Happy New Year! We are back on our regular ordering schedule. Biweekly for the San Luis Valley, Salida, & BV; Tuesday/Friday for Denver/Springs; Bimonthly for Creede.
Stay tuned for a customer satisfaction survey. We want to hear from you!
To our Del Norte customers: I moved to Del Norte! So I will be delivering your orders from here on out (on Monday and Thursday evenings). Be on the lookout for the new pickup location at Simple Foods Market!
As always, reach out with any questions, comments, concerns.
Ally & VRFH Team
Ally Stone: Markets Manager and Mycelium Architect
Ryan Davis: Ops Manager & Pallet Jack Cowboy
Kevin Ashworth: Radagast
Jesse Marchildon: South Valley Badger
Nick Chambers: GM & Chief Fungi
JD Kettle: Red Hot Chili Pepp'r
Isabella Chambers: Alpine Aslan
Piper Meuwissen: Dancin' Dirt Specialist
Apples from Rogers Mesa Fruit!
3 lb bags & 40 lb case
Jonathan Black (baking/processing apples)
Citrus Fruit from Ripe 2 U!
Bob Huspen grew up on a farm in Delta County in Colorado. Along his path the importance of good food contributing to good health and optimal liver function became apparent. He connected with many Arizona citrus growers who were desperate for market and Ripe 2 U was born. The citrus crop runs from late December to April and so, therefore, runs counter to the Colorado fresh harvest season.
Many of the Arizona citrus are either Certified Organic or "beyond organic," especially grapefruit. Arizona is a clean citrus state meaning there are little pests and diseases and fruit can leave the state without being fumigated, which in some states like California is mandated by law.
So, Arizona citrus in our online market you may ask? One of our golden rules in local food is relationship building. Bob works closely with Farm Runners in Hotchkiss, and as we work with Farm Runners bringing citrus onto our market is an endeavor we feel good about. Not only are we helping out a fellow food hub, but we are also helping out the farmers in Arizona, and getting high quality citrus to our customers too.
Rio Red Grapefruit
3 lb bag
New in Beverages:
Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha!
We started living Rowdy back in 2012 when our founder Jamba Dunn began brewing kombucha in his own garage. He had a hunch that kombucha didn’t have to be so “kombucha-y”. He felt it could be less sugary, less vinegary, less acidic and safer. And his then three-year-old daughter challenged him to craft something superior to the existing products on shelves.
And that’s really how our story began. Just a full-time dad with a doctorate in philosophy, fresh from a fateful corporate downsizing, out in his garage home-brewing kombucha. Flying by the seat of his pants, leveraging trial and error and following his intuition. While also taking to heart the requests of his irresistible daughter who wanted the herbs and flowers they grew in their garden to be in the bottle too. So that was his goal. Lower sugar. Lower acid. Lower alcohol. Caffeine-free and herb-infused. And after two scrappy years of self-funded R&D with industry specialists, he had it. A scientifically controlled, function-forward kombucha done different, brewed by doing the right thing across all the things. Subtle. Sophisticated. More crisp and refreshing. A 2,000 year-old beverage, reinvented to suit the palate of a toddler. And in so doing, suiting the palate of pretty much everyone (including our planet). Today, Rowdy Mermaid is a company committed more than ever to giving people sustainably sourced deliciousness that’s also infused with functional plant medicine.
As for the name Rowdy Mermaid? Let’s also say that his rambunctious, water-splashing daughter provided some inspiration there too.
If you truly love this gorgeous planet that we roll around on, then you must gather from it respectfully and responsibly. Which is exactly what we do when sourcing our ingredients. We forage our wild local environment with as much symbiotic intention as we possibly can, aiming to give back as we take. The functional botanicals, roots and mushrooms that we source are always organic, and regenerative whenever possible. We aim to remain as conscious and appreciative as a bunch of fortunate modern-humans can be as we work to provide you with the healthful benefits of fresh herbs, fruits and flowers. And we craft our creative flavors around the beautiful and off-beat, like tasmanian pepperberry and chaga mushrooms, so you can better experience the rare and uncommon that this majestic planet offers.
We’re flattered when folks tell us that our kombucha is different. Because that’s exactly what we set out to do. We created a safer, more delicious, more healthful kombucha. But we’re more of a functional plant medicine company than a kombucha company. One that’s on a mission to bring as many functional plants to as many functional people as we possibly can. Using only the fruits, roots, mushrooms and botanicals that nature created. While continuing to blend this pursuit with our reverence for science. That’s right. We’ve always depended on the lab to help bring to life our fresh and sophisticated approach to natural, plant-medicine elixirs. Because that’s a big part of what makes us eccentrically Rowdy. And we’re going to do our absolute best to make sure that never changes. No matter what we brew up in the future.
Flavor Line Up:
Case 12/12 oz
Attention: Denver Customers!
We are working with a last-mile delivery service, Bondadosa in Denver. Delivery fees are based on your location from their warehouse 3755 Wazee Street. The delivery fees are as follows:
15 mile radius=$5.99
15-20 mile radius=$7.99
20-25 mile radius=$9.99
25-30 mile radius=$11.99
We are only operating to Denver on the Tuesday order deadline/Friday delivery cycle.
How to return your box:
1) Clean the inside and outside with soap and hot water.
2) Make a bleach solution with 1 tablespoon per gallon of water (good to have around anyway) and wipe down the inside and outside of box
3) Allow to air dry and store in a sanitary place:
never on the ground
never on the floor
4) Return options:
Have ready for the delivery driver to exchange with the new incoming box
Bring back to the place of pick up
Bring to Mosca warehouse on Mondays or Thursdays
5) Waste not, want not
*Please note, if your items come in a cardboard box that was reused we do NOT need them back. The plastic corrugated boxes, and nicer produce boxes we do need back. Thank you.
TUESDAY 4pm Deadline for FRIDAY Delivery
(Denver, CO Springs, Pueblo & Regional)
FRIDAY 4 pm Order Deadline for TUESDAY Delivery
(Regional ONLY: San Luis Valley, BV, Salida, Creede)
$250 Order Minimum for Complimentary Home Delivery