Savor the San Juans

Local Foods, Local Chefs, Local Homes

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Thank you for a fantastic 2019 Savor the San Juans

Our 53 fabulous volunteers made this event possible– THANK YOU for being amazing!

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Six one of kind homes to tour at your pace. Homes are open from 10am – 3:30 on Sunday September 8th. This year we are featuring the Dashwood House and Historic Line Cabin at Centennial Ranch, Hartman Gardens and Vineyard, Pearl of the Orient at the Bridges, Heavenly Haven at Cobble Creek, and Canyon Creek B&B and Carriage House.

 Taste seasonal creations from featured Western Slope farmers and chefs. Farm to table tastings from these fabulous food establishments: Remington’s @ The Bridges, Creekside Restaurant @ Cobble Creek, True Grit Cafe, Dlicious Food Co., Climb Elevated Eatery, and the Montrose High School Catering Class

    Join us from 2pm – 5 pm to enjoy local libations and desserts!  The Toast of the Tour will be held at the UTE MUSEUM located at 17253 Chipita Road. Parking is limited, so please carpool or park at Target to catch a free shuttle to the museum. The Toast also features raffle drawings and door prizes. Come celebrate!

Chefs 2019

Climb Elevated Eatery ~ Chef Linda Lovegreen ~ 

Linda has always had a passion for connecting people through food; she began her culinary career about 12 years ago when she started taking culinary classes and working as a cook to hone her skills with the dream of opening her own place someday. Her dream was fulfilled on March 17th, 2016 when Climb elevated eatery was opened. Climb offers an elevated dining experience where fabulous American comfort food is served in an attentive, friendly setting with great wine and cocktails. Outdoor seating is available along with a dining room with refined interior decor’.  While trying to be as farm to table as possible in this ”most remote county in the lower 48”, Climb offers made from scratch food and wonderful specialty drinks. Located at 808 N Gunnison Ave in Lake City, CO 81235 www.climbeatery.comSummer Hours: Mon-Sat. 11-9pm and Sundays 9am-8pm, serving breakfast until noon. Call for reservations (970) 944-5566

Creekside at Cobble Creek ~ Chef Christian Arocho ~ 

A native of Puerto Rico, Chef Chris graduated from Johnson and Wales in Florida and has spent the past 20+ years working between Florida, Vail, Beaver Creek and a private ranch in DeBeque, Colorado. He has joined the team at Cobble Creek to lead the team at Creekside, an Italian inspired, Colorado Fresh restaurant located on the golf course. In a casually elegant space. Sourcing as much local product as possible, Creekside offers fresh made dishes alongside classic cocktails and an extensive wine list. Weds – Sat 5 pm -9 pm. Fri 5-10pm Sunday brunch 9am-2pm. Reservations: (970) 249-5915. 697 Cobble Drive

Dlicious Food Co at Storm King Distilling ~ Chef Daniel Costillo ~

Chef Daniel’s rise to chef began at age 16 when he began bussing tables at Barber’s Q in California’s Napa Valley. His talent was noticed and he soon was transferred to the kitchen where he began prepping cold and hot dishes. His passion and enthusiasm let him to being named Sous Chef a few years later. Stints at Michelin rated Auberge du Soleil exposed him to French techniques. At “Iron Chef’s Morimoto Napa, he gained insight into Japanese cuisine. He began experimenting with modern fusion as sous chef  at Archetype in St. Helena. Looking to pursue his own venture, he joined his brother and sister-in-law in Colorado and started Dlicious Food Co. Storm King Distilling Co and Dlicious Food Co join ranks to deliver the perfect pairing of finely crafted whiskies, gin, rum and agave spirits with freshly prepared seasonal menu offerings, both featuring local grown ingredients. Our tasting room, food truck, theme nights and live music create a unique local vibe. Join us for Sunday brunch,10 am-4pm, Thu – Fri, 4pm-9pm and Sat 1pm- 9pm. 41 W Main St, Montrose, CO 81401 (970) 765- 5606   websites: AND

Remington’s at The Bridges ~ Chef Adam Steenburgh ~

Remington’s recently received their 5th prestigious Wine Spectator Award and features steak and seafood, utilizing fare from several local farms in a spectacular mountain-view setting. Open M-Sat 11 am-9pm. Sun 10am-6pm. www.montrose  Reservations: (970) 252-1119 ext.2 2500 Bridges Drive, Montrose.

