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Our food values: Regenerative. Local. Seasonal. Organic. Delicious. Unpretentious.

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Pueblo Seed Company "Biome Breakfast"
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Outrageous Canyon Wine


A few micro-climates within the canyon supports grape vines and we have the good fortune to have a first class vintner just up the road at Sutcliffe Vineyards. John Sutcliffe dared to plant grape vines in harsh, ancient desert soils some 20 years ago with the help of celebrated Colorado wine making talent. Sutcliffe wines are organically grown, reflecting environs of hard suns, sweeping and trickling rains, wind and breezes, sand, dust and rock, bees and hummingbirds. "Isolated, idiosyncratic, passionate and stubborn, we know no other way," says John Sutcliffe.


We feature Sutcliffe wines as our Colorado wine choice. We also encourage you to make a visit to the winery (2 miles away) and taste in a setting intimating Provence, with impressive Battlerock Mountain as a back drop.

Sutcliffe Vineyard McElmo Canyon

Local Diversity

Quality and diversity extends beyond the canyon. Cortez, an agricultural community, takes pride in local pasture raised beef and lamb. Naming a few among many high quality  perveyors located near Cortez, Bell Beef provides meat from happy, pasture grazed cows. Further North, James Ranch creates local cheeses from grass fed milk and responsibly raises beef and pork. Our immediate neighbors provide us with lamb.


A prolific farmer's market supplies seasonal vegetables, greens, heirloom varietals and chiles. Seed savers such as Vibrant Earth Seeds are doing their part around here as well, preserving heirloom seeds from the growing traditions of native peoples, like The Three Sisters: corn, beans and squash- seeds that are open-pollinated, drought resistant and hardy, continuing connections to ancestors.

Local abundant harvests at Cortez Farmer's Market
Native corn and bean varieties link to ancestral traditions.

Heritage Grains and more...

Canyon farmers like the Pueblo Seed Company are growing heritage grains and we are delighted to use their flours and in our homemade sourdough and wheat breads, as well as their artisanal cereals in our breakfast bowls. Our fresh eggs are hand delivered from our neighbors on an ATV with a couple of dogs riding in the back.  Our coffee is roasted in Telluride. Our food and drink choices are ever evolving, intrinsic to place and region as much as possible, including some of our own cultural and personal favorites. 



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