ELP Gold Leader - Ela Family Farms


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Ela Family Farms
Hotchkiss, CO

As the only certified organic, 4th-generation orchard in the Rocky Mountain West, Ela Family Farms hangs our hat on sustainably growing fruit with outstanding taste and quality.

Starting with exceptional flavor and choices which matter we strive to educate and inspire. With a combination of over 100 years’ experience growing fruit in Colorado, and over 60 varieties of fruit picked at their peaks of flavor, we bring pleasure back to your table. From fresh “Oh My God” delicious peaches to sweet, succulent pears, and crisp, full of flavor apples we connect ethically grown food from our farm directlyto Colorado-local real people.

Eating our fruit contributes to the resilience of community and human connections, to leading healthy well-nourished lives, to carbon-conscious practices, to renewable and sustainable energy, to water and land conservation, to public service and education, to the reduction of synthetic chemicals in our environment, to innovative growing practices, to research about Colorado’s ecosystems, to soil health and soil building, to carbon sequestration, to practices of reducing and repurposing waste, and to a zero-waste food system where every last bit of organic material is put to use.
 
We promise to grow community and food ethically, organically, and with future generations in mind.