Black Bear Orchards

Black Bear Orchards takes pride in growing the best peaches, cherries, and wine grapes around.

In total, we operate approximately 140 acres of farmland in Palisade, Colorado.

Black Bear Orchards was established in 2003 in beautiful Palisade by Brian Cox.  It is an offshoot of Rocky Mountain Peach Company, a business started by Brian’s father, John Cox, which has been operating for over 40 years.

Brian grew up farming and started operating his own orchards in 1997.  Palisade fruit is truly extraordinary.  We are blessed with a unique micro-climate that provides hot summer days, and cool summer nights; the perfect recipe for outstanding flavor.  But to achieve the best possible flavor, the fruit must be picked at its prime.  Here at Black Bear Orchards, we patiently wait to harvest until the fruit is at peak ripeness and then move it to our customers as gently and quickly as possible.