True Grit Café ~ Tammee Tuttle and Don Latham proprietors ~

Home to scenes in John Wayne’s iconic film, the True Grit Café specializes in “Ranch to Fork” cuisine and has been a local favorite for 32 years for original comfort food with a fresh flair.  Owned by Tammee since 1996, she stays true to her Florida roots by serving up southern hospitality. We want you to feel that coming into the restaurant is like coming into our home. Don was born and raised up the road in Montrose. He is a born and bred cowboy with cowboy ideals. Full catering service available. Open 11am-10 pm, Weds – Mon (closed Tuesday). (970) 626-5739, 123 N Lena, Ridgway, CO.

Montrose High School Catering Class ~

The MHS Catering class offers students the opportunity to improve their culinary skills and expertise in the areas of food preparation and techniques, quantity food production and food management.  They will also have exposure to menu planning and pricing, customer service, food safety and sanitation.  The opportunities come in the form of hands-on experience, and planning and running actual catering events throughout the year. The class caters community events. Contact Morgan Gurule:   (970) 249-6636 or (970) 765-1303 

Farms & Farmers 2019

Circle A Gardens ~

Growing in harmony with nature without the use of harmful synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. We feed our soil, the soil feeds our plants, and the plants feed us! Ever had a purple carrot, golden beet or a black tomato? Find this and many, many fresher, local, seasonal delights during our 34 week CSA. (970) 249-9725,

City Farm ~

City Farm is a locally owned farming business based in Montrose. Our organic, natural and wholesome products include gourmet eggs from our pasture raised chickens, pastured pork, and grass finished beef. (970)497-4724,

Hartman’s Gardens ~

 We are a small family-owned garden and orchard specializing in small batch fresh preserves. Using fruit primarily picked from our gardens and vineyards, we create high-quality, natural products that make a special gift or accompaniment to your family’s table.  (970) 249-3120,

High Desert Seed and Gardens ~

Produces fresh veggies and seed for the region. We are working to develop and save seed that is adapted to high mountain desert regions, for farmers and gardeners to maintain biological diversity and regional resiliency. We strive to produce nutrient dense food that meets high standards of taste and quality. (970) 275-3409,,

Homestead Meats ~

Homestead Natural Meats come from our group of six family ranches that raise high quality cattle without antibiotics, added hormones, or animal by-products in the North Fork Valley. We pride ourselves on having complete control of the production process to ensure that we produce the highest quality products. (970) 874-1145,

Honey Acre Farms ~

We have amazing Mirai Sweet Corn, Palisade Cherries and Peaches. Local tomatoes, and any other Local-in season fruit and vegetables, local honey and Jami’s awesome homemade jams! Located on Oak Grove Rd, just behind US Bank. (970 901-8604, 

Macario’s Produce and Farmstand  ~

 A family farm, we value being part of the Western Slope community. We aim to provide delicious fruits and vegetables at great prices. Available at the Montrose Farmers Market, our farm stand in Olathe, Farm Stand by Amelia’s Restaurant and several area restaurants. (970) 275-8158,

 Mattics Orchard ~

 The Mattics family has been growing fresh fruits and vegetables southwest of Olathe since 1961. We utilize agricultural practices promoting environmental stewardship and are committed to providing high quality local produce. No matter the variety, the produce grown at Mattics’ Orchards is ample, fresh and full of flavor. Find them at Mattics Produce Stand on the San Juan bypass and across from Alpine Bank South. (970) 323-5657

Rocking W Cheese ~

Rocking W Cheese is FARMSTEAD ARTISAN; meaning the milk from which it is made comes from the family’s own dairy cows within 24 hours of milking – thus ensuring supreme freshness. All of our cheeses are handmade in either small or bulk quantities. We produce a variety of cheeses, milk and even ice cream! Available online, at our store in Olathe, and at several retail outlets.(970) 323-5594,

 San Juan Gardens  ~

 Family owned and operated farm since 1996. We offer locally grown evergreen and deciduous landscape trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and vegetable plants, organic soil amendments and fertilizers. Plating service available. Farm-fresh rhubarb grown on-site, picked daily in season. (970) 240-2052,

South River Aquaponics ~

We provide fresh and certified products  that are sustainable produced without the use of GMO’s, pesticides, herbicides or added hormones. We offer a variety of herbs and mushrooms such as Pink and White Oysters and Lions Mane.,

Topp Fruits ~

The family mission of Topp Fruits is to provide quality, nutrient dense stone fruits to consumers across Colorado. We give special attention to environmental stewardship and resource management. Our fruit can be found at farmers’ markets, grocery stores, and in premium value added products. A portion of our crop will always go to low-income families via the partnerships we have with Colorado non-profits. Available at Rogers Mesa Fruit and Ridgway Co-op. 303-918-3538;

