Culinary Experiences

You travel for new and exciting experiences, so it's only natural that food should be a pleasing adventure as well. When it comes to making amazing food discoveries, Ridgway, Colorado delivers.

  • Local Food Producers Share Their Stories
  • Community Supported Agriculture Flourishing Around Ridgway
  • Fostering Diverse Tastes at Ridgway Seed Library
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Culinary Experiences

Ridgway residents thrive on fabulous food, which makes our town a great place for visitors to experience local food culture. From fancy French cuisine to freshly made Mexican dishes, our restaurants offer unique menus and diverse options for diverse pallettes. Keeping up with the farm-to-table trend, many of our markets, restaurants and special events source locally produced meats, dairy products, vegetables, fruits and herbs. We benefit from the plentiful fields and orchards around Colorado's Western Slope.

Fostering Diverse Tastes at Ridgway Seed Library

Gardeners and anyone with an interest in growing their own food should make a stop at the Ridgway Seed Library, a resource available to all who would like to contribute to the seed diversity within our growing region. The local seed library is a free seed project, with a mission to support all who wish to plant seeds, grow food, and try their best at saving seed that has been grown within our bio region. The library curators educate, support and encourage the development of seed diversity for all, wishing to cultivate a culture of learning and sharing.
Not only does the library offer free seed, but it also offers seed-saving classes and seed swaps. Local seed savers like Paula Marlatt and Yvette Hensen share their knowledge and encourage gardeners to preserve their seeds. The swaps are also a great way to network and learn from others who attend.

The Ridgway Seed Library is located inside the Ridgway Public Library at 300 Charles St., Ridgway, Colorado, CO 81432, next to the fire station. For information, call 970.626.5252

Community Supported Agriculture Flourishing Around Ridgway

Community Supported Agriculture or CSA refers to a farming program in which an individual purchases a “share” of the farm’s products for a growing season and then receives a weekly distribution of the products that are in season. This is a fabulous way to get the freshest variety of local organic produce at a reasonable cost while helping local farms to stay in business. Most CSAs offer several sizes of shares to suit the size of your family and your budget.

There are several CSAs in operation in the local area. Contact them to find out what they have to offer!
Circle A Garden (Montrose): circleagarden.com
Buckhorn Gardens (Montrose): buckhorngardens.blogspot.com
Indian Ridge Farm (Norwood): indianridgefarm.org
Learn more about why you should eat fresh, local, organic foods from Dr. Abigail Seaver, ND, who provided the chamber with this helpful information. Visit http://www.drabigailseaver.com/ or call her at 970-626-3188.

Local food producers share stories

Local Food Producers Share Their Stories

Cottage Cuisine

Louise Meier used to lug her fruit, honey and jarring supplies from her house in Nucla to a commercial kitchen several miles down the highway in Norwood to produce her popular jams, jellies and honey. She had to pre-schedule her hours at the kitchen, which often meant working at inconvenient times and always meant limiting how long she could spend in production. Following retail food operator regulations was a bit overwhelming for an individual producer like Meier.

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The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to achieve the objectives of promoting business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The chamber operates the Visitors Center, which is open from May 1 through October 1.

150 Racecourse Road
Ridgway, Colorado 81432

800.220.4959
- 970.626.5181
raccadmin@ridgwaycolorado.com

Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce.
Managed by Peak Media Company LLC

Visitors Center and Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce

The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce is organized to achieve the objectives of promoting business and community growth and development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area.

150 Racecourse Road
Ridgway, Colorado 81432

800.220.4959
970.626.5181
raccadmin@ridgwaycolorado.com

Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce. Managed by Peak Media Company LLC

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Extra Info

How about yak meat for a meal? Little Ridgway is home to three yak farms! Not only do they sell their products directly to consumers, but they are served on local restaurant and school menus.

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