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RBR News | March 16, 2017

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A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to prepare the menu ACES Snow Moon Dinner, an event for Donor’s Circles members (click here to learn more about our Donor's Circles program). I worked as a professional chef for many years prior to transitioning to farming and host our farm to table events during the summer, so “catering” events is not necessarily a new experience for me.Just another event - or so I thought - and I went about writing the menu as I have for the past several years with ACES. 


RBR News | February 28, 2017

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Mother Nature teased us with some sunshine and warm weather last week and just as we were getting into the “swing of spring,” she abruptly reminded us that it is still winter. Even though we are seeing some overnight temps in the single digits this week, spring is just around the corner and the team at Rock Bottom Ranch is busy preparing for the upcoming season.   


RBR News | December 29, 2016

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Winter is one of my favorite times of the year as a farmer. The cold weather and short days almost force us into a time of reflection, planning and research. This year is no different and the Rock Bottom Ranch agricultural team has spent the better part of December reading books, finalizing 2017 growing plans, and designing new infrastructure to make our work in 2017 even more productive and efficient.  


RBR News | August 30, 2016

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For me, one of the best parts of being a farmer is the opportunity to interact with a wide array of community members. The casual conversations that generally take place at farmers’ market or on farm tours often lead to new friends and great networking contacts. Some of our most treasured relationships started with a conversation about the growing season, how to prepare kale, or simply the recent weather.  


RBR News | July 7, 2016

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June tends to be the busiest month of the year at the Ranch, and this year was no exception. The first weeks of June signal the beginning of the farmers’ market season in our area, the annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Heritage Fire and Grand Cochon in Snowmass Village, ACES annual Picnic on the Preserve, and our first Farm to Table Dinner of the year. Additionally this year, we were very involved in the Aspen Ideas Festival (AIF), which generally kicks off the last week of June.   


RBR News | May 19, 2016

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After a string of unplanned events, minor delays, and a broken truck, things finally began to come together last weekend ahead of a busy week at ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch. This week, we have a full plate - installation of a new pizza oven, juggling vegetable soil prep and planting, and, perhaps most excitingly, introduction of new beehives.


RBR News | May 5, 2016

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As you may have heard, ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch is the first farm in Colorado to achieve Certified Wildlife Friendly® status! This certification is awarded to farms that prioritize habitat conservation alongside agricultural production.  


RBR News | April 29, 2016

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The team at ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch has been working extra hard during the last few weeks to get the Ranch ready for summer. There are a few large projects in the works that will improve guest experience as well as efficiency for our agricultural production.


RBR News | December 22, 2015

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Monday, December 21st was the winter solstice, marking the longest night of the year. From this point forward, until the summer solstice in June, the days begin to get longer. This time of year an old farmer friend of mine always notes, “summer is just around the corner.”  


RBR News | June 19, 2015

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The first couple weeks of June tend to be the busiest weeks of the season for agricultural production (and everything else) at Rock Bottom Ranch! We are harvesting the first rounds of outdoor cool season crops (salad, arugula, root vegetables, greens, etc.), planting outdoor warm season crops (squash, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.), and seeding the fall cool season crops.