Annual Ela Farm tour

This is your chance to ask all the questions you’ve been wondering about!

It’s the Annual Ela Farm Tour & Orchard Feasting! Rolling out the red carpet, our customers & friends get the grand tour. Come ask questions and explore! This year we are timing the tour along with spring growth and the start of summer weather! Starting the tour at 10 a.m. we walk, talk, demo, and look at all aspects of our farm. As long as Mother Nature is kind to us this spring frost season, newly growing apples and peaches. The tour ranges from how we pack and cool the fruit, to our commercial kitchen, to how we grow our fruit. We’ll look at how we graft trees, run a wind machine and look at our newest trees. The best part of the tour?  It’s free!

While all the farm, creamery, winery, and distillery tours are free, we do charge for our catered meals (Saturday evening dinner, campers’ Sunday morning Coffee Station, and the after-tour buffet lunch on Sunday. The Forage Sisters are preparing locally-sourced and organic meals. Click here to read more about the Annual Farm Tour.

Feasting in the Orchard – 2019

Ela Farm Tour
Weekend Meal Options
– a Locavore’s delight!

Prepared by the Forage Sisters, Hotchkiss



Forage Sisters’ farm dinner immerses you in Colorado’s late spring harvest menu starting with locally baked Rustic Farm artisan breads, Cedar Springs Farm Butter, Deer Tree Farm and Ela Family Farms Fruit Jams, Mushroom and Walnut Pate, Deer Tree Farm Beef Pate, pickled local spring onions, spring pea and mint “smash,” fresh cheeses made from Cedar Springs Farm dairy, beet hummus, and locally grown spring crudités….that’s just the appetizer!

Saturday, June 8th, 6:00pm

Adults – $90
Kids Under 4′ Tall – $25

Guests bring their wine & spirits finds of the day.
Prices include tax and tip.
Gluten free and Vegetarian options same price


“Scratch Crackers” with herbs, Mushroom and Walnut Pate, Local Beef Pate, pickled spring onions, spring pea and mint “smash,” fresh farm cheeses, beet hummus, and spring crudites


Garden Salad with multicolored local lettuces, spring onions, peas, white and red turnips, edible flowers, radish micros and dill, served with green garlic & honey vinaigrette, with side of soft boiled egg and crumbled farm cheese

-Radish Slaw with lemon and thyme aioli, parsley, cracked pepper

-Rainbow Carrot Salad with Lemon, Olive Oil, Salt


Grilled Whole Buttermilk-Brined Chickens with a side of Forage Sister’s special red and green chimichurris

(Vegan/Vegetarian Main) Grilled Veggies and Herb-barley risotto served with peas, arugula & walnut pesto and fried mushrooms

Roasted Beets and Carrots with spring onions, thyme and garlic

Wilted Spinach with lemon, shallots and toasted nuts


Buttermilk and Rhubarb Cake, served with Strawberry Redux and Vanilla Cream
Raspberry and Rhubarb Crumble (Vegan, GF) with coconut cream

Coffee, cream, sugar

Cost $6

Organic coffee, Cedar Springs Fresh Cream, Non-Dairy Cream, Sugar +Blue corn and Blueberry Muffins (Vegan)

Almond Scones (GF) with  Ela Family Farms and Deer Tree Farm Jam, Cedar Springs Butter

June 9th, noon

Adults @ $25
Kids under 4 ft  @ $12

Sourdough and Gluten Free Flatbread baskets

– LUNCH Cheese Boards- fresh farm cheeses and local goat cheese and aged cheese, dried and fresh fruit and nuts

– LUNCH Meat Boards- Deer Tree Beef Pate, DT Smoked Turkey, Grilled Cedar Springs Farm Hard Boiled Eggs

– LUNCH Veggie Boards- Crudites and grilled veggies, mushroom pate, white bean and arugula pesto hummus, beet hummus, pickled veggies, pea and mint smash

– LUNCH Salad Bowls- Tossed and dressed salad greens, Radish and Turnip Slaw, Borscht Salad

– LUNCH Condiments- Farm Mayo, Chimichurri, Arugula Pesto, Mustards, Pickled and Fermented Veggies

– LUNCH DESSERT Vegan Cookies and GF Chocolate Cake

Lemonade with rhubarb simple syrup and lemon-herb water station
Ela Apple Spritzers
Coffee, cream and sugar

As always, Colorado weather is variable.  Please dress appropriately for cooler evening temperatures.  Should Mother Nature decide that the weather will be inclement, we will move the dinner indoors to our packing shed for your dining comfort.
If you have any questions about including all your dietary needs or anything else, please feel free to call us at 970-872-3488

Product Options

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Sunday Campers’ Coffee Station & Farm Tour Buffet Lunch 2019

More locavore meals provided in the orchards by Forage Sisters Catering.

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