We are located in Boulder County, Colorado on 50 acres at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. We believe in sustainable agriculture and taking care of the land and helping others. What sustainable agriculture means to us is using such conservation practices as drip irrigation, mulch to retain moisture in the ground, natural weed management and crop rotation among other measures. Working with the land rather than against it.
Every year we always set aside a portion of our land for growing new or unique varieties of produce. We also set aside ground for experimenting with different varieties as well as crops that normally don't grow well here. We like to think of this space as the Dew Farms Experiment Station. We believe that thinking outside the box and trying new things, not only makes us better farmers, but also better people.
Our ancestors have been involved in agriculture for over 400 years, taking care of the land is in our blood.
One of the vegetables we grow for fun is giant pumpkins. Aaron has been growing giant pumpkins for several years. In late September or early October of each year, at one of our farmers market tents, we bring in some of our giant pumpkins and have some very talented carvers work their magic on the pumpkins.
We always encourage people to take pictures of themselves and their kids with the carved pumpkins. It is a nice way to have a festive end to the market year and it is really nice to see the smiles on peoples faces enjoying the festivities.
Another of the unusual, for this area, vegetables we grow is vine-grown loofah sponges which we make into soap and sell at farmers markets and on our web site.
We sell our vegetables at the Longmont, Boulder, and Broomfield Farmers' Markets in addition to our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Our vegetables are picked just prior to the markets. That way you can be sure of the freshest pick. Farm fresh vegetables at fair prices. What more could you ask for?
Aaron, our grower, has won numerous awards at the Boulder County Fair and the Colorado State Fair over the years. His Red Cabbage won BEST OF SHOW for 6 years in a row. Way to go, Aaron.
As he is now the Horticulture Superintendent, Aaron has retired from entering his vegetables into competition at the Boulder County Fair. He doesn't think it is fair for a commercial grower to compete against non-commercial growers.