Thistle Whistle Farm
Thistle Whistle Farm (certified naturally grown) has a special place in Ryan's heart. She has worked at Thistle Whistle very part time in the spring, summer, and early fall over the past three years. Mark Waltermire, in our opinion, is a Buddha, not just as a farmer, but how he opens his heart and his farm to the community. Thistle Whistle has grown a huge portion of the kimchi vegetables for us over the past couple years. Mark specializes in the art of farming and the love of the land. Not only is he a very wise human, but a wizard of a farmer.
Our friend Naomi Griffin the fastest weeder and seeder in the valley, potentially in all of Colorado. At her homestead, she raises pigs, along with an assortment of other farm creatures. She was (and still is) Ryan's farming mentor while also putting in the hours with us cutting kimchi, always helping out. A wonderful friend and teacher. We love you Naomi!
Zephyros Farm & Garden
Zephyros (certified organic) was and still is a huge vegetable contributor for us since we began. Don, the owner, has always been so patient and giving with us. Don has been supportive over the years even in the beginning when we were just figuring things out. We are always happy to see him at the Telluride Farmers market when he makes it down our way every so often. Zephyros is a wonderful, beautiful place. They grow all organic vegetables and flowers, plus they have an organic nursery. I hope they continue to work their magic because we sure love their napa cabbage and daikon radish!
Visit their website: https://www.zephyrosfarmandgarden.com/
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Austin Family Farms
Austin Family Farms (certified naturally grown) has also been helping since the beginning. They always come through when we are looking for vegetables. They have also been patient with us while we learn how to refine our recipes and prepare ahead. Their hard head green cabbage makes the perfect sauerkraut every year. Their long history of farming shows in their produce. We hope they stay on board for years to come!
Visit their website: http://austinfamilyfarm.csasignup.com/
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Grange Road Growers
Grange Road Growers, headed by Chris Pfenning, has a perfect standard for his produce, making him one of the best farmers we know. He has been helpful since our beginnings. His carrots are unbelievable, along with the onions, garlic, and beets we buy from him. He works so hard and it shows in his quality.
Twisted Root (certified organic) has provided us with vegetables since our beginning as well. They grow some pretty amazing hakeuri turnips. They attend the Crested Butte market and we enjoy seeing them every Sunday at the market. Over the years they have been overly kind to us and even deliver vegetables to our house! You guys rock!
Visit their website: http://twistedrootorganicfarm.com/
Visit their facebook: https://www.facebook.com/twistedrootorganicfarm/
Abundant Life (certified organic) has supplied us with a big portion of our vegetables the first couple years of our business. They have always had wonderful vegetables and always respond to us when we are in a pinch. Kaylee and Jefff have been so helpful over the years and they continue to inspire us with their vegetables and supportive values.
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