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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.


RBR News | May 22, 2015

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Another wet week at the Ranch challenged our vegetable schedule yet again. We must wait for dryer conditions to use big equipment like a tractor or tiller in order to avoid soil compaction, which decreases porosity. Luckily, Harper and Christian were able to find enough of a break in the weather to make furrows and get the potatoes planted for the season!


RBR News | May 8 2015

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Another wet week is great for the pastures (as well as for the high elevation snowpack), however it poses some challenges for our outdoor vegetable production plans. Our growing schedule called for soil work, transplanting, and direct seeding this week, but the saturated ground has forced us to delay some of these projects.