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Old 07-09-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Make sure you check the demographics of Pueblo before you consider moving to see if you would like it or not
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Out Hwy 24, in the Peyton area, is a commercial greenhouse that must be a 1/4 mile long. I dunno what they grow there, but that seems to be the way is has to be done here to be economical with water and keep the critters from eating it all up.

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Old 07-09-2012, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Out Hwy 24, in the Peyton area, is a commercial greenhouse that must be a 1/4 mile long. I dunno what they grow there, but that seems to be the way is has to be done here to be economical with water and keep the critters from eating it all up.

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"SunBlest
Farms and Color Star Growers of Colorado built extensive greenhouses on more than 350
acres near Peyton. These companies grow tomatoes, flowers, and ornamental produce sold in
grocery stores throughout the region."
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:35 PM
 
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I stand by my earlier comment. Wanting a "small organic farm" rules out places like Pueblo West. You can't have a farm without surface water rights or an agricultural well. Simple as that. Give up on that part of the dream and some places might work. Otherwise, "not happening" still pretty much applies.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:03 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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You may want to check into Paonia (and what's called Crawford Country here) or Cedaredge on the western slope. They might be more to your fitting and kinda sorta what you're looking for. The growing season is short, but when things do start growing, they take off fast. The key is irrigation water, something that is in short supply right now, and something people fight over. Maybe even check into Carbondale, Salida, Montrose.

Again, good luck. Please VISIT first.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:38 PM
 
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Currently, we are in a drought and those with senior water rights are voluntarily cutting back so everyone can get water in the Montrose area. I talked to a local old-timer and he says we will be OK this year but if the drought continues there won't be enough water to go around next year. This seems to be a problem throughout the state.
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