The Country Store

A hub of local bounty

Dive into a world of fresh, seasonally available vegetables and succulent grass-fed beef directly from the Old Fort, alongside choice local pork and an array of locally-produced delights.

  • Open Hours: Dawn to dusk, year-round

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Payments: We welcome SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks for meat and vegetable purchases. Contact us for more details.

Find us: Nestled at 18683 Highway 140, our store is 25 minutes from Durango. Watch for the signs and take the middle driveway.

A heritage where history and harvest meet

Since opening in 2016, the Old Fort Country Store, once a beloved soda fountain and pie shop, has flourished into a cornerstone for the community. By supporting the endeavors of countless young farmers, we've made local, delicious food an integral part of every meal.

A farmer smiling and holding several heads of brocolli in a field

Using SNAP and Double Up

Please contact us to use SNAP and Double Up bucks for meat and vegetable purchases.

The Old Fort

18683 CO-140
Hesperus, CO 81326
 oldfortathesperus@fortlewis.edu
 970-385-4574

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Land Acknowledgement 

We acknowledge the land that the Old Fort is situated upon is the ancestral land and territory of the Nuuchiu (Ute) people who were forcibly removed by the United States Government. We also acknowledge that this land is connected to the communal and ceremonial spaces of the Jicarilla Abache (Apache), Pueblos of New Mexico, Hopi Sinom (Hopi), and Diné (Navajo) Nations.

The Old Fort and Fort Lewis College are committed to reconciling their history as a federal Indian Boarding School from 1892 to 1909.

Learn more about reconciliation

 

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The Old Fort is owned by the Colorado State Land Board and managed by Fort Lewis College.