Do you know where your food comes from?
Here at Rocky Mountain Food Report we are passionate about going back to the source and sharing the hard work and dedication of our local farmers & ranchers. Whether it’s battling Colorado’s challenging growing season, discussing the inner workings of sustainable agriculture practices or finding suggestions on where to source Colorado bred beef, we are telling the stories of the most dedicated farms & ranches in the Rocky Mountain Region.
According to the Colorado Department of Agriculture there are nearly 39,000 farms and ranches operating on a total land area of 31.8 million acres, nearly half of our state’s land mass. Colorado farmers and ranchers help to feed not only us locally but contribute largely on a global scale exporting nearly $2 billion in food products to Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea and China. There are more than 170,000 jobs in Colorado related to agribusiness, contributing more than $40 billion annually to Colorado’s economy. Our number one agricultural commodity is cattle with 2.8 million head of cattle in the state. Colorado’s main fruit and veggies are peaches, apples, potatoes, corn as well as pinto beans and ranks as the sixth largest producer in the nation for sunflowers.
“Cultivators are the most valuable citizens…they are tied to their country.”
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Growing and ranching in Colorado is not for the faint of heart. We applaud the farmers and ranchers that boldly call Colorado home and initiate regenerative farming and ranching practices that translate into sustainable, quality proteins and produce on our plates.
Eyes Bigger than stomachs welcome
Every good story begins around the table.
restaurateursHere at Rocky Mountain Food Report, we are committed to discovering and sharing information about the growing food culture here in Colorado, and beyond. We are eager to learn about the people, pastimes and processes that make the plates we can’t put down such an integral part of our daily lives. Food is the universal language of love and we live, breath, work and play for the passion that is the hospitality industry. We strive to parlay pertinent knowledge about brilliant brands, progressive restaurants and interesting events forward to you, our intentional readership taking it all the way back to the heart of food to discuss the agricultural and animal beginnings all the way forward to the professionals who prepare, brew, build and distill these delicious creations. We value the individuals who are creating worthy livelihoods from their passion projects and showcase the hard working chefs, bartenders, farmers, ranchers, brewers, distillers, restauteurs and sommeliers who make the arrival of these ingredients and life’s simple pleasures all possible. Food is art. Food is nourishment. Food is fun. Beyond our artistic appreciation for the beautiful presentations that have crossed our tablescapes and an unwavering admiration for the strenuous, challenging work of the entirety of the food & beverage community, we share the thread that we like to eat. No matter your age, sex, political affiliations, religion or socioeconomic status, every single one of us gets hungry. We come together to talk about cravings, the desire for a thoughtful craft community and what we should all eat next and that’s the joy of writing about gastronomic culture. At heart, this is a news forum that celebrates our hierarchy of needs where eating lives at the tippy top. Let’s learn together, taste all the things and enjoy every single bite.
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