Wag’s World Orchards ~

Safely grows superior fine fruits and vegetables, specializing in cherries, peaches, apples, plums, nectarines, tomatoes, raw honey and many other fine fruits and vegetables. We serve the wholesale and retail customer with a mission to grow the biggest, best-tasting and best quality products at a reasonable market price. USDA, FSMA and GAP Certified. Check us out at:

Tablescapes Designers 2019


Fabula opened in the Fall of 2012 and is owned by Sonja Horn. We sell
unique gifts, kitchen accessories, home décor and children’s toys. Our primary goal
is to provide excellent customer service and to have good quality merchandise that
appeals tour customers. We are able to special order items from many different
suppliers and would love to help you find the perfect item. (970),

Birchwood Designs ~ 

Welcome to Birchwood Designs! My name is Megan Culmer; I have a passion for
decorating and who doesn’t love a party? From birthdays baby showers to weddings
and more I am here to help make your event unique and stress free! I started my
business as Write Me Pretty Calligraphy, but I am so excited to be expanding it into
more! Offering event planning, decorating & calligraphy, I am here to help throw the
perfect party. So, let me help you shower those soon to be mommas, celebrate another
year of that beautiful life, or help say “I do” on your best day ever. 970-683-8509

Sandi Barbera ~

With a passion for transforming the ordinary to the extraordinary, Sandi shares her passion for chalk painting with limited clients and can be reached at (480) 213-7761.

Lorraine Shide~ 

Having done many tablescapes for Altrusa’s Spring Luncheon and the Ouray Historical Society, Lorraine shares her talents with many community organizations and currently serves as President of the Montrose Botanic Society.

Florists 2019

Alpine Floral ~

Alpine Floral Inc., has been serving the Montrose area since 1971 and selected Best of the Valley since 2002. Owners Thomas and Stephanie Keller are committed to an elevated level of artistic design and customer service. We specialize in custom designed arrangements to fit any budget or occasion. Alpine carries gift items and baskets, wine tastings and sales and now we offer party rentals. Alpine floral works with many local growers to help support the Montrose community and provide the highest quality and freshest products. (970) 249-3545, 

Alpenglow Growers ~

Local, field-fresh flowers grown with love. Our flowers are sustainably grown on our flower farm in Montrose Colorado, offering the freshest specialty cut flowers to local businesses and individuals looking for unique flowers and long lasting bouquets.  Bouquet subscriptions wholesale and retail available. (970) 209-5774 

Studio Z Flowers ~

Studio Z Flowers, an organic floral design studio located in Paonia, CO. is framed by mountains and the desert landscape filled with flaming sunsets and quiet dew filled sunrises. We are committed to the Slow Flowers and sustainable floristry by using the highest quality, vibrant and soulful material from Zephyros Farm and Garden and other local flower farms first before sourcing flowers elsewhere. We strive to provide an exceptional experience for our clients with our attention to detail and customer service. We are available throughout the Rocky Mountain West and beyond.,, (970)270-2045  

Safeway Poetry in Bloom at Safeway ~

From beautiful floral arrangements to single blooms and flowers for the home, Safeway’s floral team has something for everyone. We offer breathtaking selections of the highest quality sunflowers or elegant blooming orchids, all our flowers and plants are hand selected for quality and freshness. Contact Dee, our Montrose Safeway Floral Department Manager for special orders and arrangements. (970) 249-8822.  

City Market – “Downtown” Floral ~

With over 85 years of combined floral design experience, our Floral Team is here to provide you with beautiful quality designs for any occasion. Special events, Home Décor, Weddings, custom designs and so much more. Let our talented staff deliver your next bouquet. Stop in and say hi to LeaAnn and the team at City Market “Downtown: Floral. (970) 249- 3405. 

