Local Foodshed Forum 2018

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Kevin Golz (of Emerge Aquaponics) – along with Ranch Foods Direct owner Mike Callicrate and General Manager Dave Anderson – were among the farmers and local food enthusiasts who participated in a local “Foodshed Forum” on February 24 at UCCS. The event, a collaboration of UCCS, the Green Cities Coalition local food working group and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union … Read More

Eat local all winter long with interesting grains, real sourdough

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Artisan baker Shawn Saunders, above, supplies Ranch Foods Direct with creations like artisan sourdough and chile cheese bread. Local baker and Ranch Foods Direct bread supplier, Shawn Saunders, shown above, returns to the faculty of this month’s annual “Grain School” put on by UCCS and several partnering organizations. The public grain forum on Saturday, Jan. 13, is open to anyone … Read More

Coming soon: Slow Food Nations festival in Denver

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Ranch Foods Direct owner Mike Callicrate will serve as a delegate It’s a mash-up of flavorful fun and serious aims at the mid-July food fest hosted by the International Slow Food organization. Two full days of educational activities are free and open to the public. On July 15 and 16 head over to the Taste Marketplace at Larimer Square (below) … Read More

Get your grill on this summer!

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Fun and tasty grill classes are here to help you “up” your game… ON THURSDAY, JUNE 15: Ranch Foods Direct and the Colorado Springs Grill Store team up to present their June grilling class. This time it’s Spatchcock & Beer Can Chicken, on Thursday, June 15th @ 7pm. Cost: $55 with take-home chicken (chicken is from Twisted Pines Farm of … Read More

Saturday, May 20: Annual plant sale and spring open house at Galileo School Garden

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The beloved annual spring plant sale and garden open house at the Galileo School of Math and Science, 1600 N Union Blvd, is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come by to see the garden, visit with the students and pick up organic gardening plants. This year’s selection includes heritage raspberries and strawberries! Plus, expect … Read More

Seasoned pitmaster shares meat mastery with RFD customers

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Chris Webb has already dazzled Ranch Foods Direct customers with his barbecue prowess, introducing them to marvels like the sausage-stuffed “bacon bomb.” Starting today, he’s offering hands-on meat prep classes on the first and third Thursday of each month. Chris has many years of experience cooking with fire and smoke, including a stint competing on the professional circuit while he … Read More

Ranch Foods Direct presents Brisket Cooking Class

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Thursday March 9th 7-9 PM – Cost $50 – $100 per person* This hands-on cooking class will give you the essential knowledge to properly select, trim, and season a brisket for smoking or oven roasting. Course fee includes a brisket you will prepare, as well as smoked brisket samples, and a beer tasting/pairing guide presented by Bristol Brewing! COURSE Syllabus: … Read More

Have you heard? There’s a food swap in town! Next swap: Feb. 25

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Are you interested in: – homemade, homegrown, and foraged food? – supporting local food systems? – trying new foods that you didn’t have to make? – sharing your homemade foods with people who appreciate the time and skill that went into making them? – sharing your garden’s bounty because you planted too many tomatoes/zucchini/tomatillos this year? – trading for tasty … Read More

Get your jingle on!

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Stop by Ranch Foods Direct and sample some new recipes on Saturday, Dec. 17! Let Judy’s creativity inspire you! Her rubs and spice mixes make great stocking stuffers. Or grab a cookbook; the gift-wrapping is quick and easy. Thanks for making Ranch Foods Direct part of your festive holiday season!