The abundant, ripe, produce season is upon us and wow are we excited to enjoy the distinct tastes summer has to offer. This week, in Lois's recipe corner we recommend cooking up a light Tomato Basil Bruchetta for an afternoon appetizer.
Be on the lookout every week for updated produce availabilty!
Find our team in the wild the Pagosa Blue Grass Festival this weekend. We hope to see some familiar faces!
Al & the VRFH Team
Organic produce from
Dalton (left) & Shane Milberger (Right)
Red Beets with tops
Elevation Farm & Orchards!
Elevation Farm & Orchards
Kiddos enjoying a basil snack break
The Summers House!
The Summers House
La Junta, CO
Hydroponic & Pesticide-Free
Lettuce: Green & Red Leaf
High Mountain Pure!
Dion Oakes of High Mountain Pure
High Mountain Pure owners Shanan Wright and Dion Oakes have been farming industrial hemp since 2014.
To date, he and Oakes have cultivated the plant for seven years in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. The fact that it doesn’t require a ton of water made hemp very attractive to them.
Now along with farming, the two have started a hemp food processing facility. They offer white-labeling, wholesale, bulk and tolling of hemp food products, which include, hemp hearts, hemp protein powder, and hemp oil.
Technically a nut, our seeds are very nutritious. They have a mild, nutty flavor and are a good source of polyunsaturated and essential fatty acids with about a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, which is considered in the optimal range.
High Mountain Pure foods are a superfood providing protein and other vital nutrients like magnesium, fiber, zinc, and iron.
Hemp Heart Protein Powder
Hemp Protein Powder
Hemp Heart Oil
Restock: Timeless Natural Food!
Timeless Natural Food
Restock: Taos Bakes!
Fuel your summer adventures with these stellar energy snack products!
Bites* *while supplies last, item will be discontinued
Restock: Tucumcari Cheese!
10 oz package or 5 lb block
Pre-Order Your Fresh Box!
Don't forget to reserve your spot for this summer's Fresh Box program! Optional add-ons include: weekly egg share, case of ground beef (first week), or weekly bread share!
For 13 weeks enjoy a curated box of produce with recipe inspriration & producer highlights.
Last day to reserve: June 21st!
Selection of 2021 Summer Fresh Box CSA's
SNAP & Double Up Food Bucks are available for the Summer Fresh Box season! Help us spread the word!
Tomato Basil Bruchetta
*=Local Option available!
1 pound tomatoes*
1 teaspoon kosher salt
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, minced
8 large basil leaves*
Grilled or toasted crusty bread*
Core and chop the tomatoes, then transfer to a colander over a bowl or in the sink. Add the salt and gently stir. Let drain for up to 2 hours.
Meanwhile, make the garlic oil: In a small saucepan, warm the olive oil and garlic over low heat until the garlic is softened and fragrant, about 5 minutes, making sure the garlic doesn’t brown. Set aside to cool.
Roll the basil leaves up and thinly slice crosswise.
When the oil is cool and the tomatoes are well drained, combine the tomatoes, garlic oil and basil in a medium bowl. Season with additional salt, to taste. Spoon over toasted bread.
TUESDAY 4 pm Order Deadline for
FRIDAY Delivery: San Luis Valley, BV, Salida, Leadville, Denver, Springs, Pueblo
FRIDAY 12 pm Order Deadline for TUESDAY Delivery:
San Luis Valley, Creede*,
Pagosa Springs, Durango
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