Agritourism

Along The Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway

What Is Agritourism?

Simply, it’s anything related to farms, food or heritage. In Chaffee County, that includes visiting an original ranching homestead or century-old orchard where you can pitch in with the chores. It might be savoring spicy elk sausage or enjoying wine tasting at a winery. Staying overnight at an alpaca ranch or attending a fiber arts festival to shop fine clothing made from their luxurious wool. Touring a goat dairy, taking a yogurt- or cheese-making class or hiring llamas to carry your camping or hunting gear.

Dine on locally sourced trout or grass-fed beef. Shop the farmers market Taste libations at local wineries, microbreweries and distilleries. Discover candles and honey spreads created by fourth-generation Colorado beekeepers. Indulge in aromatic lotions and soaps scented with lavender, sage and other herbs and oils. Take the kids to a pumpkin patch or fish hatchery Harvest produce for a farm-to-table nonprofit.

Agritourism Atractions

Friday Farmers Markets In Buena Vista, Colorado

Farmers Markets In Buena Vista & Salida Buena Vista | Friday, 3:00 to 7:00 PM | South Main Town Square | FREE LIVE MUSIC AT 6:00PM at The BeachSalida, Colorado | Saturday, 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM | Alpine Park

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Friday, July 21, 2017

Farmers Market Buena Vista

Buena Vista | June – October Friday, 3:00 to 7:00 PM | South Main Town Square |
FREE LIVE MUSIC AT 6:00PM at The Beach

The Buena Vista, Colorado Farmers Markets a vibrant hub for supporting the local economy, small business, and our regional foodshed. Find the freshest local foods available; arts and crafts, live music, and a positive, family-friendly environment.

Volunteers Needed For Harvest In Salida Colorado

Volunteer for the harvest in Salida, Colorado.If you can not volunteer please share.Colorado Farm to Table, Inc. provides individuals and families in need with fresh produce at no cost to them. VOLUNTEER TODAY: http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/vacation/volunteer/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Thursday, August 24, 2017

Colorado Farm To Table

Colorado Farm to Table’s mission directs us to provide hunger relief for the needy and underprivileged men, women and families in crisis. Our fresh produce, grown specifically for this in need, provides the help and respect that our fellow Coloradans needs to make ends meet and begin to stand on their own.

Jefferson Farms Natural Fibers

Invite Someone To Visit Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado!LEARN MORE ABOUT AGRICULTURAL TOURS & GET A FREE VISITORS GUIDE:http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/agritourism/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Sunday, September 10, 2017

Jefferson Farms Fibers

Jefferson Farms was founded in 1995. Our search for a home for both ourselves and my parents led us to a wonderful urban 5.5 acre property with A2 zoning and irrigation rights. We quickly built our home and remodeled a home for our parents. Jefferson Farms is a unique farm with a great location and spacious barns and pastures. Our journey here began with some hay production, which is unreasonable on such a small acreage, and then we raised 2 cows. Miss Biggie went to auction (to a good home, we hope!) and poor Shorty, who was a bit of a dwarf, went on to the butcher. Needless to say we had no desire to repeat this process! However, we soon found our calling raising alpacas for baby alpaca yarn and other products.

Salida, Colorado Farmers Markets On Saturdays

Farmers Markets In Buena Vista & Salida | Salida, Colorado | Saturday, 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM | Alpine Park || Buena Vista | Friday, 3:00 to 7:00 PM | South Main Town Square FREE LIVE MUSIC AT 6:00PM |

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Farmers Market Salida

| Salida, Colorado | June – October Saturday, 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM | Alpine Park |

The Salida, Colorado Farmers Markets a vibrant hub for supporting the local economy, small business, and our regional foodshed. Find the freshest local foods available; arts and crafts, live music, and a positive, family-friendly environment.

Guidestone Colorado

Do you know about Guidestone Colorado based in Buena Vista & Salida. ? This organization is growing a vibrant agricultural future through education, community building, and partnerships.DONATE OR VOLUNTEER: http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/vacation/guidestone-colorado/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Sunday, August 27, 2017

Guidestone Colorado

The organization’s strategies and programming are founded upon the belief that if individuals are exposed to experiences on local farms and ranches, that exposure results in a growing appreciation for where our food comes from and the commitment and resources needed to produce food locally. As a result of that appreciation, those individuals will then make choices that support and increase the capacity of the local food system. The result of these choices will be resilient local food systems, healthier communities, and a vibrant future for local agriculture.

