Rancho Durazno produces organic fruits including apricots, pluots, cherries, peaches, nectarines, and plums. Multiple varieties of each fruit are grown to achieve a progression of ripe fruit from June through mid-September. Most sales are at farmers markets in Boulder, Carbondale, Teluride, and northern New Mexico, as well as direct market to friends and family. Fruit is also sold at wholesale to organic grocers, brewers, distillers and fruit products companies. Yield from all fruits averages 170,000 lbs per year. The Buzzards Roost Partners purchased the property to conserve it for orchard farming in the Vinelands region east of Palisade, Colorado. The Partners donated a conservation easement after acquiring the property because of a belief that preserving lands for agriculture in locations that are served by legacy irrigation systems is highly important. It would be prohibitively expensive to recreate the legacy irrigation works that were constructed in the West over a hundred years ago. The properties that can be farmed under these systems should not be developed for residential sprawl. The Partners support organic agriculture, enjoy the farm land for recreation and harvest, and value the public policies that promote the preservation and continued use of these legacy agricultural lands.
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