The Wily Carrot was started by Kellie Pettyjohn in 2012 in the beautiful Mancos Valley. After leasing land from a friend for four years, the farm found permanent roots in 2015 when Kellie purchased three acres in the Valley. Over thirty varieties of vegetables are grown in three fields and four hoop houses.
Since its inception, the farm has always been run using sustainable, organic growing principles and in 2017, the farm was Certified Organic by the USDA.
On a typical day on the farm, you’ll find Kellie out in the fields with Oliver Gumbo and Camper Monroe, her two rascally dogs. She lives on the farm with her husband Nathan, who is an endangered species biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. During the farm season, the farm also has two farm interns who help with everything from planting, weeding, watering, harvesting and building.
The majority of the food grown on the Wily Carrot goes to our Mancos Valley CSA and to our wholesale accounts in Telluride, Durango and Cortez. We also offer our produce at the P&D Grocery in Mancos and the Dolores Food Market in Dolores.