Chef Taylor Drew wasn’t a trained farmer when he and his LoHi SteakBar partner, Joe Pettenger, started Forever West Farms. But as a chef, Taylor has been dedicated to using locally grown produce and has always been interested in learning more about farm-to-table practices.
After taking a Veterans to Farmers course, which focuses on connecting veterans to a farming career via an intensive 10-week training program, Taylor decided to turn his dream into reality and began looking for land to start his farm.
In 2018, Taylor and Joe opened Forever West Farms in Brighton, Colorado. The 10-acre Market Farm grows 25 varieties of Heirloom Vegetables as well as 25 different Heritage Grains. The produce is used in many dishes at LoHi SteakBar and is also picked fresh for use in farm-to-table dinners that Chef Taylor prepares. Much of the produce is also for purchase in the market at LoHi Local, the Arvada Farmers Market, and on farm pickups can be ordered through our website. We also offer a 20-week CSA that you can join at anytime throughout the season
In 2020, Forever West Farms will bring high quality and sustainably raised meats and vegetables direct to local communities. We grow vegetables and small grains utilizing organic production methods; combined with regenerative techniques that take the entire ecosystem into account. We are always striving to be a pillar of our community and actively involved in building a strong local food system.