The City of Greeley is an interesting juxtaposition between an urban environment and one that supports both its rural history and current farming community. Farmers can still easily find agricultural supplies and equipment repair items and local businesses know how to cater to the particular needs of a farm and the farming community.
Greeley got its start in 1870 as an agricultural colony and flourished after implementing irrigation ditches, growing potatoes, and sugar beets. Today, farmers around Greeley grow baby carrots, onions, sugar beets, potatoes, alfalfa, feed corn, wheat, barley, dry beans, oats, and take care of livestock.
Tigges Farm is a part of that agricultural history. The multigenerational family-owned farm has been in operation since 1934 started by Phillip and Lucy Tigges and then purchased by their son Robert and his wife Mary in 1963. In 1987 the farm grew to include a produce stand and first opened to the public, giving Greeley residents and visitors a chance to enjoy fresh local produce and see farming life up close. The farm has continued to expand its offerings since then with community events, free venues, and historical displays available for everyone’s enjoyment.