Ultreia Farmstead was founded in 2016 and is owned and operated by partners Melissa Newell and Cale Kennedy. Melissa hails from rural Missouri and brings with her a background in nutritional sciences, years spent managing a farm-to-table restaurant, and experience from many seasons spent farming in Boulder County, Colorado. When not in the field, she enjoys cooking, preserving, and fermenting all of the amazing farm veggies, exploring on the Mesa, spending time with her dogs, doing yoga, and reading. Cale is a native Coloradan, and brings with him a background in graphic design, years working as a project manager, and time spent working in Denver’s vertical greenhouses. When not tending to plants, he enjoys throwing pottery and fishing.
Together the two share a vision of long-term sustainability achieved through responsible and ethical farming, fair and reasonable pricing, and efficient and cost-effective management of their resources. It is their great honor and heartfelt pleasure to be caretakers for this piece of land and to spread their enthusiasm for growing, cooking, and eating locally here on the Western Slope!