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 (8/7), 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 (8/7), 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...

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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