Cresset Farm is a small family farm in beautiful Colorado. The farm is located in Fort Collins (just 5 miles east of the Budweiser plant) with impressive mountain views and a fantastic landscape. Jessika and Oliver Brandt-Feldenkirchen began leasing the land in 2011 and moved onsite with their three kids in January 2012.With very supportive landlords, a long term lease and option to buy they are in the process of establishing a diversified family farm. The farm been out of production for about 15 years and some challenges are still to overcome but overall the farm is a great place to be.
Size of farm: 115 acres
Diversity of produce and livestock: 125 different varieties of vegetables, in 3-5 acres vegetables productions, some grains (rye and millet), 6 varieties of garlic, herbs, flowers, pigs, chicken, horses, goats. Cows and sheep in planning for 2013.
Skills that can be learned: See Cresset Farm's Skills Checklists
Apprenticeship Details: The apprenticeship is best viewed as a work-training program, rather than an exclusively "educational" experience. Apprentices will mostly learn through working on projects and through taking on responsibilities for managing aspects of the farm. The fact that we are a small and young operation means that apprentices remain very close to the decision-making process, and will be assigned independent work assignments as they demonstrate ability to complete them well.
Mentor Farmers: Jessika and Oliver Brandt-Feldenkirchen
Address: 5621 E CR 52, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 402-1709 Email: farmers at cressetfarm.com