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5 Must-Dos for Harvest Season in Boulder

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There are over 850 farms in Boulder County, and many of them welcome visitors on a regular basis. On your next visit to Boulder, come meet our extraordinary and passionate farming community, feel the cool Colorado sunshine on your skin, swing on a tire swing, let a handful of juicy raspberries drip down your chin — and see for yourself why Boulderites are so passionate about our land and the foods that come from it.

Make plans now to check these fun activities off your bucket list in Boulder:

1. Big. Red. Barn.

At Longmont’s Agricultural Heritage Center, tour a historical farm, pretend to be a draft horse to see how much weight you can pull, and watch as little ones push buttons inside a tractor cab and play at the fruit stand.

2. Pumpkins for Lil’ Punkins 

During harvest time, Rock Creek Farm goes all out, with acres of pumpkin patches, jumpy castles, slides, farm animals, a hay bale maze and a corn maze – all with a sweeping vista of the Rocky Mountains.

3. Mehhhhh

Meet baby goats and learn how the farmers milk the mama goats at Mountain Flower Goat Dairy. Call for visiting times.

4. The Family That Farms Together 

Volunteer in the vegetable fields at Pachamama Farm or Oxford Gardens for some quality bonding time. You’ll also soak up lots of knowledge and inspiring views.

5. Seeds of Peace 

The Children’s Peace Garden is a great place to wander, snap some photos under the charming rainbow entryway with the gorgeous Flatirons as backdrop, and teach little minds about some of Boulder’s most cherished ethos: locally grown health foods, kindness, community and peace.

Find all these in the Boulder Farm Trail guide, packed with ideas for you and your family to taste the best of our beautiful state’s harvest season.

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