Meet Wag's World Orchards whose goal is to grow the biggest, best-tasting, best quality of fruit available to everyone at a reasonable market price. You’ll find their delights at the Ridgway Farmers Market – make sure to check out their booth! For a glimpse into their production, continue reading!
Wag's World Orchards began over 20 years ago when Chris and Jan Waggoner went into business with Chris' parents, Jack and Betty Waggoner, apple growers from the Oregon/Washington area. Almost every fruit tree was replaced with a new vision for the future. The current operations have been a family farm since 1994, where Wag's World Orchards grows fruits and vegetables at the base of the beautiful Grand Mesa in Western Colorado.
Today, Wag's World serves both the wholesale and retail customer with all kinds of fresh and local peaches, apples, cherries, plums, nectarines, berries, pears AND all kinds of fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, green beans, eggplant, herbs, lettuce, onions, squash, raw honey, jams, pie fills, dried fruit/veggies and more!
The couple lives where Wag's World Orchards grows, above the stunning Tongue Creek Valley in Eckert, CO. Wag's creates a stewardship with the land that is both solicitous of the environment and affordable for the end consumer. The Wag’s home is right in the orchard, so that they can care deeply about the trees, the land and all the animals, birds and bees. They treat all with care, because they live on the land. The operations follow all local, state and federal regulations and take great care to lessen their carbon footprint.
Their customer base is both wholesale and retail customers – serving customers in Mountain Village, Grand Junction, Ridgway, Montrose, Delta, Edwards, and on the Front Range throughout the growing season.
“What is really inspiring is when someone says, ‘That is the best peach, apple or cherry I've ever tasted.’ It makes all the hard work worth it. We only exist because of our fabulous customers and employees.” – Jan Waggoner
The dream and vision of Wag’s World Orchards is to serve their customers with the best fruit and vegetables available at a reasonable market price, and to produce the jams, apple chips and apple butter nationwide.
Wag's World Orchards – ‘We Grow the Heart of Eckert, CO’
Wag's World Orchards