Organic Fruit and Vegetable Apprenticeship in Colorado for the 2014 Farm Season
Learn to farm from a pioneering organic farmer of 40 years! Learn to grow on a diverse, certified organic farm with orchards, high tunnels and fields!
STORY BOOK PLACE TO FARM
White Buffalo Farm is Colorado’s oldest organic farm and is a virtual paradise of fruit trees nestled in the foothills of the West Elk Wilderness, yet is an easy bike ride to Paonia. The farm is USDA certified organic. Our farm’s story book setting is traversed by the North Fork of the Gunnison River and and is an ecological haven for wildlife. They protect our critical riparian corridor from permanent development and hope to soon establish a conservation easement. They have bear, elk, deer, eagles, hawks, and owls.
With careful stewardship, our 53 acre organic farm allows us to also grow a wide variety of vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs. They have an 11 acre orchard, 5 acres of pasture, scenic trail and riparian habitat and 4 acres of vegetables. They also lease a 5 acre peach orchard. They specialize in organic cherries, apricots, plums peaches, pears like d’Anjou and Asian and a variety of apples! They grow heirloom tomatoes, squash, flowers, greens, root crops, and much more to meet the growing demand for local and organic. They have three grow tunnels, two of which utilize a geo-thermal heating system. Depending on the year, the farm may also raise chickens, guinea hens, peacocks and turkeys.
Besides being pioneering organic, their claim to fame is boutique quality organic fruit! Their fruit is tasty and pure! They have very clean water and air! They need your help because they produce tons of certified organic fruit, veges and greens each year. You’ll join up with five to fifteen apprentices and interns depending on the time of year! Fun environment and beautiful, peaceful setting!