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Meet the Hosts of The Living Farm - Paonia, CO

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Allison Smith
June 28, 2024

TL;DR:

The Living Farm in western Colorado offers a sustainable experience with greenhouses, garden beds, and farm animals. Members enjoy felting classes and witnessing lamb births. Visitors reconnect with farm life and enjoy peaceful surroundings.

Meet the Hosts of The Living Farm

Nestled in rural western Colorado, The Living Farm, a 210-acre organic haven, has been welcoming Harvest Hosts Members since January 2022. With 9,000 square feet of greenhouses, 11,000 square feet of garden beds, and a thriving community of cows, sheep, pigs, and poultry, the farm embodies sustainable living.

Members are invited to join felting classes for a hands-on wool crafting experience in the serene farm setting. Some have even witnessed lamb births in spring!

What is your favorite part about being a Host on our network?

The friendly people who come to visit our farm. The members are very generous with their purchases.

What are some of your favorite stories (funny or heartwarming) with Harvest Hosts Members?

Most of the stories start with: I remember when...My grandparent's had a farm and we visited or when I was a child I lived on a farm. Then they revert back to the happy memories when they are on our farm and then they want to bring their children or grandchildren here. I love helping people connect with those favorite childhood memories.

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Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience or say to Members?

The members also love the peace and quiet here on the farm. No traffic noise—just birds, cows, and roosters.

Thank you to Lynn Gillespie, Owner of The Living Farm, for interviewing with us!

Member Review from Smarreel:

"This was our first HH stay and we didn't know what to expect. It remains our favorite stay…although we’ve had some great experiences since then. Lynn came out to greet us upon our arrival and invited us to feed the baby lambs. Who could say no to that! The five generation family farm produces enough food to provide CSA shares for many families in the North Fork Valley."

About Harvest Hosts
Harvest Hosts is a unique RV camping membership that offers self-contained RVers unlimited overnight stays at over 5,657 small businesses across North America with no camping fees. Boondock at farms, wineries, breweries, attractions, and other one-of-a-kind destinations throughout North America, and you’ll get peace of mind knowing that a safe place to stay is always nearby!
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Allison Smith
Hi, I'm Allison Smith, Harvest Hosts content writer.