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CALLICRATE
CATTLE COMPANY

From our high quality grass pastures to our well-balanced natural finishing diets, Callicrate Cattle Co. is dedicated to providing the highest quality of life possible for our animals.

We believe that well-raised cattle make the best beef! Feedback from our customers seems to indicate they share that view. After opening our Colorado Springs store, one caller left a message saying our beef took him back in time 40 years to the hearty-flavored beef he remembered buying at a locker plant in Texas.

We immediately knew why. Roughly 40 years ago the beef industry began implanting cattle with artificial growth hormones to enhance performance. But studies have also shown that implants make meat tougher.

We started our company to take our ranch-raised beef directly to the consumer and to ensure careful handling all the way through the process. The tenderness of our beef is a testament to thoughtful management of optimally marbled Wagyu-Angus cattle coupled with on-farm slaughter, which reduces the stress associated with long-haul trucking and mass-production handling at modern processing plants. Our animals are also slaughtered at younger ages than commercial cattle to ensure less connective tissue with no need for mechanical or chemical tenderization. We encourage you to try our beef and taste the difference.

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disanti-farms

DISANTI
FARMS

DiSanti Farms is a family owned and operated farming operation that is located in Pueblo, CO.  We proudly service the state of Colorado and our local community with fresh fruit and produce from May to November each year.  During this time period we have produce available at our farm’s market located on 29th lane and South Rd.

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fagerbergs

FAGERBERG
PRODUCE

It all began in 1882 when Carl Fagerberg arrived on the eastern slope of Colorado from his home near Stockholm, Sweden. Homesteading in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, Carl became a prominent member of the Weld County farming community. His son, grandson and now great-grandson have continued this commitment to agriculture. Since 1948, the name Fagerberg has been associated with the production of quality onions.

It is our belief at Fagerberg Produce that the needs of the farmer and consumer can be served successfully at the same time by adhering to the following basic principles. One, a desire to provide the consumer with the highest quality, most diversely packaged product technology currently affords within our industry. And two, a desire to provide our growers with the best production support and prices possible to help them continue to be successful as independent family farmers. We feel that this sincere commitment to both sides has led to our success within this very competitive industry.

Our challenge for the future is to continue providing premier quality and service to our receivers through all means available to us. Buying a bag with Fagerberg Produce on the label promises a product that has been grown using the best methods available, and marketed and delivered to the receiver in the most efficient manner possible.

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GOLDEN
ORGANICS

Our sales and purchasing team has almost a century — if you add up all of our years — of experience in the natural foods business.  We garden organically, buy organic when we shop for our families, and feel that supporting sustainable agriculture is simply the right thing to do.

We treasure our long-term relationships with our growers and other suppliers.  That means we pay fair prices for the foods we purchase from them.  We run a lean, no-frills business so we can keep our customers happy (many are so thrilled with our prices they tell all their friends!) while paying our employees wages they can support their families on.

We are working to reduce Golden Organics’ environmental impact through recycling, purchasing wind power for our warehouse, composting unusable product and buying from local and regional growers wherever possible.

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HUNGENBERG
PRODUCE

Hungenberg Produce has been happy to bring fresh vegetables to the people of Colorado. For nearly 30 years Hungenberg’s has specialized in the production of Carrots and Cabbage. We offer a full line of cello, baby peeled and premium carrots (shred, chip, and petite). Hungenberg Produce strives to use the latest technology in cutting, peeling, and bagging systems as well as setting standards above and beyond the norm when it comes to food safety. We get great satisfaction in bringing our customers the best quality products on the market.

We are proud to bring fresh produce to the Weld County area as well as across the state of Colorado.  Being a family owned company we put our hard work into growing only the freshest vegetables.

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lenz-farm

LENZ
FAMILY FARMS

Lenz Farms is a diversified multi-generational crop and livestock farm that operates out of Wray, Colorado. Lenz Family Farms is owned and operated by partners: Mike Lenz, Jim Lenz, Rod Lenz, George Lenz, Marty Buoy, Brian Meisner, Bevan Lenz, and Corwin Lenz.

Together, along with six full time employees, we farm 5000 acres of irrigated sand hills farm land, 1200 acres of dry land ground and run cattle on 5500 acres of prime sand hill grassland.  Crops grown include: corn, wheat, edible beans and potatoes.  The potato operation is enhanced by a wash and packing shed that allows Lenz Family Farms to  provide a complete line of Yukon Gold potatoes for re-packers and retailers across the nation.  Lenz Family Farms also has registered Charolais cattle herd that operates under Sand Creek Charolais http://sandcreekcharolais.com.

The unique difference of Lenz Family Farms is that all partners are working partners that have day to day responsibilities. From checking sprinklers, to fixing wind mills, you can find any of the partners with their hands dirty and their wheels turning.  During harvest,”busy”, is an understatement.  Harvesters, trucks, combines, tractors, the wash shed, and office are humming along at a brisk pace, trying to beat the weather and winter.  However, even when things are busy, we all try to make time for anyone who drops in with a question or a request.  “PEOPLE ARE OUR PRIORITY” is more than a slogan, it is the reason that we do what we do!

