On your way to SEI, you’ll pass by acres and acres of orchards. Paonia is known for its organic fruit…cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, pears, apples. Go peach picking once and you decide never to leave! Delicious Orchards and Orchard Valley Farms are the places to go for fruit picking. Or hit up the many farms that surround SEI. From Desert Wyer with their numerous PV systems and heritage bread sheep, to the Living Farm with their four season growing operations, to Zephyros Farm and their fields of flowers- you’re mind will be blown.