Cattle Entrepreneur Found New Ways To Market Beef

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Farm Show Magazine, November 22, 2016 When Kansas cattleman and feedlot owner Mike Callicrate couldn’t find a suitable buyer for his cattle due to a meat packer dispute, he found ways to sell them direct to the consumer. Now he does it all, from cow/calf herd to feedlot to meat market. “We wanted an alternative path to market that delivered … Read More

Farm-to-table pioneer raises turkeys with room to roam

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During the holiday season, Ranch Foods Direct will offer customers a choice of turkeys from Red Bird Farms of Denver, priced at $3.99 per pound, or from Gunthorp Farms, priced at $5.99 per pound. Red Bird Farms is a privately held Denver-based company and a long-time poultry supplier to Ranch Foods Direct. Described as “one of the best-known and most … Read More

Smoked Ham and Bean Soup

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adapted from a recipe by Judy Purcell, author of Serve and Savor (a great holiday gift idea; in store now!) 2 cups dry beans (soaked) 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2-3 stalks celery, chopped 2-3 large carrots, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 to 5 quarts beef broth 2 cups cooked … Read More

Need a drink? Try bone broth bliss!

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Steeped in ancient cultural tradition, restorative bone broth is trendy again among health conscious and paleo-inspired eaters… It’s even caught on as a beverage, according to a New York Times article, “Bone Broth Bliss.” Some bars now feature broth “flights” and customized broth drink flavors. Chef Marco Canora (author of the cookbook, A Good Food Day) swears by its transformative … Read More

As campaign season (finally) winds down, now it’s your turn to spread some fertilizer around…

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As Americans all across the country finish casting ballots and wait with equal parts anticipation and dread for Tuesday’s election, Ranch Foods Direct continues to make it easy to vote with your dollar for healthy, tasty, one-of-a-kind products from local farms, processors and kitchens! Support the local economy and select USA products whenever possible… it’s your patriotic duty, but also … Read More

Meet customer Barbara Gross

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WHERE ARE YOU FROM? I’m originally from Germany but we’ve been living here in Colorado Springs for many years now. HOW OFTEN DO YOU SHOP THE STORE? I typically come in on a weekly basis, but I’m just now getting by to see the new store. I’m just thrilled! It’s beautiful; it’s nice, airy and fresh-looking. I buy a lot … Read More

Meet customer Sandra Buffington

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FILL IN THE BLANK: WHEN I THINK OF FALL, I THINK OF… Pumpkin pie. I like to get a fresh pumpkin and cook it. That’s the best. To make it into pie filling, you just cut it in half and roast it for 30 or 40 minutes, until it’s nice and tender, and then you mash it up and add … Read More