Jumpin Good Goat Dairy​

Invite Someone To Visit Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado!Have you tried Jumpin Good Goat Dairy cheese or taken a tour?LEARN MORE ABOUT AGRICULTURAL TOURS & GET A FREE VISITORS GUIDE:http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/agritourism/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Jumpin’ Good Goat Dairy

We proudly hand-craft a variety of creative farmstead goat cheeses. Our award-winning cheeses are unique adaptations of old-world cheese-making traditions. Their technique is grounded in familiar comfort while their flavors and style are continually an unexpected surprise for both goat cheese novices and experts alike. The public has come to know and love our cheeses by their bright, mild flavors and satisfying textures.

Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center​

Have you visited the Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center in Salida, Colorado?Learn more and get a free visitors guide: http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/agritourism/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hutchinson Homestead Ranch & Learning Center

The Hutchinson Ranch was established in 1868 when pioneers Joseph Sykes Hutchinson and Annabel McPherson settled and started raising cattle. Joseph was a Union Army Captain who also served as a representative in the Colorado Territorial Legislature, and Annabel was a strong matriarch who raised four sons and continued to run the ranch after Joseph’s early demise at the age of 42. Six generations later, the Hutchinsons are still raising cattle on the same land surrounding the Homestead.

Mountain Goat Lodge​

Invite Someone To Visit Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado!Check Out The Mountain Goat Lodge!LEARN MORE ABOUT AGRICULTURAL TOURS & GET A FREE VISITORS GUIDE:http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/agritourism/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Monday, September 11, 2017

Mountain Goat Lodge

Enjoy the Mountain Goat Lodge, a pet friendly bed and breakfast just outside of Salida, Colorado!

We are located on 20 acres of rolling pastures with resident goats roaming the meadows. Our dairy goats provide the milk, cheese and yogurt for our breakfasts and our cheese making classes.

Set at the foot of the Sawatch Mountain Range in central Colorado, just 8 miles from historic Salida, each room has its own balcony and mountain views.

Weathervane Farm

Have you tried the veggies from the Weathervane Farm?Meet them Fridays at the Farmers Market in Buena Vista & Saturdays in Salida? LEARN MORE ABOUT AGRICULTURAL TOURS & GET A FREE VISITORS GUIDE:http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/agritourism/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Thursday, September 14, 2017

WeatherVane Farm

Seth and Caitlin Roberts seek to cultivate relationships with the land and community. They make it a priority to provide high quality farm products while working harmoniously with the environment. Seth and Caitlin each have over 15 years of experience managing gardens and uniting consumers with local food.

Libations Loop

Libations Loop

Have you visited the 8 breweries, distilleries & wineries in Buena Vista, Salida & Poncha Springs, Colorado?Which is your favorite?LEARN MORE: http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/agritourism/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Friday, August 25, 2017

Water is an important part of life in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Outdoor sports enthusiasts know nothing beats the pure mountain snow that falls here, and river rafters and kayakers worldwide come to this valley to challenge the exceptional whitewater rapids.

When it comes to locally crafted beer; wine and spirits, water again is the main attraction. It is the clean, odorless foundation that local breweries, wineries and distilleries count on to let their specialty and seasonal flavors shine through. For many, life revolves around water and the outdoors. Many sports enthusiasts split their time playing hard and also working hard at local beer, spirit and wine-making enterprises.

Craft beer and outdoor adventure naturally go together. And when it’s time to relax, there is also plenty of award-winning, locally crafted wine and distilled whiskey, bourbon and gin to enjoy. The creators love sharing their unique processes and ingredients during tours and tastings. When you come to the mountains, remember to follow the water for adventure … and great taste.

Deerhammer Distilling Company​

LIKE Deerhammer Distilling Company?Invite someone for a drink in Buena Vista, Colorado! Deerhammer Distilling Whiskey Bar is the eighth stop on the Libations Loop in Buena Vista, Salida & Poncha Springs, Colorado. Have you visited all 8 local breweries, distilleries & wineries?LEARN MORE: http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/agritourism/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Saturday, September 9, 2017

Deerhammer Distilling Company

At Deerhammer, our distilling is steeped in whiskey tradition, but our methods are infused with curiosity and creativity. From our cornerstone single malt to our forthcoming bourbon, rye and limited run single barrel spirits, we’re redefining the flavor – and future – of independent American whiskey.

Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub​

LIKE Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub?Invite someone for a pizza & a beer in Salida, Colorado! Moonlight Pizza & Brewpub is the second stop on the Libations Loop in Buena Vista, Salida & Poncha Springs, Colorado. Have you visited all 8 local breweries, distilleries & wineries?LEARN MORE: http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/agritourism/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Friday, September 1, 2017

Moonlight Pizza & Brew Pub

A relaxed setting for lunch, dinner, or just drinks. 9 house brews on tap ranging from classic European styles to spicy/fruity experimental beers. Offering pizza, hot sandwiches, salads and appetizers, all made with fresh ingredients. Large patio open seasonally. In the heart of downtown Salida on F n’ 3rd St.

Vino Salida

LIKE Vino Salida Wine Cellars?Invite someone for a glass of wine in Poncha Springs, Colorado! Vino Salida is the fifth stop on the Libations Loop in Buena Vista, Salida & Poncha Springs, Colorado. Have you visited all 8 local breweries, distilleries & wineries?LEARN MORE: http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/agritourism/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Monday, September 4, 2017

Vino Salida

We offer lovingly crafted wine and mead that reflect the local spirit of community and fun. 20+ varieties including Chardonnay, Riesling, Zinfandel, Merlot. Syrah and more. We provide wine tasting and tours, wine bar, charcuterie plates, live music, non-alcoholic beverages, patio games. private parties. special events, membership discounts and more .

Eddyline Brewery

LIKE Eddyline Brewery?Invite someone for a beer in Buena Vista, Colorado! Eddyline Brewery is the seventh stop on the Libations Loop in Buena Vista, Salida & Poncha Springs, Colorado. Have you visited all 8 local breweries, distilleries & wineries?LEARN MORE: http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/agritourism/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Friday, September 8, 2017

Eddyline Brewery

Since 2009, Eddyline Brewery has been focused on creating easy drinking ales and lagers of the highest quality while representing Colorado’s outdoor enthusiasts’ Situated in Buena Vista along the Collegiate Peaks and Arkansas River, Eddyline offers micro-brews inspired by the beauty and wonder of the outdoors and exhilarating adventures surrounding us.

Mountain Spirit Winery

LIKE Mountain Spirit Winery, Ltd.?Invite someone for a glass of wine in Poncha Springs, Colorado! Mountain Spirit Winery is the sixth stop on the Libations Loop in Buena Vista, Salida & Poncha Springs, Colorado. Have you visited all 8 local breweries, distilleries & wineries?LEARN MORE: http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/agritourism/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Mountain Spirits Winery

Tour our family owned and operated winery at the historic homestead a short drive from Salida and Poncha Springs, and pair your favorite selections with amazing food at our Salida restaurant. Wine tastings are available at both the winery and the tasting room ad1acent to the restaurant.

Wood's High Mountain Distillery

Invite someone for a drink and a tour of Wood's High Mountain Distillery, llc. Wood's is the first stop on the Libations Loop in Buena Vista, Salida & Poncha Springs, Colorado.Have you visited all 8 local breweries, distilleries & wineries?LEARN MORE: http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/agritourism/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Woods Distillery

Known for their unique take on malt and rye whiskeys as well as exceptional gins and liqueurs, Wood’s tasting room offers fresh cocktails featuring ingredients almost completely made in-house. Visit our downtown tasting room and watch as we hand craft the spirits in your cocktail with superior water from the Sawatch range.

Elevation Beer Company​

LIKE Elevation Beer Company?Invite someone for a beer in Poncha Springs, Colorado! Elevation Beer Company is the fourth stop on the Libations Loop in Buena Vista, Salida & Poncha Springs, Colorado. Have you visited all 8 local breweries, distilleries & wineries?LEARN MORE: http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/agritourism/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Sunday, September 3, 2017

Elevation Brewing Company

We are a craft brewery located in Poncha Springs. We brew beers for the craft beer and outdoor enthusiast alike. From approachable light ales and lagers, to adventurous barrel aged beers, with up to 16 beers on tap, we have something for beer drinkers of all taste

Soulcraft Brewery

LIKE Soulcraft Beer?Invite someone for a beer in Salida, Colorado! Soulcraft Brewery is the third stop on the Libations Loop in Buena Vista, Salida & Poncha Springs, Colorado. Have you visited all 8 local breweries, distilleries & wineries?LEARN MORE: http://www.colorfulcolorado.com/agritourism/

Posted by Now This is Colorado on Saturday, September 2, 2017

Soul Craft Brewing

With 16 craft beers on tap, a spacious tasting room, outdoor beer garden and an onsite food truck, Soulcraft Brewing has you covered.Join us for daily specials, live music, and games on the patio. Known as Salida’s hometown brewery, Soulcraft is the place to socialize and make new friends.