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Pastured Products Directory - Colorado

 



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The following farms and ranches have certified that they meet Eatwild's criteria for producing grassfed meat, eggs and dairy products. Eatwild does not sell any meat or dairy products, so please contact these farmers and ranchers directly for additional information or to buy their products :


5280 Beef® & 5280 Pork™/ 5280 Land & Cattle Co. LLC see below.


Amy & Ellen’s Grass-Fed, Grass-Finished Beef graze native foothill pastures from 5,800 feet up to fresh, green mountain grass at 9,000 feet elevation in Larimer County. The result is content cattle that produce great tasting, healthy meat. A partnership between the Stubborn Mule Ranch & TAW Cattle Company, we have been raising natural Angus-crossbred beef for over 15 years directly serving local consumers along the Colorado Front Range.

Our cattle harvest their own fresh grass in native pasture. We occasionally provide supplemental hay, to insure a natural and healthy diet. Managed grazing is vitally important to us in an effort to benefit our rangelands. We use humane methods to herd our cattle frequently, and holistically maintain our grasslands that also feed local and migrating wildlife.

We sell whole, half and quarters of beef. A limited supply of select cuts and burger may also be available. The meat is ready for pickup, or delivery can be arranged from September to December. We are not certified organic but raise only forage-fed (no grain, no corn), hormone- and antibiotic-free meat. Our tender and deliciously flavored beef is lean and nutritious, providing known health benefits that only grass-fed animals can produce.

Orders may be made by phone or by email using our website order form. Our meat is dry aged for 14-21 days and is USDA inspected. We process our animals at a small plant located in Evans, CO. Please visit our website and read what some of our customer’s have to say!

Amy & Ellen's Grass Fed Beef, Amy Williams or Ellen Nelson, 181 Lazy D Ranch Road, Bellvue CO 80512. (970) 881-2147.
E-mail: amy.williams@wildblue.net. Website: http://www.barncatservices.com/beef.


Arriola Sunshine Farm raises Navajo-Churro Sheep, Bourbon Red turkeys, lettuce, fruits and other produce. We direct market grass-fed Churro lamb to individuals. Our turkeys are sold as live birds only. Contact us to be placed on our list for USDA Navajo Churro lamb, breeding stock or live turkeys. We also offer registered animals, raw fleeces, carded wool, felt and skins.

We are in the business of harvesting solar energy and sequestering carbon with green plants. Our mission is to create healthy land, healthy animals, healthy people, and a healthy economy. Nature guides us as we practice Holistic Management of our resources. Navajo-Churro lamb is lower in fat than commercial breeds. Cool mountain air, healthy soils, clean water, and healthy grass contribute to our unique tender “sweet” flavor.

We do not feed antibiotics or growth hormones to any of our livestock. Navajo-Churro Sheep are resistant to worms and retain natural lambing instincts, requiring less medical care than commercial breeds. We feed hay as needed in the winter. We provide humane care including vaccinations and de-worming as necessary. Our birds and sheep are happy!

Arriola Sunshine Farm, Cindy Dvergsten, 17702 County Road 23, Dolores CO 81323. (979) 882-4222.
E-mail: sunshine@gobrainstorm.net. Website: http://www.arriolasunshinefarm.com.


B Bar S Ranch is a beef cattle ranching operation with two family-owned Colorado locations in the scenic Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Our high mountain pasture in Nederland, CO has been family owned since 1968 and our high plains ranch south of Elizabeth, CO has been family-owned and operated since 1990.

The beef that we provide will have been fed over the summer on grass in the high mountain pasture. Our cattle are not given any growth hormones or antibiotics. They live healthy lives with exercise, plenty of grass, fresh mountain spring water and open space. We take precautions to never overgraze our land and use a rotational grazing system to keep the feed fresh and loaded with nutrition.

We sell beef to our customers in early September of every year. There is a minimum order of 1/4 of a beef. The best way to order is to split a half with someone you know. We will help you with communicating the specifics to the packer so the meat gets cut and packed to the specifications best for your family needs. Currently we have our beef processed at Arapahoe Packing in Lafayette, CO.

B Bar S Ranches, Don Stilson, Anne Stilson-Cope, 282 Twin Sisters Road (MSR), Nederland CO 80466. (303) 442-1995, (303) 648-3758.
E-mail: moreinfo@bbarsranch.com Website: http://www.bbarsranch.com.


Colorado Sustainable Farms is a three generation, beyond-organic, sustainable market farm located in Eastern El Paso County, Colorado. We produce:

  • Prairie Raised Beef
  • Pastured Broilers
  • Pilgrim Turkeys

Although we produce exceptional chicken, turkey and steaks, we are really in the business of building and constantly restoring our topsoil. Our entire approach to agriculture is based around the symbiotic relationships between herbivores, birds (poultry), grass and topsoil. Our goal is to not only rebuild and maintain our farm land with innovative and sustainable methods, but to help rebuild the prairies of Eastern Colorado to the same health as they were when Zebulon Pike first arrived in the Colorado Springs area.

We encourage you to come visit and experience the satisfaction of seeing how your food is produced, meeting your farmer and building our community. We are your connection to clean and healthy meat.

Colorado Sustainable Farms, Casey Cook, 15050 Kanuch Road, Calhan CO 80808. (719) 641-7158.
E-mail: coloradosustainablefarms@gmail.com. Website: http://www.coloradosustainablefarms.com.


At Corner Post Meats we pride ourselves in providing only sustainably raised, all natural, grass finished beef. Our cattle are always hormone and antibiotic free. The result is wholesome, flavorful and healthy meat for you and your family that is competitively priced. Created from sustainable grazing, clean water, open spaces, and plenty of sunshine.

Our beef is finished in a "Open Range" situation. This diverse diet of native range forage from the mountains of Dubois Wyoming, is the determining factor that influences the flavor and quality of our beef.

Grass finished beef is offered year round, while supplies last. Sales are made on our website, with monthly deliveries to the Colorado Front Range.

Coming soon…pasture raised chicken, grass finished lamb and pasture raised pork.

A partnership between our family business, the land and you.

Corner Post Meats, Adrienne Larrew, PO Box 1606, Dubois WY 82513. (303) 898-0642.
E-mail: adrienne@cornerpostmeats.com. Website: http://www.cornerpostmeats.com.


Craig Angus Ranch has been family owned and operated in Fort Collins, Colorado since 1978. We raise quality grass fed beef that has no antibiotic or hormones.

We raise our cattle in the summer months on pasture in Tie Siding, Wyoming and bring them down to Fort Collins during winter months and feed them home grown hay. We sell the cattle live, but charge by hanging weight of the carcass. The meat gets processed in Kersey, Colorado at Steving Meats.

We try to have meat ready year round but at times it takes 60 to 90 days, so put your order in early. We are not certified, but all of our products are naturally raised.

We strive to make sure that the consumer gets what they want and is 100% satisfied. We treat our animals humanely and only give them the best feed and care.

Craig Angus Ranch, Theresa Kinney, 6018 N County Road 19, Fort Collins CO 80524. (970) 402-1098.
E-mail: theresa@craigangusranch.com. Website: http://www.craigangusranch.com.


At Desert Weyr, LLC we develop and implement sustainable systems to conserve rare and endangered farm animals. Our primary goals are to conserve genetic resources and promote sustainable agriculture systems. Our Black Welsh Mountain sheep provide a small but tasty carcass and excellent wool.

We offer mutton by the piece from our on-farm store. Whole lambs and mutton, custom butchered, are available in the fall. Raw fleeces, roving, yarn, quilt batts and tanned hides are available year-round.

We take advantage of our animals' ability to transform inedible plants and insects into healthy meat and wool. Our grass finished lamb and mutton carcasses are very lean and yet remain tender and tasty.

We do not feed antibiotics or growth hormones to any of our livestock.
We do provide humane care including vaccinations and deworming as needed.

We are located in Western Colorado. Our farm store is open on Saturdays from 11am to 5pm, Memorial Day to Labor Day. The rest of the year we are open by appointment only. Please call or e-mail to arrange a time to visit. We also offer farm tours by appointment and when the store is open.

Meat must be picked up at the farm. Wool products can be shipped anywhere in the United States.

Desert Weyr, Oogie McGuire, 16870 Garvin Mesa Road, Paonia CO 81428. (970) 527-3573.
E-mail: sales@desertweyr.com Website: http://www.desertweyr.com


Diamond F Brand Beef from McNeil Ranch is delicious and healthy grass fed beef raised in Colorado at high altitude with consciousness, heart, high level stewardship, and of course no added hormones or antibiotics.

We offer traditional beef cuts as well as delicious grass fed beef tamales and burritos, made in the San Luis Valley. Products may be purchased online, at the ranch, or at our retailers. UPS Ground and Two Day shipping available.

Diamond F Brand Beef from McNeil Ranch, Cathy McNeil and Elizabeth Quintana, 3351 South Highway 15, Monte Vista CO 81144. (719) 852-2458 or (877) 659-2352.
E-mail:mcneilranch@gojade.org Website: http://www.grassfedandhealthy.com.


