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Hi There!
 
We would love to see you on the farm.
On Sunday May 5th from 10:00 AM until noon join us for a free tour!
Also, come the night before, Saturday May 4th, to camp out under the stars and wake to birdsong among the trees in the orchard.
Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the orchard after the tour on Sunday!

 

Sunday morning come and walk the orchard with your fourth generation fruit grower, Steve Ela.

Sustainability, irrigation, cover crops, kitchen processing, farm infrastructure, grafting, and more will be open to explore!

 

Steve is like your personal fruit professor for teaching you what it takes to grow delicious organic fruit in Colorado.

If you love our
fruit now, touring the farm with Steve will increase your appreciation ten-fold. Steve’s passion, wealth of knowledge,
and expertise can be experienced no better way than checking out the fruit trees with him.
He will demonstrate grafting and will even turn on 
one of the wind machines that we use for frost protection. 
You could also make a weekend of it. Come over on Saturday and check out the:
LOCAL ARTS:
at The Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss (on the way from Denver, 8 minutes from the farm)
the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia (on the way from Denver, 20 minutes from the farm)
multiple Art Galleries in Paonia
LOCALLY SOURCED EATS
Restaurants

Local Cheesemakers Western Culture Farmstead & Creamery

LOCAL WINERIES & PUBS

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES
Eagle Rock Shelter – archaeological & rock art site (about 20 minutes from the farm)
Black Canyon of the Gunnison – cliff overlooks the deepest canyon in the oldest rock on the continent
River adventures & SUP rentals
National Fish Hatchery

 

The farm is about 4 1/2 hours from Denver with mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and lakes along the way. If you are not an early bird, we recommend that you spend the night on the Western Slope on Saturday night and drive home after the tour on Sunday, or keep on exploring the western side of our great state if you are so inclined. We welcome your coming out to camp on our farm on Saturday night amongst the fruit trees, for free, of course. There are restrooms and running water in our commercial kitchen that we require you use. No reservations are required, but if you plan to camp you will need to sign in at the office in compliance with our federal food safety rules. You can email info@elafamilyfarms.com for camping details. And if you decide to come and camp at the last minute, just show up and someone will be at the farm to guide you.  
 
Children are welcome. We cannot allow pets on the farm though, sorry to say! Please feel free to reach out to us directly at info@elafamilyfarms.com with any questions or advice on accommodations and things to do in the area.
Hope you can join us!

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