Local Roots Guide

“On the following pages, you will meet the farmers and ranchers who are growing locally and making their abundance available to the good people of the San Luis Valley and beyond. . .

This guide is dedicated to those who till the earth and tend the animals: to those who grow their own food and to those who grow it for others. Thank you for the bountiful harvest.”

Heather Green

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Organization/Business NameDescriptionProducts OfferedPhotoContact PersonAddressPhoneHoursWebsiteIconsCountyCity
Three Barrel Brewing Company Artisan crafted brews produced from San Luis Valley grown malt, hops, honey and fresh mountain water. Found in many local establishments, or call for direct sales. Located in Del Norte, open 7 days a week from 11am8pm. Wood-fired pizza and calzones from local ingredients. Restaurant, Brewery John or Will 475 Grande Ave., Del Norte (719) 657-0681 Mon-Sun 11am-8pm http://www.threebarrelbrew.com Rio Grande Del Norte
Milky Way Mountain Caprine Milky Way Mountain Caprines is a subsidiary of Shangrilah Colorado, LLC. Heather and Nathan grow their own alfalfa, offer tours, internships, and workshops. They also make weekly deliveries (in season) of raw milk, cheese, and yogurt to its farmshare members at their downtown Crestone showroom, where you can find woodstoves and solar systems as well. Dairy, Goats, Guardian and Therapy Dogs Heather D'Alessio, Nathan Good 259 S. Cottonwood St, Crestone & Sanford (719) 496-6814 By Appointment http://www.shangrilahcolorado.com Agritourism, Biodynamic Practices, Commercial Pesticide-Free, GMO-Free, Holistic Land Management, Humane Animal Treatment, Organic Practices, Permaculture, Regenerative Conejos, Saguache Crestone & Sanford
Gosar Ranch Natural Foods & Mountain Mama Milling Producing 100% stone ground, high protein whole-wheat Mountain Mama brand flour, freshly milled to order since 1977 using locally grown bread and pastry wheats, transitional or certified when available. Also, sixth generation producers of gourment European-style sausage, hand-made in pork or chicken, USDA inspected daily, available in most regional, independent food stores and many restaurants. Flour, Sausage Kris, Jesus, or Erick (719) 852-2133 or (719) 580-5096 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Biodynamic Practices, Certified Organic, Commercial Pesticide-Free, GMO-Free, Holistic Land Management, Humane Animal Treatment, Permaculture, Regenerative, Vendor to VRFH Rio Grande
Graber's Produce & Worth-the-Drive Family Bakery Our flavorful, non-GMO, pesticide-free, big Dena tomatoes grown in an off-the-grid greenhouse are better than what you can find in the grocery store. Our fresh baked goods are well worth the drive, and we offer free coffee and donuts while supplies last. Specialize in Amish fry pies, jalapeño cheese bread, and cinnamon rolls. Stop by or call us. Tomatoes & Baked Goods Allen and Irene Graber 5115 E County Rd. 9 S, Monte Vista (719) 852-0967 Wed (from Memorial Day to Labor Day only), Thurs, & Fri, 8am-5:30pm, Sat 8am-4pm Commercial Pesticide-Free, GMO-Free, Organic Practices, Vendor to VRFH Rio Grande Monte Vista
Gracie's Farmstead Catering, Preserves, Spices Organic wedding cakes and gourmet confections for wedding favors, bridal showers, corporate gifts and birthdays. Wide selection of organic preserves, medicial bitters, spice blends and more! Catering, Preserves Spices Desiree Marceau By Appointment http://www.graciesfarmstead.com Saguache Saguache
Heart Rock Gardens New garden business focused on specialty organic produce, herbs, and cut flowers. Unique wildflower themed arrangements for weddings and special occations. Contact for wholesale inquiries. Desiree Marceau By Appointment http://www.heartrockgardens.com Saguache Center
Zapata Ranch The dining experience at the Zapata is second-to-none. Using local produce and meats, including bison from the ranch’s herd, our chefs craft an unforgettable and uncommon take on traditional comfort foods with a modern twist. With dishes like rosemary roasted bison tenderloin, Colorado lamb smoked over wood grown on the property, carrots from local farmers roasted over coals, and heirloom tomato and peach salad, our kitchen provides a more organic encounter to cuisine seldom displayed elsewhere. Enjoy made- to-order breakfasts of pancakes, fresh fruit, bacon, housemade jams, freshly baked bread, pastries, and bagged lunches to slip into your saddlebag and enjoy on the trail. Dining Included with Overnight and Ranch Stays (719) 378-2356 Dining available only with overnight and ranch stay reservations ranchlands.com/ranch-stays/zapata-ranch/ Agritourism Alamosa Del Norte
Mudita Camel Dairy Mudita (Sanskrit word) means our happiness comes from your happiness. Husband and wife duo operate a camel dairy here in the SLV along side their small farm. We offer farm tours, overnight yurt stays, camel milk soaps, camel milk chocolate, in addition to our garden offerings. Meghan is also a fiber artist working with our camel and sheep fiber. Dairy, Vegetables, Glamping, Chicken Meghan & Matt Stalzer 6174 Oniya Lane, La Jara (303) 550-1482 By Appointment http://www.camelbnb.com Agritourism, Commercial Pesticide-Free, GMO-Free, Holistic Land Management, Humane Animal Treatment, Organic Practices, Permaculture, Regenerative Conejos La Jara
4UR Ranch The 4UR's colorado guest ranch has it all, and then some. Natural historic hot springs. A highly personalized horseback riding program. And, miles of private tailwater and Rio Grande fly fishing. Whether you seek the finest Colorado fly fishing vacation, a truly memorable horseback riding vacation, or just perfect solitude in the Rocky Mountains, this magical luxury guest resort will exceed your expectations in every way. Gourmet farm-to- table cuisine is provided by Chef Blake Bond, including fresh garden vegetables grown at the Ranch. Aaron Christensen 1.0 Goose Creek Rd., Creede (719) 658-2202 8am-5pm Daily, June 1-Oct 1 4urranch.com Agritourism Mineral Creede
Cactus Hill Farm Grass-fed naturally-raised lamb. Organic wheat, and other organic grains. Organic fruit and vegetables. Quality organic hay. Proudly raised on a multi-generational family farm. We practice organic, regenerative farming and have protected our farm with a conservation easement. Call, text, or email for information. Lamb, Wool Products, Veggies, Organic Grains, Hay Elena Miller 20566 County Rd 9 (719) 849-9164 Mon-Sat 9am-5pm http://www.cactushillfarm.com Certified Organic, Commercial Pesticide-Free, Conservation Easement, GMO-Free, Holistic Land Management, Humane Animal Treatment, Organic Practices, Regenerative, Vendor to VRFH Conejos La Jara