Dirty Spur Cattle Company raises pure bred Texas Longhorns. All of our animals are born and raised right here in Highland, Utah and never leave one of our pastures. They are grass fed from the day they are born to the day they are slaughtered, and are never given any hormones or antibiotics.

We process our meat at the only USDA certified slaughter house in Utah County and we deliver our meat right to your home. You can trust that these cows are all-natural, hormone-free and never given anything but grass to eat all the days of their lives.

Our meat is extremely lean and has been tested at 92–98% lean. Thanks to Texas Longhorn beef, today's health-conscious consumer doesn't have to avoid tender juicy steaks. Not only is Longhorn beef leaner than that of other breeds, it is also lower in saturated fats. The flavorful Longhorn beef has less cholesterol and calories than chicken. Definitely good news for a healthy lifestyle!

"Lean beef is good for you – and the key word is lean. Longhorn meat on the average, contains 10 percent less saturated fat than that of other cattle. That puts lean Longhorn beef on par with skinned boneless white meat of chicken and that fact may come as a surprise to many dieticians." —Dr. Joseph Graham, Cardiovascular Surgeon at St. John's Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri.

We sell our beef in quarters, halves and full cows. You can also purchase ground beef from us in any quantity at any time of year. You can read more about the amazing qualities of Texas Longhorn lean meat on our website. We'd love to talk to you more about these amazing animals. Please give us a call.

Farmers Markets: We are vendors at the Thanksgiving Point Farmers Market on Friday from 3-7pm starting in August and ending in October. We are also vendors at the Happy Valley Farmers Market on Fridays from 5-9pm starting in August and ending in October.

We ship our meat anywhere in the continental US via UPS. Buyer pays shipping costs.

Dirty Spur Cattle Company, Mike New, 11151 N 6000 W, Highland UT 84003. (801) 361-3542.
E-mail: orders@dirtyspurlonghorns.com. Website: http://www.dirtyspurlonghorns.com.


Eagles Wing Natural Bison exclusively eat the legendary North Park hay growing on our ranch – they don’t finish on grain and they never eat hay from somewhere else. The result is a signature sweetness and tender texture you’ve never experienced with any other meat. You really can taste the difference, and your body will feel it too.

100% Grass means the stellar nutritional benefits of our Bison are as good as it gets. And you can feel good knowing our Bison live a dignified existence, happily munching the same grass they have for thousands of years. Many of our customers say they’ll never eat another red meat again!

Eagles Wing Natural Bison, John Beauprez, 2770 Arapahoe Road, Suite 132, Lafayette, CO 80026. (720) 260-5005
E-mail: john@eagleswingnaturalbison.com. Website:
www.eagleswingnaturalbison.com


Edmundson Ranches offers 100% grass-fed and finished beef for sale directly to customers. We are a working family ranch in southeastern Colorado with 3 generations currently on the ranch. We are passionate about every phase of cattle care from birth to market.

Our grass-finished cattle are high percentage angus that finish well on grass alone by the end of their 2nd year. They are raised without the use of
antibiotics, growth hormones, grain or grain-based feeds, chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

We sell Wholes, Halves and Quarters (split-halves) that are processed and dry-aged at a small USDA inspected facility nearby. We take deposits year-round, but process in September and October, when the cattle are at their prime after grazing the warm-season grasses. We offer self-pickup or delivery to central locations North along I-25 up to Denver.

Raising a family affected by multiple food allergies has been a real eye-opener as to the state of our current food supply. We understand first-hand how important it is to truly know and trust your family's food source. We take great pride in offering competitive priced grass-finished beef that is pure and simply beef and tastes great as well.

We understand how daunting it can be for new and old customers to navigate the process of buying grass-finished beef. We want this to be an easy and enjoyable experience. We will gladly walk you through it and even go so far as to deal with the processing aspect for you, so that we are essentially a one stop shop. Customer satisfaction is highly important to us and there is no greater compliment than a repeat customer in our minds.

Please check out "Why Grass-Finished" on our website for more information on why we think grass-finished beef is a healthy option for your family and email with any questions that you have.

Edmundson Ranch Grass-Fed Beef, Ty and Kassi Edmundson, PO Box 128, Walsenburg, CO 81089. (719) 676-4049.
E-mail: tyandkassi@aol.com. Website: http://www.edmundsonbeef.com.


The Farm at Sunrise Ranch raises 100% grassfed beef using Holistic Management principles and low-stress methods, rotating our cattle to new pasture every few days.

Our beef is processed locally at small, family-owned, USDA-inspected facilities and is dry-aged for at least 14 days. The meat is then vacuum-packed and frozen.

Beef is available in variety packs as well as by the individual cut, and can be purchased through our online store, at area farmers’ markets, and in person at the Ranch. We make limited free deliveries along the I-25 corridor between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs, and can also arrange to ship our beef frozen. Our harvesting season is generally from the beginning of summer to late fall. Beef variety packs may be available year-round depending on inventory.

Our land stewardship is based on building health: in our land, in our animals, and in our customers. We do not use artificial pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers on our land. Nor do we use hormones, antibiotics, confined feeding, or any grain in raising our animals.

Check our website for more information on our farming practices and principles, farm tours, internship opportunities, current market schedule, and to shop in our online store.

The Farm at Sunrise Ranch, Bryce Connor, 100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland CO 80538. (970) 679-4330.
E-mail: thefarm@sunriseranch.org Website: http://www.sunriseranch.org/farm.


Ferguson Family Ranches is a small family business located in the beautiful Uncompaghre Valley in Southwest Colorado. We supply exceptional and affordable, all natural grass fed and finished beef raised at high altitudes using low stress methods in a mindful and heartfelt manner.

We feel that it is important to sell our product locally and for patrons to know both where their meat comes from and how it is produced. We aim to serve quality conscious consumers who desire an enjoyable and flavorful alternative to standard commodity meat products. We adhere to the guidelines established by the American Grassfed Association with respect to our animals being on pasture, not confined, and never given hormones or antibiotics. Additionally, our cattle are fed a strictly organic and vegetarian diet, never grain (only grass or hay), and spend their summers grazing on wild natural grass above 9,000 feet.

We offer quarters, halves, wholes, and a select amount of individual cuts. Finally, all of our meat is processed by Homestead Natural Meats, a well respected USDA approved processing facility located in Delta, CO.

Ferguson Family Ranches, LLC., Katy T. Ferguson, Elizabeth Clarke, Tyler Ferguson, 8 Lynx Road, Ridgway CO 81432. (970) 901-5514.
E-mail: fergusonbeef@gmail.com. Website: http://www.naturalbeef.us.


5280 Beef® & 5280 Pork™ (5280 Land & Cattle Co. LLC) is a Colorado-based beef and pork operation offering 100% Grass-Fed / 100% Grass-Finished Beef, Free-Range Pork and non-GMO, Soy-Free Pork.

Our goal with 5280 Beef® is to supply our customers with a high quality, healthy and affordable beef product. Our livestock graze exclusively in northwest Colorado and are 100% grass-fed and 100% grass-finished. Our steers roam free and are never confined to a feedlot. 5280 Pork™ offers traditional free-range pork as well as non-GMO, soy-free pork. Our Hampshire/Yorkshire blended pigs are pasture raised in Meeker, CO.

Our animals live in a healthy, low stressed environment and are not given growth hormones, steroids or antibiotics. It is our attention to detail and consistent approach which results in a great tasting and healthy beef product that is naturally better.

5280 Beef® is available in whole, halves and quarters 5280 Pork™ is available in whole or halves

NEW!
We now offer select beef and pork cuts—please contact us about availability and pricing.
We offer beef organ meat (heart, liver, tongue, ox tail, soup & knuckle bones).

To ensure the highest quality, there is not a set harvest date, we periodically update you on our progress and expected timeframe.

Beef: We anticipate your finished 5280 Beef® to be ready in the late fall or early winter.
Pork: We have two harvests for our traditional and non-GMO, soy-free pork 5280 Pork™, late spring/summer and late fall/winter.

You will be able to pick up your beef and/or pork orders at any of the following:

  1. Our USDA certified processor, Mountain Meats, in Craig, CO or at our ranch in Meeker, CO. Pickup is FREE!
  2. One of our pre-determined Denver Metro locations. We aim to have a northern and southern metro area pickup to accommodate our customers statewide. Pickup is FREE!
  3. We do offer home or office delivery for an additional fee, depending on your location. Please contact us about home delivery if you are interested.
  4. We ship nationwide. S&H is paid for by customer.

Please visit our website to learn more about 5280 Beef and 5280 Pork. There, you will also find links to our social media sites. Feel free to call or email us with any questions you may have.

Contact us today to place an order and taste the difference for yourself!

