Support Local Producers from Conserved Lands Near You

We are pleased to share with you a list of a few of the local producers who have lands 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 local agriculture on the Western Slope.

Conserved Property Directory

Ochards, Wineries, and Produce

Avant Vineyards

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

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

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.

Address: 3480 E Rd, Palisade, CO 81526

Phone: (970) 216-9907



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

Black Bridge Winery and Orchard Valley Farms & Market

Farm market and winery, located in the North Fork Valley of the Gunnison River near Paonia, Colorado, offers an exceptional agricultural experience.

Products/Service Available:

Offers a variety of wines, locally grown fruits, vegetables, U-pick pumpkins, tender beef, and gourmet products like balsamic vinegars, olive oils, jams, jellies, and honey. Visit the tasting room to sample wines and enjoy the farm.

Owners: Bradley Family

Address: 15836 Black Bridge Road Paonia, CO, 81428

Phone: 970-527-6838


Open Memorial Day weekend to Halloween, 10 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week

C&R Farms

C & R Farms is committed to the quality of our fruit. Their Peaches have been winning the taste buds of countless customers for years.


Seasonal Based Only

Phone: 970-986-0500

Email Address:

Address: 3620 F Rd, Palisade, CO 81526

Colterris Winery

Wines are produced 100% from our 188-acre estate in Palisade, Colorado. The Colorado River's meso-climates and volcanic soils give Colterris wines their rich color, intense fruit flavors, and robust character.

Products/Service Available:

Visit the tasting room at the winery, offering an outdoor venue for small private events, and Colterris Winery location provide various experiences, from private tastings to in-depth tours, either in the courtyard or the barrel cave.

Phone: (970) 464-1150

Email Address:

Winery Address: 3907 North River Road, Palisade, CO 81526

Overlook Address: 3548 E 1/2 Road, Palisade, CO 81526


Colterris Winery Tasting Room
Open 10 AM – 5 PM Daily

Early Morning Orchard

A four season regenerative vegetable farm, stone fruit orchard and land-based education program

Owner: Skip Doty

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

Phone: (970) 880-4168

Email (preferred):

Products/Service Available:

Nine acres of stone fruit trees include peaches, nectarines, pluots, apricots and plums. Offering produce year-round at specialty grocery stores, restaurants and food access organizations across the state of Colorado.

You can find produce at Skip’s Farm to Market in Silt and Basalt, CO.

Ela Family Farms

Built on flavor, environmental stewardship, and local food, this family business has grown fruit in western Colorado since 1907. They grow and sell over 55 varieties of certified organic tree fruits, heirloom tomatoes, and heirloom rhubarb, all from their own orchards.

Products/Service Available:

Fruits, fruit jams and jellies, dried fruits, and apple sauce.


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

Owners:  Shirley Ela and Steve Ela

Address: 30753 L Rd, Hotchkiss, CO 81419

Phone (preferred): (970) 872-3488


The Living Farm

The Gillespies purchased a 130 acre farm near the base of Mt. Lamborn in Paonia Colorado. The farm represents our lives and livelihood from the smallest microbe to the largest animals.

Owner: Gillespie Family

Address: 39776 Green Tractor Rd. Paonia, CO 81428

Phone: (970)-765-8385

Products/Service Available:

Produce, meat, wool products


11-5 Wednesday – Saturday


Email (preferred):


Palisade Peach Shack

Located right off  the Palisade exit on I-70, our farmers' market offers the freshest Palisade fruit, delicious baked goods, and locally roasted coffee.

Owner: Sanders Family

Address: 451 Wine Valley Rd, Palisade, CO 81526

Phone: (970) 464-2091

Products/Service Available:

Local produce, sweets, drinks, and savory foods. U-pick tours available upon booking.


7AM –  8PM, 7 days a week

The Peachfork

Started in the 1970s on East Orchard Mesa, the family tradition continues with their children and grandchildren, specializing in high-quality fresh fruit, wine grapes, and award-winning estate wines.

Owner: Philip and Susan Patton; Patrick and Susan Brennan

Address: 281 33 Rd, Palisade, CO 81526

Products/Service Available:

Wine, estate bottled, available all year. Seasonal peaches, apples, pears, pluots, and grapes.


8 AM – 6 PM, 7 days a week in August & September;

12 PM – 6 PM Thursday – Sunday all other months.

Phone: (970) 434-6273

Email :

Rancho Durazno

Surrounded by wild desert lands on the ragged western edge of Colorado, Rancho Durazno farm their land organically and produce that will leave a grin on your face and juice dripping down your chin.

