Conner Orchards
Your Local Orchard
Orchard and Lavender Farm
Conner Orchards is 25 acres of Colorado grown fruit, including cherries, peaches, apples, plums and apricots with more than 600 lavender plants. We are nestled just outside the town of Hotchkiss, between Paonia and Delta. 
What is happening now on the orchard?  

We are thinning in the peaches right now and boy did they need thinning.  There will be a great peach and apple crop this year.  The freeze hit the apricots and cherries, though a few cherries are hiding amid the leaves.

The dry winter was harsh on the lavender this year.  While the younger plants fared well many of hte older plants did not.  I cut back most of the Melissa, a white/pink flowered plant, removing the entire outer branches leaving just the center regrowth.   This will be a bit of a test as most times when winter die back is large the entire plant is cut out.  We shall see.

The summers farmers' markets start June 16th and you can find us in Gunnison on Saturdays and Basalt on Sundays. 

The Lavender Festival is June 30th and I am planning some interesting food choices to add to our booth.  The open farm tour is on Sunday July 1 and we will be cooking.  Demonstrations on the hour.

What is available now---

Browse the store for lavender products.

Where to find our lavender products? 
The Lavender Emporium in Montrose, CO
The Pack Shack in Hotchkiss, CO
Lizzie's Market in Paonia, CO

The online store is up and running though I need to make better pictures on a nice sunny day.
Want to see what we have to offer? 
Click on the links below and explore our fruit and lavender products.
  1. We ship our fruit gift packs, sell directly at the Gunnison Farmers' Market, and sell wholesale throughout Colorado. From the oh-so delicious peaches, to the crisp "I never heard of this variety and I need more" munchable apples to our tempting cherries, we take pride in our produce.
  2. Our Lavender fields are producing some wonderful flowers and smells. We have a multitude of varieties and are developing some wonderful products, including lavender hot chocolate mix.