Know Where Your Meat Comes From: Savor the Colorado Flavor

Oct 26, 2011, 13:21 ET from Colorado Tourism Office

DENVER, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado is a state that thrives on agriculture. Beef is the state's top agricultural commodity and Colorado is well known for its lamb. Wide open pastures with fresh air and plenty of sunshine make for the perfect environment to raise animals in a healthy manner producing delicious beef, lamb, elk, bison and more. Below is just a sampling of Colorado producers selling direct to consumers:

  • Blue Mountain Bison is a bison ranch located east of Rocky Mountain National Park.  The ranch sells bison to ranches, provides bison meat to consumers and restaurants, offers bison, deer and elk hunts on the ranch and actively participates to further the education, marketing and idea of bringing bison back to the plains.
  • Dayspring Farm in Olathe serves Western Colorado with fresh and naturally fed pork, beef and poultry. Their fresh country atmosphere and acres of land provide a healthy setting for their livestock, vegetables and visitors.
  • Grant Family Farms in Wellington was the first State of Colorado Certified Organic farm, raising organic chicken, lamb, turkey, duck, goose, goat and pork. Grant Family Farms offers a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program where members purchase a "share" of the farm's harvest, and receive a weekly box of fresh produce.
  • Grass Roots Meats in Pagosa Springs provides all natural grass-finished beef and lamb, as well as free-range chicken, raised without added hormones or antibiotics. Their animals are on pasture from the day they are born to the day they are taken to the processor.  
  • High Wire Ranch is located 53 miles southeast of Grand Junction and raises 100 percent grass-fed bison and elk. Their pastures are herbicide and pesticide free, and their animals are not given hormones or sub-therapeutic antibiotics.
  • Ralston Valley Beef is a family-run business that offers fresh, wholesome beef direct from the ranch. Their mission is to provide the highest quality ranch-direct beef possible, in a simple, convenient, and responsible manner.
  • Triple M Bar Ranch meat has a unique, mild flavor due to the feed used to grow their lambs. They sell whole or half lambs cut to customers' specifications and provide lamb for meat markets, stores and restaurants.

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Contacts:    Carly Grimes / 720-289-9366,

SOURCE Colorado Tourism Office