Nan Miller Times / August 26, 2017
by Nan Miller / Photos by Earle Miller
Stopping by the stands and orchards throughout Palisade, Colorado during harvest season between the months of June to early October, has become very popular. Due to its unique climate and wonderful soil, the high quality fruit and vegetables grown here have become renowned.
Being farm country is not a new phenomenon for Palisade. As early as the 1890's. farmers planted apple, cherry, peach, pear, and plum trees. In 1909, the town celebrated its first Peach Day Festival with President Taft as the keynote speaker. Agritourism is now a major industry. However, it doesn’t stop with produce as hops, alpacas, and lavender are also raised.