Ela Family Farms is Colorado's first certified organic, fourth generation fruit orchard with over 100 years of fruit growing heritage. Located on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains outside of Hotchkiss, Colorado, our ninety-nine acre organic fruit farm is dedicated to growing the best-tasting peaches, apples, pears, cherries and heirloom tomatoes around. We also process our fruit into organic jams, fruit butters, apple sauce, dried fruit and cider. With over 55 varieties of fruit, we currently grow sixteen varieties of peaches, twenty five varieties of apples (including seven heirloom varieties), three varieties of cherries, two pears, eight plums and five varieties of heirloom tomatoes.

We strive to be the greenest organic orchard in the West with solar panels that provide 85-90% of our electricity needs. Building healthy soils by growing nitrogen fixing legumes and using biological pest management methods are just a few of our sustainable growing practices.

From "Oh-my-god" delicious peaches (a phrase we hear often at our markets) and crisp, munchable apples to our tempting line of organic jams, fruit butters, dried fruit, and organic applesauce, we are growers who hang our hat on outstanding flavor and old fashioned, friendly customer service. We hope you will celebrate Colorado fruit season with us!

Listing last updated on May 29, 2020

Ela Family Farms is dedicated to using sustainable organic growing practices to grow the best tasting fruit possible. When you buy fruit directly from our farm, we can let the fruit hang on the tree a little longer and pick it at its peak of flavor. From sweet juicy peaches that melt in your mouth to freshly picked apples that explode with varietal nuances, your fruit share will become the highlight of your summer. Join us!

Season:  January through January

Type:  single farm

Since:  1907

# of Shares:  500

Share Prices:  $75 Early Season weekly share $299-Peak season weekly share $145-Canning share, imperfect organic fruit

Work Req?  No

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Schedule and Location:

Boulder Farmer's Market, Saturdays only 8-2
Ft. Collins Old Town Farmer's Market, Sat. 8-12
Golden Farmer's Market Saturdays 8-1
Longmont Farmer's Market, Saturdays 8-1
Denver Union Station Market, Saturdays 8-2
Stapleton Farmer's Market, Sundays 8:30-12:30
South Pearl Street Denver Farmer's Market Sundays 9-1
Parker Farmers Market Sundays 8-1

Schedule and Location:

30753 L Rd, Hotchkiss, CO, open M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sales directly from our commercial kitchen and packing shed. Call to confirm fruit availability. (970) 872-3488.

We direct deliver our fresh fruit to grocers, farm stands, restaurants, schools and institutions weekly along the Front Range during our fruit season. Our processed goods are available year round. We also sell wholesale from the farm. To inquire about Front Range wholesale availability, contact jeni@elafamilyfarms.com. For Western Slope sales, contact info@elafamilyfarms.coms.

Our applesauce is distributed by UNFI of the Rocky Mountain region year round.

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