5280 Beef, PO Box 2385, Meeker, CO 81641. (303) 997-0329.
E-mail: info@5280beefcom Website: http://www.5280beef.com.


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Flying B Bar Ranch is a family-run ranch that produces 100% Grassfed beef with no hormones, steroids or antibiotics focused on holistic, low stress, ethical humane ranching practices. The Flying B Bar is one of only 3 American Grassfed Association certified Grassfed beef producers in Colorado and one of only 3 Animal Welfare Approved ranches in Colorado. Animal Welfare Approved certification is the Gold Standard for animal welfare in the United States and requires the highest attention to animal treatment with annual audits and on site ranch inspections.

Our cattle are raised at the ranch 40 miles east of Denver grazing on the lush green grass of the Kiowa creek bottom free from any chemicals or herbicides. In the winter our cattle are fed only alfalfa and sorghum/Sudan grass that we planted, tended, swathed and baled ourselves here at the ranch. Our cows are all Black Angus bred to Wagyu bulls. Wagyu is the breed that produces the famous Kobe Beef.

When its time to go to slaughter we work with only the best and that is one of the only two Animal Welfare Approved Slaughter facilities in Colorado. This guarantees that our slaughter process is in keeping with our philosophies of respect for the animals and humane treatment.

We know you care about the foods you provide for your family, and we share that concern. That’s why we are so passionate about what we do, and why we want to share it with other folks who have the same priority for healthy, local, sustainable, family farm provided Grassfed beef. Give us a try, you won’t regret it!

Check out the health benefits of our Grassfed beef.

We sell eighths, quarters, halves and wholes that are ready for you mid-winter; we usually have beef ready in November or December. We provide custom cutting for halves and wholes, and provide our “standard cut” for eighths and quarters. Our standard cut is from years of experience and we’ve never had anything but compliments about our beef cuts and packaging. We provide pick up at our ranch in Strasburg, just 40 minutes East of Denver.

You can also try our beef at Fuel Café in Denver, or pick up some of our ground beef at the Denver Urban Homesteader Farmer’s Market.

We’re taking orders now! We’re priced fairly, right in the middle of the pack. You won’t find grassfed beef raised with the attention to animal treatment anywhere for prices close to ours.

We are a certified American Grassfed Association Producer, this is the only way you can know you are getting true certified grassfed beef, processing only the finest animals, and meeting the standards of the AGA.

Check out our website for more information about who we are, why we do what we do, and how we do it, and then fire up the grill! Thanks, Brad and Margaret Buchanan.

Flying B Bar Ranch, Brad and Margaret Buchanan, 7300 Yulle Road, Strasburg CO 80136. (303) 419-8146.
E-mail: Brad@flyingbbar.com. Website: http://www.FlyingBBar.com and http://www.facebook.com/flyingbbar


GrassRoots Meats is committed to supplying all natural grass-finished, hormone- and antibiotic-free beef and lamb, as well as organic free-range chicken, to health and quality conscious individuals who desire an enjoyable and flavorful alternative to standard commodity meat products.

From birth until market our animals breathe fresh clean air, graze on lush green grass, and drink crystal clear water. Our business is built on the foundation of placing God and family first, and maintaining honesty and integrity throughout all phases of our operation. We like to think of our customers as friends and partners, and we want you to feel comfortable about buying your meat from someone you know and trust. Your comments and questions are welcome.

GrassRoots Meats is located in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, but we also have grazing leases in the Oklahoma/Texas panhandle. Our meat is available year round and is shipped in thermal lined freezer boxes. We can ship quite reasonably via UPS Ground throughout the western United States, but we can also ship UPS Second Day Air to anywhere in the continental U.S. Your meat will arrive still frozen and ready to put into your freezer.

Our meat is dry-aged and USDA inspected. Select the individual retail cuts that you want or choose from one of our many packages, including wholes, halves and quarters. The meat is vacuum packed, in stock, and ready to ship. For more information, or to order our delicious meat, visit our website or e-mail us. For references be sure to check out the testimonials posted on our website.

GrassRoots Meats warehouse: 140 Seminole, Unit 8, Pagosa Springs, CO. Ranch and mailing address: 945 CR 973, Ignacio, CO, 81137. (970) 582-0166 (cell).
E-mail: grassroots@centurytel.net. Website: http://www.grassrootsmeats.com


Green Place Ranch raises natural grassfed beef in SouthWest Colorado on the Uncompaghre Plateau.

We are a sustainable operation using solar power for all of our infrastructure requirements. This includes water pumping, ranch headquarters, home and office. We practice rotational grazing on the 320 acre ranch and on the 4,500 acres of grazing surrounding the ranch.

We raise our beef using only pasture and ranch raised stored forage (hay). We use no chemical fertilizers, herbicides, hormones, grain or grain based feed in raising these animals. We do not confinement feed, and all of our animals are raised in a low stress, open environment.

We sell halves and wholes directly to our customers, with processing by both state- and USDA-inspected facilities, as chosen by the customer. We deliver to the processor and the customer picks up their order when ready.

We are based on Colorado's Western Slope and are happy to serve customers within a 300 mile radius. We have our own USDA approved label (granted in May of 2007) and are providing selected local (our 300 mile radius) natural and health food stores with our products on a piece/cut basis.

Individual customers will enjoy a considerable discount from piece prices by purchasing by the half or whole. If you wish to buy a half, we can match you up with another customer that also wishes a half. We are also now selling Beef Paks in $250 and $500 orders. These are an assortment of ground beef and primal cuts, steaks and roasts.

We are just now beginning construction of the first of 6 greenhouses, 30' X 40' each, in which we will be raising clean healthy produce and we will also have eggs, chickens and turkeys this year to be offered at the Montrose Farmers market or available from the ranch directly to the customer on a pre-order/pick-up basis.

Give us a call for more information. We generally have a couple of animals available at any given time, or available within a reasonable pre-order time.

Green Place Ranch, Kerry T. Kalarney, PO Box 750, Olathe CO 81425. (888) 786-3374.
E-mail: solar4u@starband.net. Website: http://www.greenplaceranch.com.


Grunniens Ranch is committed to the development of the finest yaks for breeding stock, companions, and the production of a healthy and delicious meat, on a sustainable grass-based ranch. Our pastures are located on the high prairies of Elbert County, Colorado.

Our yaks are not given low level antibiotics or growth hormones. Pound for pound, yaks need one third the used sunshine (grass) as their domestic cattle cousins, making sustainability goals that much closer.

The cliche says "Once you go Yak, you'll never go back!" and that's pretty close. Yak is a great alternative to beef and bison. It is a naturally lean, low in fat, with a healthy fat profile. In addition to their outstanding meat, yaks provide wonderful fiber and are excellent pack animals.

We take custom orders anytime but are finding it difficult to keep up with demand. Please call for availability.

Grunniens Ranch LLC, Eddy Sanders, 21165 Red Cloud Ridge, Elbert CO 80106. (303) 646-6226.
E-mail: yaks@grunniens.com. Website: http://www.grunniens.com.


Hanover Dexter Cattle Company at Rockin' B Ranch began raising grass-fed, organic (non-certified), registered Dexter cattle on 100 acres nearly 10 years ago. We soon discovered that independent taste tests and nutritional research demonstrated that Dexter beef had exceptional taste and tenderness and outstanding nutritional benefits as compared to larger breeds—even Angus. We still sell by the half and whole, but with fewer families having a dedicated freezer, we began selling Dexter beef in small packages and shipping throughout the U.S.

Our animals graze native pastures of eastern Colorado and are fed a variety of native hays during the winter months. As stewards of nature we never administer antibiotics or growth hormones to our cattle nor ever use chemicals on the land. By moving the herd every 5 days during the growing season we allow the grasses to recover and rejuvenate; the cattle consistently drink from fresh water sources year-round. Spring calves are born in the pastures as nature intended. Cattle are never confined and fed grain or similar supplemental feed unless a customer requests grain-finished and purchases the entire animal.

We have daily contact with all our animals. That familiarity creates a herd that is gentle and contented, resulting in more flavorful meat. The short distance to the USDA processing plant in Colorado Springs reduces the stress of transportation. We ship our variety packaged meat in reusable insulated boxes with reusable freezer bricks, eliminating any chemical concerns with dry-ice. Please contact us for delivery options.

Beef is usually processed in October/November when they are about 20 months of age. Please do not wait until the Fall to order as quantities are limited.

Hanover Dexter Cattle Company at Rockin' B Ranch, Bruce and Janice Barbour, 24895 Myers Road, Colorado Springs CO 80928. (719) 683-8636.
E-mail: hanoverdexters@elpasotel.net. Website: http://www.coloradodexters.com or http://www.bestcoloradobeef.com.


Heartwood Farms in Bayfield, Colorado has been stewarded by members of the Heartwood Cohousing Community since 2009. We currently manage approximately 100 acres of irrigated pasture and pinion/juniper forest.

