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.


Greetings from Mountain Freshies!

August 26th, 2019

We are mid-way through our Farm-to-Family Harvest Box season, so we thought it was a good time to touch base and provide a few updates!  The cool, wet weather this spring delayed harvests an

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July 5th, 2019

For  questions about our Farm-to-Family Harvest Program (outside the Roaring Fork Valley) please contact: Christina Hannon-Smith, Mountain Freshies 970-471-4416 info@mountainfreshies.co

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June 15th, 2019

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We look forward to sharing our harvest with you!

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