Colorado’s best farm tours and U-pick farms
posted by: Mile High Mamas
Who else loves fresh fruits and veggies on their dinner table? Colorado is thriving with the farm-to-table trend and
Create your own farm-to-table menu with a visit to the many farms that are eager to teach people about agriculture this fall. You can choose (and taste!) your produce right from the source for a farm-fresh meal.
Aloha Organic Fruit, Palisade
Learn the differences between conventional and organic farming as you stroll Aloha’s peach orchards, see how water is brought to the trees from the Colorado River and shop the farm store.
Jumpin’ Good Goat Dairy, Buena Vista
Walkthrough the dairy’s facilities, spend some time with their happy goats, taste all sorts of cheese, watch the busy cheese-making staff at work and even try your hand at milking.
Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum in Fort Collins
Two working farm museums take you back in time for a peek into Colorado’s farming history: Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum in Fort Collins and the Littleton Museum in Littleton.
Berry Patch Farms, Brighton
Fall crops like apples, beets, carrots, garlic, onions, squash, pumpkins and peppers are ripe and ready. Meet the farm’s chickens, ducks and two cute pigs named Bacon Bits and Pancetta.
Cortez Cultural Center, Cortez
Take in the splendor of southwest Colorado’s high-desert topography while you see how farmers live and taste the area’s flavors on a Mesa Verde Farm and Ranch Tour hosted by the Cortez Cultural Center. Excursions include transportation to multiple sites, a guided tour, lunch and a tasting of craft beverages from local breweries and wineries.
Looking for some fall fun in Denver? Don’t miss our guide to Colorado’s top pumpkin patches and corn mazes.