Cross Orchards Historic Site Welcomes Farm and Ranch Market

GRAND JUNCTION, CO – The Museums of Western Colorado (MWC) and The Farm and Ranch Market (F.A.R.M.) are partnering to host the market at Cross Orchards Historic Site from June through October.

Formerly held in the Teller Arms Shopping Center parking lot, F.A.R.M. will now take place at Cross Orchards every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

“The Farm and Ranch Market would like to thank MWC and the many churches, businesses, and property owners, who offered space for the F.A.R.M. market. We look forward to an exciting market at the historic Cross Orchard location,” Kerry Cook, the president of F.A.R.M., said.

This partnership brings the oldest farmers’ market in western Colorado to what was once the largest orchard on the Western Slope. The local farmers and ranchers in F.A.R.M., working with the MWC, will be able to share the Grand Valley’s agricultural past and present with a wider audience.

“I can’t think of a better use for Cross Orchards than the opportunity for visitors to learn about the Grand Valley’s farming past, while enjoying the fruit of its present,” Peter Booth, the MWC’s Executive Director, said.


The Farm and Ranch Market is a non-profit organization for local farmers and ranchers who are dedicated to bringing the community the finest fruits, vegetables and meats. From our family farms and orchards to your family’s table, we are sure that you will find something your whole family will love! Find out more about F.A.R.M. here.

The Museums of Western Colorado is a non-profit organization operating Dinosaur Journey, The Museum of the West and Cross Orchards Historic Site. Through museum exhibits, educational programs and public events, the Museums discover, preserve and share the heritage of the Grand Valley