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

With Valentine’s Day arriving soon, we asked customers:

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What’s your meal plan for celebrating Valentine’s Day? NAME: Peter Malinowski (shown with daughter Samantha, left) WHERE ARE YOU FROM? My wife Stephanie and I are originally from Germany but we’ve been living in Colorado Springs for the last ten years. Since moving here, we were always looking for good meat and that’s how we found this place. WHAT’S YOUR … Read More

Dining out for Valentine’s Day?

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Check the Ranch Foods Direct restaurant partner list to find recommendations. Ranch Foods Direct supplies multiple restaurants in Colorado Springs as well as in Denver and along the Front Range! This listing includes a handy map.

NEW IN STORE: Beef tallow

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Beef tallow, a healthful, more flavorful alternative to shortening; great for baking or for making your own French fries! Plus, check out the delicious squash soups from Mountain Pie Co! The squash in the soup was locally grown by Frost Farm of Fountain. Consider having your soup with a side of pie! Mountain Pie Co. offers several savory meat flavors … Read More

What is a bacon bomb?

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It’s a carnivore lover’s dream! Imagine sausage and cheese enrobed in bacon. Below, Chris Webb demonstrates how he does it. First, use strips of Callicrate bacon to make a bacon braid. Next, place sausage, pepperoni and cheese on top of bacon, and roll the whole thing up into a log. And presto! Below, Chris holds the finished bomb. Pick up … 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!

Beef Stuffing with Apples and Cranberries

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1 pound Ground Beef 2 teaspoon garlic powder, divided 2 teaspoons onion powder, divided 2 teaspoons rubbed sage, divided 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups sliced leeks (or use chopped onions) 1 bag (12 ounces) unseasoned dried bread cubes 2 1/2 cups beef broth 2 cups diced tart apples … Read More

Meet Trent Johnson, Ranch Foods Direct retail manager

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Chef Trent Johnson (shown at left visiting the ranch with owner Mike Callicrate ) grew up in a small Florida beach town, but ended up following his passion for food and cooking to Denver, where he attended Johnson & Wales University. This fall he joined Ranch Foods Direct as retail store manager, with plans to eventually oversee the full-service in-store … Read More

Customer Snapshot: Meet Angela Ross

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(Angela Ross is shown at left, with daughter Joanne David and great-grandson Kenneth Alden) DESCRIBE A NEW RECIPE YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT LATELY THAT YOU’D LIKE TO TRY: Shredded brussels sprouts and fennel with pomegranate seeds and chopped nuts in an olive oil and balsamic dressing. I saw it on The Chew (ABC’s daytime TV show featuring a dynamic panel of … Read More