Hobbs & Meyer Farms
We are a family farm business located in Cortez and Pueblo, Colorado. Our mission is to renew and strengthen communities by stewarding the land and guiding the health of seed, food and people.
We grow a wide diversity of certified organic crops on 20 irrigated acres including multiple varieties of garlic, open pollinated seeds, fresh vegetables, heritage grains and legumes. For 21 years we farmed in Pueblo County, Colorado. In 2021 we moved our operation to Montezuma County, Colorado so that we could grow our seed crops in a more isolated setting (free of pollen drift).
We also partner with several other farms in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico to supplement our seed offerings and manage seed isolation distances.
Products & Services
We grow 10 varieties of garlic and shallots; approximately 75 varieties of open pollinated vegetable, herb and flower seeds; specialty produce; culinary rye, wheat, barley and flour corns. Our seed and value added food products are marketed under the brands "Pueblo Seed & Food Company" and "Farm Direct Organic Seed".
In addition to seeds and food we also offer food art & literacy, education and training and employment opportunities. Check our Resources page for more information.
Our Practices and Experience
We are dedicated to on-going learning and improvement on our farms. We have have been certified Organic since 2001 and have designed our systems with principles from rotational, conservation, regenerative, and biodynamic agricultural farming systems. We are also working on developing habitat and forage for pollinating insects on our properties.
We have been growing seed and garlic for national seed companies since 1996. Our customers include High Mowing Organic Seeds, Territorial Seed Company, Botanical Interests, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and Fedco Seeds. We also have been supplying fresh specialty produce to regional restaurants and stores for this same time period.