BONUS RECIPE: Maple Bacon Beer Burger

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1 pound ground beef 1/4 cup beer 2 tablespoons SMOK whiskey glaze or hot sauce 4 good quality hamburger buns, split 4 slices Cheddar cheese 4 slices Maplewood smoked bacon, cut in half and cooked crisp Combine ground beef, beer and whiskey glaze or hot sauce (or substitute equal amount Worcestershire sauce) in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape … Read More

RFD Food Truck Saturdays

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Enjoy “Food Truck Saturdays” all summer long at Ranch Foods Direct… featuring Luis and Paola Guerra’s Mexican-style food stand (Look for it at the southwest corner of the main parking lot.) The casual menu of fresh-grilled items is built around high-quality Callicrate meats! Good for a snack or a filling meal, prices start at $2.99 for tacos and go up … Read More

Meet the couple behind award-winning local whiskey glaze and sauces…

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While living in Germany, this fun couple found a way to add some extra spice to their life: by making their own hot sauce at home! THE BACKSTORY: Patrick Tolbert (left) and his wife Tanja were both fans of Louisiana-style hot sauce, but while they lived in Germany (where he was employed as a naval technician) it was very difficult … Read More

Meet our partner store offering wonderful grilling supplies

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The Colorado Springs Grill Store shares the art of outdoor living There’s no better place for someone who enjoys outdoor cooking than Southern Colorado, according to enthusiast Seth Campbell, manager of the Colorado Springs Grill Store and a local culinary student. He and store owner Kevin Dessureault are partnering with Ranch Foods Direct on a series of meat prep classes … 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

Providing Market Access for Food Hubs

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Peak to Plains Food Distributing joins four regional small farm food hubs to produce and distribute a wide variety of Colorado-grown, fairly-priced agricultural products. This is a new form of supply chain that values all of its producers, workers, partners and customers, and is organized to ensure that every link benefits fairly. Call 719.574.0750 to learn more and to tap … 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

In the produce cooler, find unique seasonal offerings, arriving weekly…

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Old varieties of fruits and vegetables were selected for their hardiness and nutritional value; modern selection emphasizes yield and cosmetic appeal. Perhaps not surprisingly a recent study in England showed that the oldest varieties of apples also had the most health-inducing nutritional compounds, attributes which are disappearing from human diets as farming modernizes. Ranch Foods Direct is part of a … Read More