About Our Herb Farm
We named our farm Colorado Aromatics for the aromatic herbs we grow here and use in our skin care line of the same name. We are located in a beautiful place in Colorado with a view of Longs and Meeker Peaks. We love living and working here.
We use organic practices on our farm and are Certified Naturally Grown (CNG). CNG is a grass roots alternative to organic that is a great alternative for small farms. You can read about it in our blog here.
We also have chickens on our farm and occasionally will host additional animals. Animals are important for naturally controlling pest insects and managing weeds. They are also vital to our soil health by providing manure.
“The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
Lavender is one of our main crops, but we grow over 30 different herbs/vegetables that we use in skin care. Some of these include calendula, mint, cucumber, lemon balm, rose, raspberry leaf, and comfrey. Some of these we distill for aromatic waters. Others we extract using oil, water or alcohol. Because we use these herbs in our skin care products we call it ‘Farm to Skin’. You can purchase our lavender products here.
The herb that started it all, lavender is the inspiration behind who we are today. We grow two different species and over 13 varieties of this beautiful, fragrant plant.
Calendula, a marigold with prized medicinal value, bestows bright pops of color in the Colorado summer.
This member of the mint family is grown to be dried and distilled as a powerful medicinal herb in a variety of our products.
Black peppermint, spearmint, and native mountain mint provide a refreshing aroma on the farm.
We grow native yarrow for its medicinal properties, its value to native insects, and for its beauty. We love watching the leaves and flowers dance gracefully in the Colorado wind.
Fragrant Kazanlak roses bloom in the early summer, harvested to be distilled while our other brightly colored roses are harvested for drying.
We’ve realized (along with most natural farmers) that you cannot keep up a farm during the summer without a team of volunteers.
We welcome volunteers on our farm who are hard-working and want to experience the outdoors and rural farm life with us. We like strong people with good backs, but we also have less strenuous work, just let us know.
Typically we have 2 days each week for volunteers and like them to work at least a 3 hour shift. On the farm you will be able to spend time with the herbs, learn about organic farming and herbalism, and meet new people.
If you are interested in becoming an intern, we can also put together a more formal intern program that meets your needs or the need of your university.
Contact us today for more information!
We do an annual farm tour free and open to the public sometime in September every year. This gives anyone the opportunity to learn more about what we do on the farm.
We can also do private tours over the course of the summer. The 2023 price for these tours is $70 for 1-6 people, $100 for 7-10 people.
A farm tour starts in our driveway and we walk around looking at the plants that are used in our skin care line. We talk about their benefits, how we use them and have product testers as we walk. You'll see the lavender fields, calendula, learn about irrigation and see the stills we use. We can also tailor these somewhat to your interests. There is usually an opportunity to purchase product afterward. Email us for more information or to schedule a tour. A tour lasts about an hour.
In 2023 we have lost a good deal of our lavender probably due to the severe cold we had in December followed by more than average rainfall in May/June. Lavender blooms in early July, but we have many other herbs to experience.
Farm Date Nights
We have a beautiful view from our farm and we love to share it. During certain times of the year, such as late summer, we open up our farm for 2 hours at a time for what we call date nights. You and one other person can com to our farm, bring your own beverage and snack to enjoy and just sit or walk around. Enjoy the flowers, herbs and mountains while you relax. We may be outside too but we will keep our distance. Let us know if you are interested in enjoying the farm in this way.