Desert Canyon Farm
2017 Open Farm Days
Open Farm Days & the Farm Stand Store will begin Saturday, April 15 thru Sunday, June 4, 2017.
We will be open every day, except closed on Fridays, from 9am to 4pm.
Every Saturday and Sunday during Open Farm Days we offer free workshops. Please see the “Classes & Events” page of this blog for the titles and schedule for these workshops (and please note that our workshop time slots are a bit different this year than in past years).
We will have loads of plants for sale….all types of herbs, heritage & heirloom vegetables, strawberries, currants, grapes and raspberries, heirloom fruit trees, edible & old-fashioned flowers and fairy miniature garden plants. There will be native and unique perennials, including wildlife-friendly habitat plants, beautiful hanging baskets, & much much more!!
Our plants are USDA Certified Organic and all are grown on-site at our farm!!
An Earth Day Invitation
As you may know, Desert Canyon Farm is part of the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s Colorado Birding Trail. What this means is that we welcome people to the Farm to do some bird and wildlife watching.
We have a tremendous community of wild birds that live and visit the Farm. So, for Earth Day this spring, which is April 22, 2017, Chris and I would like to extend a special invitation to you to come to the Farm and do some bird-watching. Earth Day will fall on our Open Farm Days, so there will be free workshops happening that day, along with the Farm Stand store to visit in case you want to shop for some plants, but even if these things are not of interest, this will be a wonderful day to come and commune with nature and some of the wildlife that we share this Farm with.
We have a huge diversity of wild birds here. On Earth Day you are welcome to wonder the Farm and enjoy them. What you may want to bring; birding or field glasses, a bird id book, maybe a nature journal or sketch pad, your camera. We have some places to sit and watch the wildlife on the farm, but if you want a mobile chair, bring a folding camp or lawn chair. Dress for the weather and a water bottle if it is hot or a thermos of hot tea or hot chocolate if it is cold, would be nice too.
We won’t be doing guided tours on this day, but we have a map of the farm and you can explore the outside areas to see what birds and other wildlife (cottontail rabbits, rock squirrels, tree squirrels, deer) you can enjoy watching. This is a free invitation and we encourage you to accept it between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm on April 22nd, Saturday.
Directions to the Desert Canyon Farm: Come into Canon City, Colorado on Hwy 50. Once in Canon City, turn north on Raynolds Avenue (note there is a stoplight at this intersection and a Burger King on the NW corner). Take Raynolds Ave. north until it curves west and intersects with Field Ave. Turn north on Field Ave. and continue for approximately 1 mile. You’ll see the Farm sign on the right side of the road, along with our greenhouses. The address is 1270 Field Ave. If you come to the saw mill, you have passed us by.
We are a working farm and are not able to accommodate your visit except on the dates listed above. Please note that this is the only time of the year that the farm is open to the public. Please do not visit at other times. That said, the we do schedule Farm Tours by appointment from June 15th thru October 31st. If you are interested in scheduling a farm tour, you can call 719-275-0651 during normal business hours Monday through Thursday. Thank you.