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

Seeds Community Cafe

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Best Place to Eat Local/Sustainable, Colorado Springs Independent On the Menu: The famous ABC burger features avocado, bacon and Callicrate beef (shown above); Chef Lyn Harwell sources frequently from Ranch Foods Direct and other local suppliers for a creative and constantly changing menu What’s Unique: This groundbreaking mix of great food and social mission marked its one-year-in-operation milestone in October … Read More

Farm Fresh Market: Exciting possibilities blossom

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THE SCOOP: Healthy heat-and-eat prepared foods are flying out the door at Ranch Foods Direct, which continues to expand its inventory of frozen casseroles and soups made in Pueblo by Jo Schrubbe, a certified nutritionist, shown above. THE BACKSTORY: Jo was a Ranch Foods Direct customer for years, stocking up her own freezer on trips to Colorado Springs. She was … Read More