The Lyons Farmette

Betsy Burton and Mike Whipp started the Lyons Farmette less than a decade ago, and their four acres have quickly grown into an incredibly productive and busy piece of land. Just off of Highway 36 outside of Lyons, the Farmette is at once conveniently located, and tucked away behind giant cottonwood trees, beside a gurgling creek.

There, Betsy and Mike tend to their flock of 150 chickens that mingle freely with peacocks, sheep, a precious llama—and guests. The Farmette grows flowers, herbs, fruits, vegetables—a little of everything our climate allows. An aquaponics system in the hoophouse produces the farm's own tilapia. Friends and neighbors are the lucky beneficiaries of all this hard work: every Friday and Sunday from 10-2, Betsy and Mike set up a farm stand alongside the road to sell their produce and eggs to local customers. And throughout the year, Betsy and Mike host a variety of classes—students can learn anything from Cheese Making to Beer Brewing at the Farmette.

Meadow Lark Farm Dinners at the Lyons Farmette:

We are excited to return to the Lyons Farmette—to set our table in the grassy field beneath the rustling cottonwood trees, among the flock of friendly chickens. The Farmette's peak-of-the-summer produce and farm eggs from free-roaming hens inspire wonderful summer dinners.

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