Community Support for the Rohwer Family


Judy, Heidi, Angela Rohwer and Zackery Berg are the family members that make up the Rohwer's Farm team. They have been selling at farmers' markets since 2006, starting in Cortez and moving to the Durango Farmers Market in 2009, where they have made many friends and are sincerely loved. Farming has been the family's full-time occupation since 2016.

On Saturday, May 21st, 2022, all four family members were involved in a head-on collision on their way to the Durango Farmers Market. Article from the May 23rd Durango Herald.

Judy did not survive the accident, and Heidi, Angela and Zack were all hospitalized with injuries that will prevent them from running the farm for the rest of this year.

The Community has come together to help support this family in their grief, healing and loss of income.

Here are some ways you can help:

Financial support:  Insurance reimbursements have still not materialized and equipment needs to be replaced sooner than later on a farm. There are a few ways to offer a monetary contribution.

As of the first week of August, we will be closing down the Go Fund Me page, which has offered such an amazing way for our community far and wide to send support.  Now that Heidi and Angela are back home, you can offer donations directly to them at their booth at the market or at the Info booth at the market.  Checks can now be made out to 'Angela Rohwer' and will be used for all farm and medical expenses and their recovery needs.

The Pleasant View Fire Department, where Angela has been the chief and Heidi an EMT, has also set up an account at the First National Bank in Cortez. Checks can be made out to the bank and "Rohwer" written in the memo line.

For any market customers, donations can be made to the Rohwer's at their booth or at the Market's Informational booth.

Over the winter, any donations can be sent to the Rohwers directly or to the Market's P.O. Box.

Additional news articles:
Durango Herald May 30th
The Colorado Sun
Local News Network September 6

Thank you for your love and support,
Melanie Gonzales (Market Manager) and the Durango Farmers Market family