Cameron Duhaime operates a small Raw Milk Herdshare. His cows are predominantly grass-fed but may receive up to 2 pounds per day of certified non-GMO grain during milking. He also raises heritage breed hogs which are rotationally grazed on pasture and then finished under oak brush, juniper, and pine trees. His Forest-Finished Pork is only given certified non-GMO feed, leftover milk and whey from the herdshare, and extensive access to natural forages. Rachel Huber raises her pastured flock of laying hens in an old horse trailer-turned-Eggmobile, giving her ladies only non-GMO feed. Kami Parrish-Larson and Karel Longan of Greens'n'Things at Heartwood Farms provide veggies, transplants, flowers, and herbs locally to natural food stores, restaurants, and farmer's markets.

Our focus at Heartwood Farms is holistic land management and regenerative, beyond organic agriculture. We use no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, hormones, or antibiotics. We make loads of compost and manage our animals' manure to be an asset rather than a liability. Our animals are only fed certified non-GMO feed and are grazed using intensive planned grazing and multispeciation. Our dairy cows and beginning beef cows are moved everyday to simulate natural herd behavior and maintain herd health. The pigs are moved out on pasture every 3-5 days with an old trampoline for portable shade. When they reach 150lbs, we move them up into the forest where they are hard at work incorporating leaf litter and fertilizing the forest floor, with the long-term plan of reversing the desertification processes underway in our high altitude, arid climate. Our chickens follow our cows and pigs to sanitize the pastures, spread manure, and further fertilize. We grow our gardens with practices influenced by Eliot Coleman and Biodynamics. Through our management practices we hope to sequester carbon by building topsoil, allowing it to retain more from our infrequent precipitations, and reverse our desertifying landscape.

To sign up for a Raw Milk Herdshare, give us a call, send an email, or visit our website. Pork can be ordered through our website or over the phone. We can ship pork as well, please call for more information. Greens'n'Things garden products and Rachel's Pastured Eggs will be available to herdshare and pork customers and for sale at various farmer's markets and retail outlets in the Durango area. Please call or email for more information on the availability of these products.

Heartwood Farms, Cameron Duhaime, 800 Heartwood Lane, Bayfield CO 81122. (970) 759-9693.
E-mail: cameron.duhaime@gmail.com. Website: http://www.heartwoodfarms.org.


High Wire Ranch, founded in 1981, is Colorado's only grass-fed buffalo and elk ranch. Our pastures were certified organic by the Colorado Department of Agriculture in 2002. The buffalo and elk are not given any hormones or fed any animal by-products or antibiotics.

All our meats are USDA inspected and vacuum packaged. We have tenderloins, delicious steaks, roasts, ground, patties, and organ meats in both buffalo and elk. We also have breakfast, Italian, summer sausage, and regular and smoked bratwurst in buffalo or elk along with a variety of jerky. All of our jerky and sausages are entirely buffalo or elk with no preservatives or nitrates.

Whole and half elk as well as buffalo quarters are available. A free cookbook is provided with every order.

We ship nationwide via FedEx. You may order through our website or by phone. Our meat is also available at the following farmers' markets: Aspen, Carbondale, Montrose, Ridgway, Telluride, and Paonia.

High Wire Ranch, Dave and Sue Whittlesey, 27497 Buffalo Road, Hotchkiss CO 81419. (970) 835-7600.
E-mail: highwireranch@hotmail.com Website: http://www.highwireranch.com


Hollingsworth Land and Cattle is the United States' first premiere entire herd subjected to the insight and holistic forethought of anticipating the coming revolution in the ranch-direct supply of extraordinarily fine beef to consumers.

Hollingsworth cattle have been at the forefront of genetic testing supplied by Bovigen Solutions (Australia) and their ground-breaking efforts to identify and isolate two additional genes (calpain and calpastatin) responsible for post mortem tenderization. This test is for two separate and independent markers of tenderness after the meat has been dry aged. Thus we guarantee our meat to be as tender as the next animal's. The quality, taste and traceability of origin of the product is truly unsurpassed.

Hollingsworth cattle are Genestar rated #2 or above and surpass all prime USA export qualifications. No one can compete with the early lead taken in advancing the science and art of producing meat—be it steak or burger—that is consistently tender. We promise unconditionally to supply a product that is the envy of the industry and a compliment to the palate. We guarantee the highest nutritional values, without added hormones, no steroids, no antibiotics of any kind, no animal byproducts, no farmed or synthetic feeds, and no salts or water added. Our meat is hand trimmed and flash frozen in portion controlled cuts that are vacuum cryovac packaged and delivered straight to you from the ranch.

In keeping with our tradition of value-ing the land, the soil, the grass, and the health of the animal and its overall happiness, we take great pleasure in supplying a product of unusual dimension and flavor. We have invested considerable time and money to be able to say, "this is how real beef used to taste."

We invite and expect your comparison. Our cost per edible portion is your assurance of best dollar spent. Thank you

Hollingsworth Land and Cattle, Randolph Williams, %Market Technologies, PO Box 560, Indian Hills CO 80454. (720) 270-5626 or (303) 697-7040.
E-mail: meatbaghwan@msn.com.


Indian Ridge Farm & Bakery, located at 7,000 feet in elevation, is a 100-acre diversified farm operation that includes grass-fed pastured poultry, layer hens, hogs, turkeys, beef cattle, horses, vegetable garden, greenhouse, a bakery, and hay pasture.

The farm is situated outside Norwood, CO, on a mesa-top in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, near Telluride. The farm markets its products via direct sales to customers in Norwood, Telluride and the surrounding region, and through farmer’s markets (see Colorado Beyond the Farm). The farm is also offering 25-35 CSA memberships this season. We utilize the grass pastures that have been established here in the region for the past 100 years.

We encourage our customers to always seek out and buy locally produced foodstuffs, especially if they are grass-fed. The benefits are numerous: a strengthening of agrarian communities; the overall ecosystem benefits; the consumer is severing the umbilical cord from the corporate giants; sustainable food systems are created; open space is preserved. Perhaps most importantly, as a consumer of locally produced foods, you connect to the land and the soil in a special and intimate way otherwise not available.

Tony and Barclay Daranyi, 1400 Country Road 43ZN / PO Box 963, Norwood CO 81423. (970) 327-0336.
E-mail: daranyi@rmi.net.


James Ranch. Three generations of James’s and their families welcome the accelerated interest in their grassed-based, organically, locally produced meats, cheese, vegetables & flowers, eggs, and trees. All our products are sustainably grown on the ranch we have stewarded for forty-eight years in the Animas Valley, 10 miles north of Durango, Colorado.

We currently sell 100% grass-fed and finished beef, from Red Angus cows—by the side or by the steak—never away from our supervision until on your grill. Our artisan cheeses are made of raw milk from our Jersey cows raised and milked right on the ranch. We’ve been making these distinctive cheeses over eight years; they stand alone among Colorado homestead cheeses. Our pastured chickens produce brown & green eggs sought after by our local customers for their outstanding taste. We devote six acres to growing vegetables, flowers, and fruits that defy the imagination and short growing season of our high mountain valley. We don’t expect our customers to eat our spruce trees, but recommend these mature, naturally grown, native trees for your landscape needs.

Both our beef herd and dairy herd are completely grass based. All of our animals are raised without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. We strongly believe in farming and ranching sustainably and improving the land whenever possible. We love to have our customers see what we do and learn of our holistic practices that support the healthy land, crops, animals, and families. During the summer from June thru October we have guided tours two days per week, using an electric cart for ease of transport and enjoyment.

Our products are available at our own Ranch Market (Open M-F, 11:00-6:00, May-Oct. and open Saturdays 1-4:30, during the winter). We also make our products available at the Durango and Telluride Farmer’s Markets, regional natural food stores and singular restaurants in the area. Visit our website for more specifics about each product. Contact us about shipping possibilities.

James Ranch, David and Kay James, 33800 Hwy 550, Durango CO 81301. (970) 247-8652. E-mail: beef@jamesranch.net or cheese@jamesranch.net. Website: http://www.jamesranch.net

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Johnson Ranch produces grassfed beef in harmony with natural processes and seasons of the year. This predator-friendly ranch uses no antibiotics, growth hormones, vaccinations, animal by-products, or confined feeding on its livestock. They manage their livestock with a low stress emphasis. The land is managed in a sustainable manner with an eye to improvement. Their natural beef is available by advance order in whole, half, split half, and eighth. USDA inspected lean ground beef is available on demand.

The Johnson Ranch, Clyde, Janice & Joel Johnson, Eva Lois McCandless, Ida Mae Holland, 3611 CR 100, Hesperus CO 81326. (970) 588-3470.
E-mail: johnsonranchcolorado@yahoo.com


The Jupille Ranch is a family owned and operated ranch located in southwest Colorado, dedicated to providing gourmet quality beef, lamb and pork raised the old fashioned way.

We believe that consumers should have a good understanding of the relationship between the food they eat and how it was produced, so visitors are always welcome. We raise flavorful, healthy food for health conscious consumers by creating and maintaining a healthy environment for the animals from which it comes.

Our meats are USDA inspected and are available by the piece, variety packs, split quarters, halves or wholes. Local orders (Western Slope) can be picked up at the ranch or delivered. We also ship nation-wide (lower 48) in insulated boxes packed with dry ice, second day delivery.

