!
Perched at 6,200 feet above sea level, Osito Farms is a family-owned, certified organic orchard and vineyard producing peaches, cherries, apples, plums and heirloom grapes. We are Bee Better Certified and are proud to be one of the few commercial orchards relying on native bees for pollination. Our fruit can be purchased weekends at our farmstand beginning around the first of August, or by appointment. Real Organic Certified. Farm Tour Saturday Only. Fruit Stand Open Sunday.
Stanton Farms, located on 16 acres on Garvin Mesa outside of Paonia, is family owned and operated and has been utilizing organic growing practices for almost 50 years. With over 1300 lavender plants, Stanton Farms now features 20 different cultivars of lavender, including seven delectable culinary varieties and many other mints and perennial herbs. We use steam distillation on-site to extract and create our high quality aromatic lavender oils and hydrosols with care and integrity.
*Fun Fact: KVNF, Mountain Grown Community Radio, began its inception in a converted garage on our farm Oct. 5, 1979.
Thistle Whistle Farm grows a wide variety of vegetables and herbs, along with flowers, poultry, dairy goats and honey bees. We grow to organic standards and host a variety of educational programs and classes for kids and adults. Our food for sale includes heirloom tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, winter root crops, and a variety of cottage-foods produced products including dried, roasted and fermented peppers.
Western Culture Farmstead is a USDA licensed goat dairy and creamery. Specializing in high quality, small batch artisan goat cheese. We offer a unique farm tour experience, meet the goats, see where they are milked and the cheese is made. There is a farm store where you can sample and purchase the cheese. We also have a line of all natural, handcrafted goat milk soap and lotion. Definitely worth the visit! HOURS: 9am to 5pm Daily!
Zenzen Gardens has a Tasting Room featuring Alfred Eames Cellars wines. Come enjoy a glass of wine, sit under the veranda and take in the majestic mountain views of the West Elks. Experience a serene and relaxing atmosphere while enjoying the lush green fields, beautiful flower gardens and the relaxing pond. Come stay on the property in one of our two glamping tents, the original farm house or the recently remodeled bunk house. The venue can be rented for weddings, anniversary, birthday parties and any special events. Enjoy live music on our stunning stage or in our historic barn. We look forward to meeting you! For Mountain Harvest Festival weekend we will be open Thursday: 11-4:00 for wine tastings, 4:30-8:00 For Tapas and Wine; Friday – Sunday: 11-6 for wine tastings.
Located just northeast of Paonia, Colorado visitors can enjoy a true farm experience in a beautiful setting with a friendly atmosphere. The finest gently grown fruit and produce, gourmet foods, heirloom balsamic vinegar and gifts are available in our market and online. We are especially known for our bing cherries and peaches. We are the home of Black Bridge Winery where Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Riesling grapes thrive. In season, check our website to see what’s ready for picking, or visit our farm market and wine tasting room, situated along the banks of the North Fork of the Gunnison River. We are open daily 10-6 Memorial Weekend through Halloween.
Small Potatoes Farm is a vegetable market farm that nurtures its soils with compost and green manure cover crops. The Farm produces vegetables year round with various season extension methods. By encouraging a diverse ecosystem full of life, the Farm produces healthful and delicious vegetables for its community year round. Small Potatoes celebrates the farm by roasting their fresh vegetables and baking artisan breads.
We are a unique multi-farm CSA that has their own large garden on very fertile ground and also works with five other growers and orchards in the North Fork Valley. This cooperative effort enables us to pack you a diversified box every week from mid-June to October 1. We fill our boxes with vegetables, fruit, greens and herbs. Included each week are recipes and tips for preservation. We have been in business for twelve years now. We love feeding people.