Care and Share Food Bank
Looking for an end to hunger in southern Colorado, 94 cents of every dollar goes to support food acquisition and distribution. A new facility showcases fruit trees, vegetables gardens and permaculture gardens to provide fresh, nutritious food to those who need it most.
Green Cities Coalition
The Green Cities Coalition promotes ecologically, economically and socially healthy communities in El Paso County for the benefit of present and future residents of the Pikes Peak region. The Local Foods Working Group promotes access to and expansion of locally grown food through education and collaboration.
NewFarms is a non-profit organization devoted to the restoration and improvement of agricultural lands and economies in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico.
Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network (PPSBN)
PPSBN provides education on the topic of environmentally-sustainable business practices, conducts business-to-business networking events, and offers avenues of exposure for netowrk members' products or services. Business operation consultations as well as a Sustainable Business Certification program offer members access to achieveing a successful triple bottom line.
The PPSBN is a program of the Catamount Institute.
Pikes Peak Urban Gardens (PPUG)
PPUG helps build community gardens in neighborhoods, at schools, businesses and churches in the Colorado Springs area. On-going organic gardening classes are also offered throughout the year and they operate a demonstration vegetable garden on the historic Harlan Wolfe Ranch property. Their extensive website has numerous tips for the beginner or seasoned gardener.
Slow Food Colorado Springs (SFCS)
Colorado Springs | Jerald Bridgman: (719) 633-4304 | www.slowfoodcoloradosprings.org
Slow Food U.S.A. is dedicated to ecologically-sound food production; the revival of the kitchen and the table as centers of pleasure, culture, and community; the invigoration of regional, seasonal culinary traditions; and living a slower and more harmonious rhythm of life. Call or visit the website for events.
Terra Essentials is both a print and an online directory that supports the holistic and sustainable health community. Local, healthy food choices are a big part of this. Throughout the year, we attend events, blog about what's happening, and market our advertisers goods and services. Check our website and calendar for tons of great events and happenings in the area.
Chico Basin Ranch
Spend a day at one of the many workshops including horsemanship, birding, art, grazing, and ranch roping. Community gatherings and a Fall Art Exhibit are included in Ranch happenings. This is a prime example of a working ranch, with its amazing staff, dedicated to enhancing the natural world and our Western heritage while building bridges between ranching and urban communities. Chico Basin offers vacation packages for people to experience the life of a modern-day cowboy as well as grass-finished beef, and game bird hunting opportunities. The website lists their calendar of events. Call for a get-away today.
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
30th St. & Gateway Rd. | (719) 578-6777 | www.rockledgeranch.com
The living history museum of the Pikes Peak Region, allows visitors to experience the lives of the people who lived, worked, hunted, herded and raised families in this area from the 1700s to the early 20th century. Costumed interpreters tell stories and demonstrate the work, tools and abilities of these people.
This historic 190-acre urban farm, owned by the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, raises all-natural vegetables, beef, pork and eggs. Education and volunteer experiences foster community and health by reconnecting people with the source of their food. Venetucci products are sold through CSA, farmers markets, and PPA restaurants.
Arkansas Valley Organic Growers (AVOG)
Featuring produce grown in the Arkansas River Valley from farmers/ranchers who do things without chemicals, hormones, antibiotics or anything that isn’t the way nature intended. Enjoy the highlights of the growing season:
•Country Roots Farm (719) 948-2206,
, www.countryrootsfarm.org: certified naturally-grown vegetables, herbs and eggs
•Family Roots Farm (719) 371-3241, www.JavernickFamilyFarms.com: heirloom, open-pollinated vegetables and seeds.
•Sunflower Valley Goat Dairy (719) 432-8730, www.sunflowervalleycheese.com: Artisan chevre, vegetables, pasture-raised eggs
•Venetucci and Frost Farms see separate entries
Blue Planet Earthscapes & Urban Farms
Manitou Springs | (719) 685-0290 | www.blueplanetearthscapes.com
Organic landscaping services, including edibles and permaculture. A gardener can install and maintain your landscape or teach you the art of whole-system gardening, Classes and horticultural programs offered year ‘round. We can help you grow your own food! Good for you and good for the planet!
Colorado Farm and Art Market (CFAM)
(719) 640-6154 | www.farmandartmarket.com
Saturdays, 9am-1pm, June-Oct., at The Margarita at Pine Creek, 7350 Pine Creek Road just off I-25 & Woodmen
Wednesdays 3-7pm, June-Oct., at The Fine Arts Center Sculpture Garden, Cascade and Dale.
