MORP Old-Fashioned Newsletter, Fall 2016


MORP Heritage Apple Tree Sale & Fundraiser, June 17


Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project (MORP) invites you to a Heritage Apple Tree Sale and Fundraiser on June 17 from 9-2 at 17312 County Road G in McElmo Canyon. Choose from nearly 50 rare apple varieties hand-grafted by MORP. Proceeds benefit the establishment of school, community, and public orchards by growing and donating these rare genetics across Colorado, made possible by a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Award. MORP members helped raise over $6000 towards MORP’s orchard and “re-orcharding” program during the member’s-only event at the beginning of June! Lucky for you, hundreds of trees remain for you to choose from. See here for our current availability list. No pre-orders please. Gates open at 9AM.

Trees are $50 except the rediscovered Colorado Orange apple is $100. Did you know that MORP members receive $10 off each heritage tree purchased, qualify for an additional bulk tree discount (buy 30 or more trees and get $20 off each tree), and receive special member-only invites to tree sales? Not a member yet? Become one today We thank you.

Directions to the orchard are 17312 RD G, Cortez CO 81321. From the highway 491 turnoff just south of Cortez drive west for 7.5 miles on county road G (McElmo Canyon road). Orchard is on the south or Ute Mountain side of the road. No pets please. Our turn-around is a three point turn for standard sized vehicles.

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Montezuma Valley Apple Market Study

The market has returned for Montezuma Valley Fruits with consumers desire for the taste and heritage our local apples represent. Click link below to read the Montezuma Valley Apple Market Study detailing our market opportunities and challenges.

Montezuma Valley Fruits
Montezuma Valley Fruits