- 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.
- Converting from Crazy - Ida, Ida IdahoThursday, December 07, 2017With a new clue received from a local magazine picked up in Jackson Hole, the Stewarts are headed to Driggs, Idaho to meet a like-minded chef then head to Boise, which has been touted as a new foodie city, then up to Coeur d' Alene which is headquarters for Tractor Sodas, the Grill's new organic soft drinks.
- Converting from Crazy - The Denver/Boulder InspirationThursday, November 17, 2017The Stewart's are on their epic research trip and stopping off first in Denver and Boulder. There are a lot of great restaurants in the area, but there are three that actually have their own farms/ranches that supply a majority of their ingredients just like the Harvest Grill. Their goal is to see the kitchens and meet with the chefs.
- Converting from Crazy - Wyoming, Detour to Utah and Back to WyomingThursday, November 17, 2017Due to weather conditions in Jackson, the Stewarts headed a bit south to Utah and had a chance to do a meet and eat with at a restaurant that had one of their favorite kitchen layouts. They also surprised Sasha with a new addition to the family (four legged and furry).
- Converting from Crazy (The Stewart family’s quest for knowledge)Thursday, November 16, 2017Cynthia and Robert decided to research their next adventuring into the restaurant world by taking a research trip in a motorhome to different restaurants around the western United States. Their goals are to see other kitchens, talk to chefs, understand the restaurant culture and learn how to recruit an employee team that will join in their dream of the ultimate farm-to-table dining experience.
- Farm To LunchboxThursday, 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 CremaThursday, 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 EnemyThursday, 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 VillageThursday, 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.