Dearest Farm Friends,

 

It is with a full range of emotions that we would like to announce the closing of Weathervane Farm. We’re honored and blessed to have served this community and made a home here in Buena Vista for the last 13 farming seasons. We truly could not have accomplished so much without the support of this community and all those who’ve labored alongside us and contributed to the success of Weathervane Farm.

You might think we were driven to be vegetable and flower producers at 8,000 ft and that it was a series of calculated decisions that brought us here to work the land and see rise to so much productivity. However, that would give us far too much credit. The story is nuanced and feels more like we just opened to the offering here and said,“Yes, we are willing,” and accepted all that entailed.

In the same way, as we close this chapter and embark on a new adventure for our family, there is a willingness in our hearts to explore new experiences and see ourselves in new ways. We’ve not arrived at this decision lightly. Years of trying to make the farm work for us, many months of untangling thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and truly holding the weight of our options and listening to where life is taking us have gone into this choice.

Excitement and gratitude exist in tandem with a feeling of great loss. We are lucky, like those before us, to observe the beauty and productivity of this place. Weathervane Farm has a life of its own and has provided nourishment for many minds, bodies, and souls. We hope others will take up the charge and continue this valuable work in new ways. There is no doubt of the abundant potential and support here. This place grows some of the finest vegetables and flowers on earth.

With full hearts,
Seth and Caitlin Roberts

 

LINKS TO OTHER LOCAL FARMERS AND PROJECTS TO SUPPORT IN CHAFFEE COUNTY

 

Vegetable Growers 

Meadows Edge Farm

Trout Creek Farm

Poncha Creek Gardens

 

Flower Growers

Growing Wild

Rancho Verde Flowers

Phytology Flowers 

Organizations

Guidestone Colorado

Foodshed Alliance