- Squash Sackin’ and Pumpkin Huntin’Thursday, September 07, 2017
There’s a bumper crop of winter squash and pumpkins in the Gardens at James Ranch this year!
Instead of hauling it all in, we’d like to invite you to participate and get a great deal.
On Saturday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 30th, from 11-7, we’ll have burlap bags in two sizes for sale at the James Ranch Market for $10.00 ($18.00+ value) or $20.00 ($35.00+ value) respectively. Then you can follow the signs to the Pumpkin and Squash patch and fill those bags with however much squash will fit in a bag. You’ll also be able to buy a pumpkin tag to attach to a pumpkin for $5.00, $8.00, $12.00 or $20.00. All prices include tax.
We have some whopper Jack o’Lanterns in the field this year! After you’ve tagged a pumpkin or two and filled your sacks with squash, we’ll have transportation to take your harvest back to your car while you walk the return trip.
There will be helpers there to clip the squash off the plants and direct you to where your favorites are growing.
We have Delicata, Acorn, Butternut, Red Kabocha, Carnival, Spaghetti and Georgia Candy Roasters for our winter squash. In addition to Jack o’Lanterns we have Cinderella, Jarrahdale, Marina de Chioggia, Winter Luxury and Pie Pumpkins for tagging.
It will be a lot of fun and you’ll be getting a great deal along with a memorable experience.
- Farm To LunchboxWednesday, September 21, 2017Are there any other parents out there like me who groan internally with the thought of crafting a daily, nutritious, filling school lunch that your children will actually eat? I’m sure there are. I am deeply committed to feeding my family nutrient-dense foods from our farm as much as I can. So for this reason, I roll up my sleeves and do a little planning. At this time of year, there is such amazing, local food available that it is a natural fit to work some of it into your kids’ school lunch.
- Dryland Corn and Elote Con CremaWednesday, September 07, 2017Four years ago I (Cynthia) was walking through the Durango Farmer’s Market to see what I could buy for the Grill to serve. I stopped at a booth that had a corn stock that was only 4 feet high but had these large, beautiful ears of corn jetting off the sides of it. This was my first introduction to dry land corn.
- Wasps Are Friends, Not The EnemyWednesday, September 02, 2017Since I have been actively working on the ranch the last few years, I have been paying attention to the wasp populations and actively encouraging their numbers by building housing and planting more and more bushes and plants with flowers to feed them. Beneficial wasps, both predatory and parasitoid, are another way we accomplish chemical-free, organic farming.
- It Takes A Village To Feed A VillageWednesday, August 10, 2017The families of the James Ranch provide a well-rounded variety of organically grown food products for the local community: 100% grass-fed beef, artisan raw milk cheeses, pastured pork and eggs, fresh produce and flowers, and our restaurant (Harvest Grill and Greens at the James Ranch Terraces). It's a family affair and we have a lot of moving parts that come together to offer our community the freshest, most nutrient-dense food in the Four Corners. We are also proud to carry products from other local farmers! We'd love to take a second to introduce to you the current lineup of farmers that we'll be supporting and carrying at James Ranch Market and Harvest Grill.