Access to fresh, local food is important for the health and well-being of our families and community members. It is also central to the mission of Guidestone Colorado. Buying and supporting locally grown food supports our local farmers and ranchers, the local economy, provides health benefits, helps to reduce environmental impact, and…local food tastes better! It also helps bring the community together and gives us all the opportunity to make a difference.
Below is a directory of local farms, ranches, and food suppliers in Chaffee County and western Fremont County. Are you producer, or do you know of one, who should be added to our list? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you!
|Eggs||Flowers||Value-Added||CSA CSA Shares||Food Hub/Distribution|
|Arrowpoint Cattle Company|
email@example.com | 303-618-3135
All natural grass-fed highland beef. Holistically raised from start to finish at 8,000 ft. in Nathrop, Colorado. Established in 1959.
|Badger Creek Ranch
firstname.lastname@example.org | 719-837-2962
Grass fed and finished beef, pasture raised pork, chicken, turkey, eggs from our pastured layers, and lamb coming later in the summer.
email@example.com | 719-239-1172
Vegetable starts, compost, and microbe tea for sale on Wed. June 2 and Wed. June 9, 2020 from 9 am to 2 pm, at 7465 County Road 146 in Salida. Microbial inoculants. Soil food. Plant nutrients. I have reestablished this organization after 10 years of dormancy. The website is good background info / past work history / intention going forward.
|Erin's Geothermal Greenhouse
Greens are available through Simple Foods.
Family owned and operated fifth generation historic cattle ranch producing 100% grassfed beef. No hormones or antibiotics.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 719-398-0301
Foodshed Alliance facilitates a thriving local food economy by organizing and promoting Farmers Markets and Vendors. We manage the Farmers Markets in Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado and host ShedFest, a hyper-local, end-of-the-season celebration of the region’s talents and bounty.
|Gathering Grounds Community Cooperative|
Gathering Grounds has decided the best way we can try to meet the essential food needs of our community is with this Co-Op. Our goal is to provide weekly orders of staples for families around Chaffee County. You will be able to pick up your box at Gathering Grounds, with proper social distancing protocol. We are offering staples at just above wholesale prices. We may add delivery soon.
Locally raised beef.
|Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy|
email@example.com | 719-395-4646
We proudly hand-craft a variety of creative artisan goat cheeses. Our award-winning cheeses are unique adaptations of old-world cheese-making traditions.
|Meadows Edge Farm
firstname.lastname@example.org | 401-714-1489
We are a small farm operating on Weathervane Farm's old land. All of the produce we grow is pesticide-free and sustainably grown. Our vegetables can be found at the Buena Vista and Salida farmers markets. As well, we are offering pre-packed boxes that can be ordered weekly and will be available for pick up in BV or Salida. This is a great way to support the farm without the season-long commitment of a CSA. Let us know if you'd like to be included on our weekly emails for the pre-ordered boxes.
Moonstone Farm is a community and family supported farm located in the Heart of the Rockies. The farm has a 1/2 acre in production of herbs, flowers & vegetables along with chickens, and a small orchard - organically grown (not certified organic). Moonstone provides Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) memberships, Farm to Table dinners and other agritourism opportunities.
Local Integrity Food Pasture. Non-GMO meats, organic practiced produce production, raw dairy, eggs, dried herbs, medicinal teas, earth mindfulness education. One stop grocery shop (literally).
|Nomadic Roots Farm|
|Poncha Creek Gardens
email@example.com | 720-380-2121
We are a small family farm focusing on microgreens. We also grow seasonal produce from our veggie plot on our homestead in progress. We also produce garden starts, potted herbs and indoor house plants. We offer a weekly farmstand newsletter for easy ordering and offer on farm pickup and delivery within the Poncha springs and Salida limits. Email or text message are best way to connect. We have lots of information about microgreens, our farm and easy ordering instructions on our website at www.ponchacreekgardens.com. We have been at the Salida Farmers Market for the past three seasons and will be there this year as well!
|Rocky Mountain Garlic|
Rockymountaingarlicllc@gmail.com | 719-221-6943
Specializing in garlic. We are also bringing to market onions, potatoes, asparagus, and fava beans.
|Scanga Meat Company
We are a small, family-run meat market, open since 1952. It is a USDA-inspected wholesale and retail meat market with beef, pork, lamb, buffalo, poultry, sausage, deli meats & cheeses, seafood, fish,
smoked & cured items, and lots more! Many Italian products are available as well. We pride ourselves on a small business atmosphere that is very clean with great competitive pricing. We also offer slaughter and processing services for beef, pork, lamb, and buffalo!
|Simple Foods Market|
firstname.lastname@example.org | 719-539-7144
We started Simple Foods back in 2002. Since March 2020, a lot has changed. Due to the emergency of COVID-19, we are now solely operating on a curbside and delivery business model. To order, make a list of what you want based on our product list here. Then email your list to email@example.com. Please include your name, phone number and preference of delivery or curbside.
|Sweet Pea Farm
Our High Altitude Honey comes from the Flattops Wilderness area of Northern Colorado. At 8,000 to 10,000 feet elevation the nectar of the wildflowers gives this honey its own one-of-a-kind flavor. Delicate, like the high mountain flowers, with a hint of citrus. Our Alfalfa-Clover Honey comes from the pristine hay ranches along the Yampa River Valley. Being a relatively unpopulated area we are assured that this honey is as close to organic as possible. Also available: Pollen and beeswax. Ginger, cinnamon, wild orange and lemon honeys infused with certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils. Creamed honeys and honey sticks. Lotion bars, lip balms, and salves.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 719-221-9072
I run a small-scale commercial operation here in the valley that grows mostly salad veggies. I have an organic fruit CSA where I resell fruit from western Colorado. I also roast chilies and create value-added products seasonally. You can find my products at the Salida and Buena Vista farmers markets, grocery stores (Simple Foods and Lettucehead), food hubs (Valley Roots and Bunny & Clyde's - formerly Gathering Grounds) and a local restaurant base that fluctuates. I plan to open my farm for on-farm sales with a "Midweek Market" on Tuesdays or Wednesdays starting in July. I open my space to all and love to barter. Feel free to reach out with any questions.
|Trout Creek Farm
Beth@TroutCreekFarm.com | 719-207-0230
We are a 3-acre specialty cut flower and produce farm located in Buena Vista, Colorado at 8,000 ft. Women owned and operated since 2013. Trout Creek Farm is dedicated to sustainable food production in the upper Arkansas River Valley. We are here to provide food and flowers for our community, keep the land healthy and farmers happy.
|Valley Roots Food Hub|
email@example.com | 719-588-8245
The Valley Roots Food Hub is based out of the San Luis Valley and Chaffee County. We are the aggregating, marketing, and customer service link between local producers and local buyers via Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) and Wholesale Distribution.