Best Colorado-made products?
I'm looking for your thoughts on best CO products- honey, preserves, etc. Thank you!
4 replies and nobody has mentioned beer? Some great breweries: Ska, Avery, Odell's, Great Divide, New Belgium, Mountain Sun, etc etc etc.
Good question, Claire- but home is here :)
it's for a Colorado products event- I've got Avalanche and Haystack Cheese, I'm looking at the Plum Daisy Products from Palisade to pair with those, 34 degrees crackers, and of course some great CO beer. But I figure that others might know of some things I hadn't thought of yet to include.
But now I really want some lamb and corn...
Cheesecake in a Jar - Cute little Mason jars w/ super-rich individual sweet or savory cheesecakes. (Grand Junction)
leta's - Also in/near Palisade does preserves & such. Very promotion-minded.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for a bigger company w/ multiple locations; new Piece, Love and Chocolate (Boulder) for a boutique chocolatier.
Bread for Breadworks, Udi's, Denver Bread Company -- or gluten-free from Dimmer's Home Bakery.
If you can handle frozen things, Bliss or Boulder Ice Cream.
Cyd's Cage Free Eggs.
Wines? Contact the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board. There are also now some artisinal, small-batch whiskeys (whiskies? I can never remember which is which).
Savory Spice Shop blends.
Villa Tatra smoked salmon & trout (west of Lyons).
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (HQ in Durango). New Piece Love & Chocolate (Boulder) for individual chocolatier. Also several in Longmont.
Savory Spice Shop
1537 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202
2644 Broadway St, Boulder, CO 80304
Boulder Ice Cream
4747 Pearl St Ste M-1, Boulder, CO 80301
729 Pinewood Dr, Lyons, CO 80540
Primo - Artisanal Preserves (berry & pepper combo's), Chutneys.
Justin's Nut Butters
White Girl Salsa
Ela Family Farms Applesauce
Sweet Action Ice Cream
Chocolove Chocolate Bars
Nita Crisp Crackers
Sisters Pantry - Soy Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette, Peanut Sauce, Potstickers
Golden Toad - Hot Sauce
Horsetooth Hot Sauce
Spinelli's Pasta Sauce
Bhakti Chai - Chai concentrates, ready to drink, ice cream
Nanita's Finest - Hispanic Sauces
Religious Experience - Hispanic Sauces
Grant Family Farms - eggs
Haystack Mtn Goat Dairy - Cheese
Wild Women Truffles
East West - Asian Sauces
Marxana Brand Foods (Splash) - Pomegranate based sauces
Solterra - Preserves, Many Gluten Free items
To name a few...........
Jumpin' Good Dairy Goat Cheese from Buena Vista
Olathe Sweet Corn
La Junta Melons
Arrowhead Grass Fed (and finished) Highland Scottish Cattle from Nathrop, Colorado
Just to name a few...
Liege Waffle Company
Boulder Ice Cream
High Country Orchards - Peaches, Peach Salsa
Hazel Dell Cinnamon Cap Mushrooms - direct from Hazel Dell (not the ones that have been sitting at Whole Foods, etc. for a couple days).
Loren, you know they are the same plant, growing at the same altitude, with the same weather conditions. Your feeble attempt at exculputory ignorance and shameless promotion of Pueblo is perhaps laudable, and your Chamber of Commerce owes you a gold star. Cheers to fine chilies, wherever they be!
Wow. I don't live in Pueblo and I consider your statement somewhat insulting (since you insulted me directly). Many in fact do consider the local conditions to be favorable to growing the best chiles in the world (though I obviously didn't state as much and said it was arguable). From my expertise the chiles are a bit different considering Hatch chiles grow about 500 miles to the south in completely different soil conditions. Better or not is up to the taster obviously.
LM, I had a home in Cuchara, between Hatch and Pueblo, for some years and around labor day the roasters arrived in droves in nearby La Veta, touting the Hatch and Pueblo chilies they were roasting. All were good. I certainly meant no insult, I observe that everyone rightfully has home-town pride in their local products, but you don't even live there, so where's the insult?
I loaded up with 3 and 5 lb. bags of still warm mild and hot chilies, 40 lbs or so, and the drive home was torture, the aroma was so delicious.
Nobody here knows where you live, you haven't said. In 7 pages of posts, you vaguely connect to Denver and Colorado. I lived 8 years in Denver. I leave a trail of everywhere I have lived; 13 states and countries.
Maybe post a profile?
I felt insulted by the fact that you assumed my opinion was based on exculputory ignorance and shameless promotion of Pueblo. Clear?
That said I am from Denver, my Mom is from Las Vegas, NM and the majority of my family lives in Albuquerque, Roswell or south. I eat , breathe and love chiles and can't wait until they make their way up I-25 every fall. They are a part of my family and we peel bushels every single year while watching Bronco's games.
Pueblo chiles are a bit milder, fruitier, grown more clay vs. sandy but have a really nice flavor. I am not being paid by the city of Pueblo! Personally I love Hatch chiles but do not assume they are the "best".
I have met him a time or two in passing on these threads, I have noticed the NM connection on many, many of his posts and really respect his point of view on things both New Mexican and Maine-related. Would love to meet him in person and have a beer and a meal! Anyway, I am glad we got this out of the way as I was really mad when I read it. I will try to put some info on my profile. Peace!
Honeyville in Durango for honey and related products. http://www.honeyvillecolorado.com/
Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Brewery in Lyons http://www.oskarblues.com/
Desert Sun Coffee in Durango - roasters of wonderful organic, fair trade coffee. http://www.desertsuncoffee.com/
James Ranch in Durango - http://www.jamesranch.net/ cheese, beef, eggs etc
Stranahans's Colorado Whiskey. Distillery is close to downtown Denver - and they do tours. Most CO liquor stores have it. Spendy, but sooo addicting.
justins almond butter, boulder
olathe corn and palisades peaches
dry dock vanilla porter ,aurora
breckenridge 471 small batch ipa, denver
ambrosia honey, western slope
justins almond butter, boulder
bison from south park....not sure the name of the company but u can buy it at the little gas station/market in hartsel. it is from the bison that are literally right there in south park. cant get more local that that.