All our animals are grass fed and grass finished. Beef is dry aged for 14–21 days and is available year-round. Advance orders are required for halves and wholes. Lamb is aged for -–7 days and is available November thru January. For lamb halves and wholes, advance orders are recommended. Pork is grass fed with minimum whole grain supplement (corn, oats, barley & soy) and is available year-round. For pork halve and wholes, advance orders are required.

The Jupille Ranch, Henry Jupille, 3868 County Road 22A, Montrose CO 81401. (970) 252-0630.
E-mail: henry@jupille.com Website: http://www.jupilleranch.com.


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Kiowa Valley Organics, Inc. raises certified organic grass-fed beef and produce 45 minutes northeast of Denver. Our farm is certified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. We believe in organic and grass-fed, both together make the best beef you can buy.

Our cattle are born and raised on grass pastures. We feed hay only when forced to either by severe weather or drought. All of our hay is grown organic on our farm. We believe grass-fed and organic is better for our animals, our customers and our land.

Our beef is available to purchase year-round through our website, or retail cuts are available through Eat Local Colorado, the High Plains Food Coop, and Berry Patch Farms.

Kiowa Valley Organics, Inc., David Rippe, 4680 WCR 87, Roggen CO 80652. (303) 857-1495.
E-mail: david@kiowavalleyorganics.com. Website: http://www.kiowavalleyorganics.com.


Kretsinger Beef (KW Farms) – We began grazing animals in 1997 for fertility on our organic crops. Over time we have shifted entirely to forage production and finishing cattle on our organic Alpine pastures in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. We use ultrasound testing to assist in genetic selection to produce animals that will be tender and finish well, in a timely fashion entirely on grass at high altitude. By feeding high quality irrigated grasses, forbes, and brassicas we are able to achieve generously marbled beef.

We view our business as a worthy and rewarding collaboration with the communities of soil, animals, and people.  Many of our customers consider themselves vegetarians who break their fast only for righteous meat. We take great pride in raising what they call “meat vegetarians can eat.” 

We strive to honor the animals at every stage - from what they eat to the way in which they are slaughtered. We choose our processor for the quality of craftsmanship, locality, and humane treatment of animals. We are currently using Mel’s Meat Processing, a family owned USDA facility here in the San Luis Valley.

We deliver to Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Alamosa, and Monte Vista every other month. Our deliveries are like a combination family reunion and drug deal. You place your order on our website. We meet at the designated time and place. You give us money. We give you meat (which is frozen). Everybody visits for a little while and we all go home happy.

We hope you enjoy your supper as much as we enjoyed growing it.

Kretsinger Beef (KW Farms), Trudi Kretsinger, 7725 Road 1 South, Alamosa CO 81101. (719) 589-0429.
E-mail: kretsingerbeef@gmail.com. Website: http://kretsingerbeef.com.

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Landmark Harvest, based in south central Colorado, provides the consumer with wholesome, beyond-organic, land-improving natural foods.

Good for You. Animals from the Landmark Beef herd are raised as nature intended—grown slowly and finished on pasture and rangeland grazing forages. This produces naturally healthy food that is tender, flavorful, and high in omega 3 fatty acids, beta carotene, and CLA. Low-stress animal handling techniques and aging the beef add to the tenderness.

Good for the Livestock. Landmark Beef are handled with respect and care. They are continually moved to fresh pasture and are not confined. Landmark Harvest uses no antibiotics, growth hormones, vaccinations, pesticides, animal by-products, or grain.

Good for the Environment. Our Landmark Management business manages land for improvement of the resources and watershed. The beef herd is managed using Holistic Management™ principles to mimic the movements and actions of wildlife, providing one of the main tools to improve the land, wildlife habitat, and resources, and to maintain productive open space.

Landmark Beef is available by advance order in quarters, split halves, and wholes. Our beef is USDA inspected.

Landmark Diversified, Byron Shelton, 33900 Surrey Lane, Buena Vista CO 81211. (719) 395-8157.
E-mail: landmark@my.amigo.net Website: http://www.landmarkharvest.com


Lasater Grasslands Beef is one of the largest pasture-intensive farms in the United States. The beef cattle are raised and finished on fresh pasture without artificial hormones, antibiotics, or animal by-products. The ranch is family-owned and committed to sustainable agriculture and the humane treatment of animals.

A wide assortment of mail-order grass fed beef is available, including a 36# Family Sampler pack, a 18# 1/2 Family Sampler Pack, and various cuts of steaks, hamburger, roasts, and briskets. Sides of beef are available as well.

For a limited time Lasater Grasslands Beef offers free shipping to Colorado and the Central States. Orders can be placed by phone, fax, or e-mail.

Lasater Grasslands Beef, LLC, Matheson CO 80830. (719) 541-2855; Fax: (719) 541-2888. E-mail: Lasater@rmi.net. Or visit their website and send your order electronically: http://www.lasatergrasslandsbeef.com/


The Lazy P Ranch in northern Colorado offers a very unique way to put naturally raised, home-grown beef on the family table. The cattle are born on the ranch and are raised without the use of chemicals, hormones, or antibiotics. The cattle at the Lazy P Ranch are allowed to graze freely with minimal confinement as they are rotated through irrigated pastures. This practice keeps both the cattle and the pasture in top condition at all times by never putting either in a stressful situation.

Families visit the ranch and pick an individual calf that will be tagged with their name. As the animal matures on the grass pasture, it is supplemented with quality, home-grown feed. Families are encouraged to visit the ranch throughout the feeding process and watch as their beef is grown and finished to optimal weight and condition. When a family's animal approaches the end of the feeding process, the family works one on one with the meat processor of their choice to ensure they receive the cuts and package weights that best fit their needs. Since the Lazy P herd is relatively small, each animal is given the best care possible with the emphasis on quality rather than quantity.

The Lazy P Ranch, Mike Peterson, 16915 WCR 86, Pierce CO 80650. (970) 381-5554.
E-mail: mailformipe@yahoo.com


Lazy R/Z Ranch All Natural Grass Fed Beef. Sold by the pound in individual packages at our home office at our ranch between Cortez and Dolores, and at the locations listed below.

The cattle from our ranch are raised on all natural grasses without the use of hormones, antibiotics, steroids or any growth stimulants that could potentially be passed on for human consumption. The grass pastures and hay fed to our cattle are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Creating a safe and happy environment for cattle that are raised stress free from the time they are born. Simple, Healthy, Delicious!

Products are also available at the following:

Farmers Markets: Cortez Farmers Market, Saturdays, 7:30-11 am, and Dolores Farmers Market, Wednesdays, 7:30-11 am.

Grocery Stores: Abundant Life, Cortez CO.

Restaurants: Naked Moose, Dolores CO.

Lazy R/Z Ranch, Josh and Gina Boren, 15509 Hwy 145, Dolores CO 81323, (970) 882-0141. Cell: (970) 749-6153.
E-mail: Serafine@fone.net.


Living Water Ranch is a producer of all natural grass-fed, grass-finished meats. We currently offering grass-fed, grass-finished beef and lamb, and will be offering grass-fed, grass-finished bison this summer. Our animals are treated humanely and never given antibiotics or growth hormones.

We are located in Northern Colorado, and you can find us online or on Facebook. We sell our meat at farmer's markets, and we also deliver locally.

Living Water Ranch, Shane Elder, 1551 West County Road 80c, Livermore CO 80536. (970) 590-4391.
E-mail: shane@livingwaterranchcolorado.com. Website: http://www.livingwaterranchcolorado.com. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingwaterranch.


Long Shadow Farm is a small, family-run farm in beautiful Berthoud, Colorado. We raise poultry, lamb and produce on our small farm.

Our chickens, ducks and turkeys are free-range birds, happy and healthy to forage on our pasture. Our lambs are grass fed, and live with their mother ewes their whole life. We use no antibiotics and no hormones in our animals. We believe animals should live a natural life, be treated humanely and with respect. We are proud to offer these products to our local community.

Look for our products at the Berthoud Farmer's Market, Saturday mornings from June - September, 9AM to 1PM, and the Sun Rose Cafe, 379 Main Street, Longmont CO.

Long Shadow Farm, Kristin and Larry Ramey, 101 Bothun Road, Berthoud CO. (970) 232-8424.
E-mail: info@longshadowfarm.com. Website: http://www.longshadowfarm.com/


Maytag Mountain Ranch cattle: organically raised, grass-finished beef. A truly exceptional taste experience marrying natural goodness with tender robust flavor.

Our cattle are born and raised in the beautiful Wet Mountain Valley in the shadow of Colorado's spectacular Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Maytag Mountain Ranch's 2953 acres are lush and green; its days warm and nights cool. Our management intensive rotation grazing system ensures they have plenty of fresh, protein rich grass to eat.

Our pastures are never artificially fertilized. Our cattle drink ice-cold spring water—so clean and pure it has been tested safe for people to drink. We NEVER use hormones and NEVER use antibiotics. Our cattle are not taken to the feedlot to be "finished." Instead they fatten on natural grass, the way nature intended.

