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RBR News | May 15, 2015

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With all the talk of fall vegetables among the agriculture team, you would think summer had already come and gone! We shared a laugh this week, when in the midst of all this spring weather we reminded ourselves it is time to sow seed for “fall” vegetables. Summer has not even arrived, but we are already planning its culmination!

Yesterday, Christian and I seeded all of the cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, leeks, and kalettes that we plan to harvest in September and October. 


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.


RBR News | May 1, 2015

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There is so much new life on the Ranch at this time of the year. Aside from the thousands of new vegetable plants eagerly awaiting their chance to hit the ground, we’ve got newborn piglets, chicks, rabbit kits, and lambs. I personally am most excited about the new lambs and ewes that just came on to the property a few weeks ago. They are a unique breed called Katahdin Hair Sheep.


RBR News | April 24, 2015

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Rock Bottom Ranch has raised Large Black pigs for the last several years. This heritage breed is a perfect fit for the Ranch because they are extremely docile, excellent mothers, and can handle the climate of the Roaring Fork Valley very well.  


RBR News | April 17, 2015

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The only thing predictable about springtime in the Rockies is that the weather will surprise you. We have been seeing gorgeous warm days the past couple weeks, but yesterday it decided to snow again. And it is still falling 24 hours later. This storm was kind to Aspen Mountain’s closing weekend, where it dropped over a foot of fresh snow, however it was not quite as kind to our plans for planting outdoors.


Easter Hams Recipes

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Rock Bottom Ranch is dedicated to raising the highest quality meat and produce in the most sustainable way. This Easter season, we're selling sustainably raised hams from a heritage breed pig that was raised at the Ranch according to Animal Welfare Approved standards. All of our animals are raised outdoors with the highest regard for their health and well-being. Order yours by following this link.


Farm and Food Forum

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Christian and I recently traveled to Montrose, CO to attend the 3rd annual Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum. This was both of our first times attending a farming conference of any sort and neither of us quite knew what we were in for.


A New RBR Kitchen

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Rock Bottom Ranch has a new kitchen (and so much more!). Nearly a year after fundraising efforts began, renovations are nearly complete on the western half of the Field Studies Center at ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch.  


Extending the Season

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Pretty or Not, Hoop Houses Offer Beautiful Benefits

Article originally published in Edible Aspen's Fall 2014 Issue.


RBR News | August 22, 2014

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