Customer Snapshot: Meet Paul Baker

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Paul, shown above, with his mother Thelma and his fianc√© Tonya, picks out a brisket to make on the smoker and serve for a quiet dinner party at home with family and friends Q. How long have been shopping at Ranch Foods Direct? “For the last 8 or 9 years. I come here to get briskets, ribs, seasonings and things … Read More

Customer Snapshot: Meet Angela Ross

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(Angela Ross is shown at left, with daughter Joanne David and great-grandson Kenneth Alden) DESCRIBE A NEW RECIPE YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT LATELY THAT YOU’D LIKE TO TRY: Shredded brussels sprouts and fennel with pomegranate seeds and chopped nuts in an olive oil and balsamic dressing. I saw it on The Chew (ABC’s daytime TV show featuring a dynamic panel of … 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

Customer Snapshot: Meet the Lawsons

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Larry and Jill Lawson created a paradise, right in their own backyard, that honors their intense dedication to homegrown food. Larry is a teacher in the Cheyenne Mountain School District; Jill is a painter and artist who has done solo exhibitions in local art venues such as Soiree. Married for 20 years, the two have “always had a garden everywhere … Read More

Meet Angela Carron and Scott Mayeux, executives with the Fostering Hope Foundation

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Officials from Fostering Hope, a local nonprofit foundation, are loyal Ranch Foods Direct customers. Co-founder and Executive Director Angela Carron and Regional Development Director Scott Mayeux (above) each bring their distinctive food heritage to bear when talking about their favorite Ranch Foods Direct products. But first, here’s a little bit more about the Fostering Hope Foundation. Angela was a child … Read More

Custom Snapshot: Lenora Degen

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We ask random shoppers: what brings you to Ranch Foods Direct? SHOPPING FOR: Bristol Beer brats and sourdough bread to wrap them in HOW LONG SHE’S BEEN A CUSTOMER: Several years… maybe seven? WHY SHE SHOPS RANCH FOODS DIRECT: I’ve been involved in the Green Cities Coalition and the sustainability movement. That’s how I found out about it. FAVORITE PRODUCTS: … Read More

Customer Snapshot: Hava Cast with son Solomon

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HOW OFTEN SHE SHOPS RFD: Roughly quarterly or so SHOPPING FOR: Stock bones… “and whatever jumps out at me.” FAVORITE RESOURCES FOR NEW RECIPES: Two blogs in particular: The Healthy Home Economist by Sarah Pope and Food Loves Writing by Shanna Mallon. “She just did the Einkorn Cookbook, which I have and love.” RECENT DISCOVERY: “I’ve really been turned on … Read More

Customer Snapshot: Mary Beckman of Colorado Springs

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FAVORITE ITEMS TO BUY: Ground beef and sirloin, sometimes ground lamb or goat. NEW RECIPE SHE’S EAGER TO TRY: Food Network’s herb-crusted steak with tarragon and pepper: “It looked interesting.” (CLICK HERE for directions on how to make a herb and pepper crusted grilled rib-eye steak.) DO YOU EAT DIFFERENTLY AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR? No, not really. I … Read More