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.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

At least 3 colors of 'taters guaranteed in this week's share! Red, White and a jingoistic Blue!

Kale and swiss chard await a spot on your plate...

A close-up of the colorful chard
Our walipini companions, basil and tomatoes (the latter, not in this share) with peppers on the right


Getting the dirt ready for some winter squash...
Hope to see you guys sign up for this week's share or come see us at the Telluride Market on July 3!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My group of summer camp Voyagers taking a tour (horrible photo!!!)

Kelsey, tilling the day away, working the soil for bean planting

Gold at the end of the rainbow? Or leprechauns?!!!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Greetings Friends,
Welcome back to the blogger-sphere! We have much to tell about the goings on at the gardens...First, we were featured in the Montrose newspaper in an article about local CSAs recently. We continue to provide produce to restaurants like Butcher and the Baker, The Peaks, Hongas, La Cocina, catering companies, a food truck and to our CSA. We thoroughly enjoyed attending the snowy Mountain Film Fest Market and Ice Cream Social last month. The Gardens have an enthusiastic group of budding interns looking to delve deep into soil with blood, sweat, and tears for your edible delights! We will be updating the New Agrarian section to introduce you to the new crew. We have a group of 5-12 year olds coming to visit the farm next week. A solid group of people have been volunteering on the farm, from ex-interns to CSA members! We will be re-locating the goats to the gardens to join our brood of chickens, to give it a more farmy feel! We look forward to seeing you at the Telluride Farmers' Market periodically this summer. We are really pushing for a big fall harvest, so be ready... And now to the meat of the blog, what do we have in the field on offer for you our loyal customers? Tomatoes, eggplants, okra, melons, potatoes, onions, leeks, garlic, carrots, turnips, beets, asian greens, mustards, peppers, cucumbers, chard, celeriac, celery, lettuce, peas, beans, radishes, spinach, herbs, flowers, plants for seed (carrots, celeriac, onions, mustards, spinach, kale, chard, yams, parsley, etc...), and I might have missed a few. As always, we strive to provide a bountiful variety of each veggie, for example, the other day we planted 300 plus hot, sweet, drying, and unique peppers. Please feel free to email with questions, comments or concerns. We would love to have you stop by for a gander, to see where the magic happens, or perhaps you'd like to volunteer.     

Monday, March 10, 2014


Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter

Join the Buckhorn CSA and receive fresh veggies & Fruit through the year!

Spring is most certainly around the corner and sometimes it feels like it is already summer, especially in the high tunnels where it has been reaching over 100 degrees. We are getting excited for the upcoming season and gearing up to offer an amazing summer CSA program at Buckhorn.

Nestled at the base of Buckhorn Mountain at 6700’ Buckhorn Gardens is an ecologically managed vegetable farm located south of Montrose. We strive to provide fresh, nutrient-dense, food to our community year round. Because we love to cook as much as we love to grow, we select unique and flavorful varieties. We are constantly working to trial different seeds for flavor and resilience, while saving seed to develop varieties that thrive in this high desert climate. Constantly experimenting, improving seed and production methods along with the essential support of the community are elements that create a resilient 'whole' farm system.

Thank you for your support and consideration. We hope you will join in the cullinary adventure with us through joining our CSA community, sending us questions, and visiting the farm.
        The Buckhorn Crew
(aka. Horton, Laura, Ben, Cody, Miso 'queen of the farm,' and Barnesy 'the little hooligan')

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

CSA Newsletter and Application are now posted!!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Tis the season to be goaty. If you haven't heard and seen already, there are baby goats newly prancing and flipping in our barnyard. All over our valley and, most likely, all around the country new goats are being born along with all the other new baby animals--calves, foals, fawns, pups, kitttens. All signs that spring is here!

Of Buckhorn's three does aka "nannies", Midnight is the first this spring to have babies. Last Monday (3/11) on the new moon while checking the goats before the night, we were blessed to receive and spend the twilight hours with the new twins. All these pictures were taken that evening of the new moon. Both of these goat babies are doelings! Awesome, more to milk.....next year.

Reading a little on goat husbandry and asking other farmers with goats, you'll discover that it is common for goats to give birth to multiple offspring at once. It depends partly on the breed, but twins seem to the most common birth occurrence in many breeds.

After taking picture with the twins, Horton thoroughly checked them as they slowly began to dry off and try out their spindly, rickety legs. We gave the goats fresh water with some kelp and warm water with some molasses to the twins before heading back in for the night.
Vernal Equinox occurs this Wednesday (3/20), so we are anticipating that Zen and Rocky, our other two nannies, are very close to birthing their kids as well. We're guessing it will happen this week. Zen is pictured here with her billy-kid Porter, born March 8th of last year.
Last year, from the last week in October until the first week of December we were able to board and care for a herd of 14 goats while the herd owner, our friend Eddy, moved his family from Texas to the western slope. In exchange for caring for his goat herd for over a month, the billy-goat of the herd, Champ, would hopefully impregnate our two female goats. Looks like he performed his job quite well. Midnight was a gift from Eddy at the end of the exchange.

Champ (big grey bearded goat, Toggenburg breed) is pictured here beside Midnight (all black, Alpine breed), as well as a portion of the herd.

What a Champ!

Now that we have had a week of observing the twins they both appear to be healthy: herding and grazing in the field with the others and milking daily on Midnight.

Sorry, but you can't pet the pictures of baby goats...no matter how much you may want to.

Stop on by the farm soon and see all the new kids!! Oh, and don't forget to holler at your friendly, local farmers while you're at it.