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, November 28, 2015

The view from inside the Dome on a snowy day

Hello friends,

Winter is slowly approaching here at Buckhorn Gardens. This week, we sadly said goodbye to most of our outdoor veggies. With the heavy snowfall and low temperatures, only a bed of arugula, spinach and some carrots remain. However, what a delight it was to shovel away the snow and uncover the arugula to find these fields of green!
Not to worry though, as many farms are winding down, the Buckhorn crew has been hard at work, prepping and filling up all the high tunnels with your favorite greens. We are happy to say that the last of the greenhouses has been planted with several varieties of spinach, chard, kale, mustards, lettuce, and many more, to fill your CSA orders and your tummies with veggies throughout the winter!
            This week, we also welcomed two new members to the farm family, Big Red and Oreo. This spring, they will help us improve our crop beds by rooting up weeds and add fertility to the soil as they graze. For now, they are busy munching on leftover food scraps and keeping warm during the winter months.

Come by the farm to see our winter operation and meet these little piglets, or come visit us at the Montrose Winter Market from 10-1 most Saturdays!

The Buckhorn Crew

Joe, Patrick, Catherine, Eli, Gizmo

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Winter is not quite here, but the weather is just goldilocks right for chili! This Saturday (11/28) in Montrose from 11-2, Buckhorn will be at the Lark and Sparrow (511 E. Main St.) supporting a great local cause, Partners Mentoring Youth.  This program serves Delta, Montrose, and Ouray area youth by promoting youth development, building a sense of social responsibility and self-esteem; to reduce and prevent delinquency and substance abuse through a variety of services emphasizing volunteer participation and community involvement; to develop youths' skills and abilities so they can make positive changes and become responsible citizens; to increase community awareness of the problems youth face and foster and implement a commitment by the community to solve these problems.

We will be taking my father's recipe and tweaking it a bit with as many farm ingredients as possible to produce an elk (garnered from the hills of Buckhorn Mountain) and a veggie only loaded chili. Come out and support a good cause and fill your bowl as much as your belly desires whilst nourishing your heart in supporting a local charity this Saturday!

The Buckhorn Crew
~Joe, Gizmo, Patrick, Catherine and Eli

Update: Buckhorn finished a close 2nd in the People's Choice Awards!