About the Lamborn Farm



The Lamborn Farm

Our sustainable farm has been operating since 1987.  We have three greenhouses for growing greens year around.  Our farm is 136 acres along the North Fork of the Gunnison River with a breathtaking view of Mount Lamborn. Greg Cranson has been farming since he was a boy in La Junta, Colorado.  Greg is famous for his gigantic carrots.

Greg Shows off His Organic Carrots

Andrew Cranson stewards the animals and the orchards.  We have never used chemical pesticides, herbacides or fertilizers. People volunteer time to learn farming through our membership or our programs.  We offer classes on permaculture, farming, orchardry, animal husbandry, and ground to table cooking and processing.  What we grow changes by season and inspiration.

What we grow:

Vegetables:  Carrots, squash, cabbage, tomatoes, wheat grass, cucumbers, zuccini, peppers, sweet corn, lettuce, spinach, kale, swiss chard, onions, potatoes, and garlic.

Fruits: Apples, pears, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines.

Grains: Oats, wheat, millet, quinoa (lambs quarter family), amaranth, ancient wheat.

Beans:  Anasazi, black eyed peas, pinto, navy beans.

Nuts and seeds: Sunflower seeds, almonds, popcorn.

Meat: “French Aquataine” lean beef.  Cows live on our farm and eat grass, alfalfa hay and grains. We raise chickens for eggs & meat.

Herbs: Cilantro, parsley, mint, comfrey, dill, lemonbalm, thyme, rosemary, lambsquarter, dandelion.

Animals: Chickens, ducks, turkey,  (14) horses, (3)llamas, mule, donkey, sheep, and cows.

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