10 Aug Self Guided Farm Tours
On Saturday, Mountain Harvest welcomes back the much celebrated free farm tours. Don’t forget your shopping baskets as each farm will have fresh goods for purchase, including gourmet cheese, gorgeous produce, wines, wool and more! We would like to thank Valley Organic Grower’s Association for their help in organizing this event. For more information, or to become a member, visit VOGA.
DESERT WEYR, LLC
16870 GARVIN MESA ROAD, PAONIA, CO
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.
LAMBORN MOUNTAIN FARMSTEAD
42229 LAMBORN MESA ROAD, PAONIA
Organically and biodynamically grown lavender—fresh and dried bouquets, culinary buds, essential oil, goat milk soap, lotion and more. Scottish Highland cattle, sheep and free range chickens to see.
THE LIVING FARM
39776 GREEN TRACTOR ROAD,
Are you looking for a farm adventure? Take the interactive farm tour at The Living Farm to experience a working organic farm first hand. Explore innovative food growing areas and learn about sustainably grown meat and eggs. Pet the farm animals, and see the original farm equipment, and learn how you can grow a High Performance Garden at home. Farm Market & Tours open all summer long, Thursday through Sunday from 1-6 PM.
ORCHARD VALLEY FARMS & MARKET
15836 BLACK BRIDGE ROAD, PAONIA
We are known for our peaches, sweet cherries, and u-pick fruit and vegetables. You’ll find local gourmet foods, gifts, delicious balsamic vinegars, olive oils, and our own beef raised on North Fork pastures, then finished at our farm along the North Fork of the Gunnison River.
SMALL POTATOES FARM
40575 O ROAD PAONIA, CO
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.
41586 REDS ROAD PAONIA
Located at 6250 Feet on Garvin Mesa, the farm is family owned and operated, growing fifteen varieties of lavender cultivars including culinary varieties. They are also the home of High Frequency Hemp, which produces high quality biomass as well as high end CBD products. No chemical pesticides or herbicides have been used for 50 years. Stanton Farms uses steam distillation to create all lavender oil and hydrosol on-site. All hemp oil is extracted locally on the Western Slope.
THISTLE WHISTLE FARM
10872 3500 ROAD, HOTCHKISS, CO
Thistle Whistle Farm is a diverse family farm with veggies, goats, chickens, and a variety of educational programs for kids, college students, adults and families. We grow over two hundred varieties of heirloom tomatoes, over sixty varieties of peppers, and many other unusual and tasty fruits and vegetables. We host The Sauce Plot, where Kids Pasta Project participants grow much of the food for their dinners; food and nutrition classes for Adult Literacy Program families; and student groups from a variety of colleges and universities.
WESTERN CULTURE FARMSTEAD
39883 MATHEWS LANE, PAONIA CO 81428
Western Culture Farmstead is a Micro-Dairy located on the Western Slope of Colorado in the beautiful North Fork Valley. Our pastures are planted with alfalfa, clover, rye, and other grasses that sustain our herd, we source local organic hay when needed. We are proud to be amongst the North Fork Valley’s vibrant organic farming community.
12498 3790 ROAD, PAONIA
Producers of organically grown hemp for its third year, we become certified organic this year. We offer free samples of CBD products produced on the farm, farm stays, events, weddings, and educational seminars and classes. Come to the farm, sit by the pond, take in the view and relax while sampling our CBD products. The tour will consist of walking the hemp field, discussing the history of hemp, understanding CBD, and answering questions, and offering samples of CBD.