All of the farm – its trees, water, wildlife, and soil – is part of a system which also includes us – farmers, neighbors, customers, and communities. To do well with one is to contribute to the quality of the whole. We are a dynamic and interconnected ecosystem, in all these parts.
community leadership service * research collaboration * direct charitable giving 100% certified organic * zero food waste * 80+% electricity generated onsite soil building & conservation * water conservation * wildlife co-management waste reduction * avian, insect, arachnid, and soil microbe biodiversity
Awarded “Gold” status in 2018 by Colorado State’s Environmental Leadership Program – the first and currently only farm awarded status of any level by the ELP
Awarded “Supplier of the Year” by Whole Foods in 2017
Awarded “Best Sweet” applesauce by Real Simple magazine for our unsweetend Apples Aplenty applesauce
Awarded “Community Service Award” by the Sierra Club 2008 for our ongoing commitment to sustainable agriculture
Awarded the “Agricultural Achievement Award by the Western Colorado Horticultural Society in 1964 for constructive efforts to make further contributions to our agricultural progress
Awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Western Horticultural Society (Shirley Ela)