Maytag Mountain Ranch Beef has higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids, which lower the risk of heart disease, and which may reduce the risk of cancer. It is lower in total fat than beef from conventionally raised (corn finished) cattle, resulting in fewer calories. This makes our beef a wonderful, healthy food for people and, best of all, it tastes great! For more information visit our website.

Maytag Mountain Ranch, Montana Canterbury, PO Box 6, Hillside CO 81232. (719) 942-4860.
E-mail: canterbury@maytagmountainranch.com or beef@maytagmountainranch.com.
Website: http://www.maytagmountainranch.com


At the Oswald Cattle Company, we raise our animals at the foot of the Sangre De Cristo mountains, where our cattle harvest the sun. Our goal is to bring you quality beef with great taste and the health benefits that come from eating an all-natural product.

Our animals continually eat from "nature's salad bar," receiving a diet rich in legumes and natural grasses that are converted into a high protein, healthy meal. We use management intensive grazing techniques in an effort to mimic the way nature used to do it, changing pastures frequently, allowing our grass to rest and regrow.

Our calves are born and raised at home, processed locally, and then aged to ensure taste and tenderness. We treat our animals humanely, and do not use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides on our pastures. We do not treat our grassfat calves with antibiotics, synthetic growth hormones, nor feed animal by-products.

We offer whole carcasses, halves, and split halves. We also offer a variety pack as well as ground beef. Inquiries are welcome. Brochures are available on request.

Oswald Cattle Co., Steve and Nancy Oswald, PO Box 304 Cotopaxi CO 81223. (719) 942-4361.
E-mail: stepheno@centurylink.net. Website: http://www.oswaldgrassfedbeef.com


Parker Pastures connects people to delicious and healthy foods from healthy animals on healthy lands. We currently raise 100% Grass-fed Beef, 100% Grass-fed Lamb, Meadow-Raised Pork, and Fresh Dairy for Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose, and Telluride residents and visitors. We also offer a bulk meat delivery to the Denver Metro Area in the fall.

Our American Red Devon Beef, Cheviot Lambs, and Jersey Dairy Cows graze on the lush pristine mountain grasses of the Gunnison Valley, and no grain is fed….ever. We use Holistic Management Planned Grazing to assure fresh daily access of high quality pastures for our animals. Holistic Management Planned Grazing is critical in improving the degraded ecosystems of the arid West. As a result, all land under Parker Pasture Management is actually INCREASING in biodiversity, water holding capacity, soil carbon, and production. Just another reason to feel good about eating our foods!

Parker Pastures features year-round Meat CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), bulk meats (wholes, halves, quarters), and meat by the cut from the Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose, and Telluride Farmers markets from June through October. Our seasonal Dairy CSA is offered April through November. You can also get our 100% Grass-fed Beef Burgers in Gunnison at the Powerstop, Brick Cellar, and the Gunnison Vitamin and Health Food Deli, and at the Gas Cafe (Crested Butte), Horsefly Brewing Co (Montrose) and Simmer Food and Wine (Montrose).

Parker Pastures is dedicated to providing you with the purest foods. We do not use any antibiotics, growth hormones, synthetic fertilizers, etc. Not certified organic... but Beyond Organic. Your food should be this good!

Parker Pastures, Bill and Kelli Parker, 379 CR 14, Gunnison, CO 81230. (970) 641-3719.
E-mail: parkerlandmanagement@hotmail.com. Website: www.parkerpastures.com.


Pine Cliff Ranch is located in the foothills near Castle Rock, Colorado, on an historic 3,900-acre ranch. Fresh air, healthy soils, clean water, native grass, and low stress combine to make our beef the best you will ever eat.

Our cattle are raised on nothing but grass and their mother’s milk, so you can be assured that there will never be ANY trace of growth hormones or antibiotics in our beef. Because we finish our beef on grass, it is much higher than grain-finished beef in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), Omega 3 fatty acids, and Vitamin E and much lower in saturated fats and cholesterol.

Our beef is processed in an official USDA-inspected plant located less than 15 miles from our Ranch, so you can also be assured that you are eating a truly local product. Our beef is available in early summer and in the fall which ensures that it is truly grass finished. We currently sell split halves, halves and full beef orders.

Delivery is available within 50 miles of Denver, Colorado.

Pine Cliff Ranch, Justin and Sheryl Walker, 5789 Pine Cliff Avenue, Sedalia CO 80135.
E-mail: pinecliff@myedl.com. Website: http://www.pinecliffranch.org.

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Plum Creek Farm is a small family farm in Northern Colorado that raises grass fed beef on 150 acres. Our philosophy is to put God first, and as a family we all work together as a team with character and integrity. We believe in putting others first, and are excited to provide quality, healthy meat for both our family and yours!

Our cows have had no steroids, growth hormones, or antibiotics. Just plenty of fresh pasture, and a crystal clear creek to drink from. Although we have plenty of land for grazing, we maintain a smaller herd to ensure our animals get plenty of attention, fresh grass, and exercise. Our pasture has not been treated with any herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers.

Our meat is butchered and packaged at Valley Packing in La Salle, Colorado, which does and excellent job and has won many awards.

We are located in La Salle and would welcome your business. We also give discounts for any future customers you refer! Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have; we look forward to hearing from you.

Plum Creek Farm, Travis and Laura Polk, 21775 CR 45, La Salle CO 80645. (970) 353-2912.
E-mail: polkfamilyfarm@gmail.com.


Princess Beef was started in 1999 with a cow named Princess. Raised by Cynthia and the Allen Ranch, it was with her and her calves that the idea of selling HOMEGROWN, RANGE-FINISHED BEEF was created.

Princess Beef is range-finished, healthy lean beef raised where caring for and continually improving the environment are primary concerns. It is beef grown on organic pastures where NO insecticides, herbicides, or commercial fertilizers are employed. The meat is produced without antibiotics or hormones, never confined in a feedlot, and never grain fattened. Princess Beef is raised predator-friendly—no mountain lions or coyotes are killed to produce Princess Beef.

The beef is sold in whole, half, or split quarters. Putting your name on a reserve list is essential. Beef is ready in October. Pick up your meat at the ranch or delivery in Colorado is $.40 per mile roundtrip per pickup load.

Princess Beef, Cynthia Houseweart, 32282 J Road, Hotchkiss CO 81419. (970) 872-2144.
E-mail: CynthRanch@aol.com Website: http://www.princessbeef.com


R Patch O' Heaven. The six J's (Jon, Jay, Josh, Justin, Jeremiah and Jodel) at R Patch O' Heaven live and work in beautiful Eaton/Galeton, CO.

We enjoy working as a family in our little barn, which has been refinished to produce raw milk. We have both goat milk and cow milk. Our animals have access to grass and are very comfortable.

The Ericksons are not new to the milking business. We are the third generation of dairy farmers here, so knowing the business comes natural, just like our product. Through cow and goat shares we produce old fashion product for shareholders to enjoy just as our family has for years.

We also distribute milk from Erie and Loveland Cole through other share holders.

For any questions, or information, please contact us by e-mail or phone.

R Patch O'Heaven, Jon and Joy Erickson, 34829 WCR 53, Eaton CO 80615. (970) 454-2375. E-mail: rpatchoheaven@bandrmail.com.


Rio Culebra High Mountain Beef is owned by cattle producers located in the foothills of the beautiful Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range in Costilla County, Colorado. Our cattle are grass-fed, and exceed USDA Grass-Fed Standards.

Our producers do not administer antibiotics or growth hormones. Cattle receive no GMO feed, and are raised in a humane manner. They are pastured in the mountains and in the high mountain valley meadows, on alfalfa and native grasses. Our products are beyond organic, but are not certified organic.

Cattle are harvested between 600 to 900 pounds, then the carcass is dry-aged to enhance flavor and tenderness. The beef is extremely tender and delicious—as close to veal as you are going to get. Some comments from our customers include: "It is the best beef I have ever tasted!." "It is so tender!" "You can even cut a round steak with a fork!"

We are located 20 miles from the New Mexico State line. Our products can be shipped anywhere in the United States and can be delivered within a 250-mile radius.

Rio Culebra Agricultural Cooperative, Inc., dba Rio Culebra High Mountain Beef, Juanita Malouff-Dominguez or Eunice Bernal, 401 Church Place/ PO Box 292, San Luis CO 81152. (719) 672-0329.
E-mail: rioculebrorgs@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.rioculebra.com.


At Rockin J Cattle, we try to maintain a balance in our production model, simulating what occurs in nature. From calving in sync with the local wildlife, to utilizing grazing methods which mimic the predator – prey relationship that occurred in nature thousands of years ago.

We herd our cattle, using temporary electric fences, simulating the herding effects caused by a predator. By managing the grazing patterns of the animals, the nutrient cycle is complete,as 99% of what the cattle take from the land is returned, resulting in increased levels of carbon in the soil. This cycling of nutrients allows us to forego the application of fertilizers to our fields.

