Our Farm & Storefront
We are a family farm and food business located in Cortez, 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 35 irrigated acres including varietal garlic, open pollinated seeds, fresh vegetables, heritage grains and legumes. We farmed in Pueblo County, Colorado for over 20 years and, in 2021, moved our operation to McElmo Canyon, 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 to supplement our seed offerings and manage seed isolation distances.
In summer of 2023 we are opening a retail location in downtown Cortez at 25 North Beech Street.
Products & Services
Our seeds, grain products and spices are marketed under the name "Pueblo Seed & Food Company", formerly, Farm Direct Organic Seed and Hobbs Family Farm. All products are available for retail and wholesale customers.
We donate seeds annually to the Traditional Native American Farmers Association (TNAFA) and they re-distribute upon request: http://www.tnafa.org/
In addition to seeds and food, we offer decorative grain arrangements, original greetings cards, recipes and nutrition counseling. Check our Resources page for more information.
Our Practices, Experience & Orientation
We are dedicated to on-going learning and improvement on our farm. We have have been certified Organic since 2001 and have designed our systems with principles from rotational, conservation, regenerative, and biodynamic agricultural farming traditions.
We have been growing open pollinated 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, Fedco Seeds, and farm-based seed companies such as Siskiyous Seeds, Redwood Seeds, Wood Prairie Seed, Restoration Seed and High Desert Seed.
Our work with seeds also has a conservation and stewardship dimension. Over thousands of years subsistence and production farmers from all over the world have selected and handed down seeds and plants. We are deeply grateful for the hard the work of farmers, and the seeds themselves, and we do our best to keep them genetically pure so that they can continue to evolve while in our care. We also do our best to tell the stories of seeds and food as they have been told to us and through personal observation and kitchen work!
Dan Hobbs & Nanna Meyer