Welcome

Heartshine Homestead nurtures vegetable and herb plant starts and produce for sale to our local community.

Happy New Year! We hope 2021 brings an abundance of health and wellbeing for your mind, body, and spirit!

It’s that time of year when many of us are looking to detox from all of the holiday indulgences and to reconnect with our healthy-lifestyle goals. Heartshine Homestead is here to help! We are baking up some of our famous ENERGY BARS to bring you guilt-free, whole-food nutrition. These make great between-meal snacks, or can even be fantastic meal-replacements when you’re on-the-go. Try our Pumpkin-Spice, Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal, and Cocoa-Nut varieties that are sure to warm your spirit, fill your belly, and power your body, all while helping you reach those fitness goals!

Visit our products page or contact us directly to place an order, then plan on meeting us in either Monte Vista (in the park across from Safeway) or at the Russell Lakes parking lot (on hwy 285 near Saguache) on a Saturday or Sunday morning to pick up your energy bars.


Our Philosophy

At Heartshine Homestead, our goal is to live, work, relax, and utilize resources in a way that respects the delicate balances and mighty forces at play throughout the natural world. We consider ourselves to be the temporary stewards of this gorgeous 43-acre patch of high-altitude wilderness in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and we make every effort to leave as little trace of human activity as possible as we go about the construction and operation of our venture.

We grow our plants in a beyond-organic fashion. Our products are 100% free from manufactured pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. We are guided by permaculture philosophies and techniques in our farming and building practices, so as to benefit from Mother Nature’s gifts while simultaneously taking care of the ecosystem we are honored to be a part of. We emphasize soil-health-focused, regenerative methods and no-till gardening. We are off-grid, minimize our use of fossil fuels, and strive to use plastics only when necessary. We pride ourselves in reusing, repurposing, reclaiming, and recycling at every juncture possible.

Greenhouse Climate Battery
Installation of permaculture climate batteries as we constructed our greenhouses. Perforated pipe is buried 5’ below the soil surface, with the ends sticking out of the earth. This allows heat, air, and moisture to circulate between above- and below-ground to passively maintain an ideal climate for plant growth and to extend the growing season.

We believe that human-to-human connection is indispensably valuable and it is important to us to give back to our community on an ongoing basis, so we routinely donate a portion of our produce and proceeds to our local food banks. Thank you for sharing in our dream of lovingly nourishing our fellow humans’ minds, bodies, spirits, and relationships in healthy, holistic, connected ways that honor the natural environment! YOU make our hearts shine!


Photo Gallery

  • Heart-shaped Tomato
  • Heart Spinach
  • Chard Packaged with Love
  • Rainbow Chard
  • Radish Bundle
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Assorted Vegetables
  • Assorted Vegetables
  • Assorted Greens
  • Tomato Plants
  • Greenhouse Plants
  • Greenhouse Plants
  • Sunflowers