Owners: Thomas and Gwen Cameron

Address: 3938 G 2/10 Rd, Palisade, CO 81526

Phone: (970) 270-9272


Products/Services Available: Peaches, plums, sweet cherries, nectarines and apricots

Red Wing Ranch

Red Wing Ranch is a vegetable and fruit farm in Colorado’s Plateau Valley. All produce is grown using organic methods, dedicated to providing quality local produce to the Plateau Valley and beyond.

Owners: Patrick Hubbard and Annie Hughes

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

Phone: 303-641-4486


Products/Services Available: Seasonally grown vegetables.

Talbott Farms

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


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.

Topp Fruits

Topp Fruits LLC is family owned and operated. Their orchards are certified organic and holistically managed to produce a variety of products that compliment the ecology of the land.

Address: 10457 3100 Rd, Hotchkiss, CO 81419


Products/Services Available: Sweet cherries, peaches, plums, apples, juice and u-pick. Find products here:

Livestock and Meats

Coyotes Revenge Ranch

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

Phone: (970) 209-1626


Owner: Dana Ivers

Address: 745 South Amelia St, Ridgway, CO 81432

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

Address: 5184 6000 Rd, Olathe, CO 81425

Phone: (970) 234-6360


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

Desert Weyr breeds high-performance Black Welsh Mountain sheep for farm flock owners seeking easy-care, forage-only sheep. Their mutton offers rich, flavorful meat and their deep black wool provides a canvas for fiber artists, including spinners, knitters, weavers, and crocheters.

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

Owners: Ken and Oogie McGuire

Address: 16870 Garvin Mesa Rd, Paonia, CO 81428

Phone: (970) 527 – 3573

Email (preferred):

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

Galloping Goat Farm

Since 2014, Galloping Goat has been in Palisade, CO. The owner has a high-quality herd of Oberhasli dairy goats, a passion that began over 20 years ago when her children were in 4-H.

Owner: Julie Kramer

Address: 3513 Front St., Palisade, CO 81526

Products/Service Available:

Goat milk shares, goat milk soap and lotion, apricots, alfalfa hay, and dairy goats.

Phone (preferred): (719) 351-0426


Hours: Variable

Homestead Natural Meats

Homestead Natural Meats comes from our group of six family ranches (three ranches conserved with CWLT) that raise high- quality cattle without antibiotics, added hormones, or animal by-products.

Address (Retail Store): 230 N Palmer Street, Suite A Delta, CO 81416

Phone: 970-874-7335

The Living Farm

The Gillespies purchased a 130 acre farm near the base of Mt. Lamborn in Paonia Colorado. The farm represents our lives and livelihood from the smallest microbe to the largest animals.

Owner: Gillespie Family

Address: 39776 Green Tractor Rd. Paonia, CO 81428

Phone: (970)-765-8385

Products/Service Available:

Produce, meat, wool products


11-5 Wednesday – Saturday


Email (preferred):


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): 970-241-1716

Drop-in visitors welcome

Rocking U7 Ranch

Rockin 7 has raised Black Angus for 25 years, using top registered Black Angus bulls and adding Registered Hereford bulls for breeding. They offer all-natural, antibiotic- and hormone-free beef, striving for high-quality, delicious, and environmentally friendly meat.

Owners: Delbert and Lynne Sherrod

Address: 55810 ME Rd

Phone: (970) 487-9949


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.

Owner: Tony Prendergast

Address: 1308 Clear Fork Rd, Crawford, CO 81415

Phone (preferred): (970) 361-7126


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

Other Services

Ladder Canyon Ranch

Ladder Canyon Ranch, 15 miles south of Grand Junction, is a unique property. Home to elk, mule deer, mountain lions, and other wildlife, it is surrounded by nearly 35,000 acres of public land, providing critical winter habitat

Owners: Mercedes Cameron and Bert Nieslanik

Address: 5016 S 21.5

Phone: (970) 208-7003


Products/Services Available:

Ladder Canyon Ranch Learning Center: An outdoor learning environment with fresh air, natural light, exercise, healthy food, and soothing views. Indoor learning spaces are available for challenging weather, but the focus is on nature’s classroom.

Courtroom Courage: An evidence-based, multi-day seminar designed to build self-confidence and skills for the courtroom through hands-on learning. Participants practice self-presentation, communication, persuasion, leadership, and conflict resolution, while also operating heavy equipment and enjoying great food on a beautiful Western Colorado ranch.

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


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