We are pleased to share with you a list of farms and ranches conserved with Colorado West Land Trust. These landowners are our partners in conservation, and we are grateful for the conscientious efforts they make to protect and enhance their land. They help us maintain beautiful open space, wildlife habitat, and retain the region’s western heritage.

Thank you for supporting agriculture on the Western Slope.


Avant Vineyards

Truly a small but good winery. Lovely views, mellow atmosphere.

Owners: Diane Brown-Guard (winemaker) & Neil Guard (grower)

Website: www.avantvineyards.com

Address: 3480 E Rd, Palisade, CO 81526

Phone: (970) 216-9907

Email: avantvineyards@aol.com

Hours: May – Oct: Fri  from 12-5 PM; Sat 11-5 PM; Sun 11-4 PM. By appointment all other times.

Products/Services Available: Wine tasting; wine by the bottle or glass; cheese, etc to have with wines; lavender products from SageCreations; and peaches when in season.


Coyotes Revenge Ranch

Coyotes Revenge Ranch sells certified weed free hay and grass fed yak meat in Ridgway, CO.

Owners: Dana Ivers

Website: www.coyotesrevenge.com

Address: 745 South Amelia St, Ridgway, CO 81432

Phone: (970) 209-1626

Email (preferred): coyotesrevenge@mac.com


DaySpring Farm, LLC

DaySpring Farm is a 33-acre conserved farm in the heart of the high country of western Colorado in Olathe. We are 4th generation farmers using sustainable practices, which result in good stewardship of the land and the healthiest possible beef, pork and artisan-distilled essential oils.

Owners: Robert and Roxann Lane

Website: www.dayspringfarm.net

Address: 5184 6000 Rd, Olathe, CO 81425

Phone: (970) 234-6360

Email: bob@dayspringfarm.net; roxi@dayspringfarm.net

Hours: Tuesday – Friday by appointment

Products/Services Available: Grass-finished beef: 1/4, 1/2 or whole. Local artisan-distilled essential oils and hydrosols.


Desert Weyr, LLC

At Desert Weyr, we breed high performance Black Welsh Mountain sheep for the farm flock owner who wants easy care sheep that perform well on forage alone. Our superior mutton is for the local food aficionado reach for a rich, flavorful meat that is out of the ordinary. Rich, deep, black wool provides a neutral background for the fiber artist, whether you are a spinner, knitter, weaver or crocheter.

Owners: Ken and Oogie McGuire

Website: www.desertweyr.com

Address: 16870 Garvin Mesa Rd, Paonia, CO 81428

Phone: (970) 527 – 3573

Email (preferred): sales@desertweyr.com

Hours: Friday – Sunday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, closed 3rd Saturday of each month.

Products Available: We offer frozen meat, roving, yarn & fleeces from our heritage Black Welsh Mountain sheep. Entirely grass fed and finished.


Early Morning Orchard

We are a local stone fruit and vegetable farm in beautiful Palisade, CO. You can find our produce at Skip’s Farm to Market in Silt and Basalt, CO. We also sell to stores and restaurants in Moab, UT.

Owner: Skip Doty

Website: www.earlymorningorchard.com

Address: 3694 G 4/10 Rd, Palisade, CO 81526

Phone: (970) 880-4168

Email (preferred): info@earlymorningorchard.com

Hours: 24/7, 365


Ela Family Farms

Our business is built on flavor, environmental stewardship, local food we can all believe in, and in building relationships. Having established our first orchard in 1907, our family has grown fruit in western Colorado since it was first cultivated in the region. Every last thing we sell or make we grow ourselves. We grow over 55 varieties of certified organic tree fruits, heirloom tomatoes, and heirloom rhubarb.

Owners:  Shirley Ela and Steve Ela

Website: www.elafamilyfarms.com

Address: 30753 L Rd, Hotchkiss, CO 81419

Phone (preferred): (970) 872-3488

Email: info@elafamilyfarms.com

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM or by appointment.

Products/Services Available: Fruits, fruit jams and jellies, dried fruits, and apple sauce.


Galloping Goat Farm

We have been in Palisade, CO since 2014. She owns a high quality herd of Oberhasli dairy goats that started over 20 years ago when her children were in 4-H.

Owner: Julie Kramer

Address: 3513 Front St., Palisade, CO 81526

Phone (preferred): (719) 351-0426

Email: jakramer1@hotmail.com

Hours: Variable

Products/Services Available: Goat milk shares, goat milk soap and lotion, apricots, alfalfa hay, and dairy goats.


Ladder Canyon Ranch

Ladder Canyon Ranch is a unique property at 7500 feet in elevation 15 miles south of Grand Junction, Colorado. It is home to elk, mule deer, mountain lions, bear, bobcats, coyotes, turkeys and all manner of small critters. We’re a protected agricultural conservation easement dedicated to wildlife habitat improvement. Ladder Canyon Ranch is surrounded by almost 35,000 acres of public land. This land is critical winter habitat for wildlife. As growth and housing continues to encroach, Ladder Canyon Ranch is an increasingly vital oasis for guests and wildlife.

