Ela Family Farms is the first certified organic, fourth-generation orchard in the Rocky Mountain West.
Happy Fall! We’ve passed the equinox and days are now shorter than nights. Soil-Grown Heirloom Tomatoes are reaching their last hurrah, Pears are golden ripe, and Apples of all colors and sizes are coming to markets, along with our farm-fresh organic cider!
We have grab and go options for pickup at all our farmers markets 🙂
During the COVID 19 pandemic,
please stay home if you have any symptoms or have been in proximity to someone with symptoms in the last 14 days.
A fun video came out recently on CNN which tells the story of the Colorado Orange Apple, and our farm’s part in resurrecting this supposedly extinct apple variety! Here’s a link to the article and video.
Also, HONEYCRISP apples are here. Need we say more?
Crisp, juicy texture with a sweet, honey like flavor. Honeycrisp has been an immediate hit with customers and created quite a stir in the apple world. Introduced in 1991 by the University of Minnesota, this relatively new variety, quickly became an American favorite. The flesh is less compact than some other apples, so when bitten gives an easy, juicy, and satisfying crunch. When you rub your fingers over the skin, it is slightly bumpy (unlike the smooth skin of many other apples). Its imperfect appearance in fact originally had it on the chopping block as a potential commercially grown apple. It just goes to show you that it’s what’s on the inside that counts.
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We are a family farm growing over 55 varieties of organic tree fruits—cherries, peaches, pears, apples, plums, plus organic grapes and multiple varieties of organic heirloom tomatoes. Every last thing we sell or make—from fresh fruit to artisanal organic jams, jellies, fruit butters, sauces, dried fruits, and cider—we grow ourselves. Our business is built on flavor, environmental stewardship, quality, local food we can all believe in, and building relationships.
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Yes our fruit is delicious! It's also certified organic and grown on a zero food-waste farm powered by 80% renewable energy. Ela Family Farms also participates in scientific research projects that support the future of organic agriculture.
I just bit into my first peach from the farmer's market and it was so good it made me come and write this review. Looking forward to more peaches, plums, pears and apples from Ela's.Tuesday Samantha Lee
The best apples I ever ate!!!Kristy Lichtenfeld
Went to the farmers market in Old Town Fort Collins today and met these wonderful farmers. ALL of their samples were delicious, it was hard to choose what to buy. We went with the peach plum jam and were NOT disappointed. The greatest part of this experience was the warmness and kindness from the employees. They were friendly, patient, and helpful. We will definitely be customers again in the future.Kaitlin Farruggia
Back in about 1990, I bought some absolutely amazing Suncrest peaches (from an Eastern Slope orchard's store) that originally came from Ela Family Farms, and I've been DYING to get my hands on some more - I live in peach country in upstate NY now, but NOBODY has Suncrest peaches! There IS no other peach that measures up to YOUR Suncrest peaches!!! Please, someone at Ela Family Farms, SAVE me from my misery!Rebecca Sewell
I purchased 24 peaches online on Sunday, they shipped on Tuesday, and they arrived in Tennessee on Thursday in perfect condition. They are the sweetest, juiciest peaches around, just like I remembered them when I lived in Colorado.Cindy Anderson Craft
Fantastic farm, farmer, and crew. A weekly farmer's market visit for our family for over a decade.Jeff Wright
We will only eat peaches from Ela's. All others taste like plaster. That is all.Susan McAllister