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

Unique hand-formulated health care products

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Local chef-turned-herbalist Becky Anderson has steadily built a following with her extensive line of natural, non-alcohol-containing salves, lip balms and liniments. What sets her apart is that she uses a glycerine and vinegar extraction method, making her products child-friendly and better tasting. Becky doesn’t have a storefront of her own, so Ranch Foods Direct is one of the few places … Read More

Recipe: Ham Stuffed Baked Potatoes

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1 cup diced ham; 4 medium russet potatoes; ½ bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut; ½ cup sour cream; 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese; ½ cup chopped fresh chives; salt and pepper Bake potatoes until soft. While they bake, steam (or stir-fry) asparagus. Combine asparagus in a bowl with ham, sour cream, ½ cup Swiss cheese, 6 tablespoons chives, and ½ … Read More