Owners: Mercedes Cameron and Bert Nieslanik

Website: www.laddercanyonranch.com

Address: 5016 S 21.5 Rd

Phone: (970) 208-7003

Email: merce@laddercanyonranch.com; bert@laddercanyonranch.com

Hours: N/A

Products/Services Available:

Ladder Canyon Ranch Learning Center: The traditional learning environment is full of impediments to learning: no natural light, no exercise, too much caffeine, too much sugar. LCRCL is an outdoor learning environment: fresh air; natural light; exercise; delicious, healthy food and views that will soothe the soul. We have beautiful, cozy, indoor learning spaces should the weather turn challenging, but we focus on Mother Nature’s classroom, the wonderful outdoors. We offer a variety of programs.

Courtroom Courage: Courtroom Courage is evidence-based learning at its best. This multi-day seminar is designed to provide abundant opportunities to learn and practice skills and build self-confidence – – the winning ingredient in the courtroom. We don’t do long lectures in a big conference room with lots of caffeine and sugar to keep you awake. You learn by doing. Imagine having fun doing jury selection. You will learn self-presentation tools, communication skills, performance enhancement, the art of persuasion, leadership skills and conflict resolution. During this experience, you will operate heavy equipment (backhoes, skid steers, road graders), four-wheelers and power tools, AND you get to do it eating great food in a beautiful private ranch in the Western Colorado outdoors.


Lumbardy Ranch

The Lumbardy Ranch sells natural grass fed beef that are never fed grain or injected with hormones. Don focuses on providing quality over quantity, working hard to ensure that his ranch stands as tribute to the values his parents instilled in him when he was young.

Owner: Don Lumbardy

Address: 2500 Whitewater Creek Rd, Whitewater, CO 81527

Phone (preferred): (970) 263-5443

Drop-in visitors welcome

Hours: 7 AM to dark.


The Peachfork

Our mother started raising fruit on East Orchard Mesa in the early 1970s. We are carrying on her work with our children and grandchildren.

Owner: Philip and Susan Patton; Patrick and Susan Brennan

Website: www.peachfork.com

Address: 281 33 Rd, Palisade, CO 81526

Phone: (970) 434-6273

Email : peachfork@gmail.com

Hours: 8 AM – 6 PM, 7 days a week in August & September; 12 PM – 6 PM Thursday – Sunday all other months.

Products/Services Available: Wine, estate bottled, available all year. Seasonal peaches, apples, pears, pluots, and grapes.


Red Wing Ranch

We are a vegetable and fruit farm in Colorado’s Plateau Valley. We only use organic growing methods. Growing food is our passion and our pleasure. It also keeps us out of the bars!

Owners: Patrick Hubbard and Annie Hughes

Website: www.redwingranchco.com

Address: 56468 ME 3/4 Road, Collbran, CO 81624

Phone: 303-641-4486

Email: anniehug@earthshinedesign.com

Preferred Method of Contact: Any way you like. I check emails constantly.

Hours: Dawn ’til dusk and dusk ’til dawn.

Products/Services Available: Seasonally grown vegetables.


Rocking U7 Ranch

We offer all natural, antibiotic and hormone fee beef, and strive to produce a quality product that’s good to eat and good for the environment.

Owners: Delbert and Lynne Sherrod

Website: https://rockingu7ranch.com/

Address: 55810 ME Rd

Phone: (970) 487-9949

Email: lynnesherrod@gmail.com

Hours: Phone/email requests only

Products/Services Available: Grass fed beef; locally sourced grain fed beef.


Sunshine Beef, XK Bar Ranch

A 4th generation Coloradan, Tony started raising grass fed beef to sell in 2011. Since then, he has grown the herd and the business, striving for sustainability of the land and the livelihood.

Prior to doing a conservation easement on the XK Bar Ranch, Tony was a founding member of the Black Canyon Regional Land Trust.

Owner: Tony Prendergast

Website: www.sunshinebeef.com

Address: 1308 Clear Fork Rd, Crawford, CO 81415

Phone (preferred): (970) 361-7126

Email: tony.prendergast@me.com

Hours: By appointment

Products/Services Available: Grass fed beef by the cut or whole/half carcass.


Talbott’s Mountain Gold, Inc.

Talbott Farms is a family-owned company with multiple products. Colorado’s main producer of peaches and wine grapes, Talbott’s also produces sweet cider, hard cider, and wine.


Address: 3782 F 1/4 Rd, Palisade, CO 81526

Phone: (970) 464-5656

Email: harry@talbottfarms.com

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-5 PM

Products/Services Available: Peaches, wine, wine grapes, ciders, sweet cider, fruit fruit when in season, and a variety of Colorado-made products available in our store.


Van Sickle Farm Airbnb

Lorna moved to “this old peach farm” in 1995. It has since migrated to hay, hemp, and other crops. She also runs a small sewing shop. The Airbnb allows Lorna to share her love of Palisade with others.

Owner: Lorna Reed

Address: 3553 G Rd, Palisade, CO 81526

Phone: (970) 640-2477

Email: lvsreed@aol.com

Hours: By booking on Airbnb

Products/Services Available: 2 bedroom, fully equipped bungalow.


Wagon West Hay

Grass, mix, and alfalfa hay; horse and cow hay; small and large bales.

Owners: Mark and Lucy King

Address: 2051 K Rd, Fruita, CO 81521

Phone (preferred): (970) 640-3956

Hours: Monday – Saturday