1Step2Nature is a provider of natural plants and animals for food and medical uses to sustain and enhance human life.
– Don Taylor
WHO ARE WE
1step2nature is a full-service honey, egg, and vegetable farm, licensed by the state of Colorado as a Limited Liability Partnership, dedicated to consistently providing high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service, quality products, and furnishing a fun, clean, enjoyable atmosphere at an acceptable price.
Primary start up costs for 1step2nature will include the cost of preparing the chicken coops to receive an additional 40 chickens in the spring of 2016. Currently, the chicken coop houses and is producing eggs from 30 hens. The company will also need an egg washer, refrigerator, labels and egg cartons. The start up also includes purchasing bee hives. The start up costs will be funded by DVR and AgrAbility; with 1step2nature providing the cost of adding chickens and materials to build micro coops and mini hives to sell.
LOCATIONS AND FACILITIES
The Farm – 1step2nature will be operated on 4.19 acres of high plains desert located in eastern Colorado’s “golden triangle”. Just outside of a small town called Orchard. We are surrounded by 3 lakes, Jackson Lake, Riverside and Empire Reservoirs and include two state parks Jackson Lake State park and Andrick Ponds State Park.
Greenhouse – This plan includes everything needed to seal up the established earth-ship type building. Owners currently have a building permit to finish this building, including the attached 10′ x 20′ greenhouse and 10′ x 9′ airlock on the south side of building. The view is looking from the airlock to the greenhouse. The floor plan did include three different levels to the floor.
Internet – The Internet is a communication and marketing tool that 1step2nature will use to get exposure to a large number of potential customers. The Internet will be used to advertise the farm with pictures and maps, take orders online, show product availability, keep in touch with your existing customers, and support other ways of selling, such as CSAs or farmers markets.