Details for Moon Farm Llc

1360 18 1/2 Road
Fruita, CAO 81521
970-858-7176 • 970-261-6490
Wallace and Ella Moon moved to
Fruita, Colorado from Jensen, Utah
in the spring of 1954.
The couple found the perfect place
in the country on 18 1/2 Road in
Fruita. Bob Bray with Bray & Co.
Reality was responsible for selling
the farm property to the Moons.
Wallace was a carpenter by trade,
and his handiwork can be seen
throughout the farm. He worked
at the Giltsonite refinery, later
known as Gary Western. Ella was
a creative housewife. In addition,
she taught dance classes in the
basement of their home for many
years. She also made her own
costumes and was an artist. Some of
her art work can be seen around the
Over the years, Wallace and Ella
adopted seven children; Earl, Mary
Joan, Mike, Nick, Anna, David and
DiAnn. Wallace and Mike built the
always popular tree house. This was
the first playhouse at the farm.
In 1965, David invited his
kindergarten class to the farm for
a field trip. At that time there were
only three buildings to explore and one
horse to ride - the kids loved it! Word
got around, and soon, more schools
started coming out to the farm for
field trips. Popularity grew, and now
every year thousands of students
enjoy field trips to Moon Farm.
Moon Farm got its name from
all the kids saying that they were
going to “Moon’s Farm”. The kids
had so much fun that Ella wanted a
new building built every year for the
school kids to enjoy.
Wallace, Ella and the family joined
in to help with the construction of
the many different themed buildings
at Moon Farm.
Wallace retired in 1975 and
Moon Farm Day Camp was started
in 1976.As well as participating in
day camp activities, many of the day
camp kids helped with the building of
Moon Farm. The day camp ended in
The current businesses are a
pumpkin patch that started in 2011
and vacation rentals.
Come to the “Capture the Moon
(Farm)” event on June 29th to see
the vision for Moon Farm’s future.