14741 Canyon Road Paonia, Colorado 81428 Google Map 970-379-9280

Owner Glenn AustinWelcome to Mountain Freshies & Austin Family Farm!

We believe in nurturing lands to nourish families and by supporting your local agricultural community, you are helping small farmers continue to do the important work they love.  Since we all eat, the money we spend on produce is an important investment in our collective future. Knowing your farmer and understanding how and where your food is produced not only leads to better health, it is also an important step towards protecting our natural resources.

Austin Family Farm is nestled in a pristine mountain valley at the edge of Colorado's West Elk Mountains.  Glenn and Tony Austin have nurtured the soils and pioneered sustainable growing methods since moving there in 1970.  You might say that soil runs through their veins.  They are 7th generation farmers who hope to see many more generations live on the farm and learn to unlock the secrets of its bounty.  Over the decades they have dedicated themselves to growing quality produce with methods referred to as "non-certified organic".  Austin Family Farm practices go "beyond organic" and are "gentler" than certified organic standards because they believe that some of the compounds and chemicals approved for certified organic farming are too harsh to be used for food production.  At Mountain Freshies & Austin Family Farm, we welcome the opportunity to share our passion for this simpler lifestyle with all who desire to get closer to the soils that sustain us, while supporting local agriculture.


Winter Sunshine - Arizona Citrus!

January 1st, 2021

Happy New Year from Mountain Freshies!  We hope everyone enjoyed a healthy, happy and peaceful holiday and that the year ahead is a bit smoother for all of us.  We are so grateful for all yo

What's in Your Box - Week 13!

September 30th, 2020

Greetings from Mountain Freshies!The diversity in your boxes this week reflects the amazing abundance the farms are providing, it is an exciting time of year!  See below some pics

Where's the Greens!? Where's the Bonus Boxes!? and other updates :-)

August 31st, 2020

Greetings from Mountain Freshies!  We've been out of touch for a couple of weeks, but are ready to get back on track now that I-70 has reopened and things have calmed down a bit.  

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