Fresh produce, meats, arts & crafts, and specialty foods. The members are all locals, highly involved and available to answer questions. Enjoy special events and get fresh with your Colorado farmer. Exact dates and vendor applications at www.farmandartmarket.com.
Jay Frost and his family have been farming and ranching the Fountain Valley in an environmentally responsible manner for over 50 years. Frost understands the importance of treating the land and his neighbors well. Through PPA, he hopes to raise the awareness of our agricultural heritage.
Lasater Grasslands Beef
Within Colorado (719) 541-2855 | Outside Colorado 866-4LG-BEEF | www.lgbeef.com
With almost 30,000 acres of shortgrass Colorado prairie, this working ranch provides beef that has been raised and finished 100% on native grass. The Lasater family has raised their cattle without the use of pesticides, herbicides or commercial fertilizers for over half a century. Lasater Grasslands Beef is raised without hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products providing the best quality available. Grazing management practices at the Lasater Ranch are a great example of how grazing can enhance the health of our natural world, including decreasing atmospheric carbon, while producing a delicious, healthy food product. Call for local outlets.
Mini Moos and Kids Too!
Colorado’s only Grade-A goat dairy, MMaKT goats eat real food, no artificial additives. The Andersons’ care shows in the quality of carefully crafted cheeses that appeal to a wide palate. Cheese and whole goat milk for sale in markets and farmers markets in SE Colorado. Call for locations.
Mon.-Fri. 9am-6:30pm, Sat. and Sun. 10am-5pm
Mountain Naturals has expanded and moved to a larger location. Enjoy low prices and special orders are welcome. Partnering with local, sustainable food producers allows us to offer goat cheese, grass-fed meats, eggs and produce. Check us out on Facebook: Mountain Naturals Community Market.
Black Forest | (719) 495-1876 |
For the most beautiful, delicate and alive microgreens, herbs, shoots and edible flowers, Naturescape is your choice. Their product is organically grown directly in soil yielding a highly nutritious and long-lasting product favored by Colorado chefs and specialty markets.
Ranch Foods Direct
2901 N. El Paso | (719) 473-2306 or 866-866-6328 | www.ranchfoodsdirect.com
Showcasing Callicrate Beef and other meats direct from the ranch, raised humanely without hormones, steroids or antibiotics, they also offer wild seafood, artisan cheeses, and unique cooking ingredients, available at their store or delivered to your home. Buying from Ranch Foods Direct supports farm and ranch families that care for the land and animals, as well as the rural communities where they live and work. Go to www.ranchfoodsdirect.com for restaurants that serve Callicrate Beef.
Woodland Park Farmers Market
Second Friday in June until last Friday in September, 7am-1pm (Followed by indoor winter market - see website for details.)
High-altitude market with 100 vendor spaces showcasing Colorado-grown produce, plants, jams, jellies, honey, breads, meats and Colorado wine sampling as well as selected local crafts. Healthy in the Rockies is what the WPFM is all about.
Woodland Park Harvest Center
The Harvest Center empowers people of communities around Woodland Park to overcome the challenges of high-altitude gardening. Members cheerfully share seeds, compost, knowledge and muscle power. Harvest Center members grow food in back yards, front yards, community gardens and greenhouses for personal use and donation to community food banks. Our volunteers are actively engaged in school and community projects related to nutrition and environmental issues. Visit us at wpharvestcenter.org or visit our booth on Friday mornings at the Teller County Farmers Market (June through September) for stimulating food talk.
Cultivate Health LLC
Body, mind and spirit, just like a garden, must be nurtured and nourished. Through counseling and classes, Michele Mukatis teaches people to listen to their unique body needs and to grow and cook their own food creating vitality, balance and health. Classes by request in my home or yours. Best Veggie Garden Yet, Vegetarian Mexican, Knife Skills and more!
Total Integrative Health Counseling
No one diet works for everyone. Together we'll work to achieve your goals such as optimal weight, controlling food cravings, sleep and energy, and learning to use locally-sourced ingredients. You will develop a deeper understanding of the choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.
Adams Mountain Café
934 Manitou Ave. | Manitou Springs | (719) 685-1430 | www.adamsmountain.com
Closed Monday. Oct. through April | Breakfast and Lunch, 8am-3pm | Dinner 5-9pm
Mostly vegetarian and always sensational, Adams Mountain Café, in the Historic Spa Building, has wonderful indoor ambience and now provides outdoor seating on the creek in the warmer months. Dine in or out, but dine well!
