Last updated: February 1, 2013 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: December 30, 2004
White Buffalo Farm Ecovillage
(Paonia, Colorado, United States)
- Status: Re-forming
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.whitebuffalofarm.org
- Contact Name: Wayne Talmage
- Phone: 970-275-2076
16877 Grange Rd
Paonia, Colorado, 81428
Visitors accepted: Yes
Call Wayne to arrange a visit.please email request-we are very busy farming.please give us time for a thoughtful reply.
Open to new Members: Yes
Join us in co-creating sustainability on a working farm with plenty of water in Colorado!
Restoring our food systems
Established in 1974, the farm’s founder has years of experience growing food and community. White Buffalo Farm is evolving with the times. We are ready to engage wonderful new trends in organics, slow food, sustainability, slow money and relocalization.
Our plans include: 1) a farm-based ecovillage with affordable homesites for individuals wishing to take part in a farm-based livelihood; 2) farm-based micro-enterprises like value-added products and a farm-to-table restaurant for travelers and locals; 3) investment in new crops and farm management technologies for our CSA and other farm operations.
If you are would like to explore living on the farm, please consider coming to the farm as an intern, apprentice or in a “staff” position. For 2013, we seek a kitchen manager, an entrepreneurial farm-to-table micro-enterprise developer, a vegetable farmer and a fruit farmer plus crew leaders. For more details, check out http://www.growfood.org/farm/293
The farm is home to thousands of fruit trees, several acres of vegetables and three high tunnel greenhouses. We grow cherries, European and Asian plum, peaches, d’Anjou and Asian pears, and apples. We grow tomatoes, squash, greens and a wide variety of other herbs and vegetables for our CSA. We also raise laying hens, guinea hens, turkeys and peacocks. WBF sells wholesale to the Front Range, direct at Farmers Markets and thru our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
Our core values are strengthening organic family farms, growing food for others, eating holistically and locally, placing goodness before money, faith in Spirit/God/Universe, being kind to the earth and ourselves, living in gratitude, being service-oriented, honoring creativity and art, honoring equity, demonstrating tolerance and enacting non cooperation as ahimsa.
Growing food is healing, rewarding and feels great! It’s a great time to become part of White Buffalo Farm!