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The Forbes Family Farm

Family Farm, CSA & Guesthouse

We love connecting people in our community with locally grown food. We sell our produce through a Community Supported Agriculture model where families purchase a membership share and receive a box of fresh produce every week throughout the growing season along with an option to add-on a pasture-raised meat share. We grow over 70 different crops ranging from root veggies and greens to classics like tomatoes and cucumbers. Each week from May through October members receive approximately 8-12 produce varieties. The early weeks of the CSA will feature a variety of greens (lettuce, kale, arugula, spinach), root crops (radishes, carrots, beets, turnips) and peas, Swiss Chard, bok choy, green onions, herbs and garlic scapes. These boxes will be a bit smaller as produce is just coming on here in our high-altitude setting. As we move into the summer, your share will begin to include crops such as green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, summer squash, garlic and strawberries. By the fall we will also be able to include winter squash, apples, plums, melons, onions, leeks, fennel and potatoes.

All of our animals are raised out in the sunshine, moving to fresh grass daily. They are never given antibiotics or growth hormones. Most of our animals are heritage breed stock and are allowed to exhibit all the natural traits of their species. We raise chicken, ducks, turkeys, pigs, cattle and yaks.

We also run a guesthouse and covered wagons through Airbnb that allows us to share a piece of farm life with those looking to disconnect from the hustle and bustle. As a remote property along the scenic Sheep Creek Geological Loop, this is the perfect place for star gazers, outdoor adventurers, garden enthusiasts, and anyone looking to spend time on a working farm.

We’re passionate about teaching people how to confidently cook farm to table meals at home, so provide a variety of online courses and resources teaching people how to stock their kitchen, acquire the best ingredients, build a seasonal menu concept, and enjoy the Farm to Table experience at home.

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This farm is AMAZING! In so many ways – we had one of our favorite family weekends here. It is just beautiful, the Forbes are so generous, kind, welcoming & hospitable, our kids absolutely loved seeing all the animals, exploring, learning about farming and eating delicious food. Simply an oasis!” – Elicia Lindahl, Google Review

We love the Forbes family and their amazing farm! great produce, great prices, great people!” – Brittany Walker Lund, Facebook Review

A hidden gem. A beautiful farm and ever more fantastic family of caretakers. They know how to cultivate the most delicious produce. Check out their cute AirBnb and farm to table dinners too!” – Lindy J, Google Review

Manila, Utah

  • 1900 W Sheep Creek Ranch Drive
  • Manila, Utah 84046
  • 303-589-0700

Steve and Emily Forbes

We weren’t born farmers, but an interest in healthy eating and a passion for cooking led us to start gardening in whatever space we had available. We bought a basil plant to grow in our windowsill and soon turned our little condo balcony into a container garden with tomatoes, peppers and lettuce. As our family grew we moved into a little house with a great backyard. We began to grow more of our own produce, planted fruit trees and got backyard chickens.

After the birth of our third child, we made the decision to quit our corporate jobs and move to rural NE Utah to begin a small farm where we could grow the highest quality food – not only for our own family, but for our local community as well. At the center of our desire to farm is the fact that it allows us to work together as a family. No longer is the work-life relationship grounded upon the principle of balance. Farming is hard work, there’s no doubt, but hard work as a family is the foundation for relationships.