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, 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

Monday, March 13, 2017

Last Fall, we welcomed almost 30 students from Telluride Mountain School for their first field trip of the school year. We always enjoy having the youth come to the farm and seeing where there food comes from. They asked some really great questions and sampled some melons at the end of the tour after helping us dig some potatoes. We thank the youth for the help and visiting our farm!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Wow, what a year?!We thought that we would run down all the major highlights of 2016! We could not have done it without your dogged support, thanks.

6 interns
28 weeks of CSA boxes
6 pigs
2 Goats
1 Duck
1 Dog
2 Cats
30 something chickens were purchased
Hundreds of pounds of veggies donated to local food banks
4 farmers' markets this year (2 in one day)
80 plus farmers' markets attended
Montrose Farmers' Market year round
1 Class from Telluride Mountain School toured the farm
1 Pig Cooked Hawaiian Style
1 Acre-ish of Potatoes Planted with over 20 volunteers
1 Credit card machine and an online payment system added for customer convenience
1 Chili Cook Off
4 of us attended 4th Annual Food and Farm Forum and fed the farmers salad
1 attended Holistic
100,000s of seeds planted
1,000s of seeds saved
$3,000+ dollars spent on organic seed
4 Buckhorn farmers attended the Food and Farm Forum
Farm participated in the Chili Fundraiser and Savor the San Juans