Whereas others strive to finish their beef within 18 months, we strive to finish our beef within 24-30 months of age. Just as a fine wine develops its flavor with age, I believe that this also contributes to the flavor of our beef. The harvesting of our beef is done locally at a small family operated business.

You can get our beef by the pound, medium size packages, quarters, sides or in volume if you want to start a buying club. It is available at the Steamboat Springs Farmers Market (6th & Lincoln), Saturdays 8-2, the Bamboo and Sweet Pea Markets in Steamboat Springs, CO, Rocky Plains Meats in Dacono and Ft. Collins, CO, It is also served in Steamboat Springs at the Bear River Bar and Grill (Ski Time Square), Freshies Restaurant (Highway 40), The Drunken Onion (Wild Horse Shopping Center), and The Epicurean (825 Oak Street).

We deliver to Steamboat Springs and the Front Range monthly; sign up for our newsletter on our website for ongoing delivery information.

Rockin J Cattle, John Weibel, 1601 MCR 4N, Craig, CO 81625. (970) 367-6184.
E-mail: john@rockinjcattle.com. Website: http://www.rockinjcattle.com.


We at Rocky Plains Quality Meats believe that the health issues our society is experiencing today are directly related to the preservatives, sugars, heavy processing and harmful insecticides and chemical fertilizers in the foods on the grocery store shelves. That is why we raise our buffalo with absolutely no hormones or antibiotics.

Rocky Plains Quality Meats is dedicated to improving our patrons' health through a conscious effort to provide the best natural products available. Our herd roams the Pawnee Grasslands of northeastern Colorado and graze on natural grasses where they once roamed a million plus strong. Never grain-fed or finished, these grass-fed animals are treated with respect and with very little interference to their natural life rhythm. We are proud to bring our buffalo “home” to their natural habitat.

Buffalo products are available by the cut (steaks, roasts, ground, jerky, and sausage). We also have beautifully tanned full winter hair robes, leather, and bleached skulls, as well as pet treats such as biscotti of liver, tendon chews and shin bones.

To compliment our other offerings we recently added GrassRoots Meats in Pagosa Springs, Colorado organically raised, grass-fed, free-range, naturally processed lamb. This lamb is raised on the natural grass ranges of Southern Colorado and include cuts such as chops, leg of lamb, ground lamb, and roasts, to name a few. This is young spring lamb with excellent flavor and tenderness.

Wild caught Copper River salmon and halibut are also available.

We our now proud to be a raw milk COOP for R'Patch O'Heaven providing cowshares as well as raw cream.

If you live in Northern Colorado, visit our new market at 2319 W. 8th Street in Loveland.

Visit our website for additional products and pricing.

Rocky Plains, LLP, 2319 W 8th Street, Loveland CO 80537. (970) 667-3112.
E-mail: rockyplains@gmail.com  Website: www.rockyplains.com.


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Salazar Natural Meats is the marketing branch for livestock on the Salazar Ranch, one of the oldest family owned ranches in Colorado. We have been ranching in the picturesque San Luis Valley for 6 generations. Currently, we raise grassfed, organic certified beef with principles of conservation and sustainability in mind. We are grassfed certified by the American Grassfed Association (AGA) and organic certified by the USDA.

We currently have a herd of approximately 100 certified beeves that are either contracted to whole foods or sold through our own direct marketing channels. We endeavor to keep all of our animals out of the feedlots! Our processor humanely slaughters the animals just 8 miles down the road.

We deliver beef bundles in New Mexico and Colorado. Additionally, we recently opened a USDA certified meat processing plant in which we produce beef jerky and beef sticks. These products can be ordered from our web-site and mailed anywhere in the United States.

Salazar Natural Meats, Inc., Lucas Salazar, Manager, PO Box 580 / 20756 County Road M, Manassa CO 81141. (719) 843-5264.
E-mail: orders@salazarnaturalmeats.com. Website: http://www.salazarnaturalmeats.com.


Sangres Best offers premium grass fed beef with a satisfaction guarantee since 1995. The cattle are never fed antibiotics or ionophores nor do they ever receive artificial hormones of any kind. We handle these cattle with expertise, gentleness and respect. Choose from a multitude of beef packages ranging from 10 pounds to 400 pounds per order of USDA inspected beef, packaged with high tech barrier film insuring long-term freezer protection. We deliver within 250 miles of the ranch for a nominal fee.

Sangres Best Beef cattle graze Music Meadows Ranch, recently conserved via the San Isabel Land Protection Trust. This mountain ranch has been in the Parker family since 1968. The cattle water from streams and ponds and thrive on a buffet of rich grasses on naturally fertilized, irrigated and dry land pastures which build a wonderful flavor profile into the beef.

Discriminating restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area are now serving Sangres Best aka Brandon Natural Beef. Our customers consistently tell us this is the best tasting, most tender beef they have been able to find. We believe it is a combination of forage quality, breed type, humane handling and heavy mature finished condition on the cattle. Each of these factors is critical.

On another note, if you'd like a "no frills - memory rich" vacation, you and your family or friends may come to the ranch as guests, settling into the comfortable ranch house. Then step it up for a horse and cattle adventure, helping tend the cattle. You are also welcome to simply stop in for a visit so we can meet and show you the land and cattle..just give us a heads up so we know you are coming! There is always beef on hand to purchase on site as well.

Utmost Enterprises dba Sangres Best, Elin Parker Ganschow, 6076 CR 119, Westcliffe CO 81252. (719) 783-2222
E-mail: info@sangresbest.com. Website: http://www.sangresbest.com or http://www.musicmeadows.com for horseback riding


spahn & friends Bison Ranch LLC, is located just over the Colorado border in New Mexico and sells grass-fed, all-natural buffalo meat.

We have raised bison since 1998 on Trinchera Pass, NM. We handle them as little as possible, and guarantee they are not subject to questionable drugs, chemicals or hormones. For numerous customers with various diseases bison is the only choice for (red) meat. Bison meat is heart-healthy and recommended to patients (see “The Dakota Diet” written by Dr. K. Weiland, and the American Heart Association). It’s the best diet for athletes (high in protein), women (lots of iron), kids and seniors (essential fatty acids, low fat).

Bison meat tastes great. Bison is naturally juicy and tender and can be interchanged with beef in almost any recipe. A lower temperature should be used as bison is very lean and will cook more quickly. It has nutritional advantages over other meats—you get more protein with fewer calories and less fat. There is less shrinking in your pan because of no marbling fat.

We process our bison at a USDA inspected facility. After 10-14 days hanging the carcass is cut in custom packages and frozen. We sell the meat mostly by the pound, but also sell quarters, halves and whole carcasses. Customers can pick up their meat at the ranch or get free delivery to Trinidad and Raton. We ship interstate for an additional fee. In July/August we sell at the Farmers' Market in Trinidad, CO.

We always hand out cooking tips and recipes to our customers.
For any questions you’re welcome to call (575) 278-2316.

spahn & friends Bison Ranch LLC, Christian and Sonja Spahn, Heartland Road A36, PO Box 491, Raton NM 87740. Phone/fax (575) 278-2306.
E-mail: spahnandfriends@bacavalley.com. Website: http://www.spahn-friends.com.


Stillroven Farm raises grassfed beef in the cool, high altitude region of Colorado. The pasture, a mixture of native grasses and alfalfa, has been free of chemicals for at least three years. Pastured chicken, pheasants, and local honey are available as well. Products are available at the farm on Wednesdays and Fridays during the spring and summer, and on weekends during the winter. Call for times.

Stillroven Farm, The Gurtlers, 17629 Weld County Road 5, Berthoud CO 80513. (970) 535-4527; Fax: (970) 535-0253.


Sun Prairie Natural Beef delivers 25 and 50-pound boxes of varied grass-fed frozen beef cuts in the Metro Denver/Boulder area quarterly (February, May, August, November). UPS shipping is available all other times.

We practice rotational grazing on 1500 acres of native Sandhills prairie in northeast Colorado. We raise 100% grass fed, pure bred black Angus. We are motivated by animal husbandry, health, environment, and taste.

* Grass raised; grass finished
* Pure bred Angus
* Dry-aged minimum 14 days
* Small, USDA-inspected locker
* No containment/feedlots, antibiotics, or growth hormones

We offer FIVE assorted beef boxes

* STEAK LOVERS BOX – our finest box
* GRILL BOX – perfect for outdoor cooking
* ALL ROUNDER BOX – bit of everything!
* ECONOMY BOX – a la carte value box
* BURGER BOX – 100% grass fed ground beef

Our boxes do change occasionally, so please see our website for the latest information regarding delivery, price, and products.

Sun Prairie Natural Beef, Keith Parks, 46 W Bayaud Avenue, Denver CO 80223. (303) 859-2280.
E-mail: keith@sunprairiebeef.com. Website: http://www.sunprairiebeef.com.


Natural beef has been a tradition at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch since the mid 60s when Maurice and Mayme Jessup bought their first herd of Charolais. They soon developed a breeding program of registered European bulls, most recently Saler and Gelbvieh, resulting in a unique herd well-suited to the grasslands of our Rocky Mountain foothills.

