The Old Fort

The Country Store

Located at the middle turn into the Old Fort, and right along Highway 140, the Country Store offers a selection of Old Fort veggies. Open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week, travelers & neighbors alike might find something they need. It’s another popular location for picking up CSAs [link].

The Country Store opened in 2016 with the intention of serving the Hesperus neighborhood and travelers on Highway 140. We wanted to provide a convenient, affordable way for local folks & travelers to shop for fresh produce.

We also wanted to provide an outlet for produce grown by the many farmers who labor here in our three educational farming programs. Fort Lewis College students & interns, and Southwest Conservation Corps crews & staff, have been particularly instrumental in restoring and refreshing this small & historic building.

Once a soda fountain & pie shop when Fort Lewis College was located in Hesperus, the Country Store supports dozens of young farmers to grow good food, and, we hope, helps delicious local food become a part of every meal!

If you have any questions, or want to place a special order and pick it up at the Country Store, please email Elicia at ewwhittlesey@fortlewis.edu.