Blue Sage Catering
5152 Centennial Blvd. | Colorado Springs | (719) 332-1397 | www.creativecateringsolutions.com
Blue Sage focuses on delicious, locally-sourced ingredients both in their catering and their cafe. Get on their mailing list to learn about their "Secret Suppers," a true food experience.
Bon Appetit Management Company
Colorado College | Colorado Springs | (719) 389-6152 | www.cafebonappetit.com/coloradocollege
Bon Appétit Management Company, a national onsite restaurant company, provides café and catering services to corporations, colleges and universities, specialty venues and the community. Bon Appetit works with local food producers that are farming in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Please call them to talk about your next private function or other food-service needs.
Bristol Brewing Company
1647 S. Tejon Street | Colorado Springs | (719) 633-2555 | www.bristolbrewing.com
These flavorful all-natural ales call to mind three things: Quality, Purity and Sanity. Bristol brews exclusively for Colorado to minimize the carbon footprint and focus on the scores of local non-profits they support. Enjoy a delicious ale today knowing it was brewed very close to where you're sitting.
Front Range Barbeque
2330 W. Colorado Avenue | Colorado Springs | (719) 632-2596 | www.frbbq.com
Open for lunch and dinner every day!
Specializing in Southern Style BBQ, Home-cooked Meals, and House-Ground Colorado Burgers. Enjoy a Colorado Craft Brew from our large selection, while listening to some of the best local and national original live music on our outdoor patio. We welcome you to our house, where good food, good music, good beer, and good times are always on the menu!
Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna
2616 West Colorado Avenue | (719) 633-0406 | www.greekdining.com
Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-10pm
Jake and Telly's Greek Taverna has been serving traditional Greek fare and innovative wines of the world to Colorado Springs for more than 15 years. All natural, organic ingredients combined with superior service means Mediterranean cuisine at its finest. Enjoy beautiful views of Pikes Peak from the terrace and picturesque murals in the dining room as well as monthly wine dinners and weekly specials. Wash it all down with a splash of ouzo!! OPA!!
The Margarita at Pine Creek
7350 Pine Creek Rd. | Colorado Springs | (719) 598-8667 | www.margaritaatpinecreek.com
Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-2pm | Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 5:30pm-8:30pm | Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-2pm
For over 38 years, award-winning, locally-sourced contemporary seasonal cuisine served in a relaxing, unique atmosphere has been a highlight in the Pikes Peak Region. Enjoy live music in the bar and movies/music on the patio seasonally. Reservations requested for lunch, brunch and a prix fixe dinner.
2527 W. Colorado Avenue | Colorado Springs | (719) 632-8121 | www.pizzeriarustica.com
Authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza, antipasti, and gelati paired with unique wines and brews. Local farmer produce year-round and house-made fresh mozzarella. Third 3-Star Green Certified Restaurant in the nation. Huge 58-seat garden patio for al fresco dining. Reservations highly recommended.
Rico’s Café and Wine Bar
320-324 N. Tejon Street | Colorado Springs | (719) 630-7723 | www.poorrichards.biz
Nestled within Poor Richard’s Bookstore, next to Little Richard’s Toy Store is this sleek nook appropriate for meetings or an encounter with friends. Tapas and desserts as well as Poor Richard’s Restaurant offerings combine with wines, teas and coffees while you browse or listen to live music.
2607 W. Colorado Avenue | Colorado Springs | (719) 471-TAPA (8272) |www.tapateria.com
Old World and Colorado tapas and wines; Serving a huge variety in a classic Barcelona ambiance. Tapas and deli enhanced with local ingredients. 100% gluten-free, 50% vegetarian and 25% vegan. Off-street, covered patio is a great place to sip a cool beverage in a relaxing atmosphere. Call ahead for seating options.
The Warehouse Restaurant
25 West Cimarron Street, Colorado Springs | (719) 475-8880 | www.thewarehouserestaurant.com
Monday-Friday 11:30am-9pm, Saturday 5-10pm, closed Sunday
Enjoy dining in a turn-of-the-century warehouse turned art gallery featuring local foods, microbrews, wines, and art. Featured artists create an intimate canvas for a relaxed, aesthetic experience.
Last Updated (Monday, 02 July 2012 09:48)