Boutiques and Unique Shops

With more than a thousand farms and more than 60,000 harvested cropland it’s only “natural” that the Montrose area has so many unique, handmade and from-the-earth gift ideas. Here is just a sampling of what’s in store.

Dayspring Farm

5184 6000 Rd.
Olathe, CO 81425

The owners of Dayspring Farm have been in the livestock business for more than 30 years. The farm utilizes natural and non-certified organic means to produce healthy animals. From grass-fed beef to pigs raised on cracked corn soaked in milk and plenty of room to roam, to free-range chickens and eggs, Dayspring Farm offers a number of farm-raised gift ideas. In addition the farm sells lavender bundles and essential oils.

Hartman Gardens

16379 6300 Rd.
Montrose, CO 81403

Hartman Gardens is a small, family-owned garden and orchard near Montrose. Here, fresh preserves are made in the canning kitchen the old-fashioned way—with love and price one small batch at a time. Hartman Gardens uses reduced-sugar recipes and adds no artificial colorings or preservatives so the natural fruit flavor shines through. All of the jams, jellies, conserves and syrups are made from fruit picked onsite or at neighboring farms. Dry mixes and gift packs are also available. Gifts start at just $1.25.

MIM -by Kim

620 County Road 22
Montrose, CO 81403

MIM (Made In Montrose)-by-Kim specializes in handcrafted goat milk soap. Goat milk contains alpha-hydroxy acids, which help neutralize free radicals and reverse the aging process. The soap bars lather well, have a silky feeling, and leave no residue. They are excellent to use on problem skin such as eczema, psoriasis and dry skin. MIM-by-Kim soaps come in a number of fragrances, as well as unscented.

Rocking W Cheese

5644 Highway 348
Olathe, CO 81425

Rocking W Cheese in Olathe is the only artisan cheese producer on Colorado’s western slope. The cheese is ‘farmstead artisan,’ meaning the milk from which the cheese is made comes from cows at the dairy and is processed within 24 hours of milking. The Webbs, a six-generation Colorado family, operates the dairy, farm and cheese factory. They even grow all of the feed for the dairy cows. Rocking W Cheese offers a large selection of classic cheeses, Jack cheese and cheese curds, as well as cheese gift baskets. Visit the website for ordering instructions or call 970-323-5994.

Straw Hat Farms

514 South First Street
Montrose, CO 81401

Straw Hat Farms grows a wide variety of certified organic vegetables and an acre of certified organic garlic, which produces more than 70,000 bulbs. The farm provides high-quality, gourmet garlic for eating or planting. Online shoppers may purchase hardneck garlic varieties, which are difficult to find in grocery stores but offer a robust flavor, as well as more typical softneck varieties. Additionally, Straw Hat sells organic garlic granules and garlic powder, as well as homemade breads, pies, granola and other baked items. Fido is even taken care of at Straw Hat with two varieties of dog biscuits, made with care by the youngest members of the Straw Hat family. Order online or by calling 970-240-6163.


Cottonwood Cellars & The Olathe Winery

5482 Highway 348
Olathe, CO 81425

Cottonwood Cellars & The Olathe Winery sits atop California Mesa. This 52-acre family-owned-and-operated farm and winery offers panoramic views of the San Juan Mountains and the Grand Mesa. The emphasis here is on quality, not quantity. Most wines are $17 per bottle, and varietals include cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, lemberger, syrah, pinot noir, Gewurztraminer, white pinot, and a blend. Call 970-323-6224 to order.

Mountain View Winery

5859 58.25 Road
Olathe, CO 81425

This fourth-generation orchard and vineyard has been producing wine and fresh fruits for more than 45 years. As a small, locally owned and family winery, Mountain View Winery takes great care in the process, from growing, tending, pruning and taking care of the grapes to selecting and engaging in the meticulous process of hand-making the wines. Varietals include more traditional wines such as cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, as well as unique wines such as cherry, apple raspberry, and wild plum. You can even create your own label (or have the winery do it for you) for a very special touch.