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Ranch Foods Direct Customer Newsletter  

May 2011

"There is nothing as dear to me as the smell of silver sage after a rainstorm."

- Environmental writer Terry Tempest Williams  


Gardening Class

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CLICK on the article above to go directly to the Her Story Cafe website.

CLICK HERE  to visit Amuze at the Fine Arts Center online.

 CLICK HERE to visit Greenhorn Acres of Fowler, a member of the Arkansas Valley Organic Growers cooperative.      
May Recipes 
MORE LOCALLY GROWN SEASONAL PRODUCE IS ON THE WAY... Shop for leafy greens, spinach, fresh herbs, spring garlic, asparagus and more.

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SHE COOKS, HE DISHES IT OUT on the entertaining and inspiring food blog team-written by Ranch Foods Direct customer and personal chef Hethyr Pletsch and her husband Jon. CLICK HERE to read A Closed Mouth Gathers No Food and find out what Hethyr's been cooking up lately at home ... and put some of these fabulous seasonal ideas to work in your own kitchen.

To visit Everyday Gourmet Colorado, Hethyr's personal chef service,


Ranch Foods Direct printed monthly newsletters are available at the store.

For a copy of the Ranch Foods Direct May newsletter (including the articles above) as a 4-page downloadable, printable PDF, CLICK HERE.





 Ranch Foods Direct Tuesdays only ground beef special: Buy two-get-one-free on 80 and 85 percent lean one-pound packs. Get your Memorial Day weekend cookout food: brats, burgers and dogs. 


   Ranch Foods Direct has Mother's Day gift ideas and beautiful gift boxes for presenting mom with a gift of good taste.


Don't forget to sign up for the Gardening 101 class on Saturday, May 21.


The Colorado Farm and Art Market, which officially opens for the season on June 15th, holds its annual kickoff party on Sunday, May 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25. Great food, music and fun in the charming atmosphere of the Margarita, a local foodie favorite. A silent auction helps raise money for the market, which has a new Wednesday location this year: the sculpture garden at the Fine Arts Center, 30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs. Saturday markets will continue to be held at the wonderful Margarita at Pine Creek. Get more info on the market (and buy tickets to the kickoff party) by CLICKING HERE.  


  Slow Food Colorado Springs hosts a five-course special food and wine event Monday, May 16 at Amuze at the Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $75 for non-members. By the way, the Fine Arts Center is celebrating its 75th year.  CLICK HERE.  


Still haven't signed up for your summer CSA? It's not too late.  


 Visit Ranch Foods Direct online for daily-weekly-monthly specials.



Ranch Foods Direct products are for sale in Denver at Denver Urban Homesteading. NEW HOURS: The indoor farmers market is now open til 3 p.m. every Saturday afternoon. Come visit one of Colorado's most exciting, most authentic local food markets! 


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Ranch Foods Direct Natural Meat Market
2901 N. El Paso, Colorado Springs 80907
Retail Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


(719) 473-2306 or 1-866-866-6328
Shop online: www.ranchfoodsdirect.com


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