RFD customer opens neighborhood taproom

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Tim Black (shown above) and his brother Tom opened local beer and Bavarian-style food hang-out TapTraders, directly north of K-Mart at the Nevada and Fillmore intersection, to much fanfare in mid-July. Not only does Tim procure several of the taproom’s menu items from Ranch Foods Direct, he also does his personal shopping at the store as well. Q. Your favorite … Read More

Farm Stand Friday continues in August

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Get beautiful homegrown tomatoes, peppers, squash and many other kinds of produce, along with handmade tamales, cinnamon rolls, bread and more at Farm Stand Fridays, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Ranch Foods Direct! This is a chance to personally meet a few of the people who grow your food… including Grant Goldberg, owner of Twisted Pines Farm… Grant (above) … 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

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

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