A taste of Old Mexico for the discriminating sweet tooth: popped amaranth treats

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Ranch Foods Direct customers can count on seasonal favorites like real sourdough breads and pastries from The Sourdough Boulangerie, creamy holiday pies from Mountain Pie Co., and handmade caramels and sweets from local kitchens. This fall the store introduced a new line of products called Simply Amaranth that includes seed-packed nut clusters, chocolates and honeyed granola bars. Why amaranth? Joe … Read More

Tastier tubers… come from healthier soil

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Colorado brothers change, innovate, collaborate for better potatoes Sheldon and Brendon Rockey (right) still vividly recall the day in the mid-1990s when a neighboring farmer came to their farm excited about the possibility of growing a new kind of potato. That neighbor was the San Luis Valley’s oldest and best-known organic farmer, Paul New, and the potato was the long … Read More

In store now: the best meat anywhere…and everything else you need for a holiday filled with deliciousness and joy!

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Share cheese, spread cheer THE HOLIDAYS ARE A GREAT TIME to experiment with new cheeses. So says Keith Hintz, owner of Springside Cheese in Pueblo, a certified cheesemaker and Ranch Foods Direct cheese supplier. He and his extended family members make and sell multi-generational Wisconsin-style cheeses that incorporate local ingredients like Ugly Dawg Salsa and Pueblo chiles. One of their … Read More

Just in time for the holidays…

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More prepared food items to help with last minute prep! Soups, sides, rolls and pies… Ranch Foods Direct has what you need to prepare for a season of holiday feasting! Have you tried the Roasted Mushroom Puree with Toasted Pine Nut Cream or Butternut Squash & Apple Cider soup? These soups (made in-house) will be available for purchase leading up … Read More

These pastured turkeys are rare birds

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To grow a turkey to its finished weight takes more than 3 months. Not many farmers still raise free-range turkeys using traditional production methods, but Greg Gunthorp is one of them. Here, more about Ranch Foods Direct’s featured turkey supplier. THE FARM: Greg Gunthorp was selling pigs into the commodity market for less than his grandfather had sold them during … Read More

Making connections

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Ranch Foods Direct finds the best agricultural products in the region and makes them available to customers Less than three hours from Colorado Springs lies the agriculturally rich San Luis Valley, cradled by majestic peaks. As part of an interconnected web of food hubs, RFD’s food distribution arm, Peak to Plains Food Distributing, sources unique products from the valley and … Read More

Cafe Red Point makes a point of sourcing local

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The revitalization of the old Lincoln School at 2727 N. Cascade is adding additional healthy food options to the Fillmore business corridor. Anchor tenant Cafe Red Point procures a number of items from Ranch Foods Direct, including Callicrate meats and Yoder eggs. Described as “nutrient dense, paleo friendly and 100 percent gluten-free,” the menu features creations like fried eggs over … Read More