Roan Creek Ranch Grocery store opens in Fruita
WHAT: Roan Creek Ranch Grocery
WHEN: Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m to 6 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: 119 E. Aspen Ave. in Fruita
INFO: Call 970-858-3597 or visit http://www.roancreekranch.com
Summer is here and for many nothing beats a juicy burger, hot off the grill, topped with bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes.
For your grilling needs, stop by Roan Creek Ranch Grocery at 119 E. Aspen Ave., in Fruita, for meat and more starting Friday, May 30. Tentative hours of operation are Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kathryn Bedell, a Fruita resident, took advice from the Grand Junction Incubator Center and decided to create her own store front in Fruita to sell her meats. She even gutted the entire store herself before its opening.
“It’s the first one [local food store] to come to town in along time,” Bedell said.
All of the meat sold is hormone and antibiotic free, and grass fed; ground beef will be sold for $6 a pound, pork loin chops for $5.25, and more.
The grocery store is not limited to just meats however. Roan Creek Ranch Grocery will also sell products from throughout the Grand Valley and beyond including Beehive Cheese from Uintah, Utah, HorseThief Mesa honey, and Alpine Avocado dressing. Bedell additionally plans to have greens from Early Morning Orchard, beef jerky from Dunrite, salmon from Eagle Smoked Salmon, Organic Valley Pasture milk, cream and butter, olive oil from Paso Robles, Calif., and flour from Arrowhead Mills.
A LIL’ BACKGROUND
Bedell is a veterinarian and owner of Roan Creek Ranch. She bought the business in 1999 as a way to raise her children on meat she raised herself. An excess of product meant she started selling it first to friends and family. Then she started a Community Supported Agriculture business as a way to share the wealth (i.e. her grass-fed meat) to others.
In 2006, Roan Creek Ranch began selling at farmers’ markets. Then in 2008, Bedell added sheep meat along with product from a pig grower in Olathe.
For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/RoanCreekRanch.
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