Our free-range Heart J Cattle graze on mountain grasslands on our 3200-acre ranch and over 4000 acres of National Forest. These lands are protected by perpetual conservation easements. We manage the ecological balance of vegetation through rotational grazing which stimulates re-growth and provides forage that is higher in nutritional value. Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch was the winner of the 2008 "Conservationist of the Year" Award by the Big Thompson Conservation District.

When you buy Heart-J Beef you know where your beef comes from! Buying locally saves shipping which in turn reduces the carbon footprint. Our beef is processed locally in a clean, USDA-inspected facility. When you purchase Heart J Natural Beef you contribute to the preservation of open lands, wildlife and the western lifestyle! Your values realized.

Sylvan Dale participates in both the Loveland and Fort Collins Markets. For dates and times visit http://www.fortnet.org/market/ or http://www.belocalnc.org/winter-farmers-market/ for the winter markets.

Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Krista Holsclaw, 2939 North County Road 31D, Loveland CO 80538. (970) 667-3915.
E-mail: beef@sylvandale.com. Websites: http://www.HeartJBeef.com and http://www.sylvandale.com


Teton Waters Ranch is a producer of premium-quality, 100% grass-fed beef.

The care we take to raise our animals with no hormones, no antibiotics, no grain, and no feedlot allows for the natural, healthy development of our herd. We move our cattle across our ranch on horseback to ensure low stress conditions for the animals and appropriate stewardship of our pasture land. The resulting grass-fed beef is a source of great pride for us. Our premium cuts are rich with mouth-watering flavors, are tender and juicy, and have all the health benefits people seek in premium grass-fed beef. We invite you to taste the difference and we guarantee your satisfaction.

There are several ways for you to get your hands on some TWR grass-fed beef. The convenience, reliability, and cost effectiveness of buying TWR beef through our online store gives responsible consumers simple, year-round access to premium-quality grass-fed beef. Browse our sale page for discounted items, or follow us on Facebook for weekly specials and hugely discounted promotions. We offer free shipping anywhere in the US.

Also, if you are interested in buying a half- or quarter-animal package, we offer a great bulk purchase program. As with all of our beef, this is available year-round. Learn more about this program by clicking on this link.

Lastly, we sell to many restaurants and retailers in the local area and beyond. Please do reach out to us if you are interested in our year-round, fresh grass-fed beef wholesale program.

We trust you’ll appreciate our sustainable, responsible pasture management practices (organic, not certified) as well as the humane and conscientious treatment of our animals. The results of our efforts can really be found in our exceptional beef, and we hope you’ll try it for yourselves.

Teton Waters Ranch, Jeff Russell, 1740 Skyway Drive, Longmont CO 80501. (720) 340-4590.
E-mail: info@tetonwatersranch.com. Website: http://www.tetonwatersranch.com.


The Old Fence Farm is a small family grass farm nestled in a valley, at the base of the Rocky Mountains, in Northern Colorado. We raise 100% Grass-Fed, Grass-Finished Lamb.

We utilize Dorper/Katahdin cross hair sheep ewes, and Purebred Katahdin rams, to produce our lambs.

We live by the “Forage Only” philosophy. High quality alfalfa hay is the only pasture supplement our lambs receive. Lambs are supplemented in the summer, when it’s over 86 degrees, to keep them gaining as pasture quality drops from the heat. We feed no grain, ethanol by-products, or soy. No growth hormones, or antibiotics. "Forage Only"

We offer our 100% Grass-Fed Lamb as “whole locker lambs.” All of our animals are “humanely harvested, stress free,” on our farm, by a mobile abattoir, and custom processed in Loveland, CO. Home delivery may be arranged.

USDA inspected whole, and half lambs, are available by special order.

We avoid using pesticides and herbicides, and use no chemical fertilizer.We operate by organic standards, with the exception that we do not feed certified organic alfalfa. We are not certified organic.

No shipping is available at this time. We welcome customers from Wyoming, which is about 60 miles to the north.

Please drop by our website for more information. Thank you for your interest! Hope to hear from you!

The Old Fence Farm, Dan Hockensmith,104 North CR 23, Berthoud CO 80513. (970) 231-6506.
E-mail: blademan@skybeam.com. Website: http://www.dhockensmithknives.com http://www.theoldfencefarm.com


Thunderbasin Land & Livestock is a family owned and operated ranch located on the high plains of southeastern Wyoming, about 10 miles from the Colorado border. We are USDA Certified Organic, and have employed organic practices continuously since 1987.

We offer only healthy, safe, and delicious lean beef that was raised using ecologically sustainable growing practices. At Thunderbasin Land & Livestock, our cattle are treated humanely and receive no antibiotics, hormones or pour-on insecticides. Much like the patterns of wildlife, our calves are born in the warmth of Spring and are not corralled or penned. They never see a feedlot and are 100% grass-fed and grass-finished, providing you with all the health benefits documented from grass fed beef. Our holistic ranch management practices create healthy riparian zones and prairie, resulting in an abundance of native plants and wildlife on the ranch.

Thunderbasin beef is processed at a USDA inspected plant and can be purchased in whole, halves, and quarters. We also offer convenient combination packages and gift baskets. The beef is available for pickup at the ranch or can be shipped outside the local area.

Thunderbasin Land & Livestock, Taylor Haynes, M.D., PO Box 904/946 County Road 110, Cheyenne, WY, 82003. (307) 635-4241.
E-mail rangebeef@aol.com Website http://www.thunderbasinbeef.com


Touchstone Angus offers grass finished beef. The animals are raised entirely on our ranch near Lusk, Wyoming, but are processed, marketed, and delivered beef from a USDA inspected plant in Elizabeth, CO.

We have worked many years to identify angus cattle that are inherently capable of consistently producing tender beef within a grass/forage only diet. This hard to find genetic tenderness combined with the special quality of the native grass diet available on the open ranges of Wyoming sets Touchstone grass finished beef apart in taste.

Our beef is not certified as organic due to the time and money necessary for the process. Nonetheless, the beef has no added hormones and no antibiotics are fed. The cattle are raised on native pastures that are not sprayed with herbicides or farmed.

Touchstone beef is sold in whole, halves and quarters (half of a half). The beef is processed at a USDA inspected plant in Elizabeth, Colorado where it can be picked up frozen or stored in a locker. We can ship beef as well if you live outside the Denver area and are unable to pick it up.

Touchstone Angus Beef, Brad James, 440 Petz Road / PO Box 165, Lusk WY 82225. (307) 340-1456.
E-mail: bjames1957@aol.com. Website: http://www.touchstoneangus.com.


Troyer Poultry. Why Should You Choose Troyer Poultry For Your Family? We put every effort into producing a high quality healthy choice for you and your family by maintaining control of each bird from a tiny chick all the way through our brand new USDA processing facility. We invite you to experience the difference for yourself!

  • Buy Local, Buy Fresh, we make every effort to stay as local as possible so you can, too. Not only does this save the environment the toll of shipping long distances, it insures a fresher product for you!
  • Pasture Fed*. Each bird gets to run around on a fresh grass and alfalfa mixture daily. This insures that each bird gets adequate exercise and sunshine, and gets to eat its natural diet of insects and greens.
  • Humanely raised. Each bird is handled with respect by hand from a baby chick all the way through processing.
  • Healthy Diet. Our birds are fed the finest wholesome products available including non-GMO grains and organic premixes with no animal by by-products or growth stimulants.
  • All Natural. No hormones or antibiotics ever. No extended soaking in water or other solutions through processing–this greatly reduces the risk of contamination and creates more value for you.
  • Sustainable farming. From composting to rotational grazing we build up the soil and minimize energy consumption to create a positive impact on the environment.

* All our poultry is raised outside as the weather permits, but we bring them indoors in the winter where they enjoy the same feed on a bed of wheat straw out of the elements. We also add fresh hay made from their summer pasture, as well as some other natural ingredients to enhance the flavor and nutrient level of the meat.

Troyer Poultry LLC, Steven Hostetler, 3336 5725 Road, Olathe,CO 81425. (970) 901-3680. E-mail: info@troyerpoultry.com. Website: http://www.troyerpoultry.com (under construction) .


Windsor Dairy is a Certified Organic, 100% grass-fed, Grade A, Raw Milk dairy. We offer year-round Raw Milk cow shares and aged raw farmstead cheeses from our Heritage Swiss and French cows. We also raise 100% grass-fed Certified Organic beef and lamb, and Certified Organic pastured chicken eggs.

We have Raw Milk distribution points in Boulder, Denver, and at our Farm Store in Windsor. See our website for driving directions, our dairy tour schedule, and Farm Store hours.

Windsor Dairy, 6427 WCR 68.5, Windsor CO 80550. Owners: Meg Cattell, DVM and Arden Nelson, DVM. (970) 674-0571.
E-mail: windsordairy@gmail.com Websites: http://www.windsordairy.com, http://www.facebook.com/#!/windsordairy


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