Hobbs & Meyer Farms
We are a family farm business located in Avondale, Colorado and La Puebla, New Mexico. 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 43 irrigated acres at three locations. At our Colorado farms we produce garlic, open pollinated seeds, fresh vegetables, grains, sour cherries and mulberries. In New Mexico we concentrate on apples and culinary herbs.
We also partner with several other farms in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico to supplement our seed offerings and manage seed isolation distances. Our farmer partners are Mer-Girl Gardens in La Villita, NM, White Mountain Farm in Mosca, CO and Ring-a-Ding Farm in Howard, CO.
Products & Services
We grow 8 varieties of garlic; approximately 70 varieties of open pollinated vegetable, herb and flower seeds; specialty produce; and ancient and heritage grains. Our value added food products are marketed under the brand "Campo y Cocina". Our seeds are marketed under the brand "Farm Direct Organic Seed". Our produce is sold as "Hobbs & Meyer Farms".
In addition to seeds and food we offer education and training opportunities in the form of workshops, short courses and paid apprenticeships. 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.