On Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mountain Harvest welcomes back the much-celebrated free farm tours. Each farm will have fresh goods for purchase, including gourmet cheese, gorgeous produce, wines, wool and more.
Included on the self-guided tours are:
Avalanche Cheese Goat Farm & Dairy, 11510 Crawford Road, Paonia.
Delicious Orchards, 39126 Highway 133, Paonia.
Desert Weyr, 16870 Garvin Mesa Road, Paonia.
Small Potatoes Farm, 40575 O Road, Paonia.
Orchard Valley Farms & Market, 15836 Black Bridge Road, Paonia.
The Living Farm, 12506 Crawford Road, Paonia.
Thistle Whistle Farm, 10872 3500 Road, Hotchkiss.
Zephyros Farm and Garden, 11466 3725 Road, Paonia.
Wine lovers will have an opportunity to tour the beautiful vineyards surrounding Paonia both Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.mountainharvest
festival.com for information about a guided van tour, or check out the map of self-guided tours. Maps will also be available at the Mountain Harvest Festival booth in Paonia Town Park.
The participating West Elks AVA wineries include:
Alfred Eames Cellars, 11931 4050 Road, Paonia.
Azura Cellars & Gallery, 16764 Farmers Mine Road, Paonia.
Black Bridge Winery, 15836 Black Bridge Road, Paonia.
North Fork Cellars, 39126 Highway 133, Paonia.
5680' Vineyards, 14652 Peony Lane, Paonia.
Leroux Creek Vineyards, 12388 3100 Road, Hotchkiss.
Mesa Winds Farm & Winery, 31262 L Road, Hotchkiss.
Stone Cottage Cellars, 4176 Reds Road, Paonia.
Terror Creek Winery, 17445 Garvin Mesa Road, Paonia.
On Saturday, Sept. 26, Stone Cottage Cellars will host a winemaker's farm-to-table dinner. This one-of-a-kind culinary event will feature four delicious courses paired with four complementary wines. Dinner starts with bites from the winery's wood-fired pizza oven and ends with blackberry streudel with berries picked from the winery. Reservations can be made by calling 527-3444.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.