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Ranch Foods Direct Customer Newsletter  

June 2011

"Take time. Count the riches. Brush the earth off as happily as you would the roughest diamond."

- Novelist Mylene Dressler   


Nemeth Cooking ClassHave fun shopping for Dad at Ranch Foods Direct!
 If the surest way to a man's heart is through his stomach, this is a place that has everything you need to make the day special.

Schultz's feature
CLICK the article above for more info and great recipes from Schultz's Gourmet.
June Market Tips 
Mobile Meat Processing 
USDA certification authorizes the meat to be sold anywhere in the USA... All processing will be done under the close oversight of a federal meat inspector. CLICK THE PIC above to learn more about how mobile processing works.

June Recipes 2 

If you are a Ranch Foods Direct customer with a wonderful seasonal recipe to share, send it in an email to CandaceJK@aol.com.

Keeping up with a champion...  

Amanda on Bike 

Professional triathlete Amanda Stevens is having some of the best races of her life as she prepares to compete for a spot in the next Olympics. Most recently she was pro champion at Memphis in May, which included a 1.5k swim, 40k bike ride and 10k run. Her next race takes her to Maryland on June 12. Keep up with Amanda, as she competes, trains and cooks healthy meals, by reading her blog at: http://dramandastevens.blogspot.com/




Hethyr Cooks 

  Ranch Foods Direct customer Hethyr Pletsch, above, owner of Everyday Gourmet Colorado Personal Chef Service, will conduct a series of cooking classes at the Gotta Love It Kitchen in Old Colorado City, 2521 W. Colorado Ave. Pick up a flyer at Ranch Foods Direct or visit her website (by clicking on her picture above) to download a full schedule of her June classes.  


Plus... Did you know? Boxed granola bars are loaded with sugar in lots of different forms. Why not make a wholesome version at home? This idea and more can be found when you take a minute to read Hethyr's blog, in which she couples her food and cooking passion and knowledge with commentary by her husband Jon.  

CLICK HERE to read A Closed Mouth Gathers No Food.


Don't forget! The Colorado Farm and Art Market officially opens for the season on June 15th with 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 by CLICKING HERE.




  Pikes Peak Urban Gardens hosts a cheese-making class by Ranch Foods Direct friend and customer Lindsey Aparicio, above, who raises goats on the west side of Colorado Springs. She'll present two classes on June 11 and another June 14, for $25 each at the Harlan Wolfe Ranch. For more on this and other classes Pikes Peak Urban Gardens offers in June:  CLICK HERE.  


Greenhorn Acres CSA Wednesday distributions have started and will continue throughout the growing season. Get local produce fresh from a farm family every week at Ranch Foods Direct. They offer customers great recipes and updates too!  CLICK HERE. 


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


Check the website for a list of restaurants serving Callicrate Beef.  


Head to the Peak Bowl in June for healthy, hearty lunches made with Callicrate Beef! PLEASE NOTE: Guest chef Kevin Campbell has canceled plans to create a special local foods menu at the Peak Bowl, 2861 N. Prospect, starting in June, but this great lunch spot continues its commitment to providing home-style lunches featuring naturally raised Callicrate Beef. 


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. Visit one of Colorado's most exciting, most authentic local food markets! 


Follow RFD on Facebook. Follow owner Mike Callicrate on Twitter: @MikeCallicrate


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Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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