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.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Namaste ladies and gents,
July, right in the thicket of summer, has been just right, goldilocks-style, here at Buckhorn Gardens: a touch of rain, thunder, and lightening, dewy mornings, lovely sunrises and sunsets upon the dome and high tunnels with sunflowers pointing the way to 'el sol', and temp swings that benefit our ever growing crops for your future edible pleasure.

We harvested garlic about 3 weeks ago and it is curing quite perfectly in the penthouse of the barn! Look for it in your next share (8/14), come get some at the farm (shoot us an email first) or at local farmers' markets (7/31 at Telluride Farmer's Market). It will hopefully be on offer until late winter...???

The cucumbers in the high tunnel are yielding a fierce amount of poundage so get them while they are ripe and ready.

Bunching onions/scallions and leeks are ready to rock and roll and were harvested last week. Look for them in your next share (8/14), come get some at the farm (shoot us an email first) or at local farmers' markets (7/31 at Telluride Farmer's Market).

The tomatoes (cherries mostly) are turning for employee sponsored random taste tasting and will be availible soon...Many are already testing the strength of our trellises, which is some good news for us all!

Peppers are bursting forth in the field and in the walpini. We planted sweet, hot and of course some unique varieties for your shares and to colour our market table! Look for them in your next share and at the market.

The crew has really enjoyed the Telluride Farmers' markets in July and wishes to thank everyone there, vendors, wayfarers, and fellow farmers (High Dessert Seed, Canyon of the Ancients, Wild Mesa Farm, Tomten Farm, Indian Ridge Farm, White Buffalo Farm, First Fruits and Abundant Life Farm)!

See y'all soon...

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Greetings and Salutations y'all,
We have got some more goodies for you this week. Another CSA is coming your way this Friday and the crew is looking forward to another Telluride Farmers' Market on Friday also. The boxes this week will feature cucumbers, a double portion of carrots and taters, salad, kale, basil, rosemary, sage, and mint. We welcome you to sign up for our year-round, commitment-free CSA by either sending us an email, gardens@buckhornmountain.com or going to our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/buckhorn.gardens  and clicking on one of the shares we have offered in the past and then hit the subscribe button. You will then be able to receive our CSA newsletters via Mailchimp. Thanks for your continued support for your local farmers! 

Eggplants will feature soon in our CSA box
Purple peppers will be picked soon by Peter Piper!!
Purple tomatoes will also feature in future CSA boxes
Unique Indian cucumbers (Poona Kheera)

Cucumbers will be in this week's CSA!

More cool cucs!

Leeks, red, white, brown, and bunching onions are all thriving!

The potatoes are all in full blossom...

Our garlic we planted late January is about ready for a cure...