In 1905, Christopher Hanagan emigrated from Illinois to Colorado and established the original Hanagan Family Farm on 160 acres in Otero County. In 2020, one hundred and fifteen years later, the Hanagans have grown to be one of the most respected families in the region. Today they continue the family legacy in the lower Arkansas Valley on over 1,000 acres of irrigated farmland, growing a variety of vegetables for retail and whole distribution. In 2006, the original 160-acre property was designated a 'Colorado Centennial Farm' to recognize the important role it has played in our state's history as remaining in the same family and in continual production for over 100 years.
On any given day, three generations of Hanagans can be found working on the farm greeting customers, stewarding the land, or making deliveries. Customers who visit their farm stand in Swink can get to know the Hanagans while shopping for produce. For those who'd like to venture out to the field, customers can even pick their own vegetables. And for those who prefer a weekly box of farm-fresh vegetables selected for them, CSA shares (community supported agriculture) are available to enjoy throughout the growing season.