Once a year we roll out the red carpet and give our customers and friends the grand tour of our orchard. We try to schedule in late April or early May, in time with spring blooms or spring growth and warming weather! We start the tour at 10 a.m. We walk, talk, and look at all aspects of our farm. As long as Mother Nature is kind to us this spring frost season, we will look at the blooms and 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 the tour of our farm and of our area wineries is free, we do charge for our catered Saturday evening dinner and the box lunch after our farm tour on Sunday. We try to use local foods wherever possible and feature chefs that we work with throughout the season. Click the links below to sign up for our food offerings. Click here to read more about the Annual Farm Tour.
Dinner in the Ela Family Farms Orchard
Prepared by Peter Knapp, PJ’s Eatery, Hotchkiss
Adults – $95
Kids Under 4 feet tall – $20
Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options Available
Guests bring their wine find of the day-BYOW
Elk Carpaccio on a Crostini with Shredded Fennel and an Ela Farm Peach Compote
Vegetarian Amuse Bouche: curried grilled tofu
Mixed Field Greens, Roasted Beets, Jicama, Pickled Onion with an Apple-Cinnamon Vinaigrette
Seared Porterhouse Pork Chop with a Molasses Glaze, served with a Roasted Root Vegetable Quinoa, Port Infused Fig and Ela Family Farms’ Applesauce
Vegetarian Entree: Roasted Cauliflower and Eggplant Caponata with Roasted Root Vegetable Quinoa and Ela Family Farms’ Applesauce
Flourless Chocolate Cake with a Berry Coulis and Candied Ginger
Coffee, creamer, sugar
Our farm dinner is sold out for 2017! We will announce the dates and menu for next year in March of 2018.
Lunch for after the April 30th, 2017, farm tour. This year’s lunch will be a barbeque buffet from Zack’s Barbeque, Hotchkiss, CO
Adults – $25 Kids Under 4 ft tall – $10
Vegetarian Option Available
Our farm tour lunch is sold out for 2017! We had over 40 people walk around the farm on a beautiful Sunday morning. We will be announcing the tour date for next year in March, 2018.