ABOUT OUR FARM
Growing peaches is an art form - or at least it is when its done right! It takes all the right ingredients to make the sweetest and most flavorful, melt in your mouth peaches. A lot of the ingredients that allow us to grow such exceptional fruit are beyond our control. Temperature, humidity, sunlight, and water are things that are impossible for us to control but exist in a naturally optimal state in the high desert canyons below Colorado's towering Rocky Mountains. Our farm is sheltered at the mouth of the De Beque Canyon, in the historic peach farming community of Palisade Colorado. Generations of Coloradoans have recognized the unique qualities for peach production that exist here and have made our area famous for the quality of fruit that can be produced. Palisade Produce began as an offshoot of Rocky Mountain Peach Company in 2005. We have taken the tradition of ripe, large, and colorful peaches that RMPC was known for and improved upon that tradition, coming up with new methods for maximizing flavor and delivering those mouth watering flavor bombs to you in prime condition. Our commitment to quality remains our focus as we serve fundraiser groups, grocery stores, and roadside peddlers throughout the United States.
WHAT'S GOING ON
AT PALISADE PRODUCE
This time of the year our orchards are coming out of winter dormancy and we are working to get everything ready for summer time. We have begun watering our orchards, servicing equipment, and applying early season fertilizers. We have also sprayed the dormant trees with tree oil and imidicloprid to ensure that the fruit is free of insect damage. By spraying well before the buds open, we can insure that good insects like honey bees are not harmed by the insecticide. Imidicloprid degrades very quickly in the sunlight and as long as we spray well in advance of the blossoms opening, the bees are not harmed when the blossoms open and the bees arrive to collect nectar. Soon we will begin bud thinning, an intensive process of removing 90-95% of the buds from the tree so that the few remaining blossoms can grow into a large, flavorful peach! We are so thankful to have a peach crop, thank you Lord Creator! :)
Our peaches are an extremely effective way for groups of all kinds to raise money! We make the process easy and can accommodate almost any group's size and fundraising goals.
Palisade Produce recognizes the critical importance of healthy diets and we utilize practices that minimize the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. We have eliminated herbicides from our producing acres entirely. Please click below to see how we are working to ensure our peaches are healthy for everyone to eat!
Roadside Fruit Markets
Palisade Produce sells to roadside fruit markets throughout Colorado and we even have a few people who sell roadside in Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, and Texas.