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mauro-farms

MAURO
FARMS

Mauro Farms & Bakery is a family owned and operated business. The tradition continues to be passed down with the 4th generation of bakers working in our bakery and on the farm. Everyone in the family does their part and works together to make our business what it is.

We owe all that we have to God; over the years he has blessed our family, farm, the bakery and just the business in general. Because of his grace we have what we do today. We are excited that our business continues to grow with your support.

Our grandmother started selling potica in 1963 to friends and relatives. Within 2 years, her business was booming and her potica was in demand. With the help of her oldest son, Robert and his wife Judy, her business continued to grow.

In 1981 Robert and his family opened a retail produce store to sell the produce they grew on the farm, along with shipping wholesale. Judy, with the help of her daughter Carla, used the kitchen there to do canning and baking for her family. Two of the delicious baked goods that came from her kitchen were fruit breads and her frozen homemade pies. Customers buying at the store often asked if they could purchase the breads and pies. Already selling the potica, Judy and Carla began selling the pies and fruit bread. Thus creating the first additions to the long list of products offered at the Mauro Farms & Bakery.

We have added other favorite recipes including the Italian cookies, biscotti, homemade cookies, and candies. All of our products are made by hand from scratch – we take pride in our products and strive to keep a high standard of quality. Only using all-natural ingredients right down to the littlest detail, we even grow some of the ingredients ourselves: pumpkins, rhubarb, & zucchini. The fruit used in our sweet breads and pies are from Colorado grown farms and the walnuts in the Potica are from a small family farm just like us.

We hope that you enjoy our products as much as we do.

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milburger-farms

MILBERGER
FARMS

Shane Milberger, a Pueblo County native, began his life in commodity agriculture in 1986 at the age of 17. As a sophomore in high school and with the encouragement from his father, he leased a small plot of fertile ground from a neighbor, bought a tractor and began what would later become a successful family centric agribusiness – tethered to the ground they work and care for by honoring farming traditions of the past and maintaining a visionary outlook toward the future.

Over the years Shane has directed the growth of the farm, not only in number of acres in cultivation, but in the diversity of commodities grown. In 2005 he began the transition process that would lead to the Colorado Department of Agriculture certifying the farm as “Organic Certified.” The organic process continues today through crop and field rotation. Each year Shane commits more resources to growing an ever increasing number of organic commodities.

Milberger Farms, LLC now farms 280 total acres on the historic St. Charles Mesa. The diversity of crops grown annually range from Asparagus through Zucchini. Shane’s specialty crops are Pinto Beans and myriad varieties of chiles. He uses alfalfa as his main multi-year rotation crop for field rotation (particularly on the organic certified ground). Along with alfalfa, field corn is grown and used by livestock producers and feed mills throughout Southern Colorado.

Through the years and growth of the farm, Shane’s customer base has also expanded. In the beginning his produce was mostly sold at local farmers markets and through direct sales to local residents of Pueblo. Today, while staying loyal to his local customers, Shane customers cover all aspects of produce sales; cottage industry producers, small to large produce markets, restaurants, grocery retail stores throughout Colorado, wholesale produce distributors, and now commercial food manufacturers.

In 2009 Shane and his son Dalton opened a small produce stand on Business U.S. 50 6 miles East of Pueblo. They used their drive toward accomplishment to develop the store into a full deli style restaurant with salad bar, in-house bakery, coffee and ice cream bar. Like the farm, the store continues to grow and offer an ever increasing variety of products and services.

The latest development on the farm is the creation of a frozen line of fire roasted chile, custom vacuumed packed and flash frozen on the farm in a commercial processing plant built specifically to process chile through the length of the harvest season. Shane’s chile roasters are specifically built to impart that “old world” fire roasted flavor captured by flash freezing within minutes after the roast. This product line has proved to be in high demand throughout Colorado by the cottage salsa industry, commercial food manufacturers as well as restaurants.

With expansion comes oversight. Milberger Farms, LLC is registered with the Food and Drug Administration as a food producer. They are a volunteer farm with the USDA to undergo external audits on Good Agricultural Practices, and Good Handling Practices. The health department has an open invitation to visit and monitor their practices and review food safety procedures. Their industry partners often send inspectors to the farm to conduct food safety audits pertaining to the products of interest to them. Shane never shy’s away from audits or inspections – “it makes us a better farm” he always says.

Shane is community driven. He is a founding member of the Mira Sol Chile Corporation, and is involved with the establishment of the Colorado Produce Growers Association. He hosts many types of organizations on the farm; Leadership Pueblo, Whole Foods Market employees, restaurant staffs, food industry executives, and school kids from as far away as Denver.

Shane never fears a challenge, is always forward looking, and always seeks accomplishment. He and his family are proud to be a Pueblo Colorado farm family and feel blessed to have the opportunity to provide high quality fresh produce throughout the state while being good stewards of the land in their charge.

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RUSLER
PRODUCE

Pinto beans available year round at fine local markets and local fruit stands. Proud sponsor of the Pueblo Chile and Frijoles Festival!