Two Roots Farm is undergoing a big move for 2018! We are happy to announce that we will be down on the valley floor in beautiful Emma, Colorado. We were awarded a lease on 22 acres in (1 mile from Basalt) on Pitkin County Open Space. This will be a big move from our Missouri Heights home, but we are excited to grow and settle into a permanent farm. Keep an eye out on Highway 82 to see how we progress this season!
Two Roots Farm is the result of a shared farming passion between Harper Kaufman and Christian La Bar. We are first generation farmers rooted in Colorado's beautiful Roaring Fork Valley.
We began farming together in 2013 as interns through the University of Montana PEAS Farm while pursuing bachelors degrees. Following graduation, we apprenticed on Ocean Air Farms in Fort Dick, CA. Our experience there convinced us that farming is what we wanted to spend our lives doing, and we were inspired to start our own farm one day. We have now been farming together for over five years, and have found a true calling in the work. We are very grateful to farm in the Roaring Fork Valley where the community supports local food, thoughtful production, and small scale agriculture. We aim to serve our community with the best possible food -- fresh, local, organic, and nutritious. Please join us in our efforts to build a thriving local food economy and reconnect with the folks and the soil that grow your food. We would love to be your farmers!
About your farmers
Harper was born and raised in the mountains of Colorado, and she is grateful to call them home. Her time spent in Oregon, Montana, and California resulted in a passion for sustainable agriculture and small scale farming. When the opportunity arose, she jumped at the chance to live out her farming dreams in her home state. Christian and Harper were hired as agriculture managers for ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch where they saw the need for local vegetable farms in the Roaring Fork Valley. A few years later, through partnerships, support from the community, and a good deal of sweat, Two Roots Farm has become a successful reality.
Its been a windy road coming from his suburban Chicago upbringing to a Colorado market farm. Christian has been Harper's partner in crime since they met at Lewis & Clark College in 2009. After moving to Montana to finish up his degree in Environmental Studies, Christian moved to Northern California to work the first full farm season. He's been in love ever since. Oh, and the farming was pretty good too.
We cant forget to mention our director of relaxation and rodent control, Mr. Snoopy. If you're lucky enough to know him, you're lucky enough.