Located at the base of Buckhorn Mountain at 6700' elevation, Buckhorn Gardens is a small, organic vegetable farm 13mi. south of Montrose, Colorado. Our farm is an active part of a 12,000 acre ranch; however, we only manage 3 acres with intensive vegetable gardening.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Welcome back y'all to another year of greens and goodies from Buckhorn Gardens!

Buckhorn's CSA Options:

$550 Regular Size Box
$750 Super Sized Box

$110 Egg share (about a dozen each week)
$60 Egg share (about a dozen every other week)

$210 Meat share (One pound of pork or beef each week)
$120 Meat share (One pound of pork or beef every other week) 

May 25th-Oct 26th (22 Weeks, ALMOST HALF A YEAR)

Farm Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays 4-6
Ridgway/Telluride Tuesdays 12-5
Telluride Farmers' Market Fridays 10:30-4
Ridgway Fridays 9-5
Montrose Farmers' Market Saturdays 9-1

To sign-up or if you have any questions, please email gardens@buckhornmountain.com or call and leave a message@9702408715

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

As a farmer, one must always take stock of the past to see the future maybe a bit clearer and to improve, and rest on a few laurels in the lean winter months! Here is a rundown of what our farm accomplished in aught seventeen:
  • Sold food 49 out of 52 weeks 
  • 11 Employees employed on the front lines of farming: Manager, Asst. Manager, Part-time labourer, and interns
  • 3 Farmers' Markets Attended: Montrose, Ridgway, and Telluride (over 70 markets!)
  • Thousands of pounds of produce donated to Montrose Food Bank and Christ's Kitchen
  • Events and Programs (due to to the hard work of Valley Food Partnership: Savor the San Juans, Pharmacy Rx, Food and Farm Forum, and a Farm to School Grant
  • Participated for a 3rd year in the All You Can Eat Chili fundraiser for Partners Mentoring Youth of Delta, Montrose and Ouray Counties
  • In conjunction with Farm to School Grant we sell to Ridgway and Ouray schools
  • Thousand of pounds of potatoes and greens harvested
  • Sold year round to Colorado Boy in Ridgway, Butcher and the Baker in Telluride,  Norwood Fresh Food Hub and Vicki's Fresh Food Movement
  • CSA program year-round: May-October Summer and the rest of the year our one of kind Winter build-your-own-box
  • Did 27 weeks of our unique Build-Your-Own-CSA boxes 
  • 30 egg-laying Chickens purchased
  • 2 pigs wandered the farm for 1/2 the year
  • Last of the Buckhorn goat brood was sold
  • New roof put on the Walipini

Friday, February 9, 2018

Hello everyone, my name is Justin and my partner Trinity and I are the new interns at Buckhorn Gardens. I’m from North Carolina and I have been called crazy for crossing the country and coming to the Colorado Rockies in the middle of winter. Well life’s a garden, dig it. I want my life to be an adventure and life is my garden so I’m going to plant what I want and live my life to the fullest. What good is an empty garden? So what does the phrase mean to you? To me it’s a chance to do what I want to in life, but it’s up to me make that happen and to maintain and keep growing. Right now I am interning here at Buckhorn because it is helping me reach my goal of living a self sustaining lifestyle.  One of the key factors of life is food,  what better way than to grow it yourself and know where it comes from and what was used on it. I think it tastes better also. If you can’t grow it yourself buy from your local farmers who take care of the food. I love cooking and will give you  recipes along the way that can be made out of our CSA boxes here at Buckhorn.  Click on the recipes link to check out our farmy Shepard's Pie! Here are some pics from our perspective.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Simmering on Summer Sun,
Cucumbers glisten beneath the sheath of leaf cover,
Amongst the tomatoes of all sizes and shapes,

Egg shaped plants pervade, 
Tastes of a never over summer,
Whilst we know winter is coming,
Yet fall boasts an unbeknownst bounty for all us Western Slopers,
Summer squash screams sacrificially for you to savour,

Bubba Blue ginger bulges beneath the dome beds,
Okra of a non-verdant variety grows northerly to the sky,
Successions and successions of salad greens groweth,

Sweet potatoes and shallots stay grounded to future flavour your dishes,
Un-Fortuitously onions and leeks look lovely,
Fourteen different potato flowers flower allowing us some new ones to cheekily scower,

Five farmers frantically fend off foes,

Forever farming a chemical-free more-ganically grown fruit of our labor for all,
Feeding our friends with a fusillade of flowers,

Many a brow sweats cleaning, harvesting, planting, sanitizing, seeding, weeding, watering and processing all products we bring to market,

Ohm to farmers, Ohm to chefs, and Ohm to whatever deserves your devotion!

Thanks to all Buckhorn Gardens supporters for forever flowering farmers for our future. Here are some pics worth at least 1,000 words!

Joe, Charell, Melissa, Grant, and Tiffany

Friday, April 14, 2017

Whose thumb is itching to plant some vegetables? No worries, we have a cure for what ails ya! The crew has been busy whipping the gardens to spring shape. We welcome you all to come visit the gardens Saturday April 29th from 9-5pm. We will be planting onions all day and you are welcome to join us. No tear onion planting here!

Gardening Supplies

Bags of Soil
Soil Amendments (Azomite, Green Sand, Coconut husk, etc...)
Water Walls
Trellis Netting
Biodegradable Pots
Hanging Baskets


Heirloom Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes
Heads of Lettuce
Onion Slips
Bunching Onion Sips
Leek Slips

Seed Potatoes

Purple Viking, Yukon Gold, Red Gold, Red Pontiac, Canela Russet, Carola, Viking Red, French Fingerling, Rose Finn Apple Fingerling, Pink Pearl, German Butterball, Kennebec, Mountian Rose and Colorado Rose!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

We would love to sign you up for our one of a kind Summer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. It looks to be another warm year which bodes well for our short season veggies here. We have some neat, new stuff we are growing and can't wait to bring to your CSA boxes: ginger, sweet potatoes, oca, and summer squash to name a few. CSAs form the bedrock of many small farms like ours these days because they offer another avenue to bring more food to more people.  CSAs offer a unique opportunity to become part of and support your local agriculture community, us farmy farmers! Buckhorn not only grows food; we also have a really strong intern program that provides tools to new farmers to further the food revolution in our midst. Hungry? Well here are the details.

May 26-October 27 (22 weeks)

Farm or Telluride/Ridgway/Montrose Farmers' Markets

$440 for medium sized box (feeds 2-3 people)
$660 for a mega sized box (feeds 3-6 people)
$100 Egg shares also available (dozen per week)

To reserve your spot, send an email to gardens@buckhornmountain.com