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

Green Chef introduces new ‘keto’ meal plan; tours and films at Callicrate Cattle Company

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Boulder-based Green Chef is a meal kit company offering customized meal plans made with high quality ingredients sourced from a carefully curated selection of farms that includes Callicrate Cattle Co. In late September, a film crew from Green Chef traveled to Callicrate Cattle Company to visit the farm and capture video footage for a supplier profile (shown at right is … Read More

And for the chilly weather soon to come… vodka-spiked tomato sauce? Yes!

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The final issue of Gourmet magazine, published back in 2009, contained a recipe for vodka-spiked cherry tomatoes. This is how it’s done: take the last of the season’s cherry tomatoes, blanch and peel and toss them in a mixture of vodka, vinegar, sugar, and lemon zest, let them soak for an hour, drain, and you have a clever cocktail hour … Read More