Desserts 2019

Blue Grouse Bread ~

Blue Grouse Bread is an organic bread bakery in Norwood, CO. A collaboration of cousins, we are passionate for freshly milled flour, local grains, and old world bread baking techniques. (970) 369- 9334, 

Camp Robber ~

Eat local, eat healthy at Camp Robber offering lunch, dinner and a champagne Sunday brunch. We create flavorful southwestern cuisine by using the best ingredients. Ask about our catering services, voted “Best of the Valley 2016” by the Montrose Daily Press. Located at 1515 Ogden Rd., Montrose. Open Monday- Saturday: 11am-9pm, Sunday: 9am- 2pm. (970) 240- 1590,

Dad’s Patchwork Farm ~

We are a Colorado proud bakery using products grown on our farm. We have a garden and orchards with an on-farm market selling delicious baked goods, and naturally produced vegetables and meats. We also offer catering. (970) 249-9556,

DaySpring Farm ~

We are committed to sustainable farming practices producing healthy meat, essential oils, and body care products. The fresh, country atmosphere and acres we live and work on provide a healthy setting for our livestock, vegetables, and grandkids to thrive on!  (970) 234-6360,

Goodies by George ~

Former restaurant owner turned Cottage Food Act baker, George Heinle, sells her specialty baked goods at the Ridgway farmers market, special events and for custom orders. Products available include pies, cinnamon rolls, breakfast breads, cheesecakes, focaccia, and dinner rolls. And, try her DeSar—a popular dessert invention packaged in a jar! (970) 433- 6434,

Grandpa’s Peanut Brittle ~

Homemade under the cottage food act, Grandpa handcrafts a variety of buttery brittle. Find his peanut coconut, pecan, cashew and original peanut year round at the Montrose Farmers Market or at 62880 LaSalle Road, Unit 1; (970) 596-2725

Grand Mesa Creamery ~

Grand Mesa Creamery offers artisanal farmstead cheeses, and goat yogurt, made by hand in small batches. We follow the principle that the healthiest and happiest animals produce the best products. We know each of our customers will experience the satisfaction of building a stronger community by knowing where their food comes from and the family that produces it. Located at 1530 Main Street, Cedaridge (970) 856-7040.

Lighthouse Coffee Shoppe & Eatery ~

Enjoy breakfast and lunch with the best tasting chili’s (there are daily choices), salads, soups wraps and desserts, and lots of hot and cold drink choices. If you are a Snacker, Packer or Quacker, we have the place for you. Pouring smiles at 6:15 am until 2:00pm! Located at 1047 N. 1st Street in Montrose. (970) 964- 4424.

Rocking W Cheese ~

Rocking W is a sixth generation family run dairy and the only artisan cheese maker on the Western Slope. Explore our Farmstead Artisan creamery where we craft our cheeses using milk from our family’s herd. The freshest milk and cheese around! (970) 323-5994;

Straw Hat Farm Market & Kitchen Store ~

Come by the store for our Certified organic produce, farm-fresh eggs, wholesale baked goods, and take-home dinner options. LOCAL milk, cheese, honey & beverages. (970) 417-4744 ,

Western Heritage Farms ~

With a 100 year- old heritage, Western Heritage Farms brings the nostalgia and flavors of the western homestead to you. The variety of our products reflects the diversification and self -sufficiency of the frontier home. Find our homemade cinnamon rolls, pecan sticky buns, jerky, handcrafts and grass finished beef at the Montrose Farmers Market or buy direct from the ranch. (970) 209-0126,,



Drinks 2019

Colorado Boy Brewery ~

Owner operators Tom and Sandy Hennessy have been in the brewing industry since 1993, and Colorado Boy is the culmination of their years of experience. With locations in Montrose, Ridgeway and now a NEW location in Ouray, Colorado Boy is expanding their craft for beer and food. Montrose (970) 240-2790, Ridgway (970) 626-3352, Ouray (970) 325-3315;

Garrett Estate Cellars ~

Family owned vineyard and winery producing simple, crisp and clean varietals of Colorado grown red and white wine. Savor our wine at 53582 Falcon Road in Olathe. (970) 901- 5919,

Horsefly Brewing Company ~

Horsefly Brewing Company supports the local community. We believe each beer should be as honest as possible. The ingredients are traditional: locally malted barley, hops, pure water and yeast with the occasional “unique” ingredient!

(970) 249-6889;

Storm King Distillery Co and Dlicious Food Co ~

Storm King Distilling Co and Dlicious Food Co join ranks to deliver the perfect pairing of finely crafted whiskies, gin, rum and agave spirits with freshly prepared seasonal menu offerings, both featuring local grown ingredients. Our tasting room, food truck, theme nights and live music create a unique local vibe. Join us for Sunday brunch: 10 am-4pm, Thu – Fri: 4pm-9pm and Sat 1pm-pm. (970) 765- 5606;;

Two Rascals Brewing Company ~

A microbrewery that produces fine handcrafted beers in small batches utilizing fresh ingredients and local hops. Join us for a pint Tuesday-Thursday: 4pm-9pm, Friday + Saturday: 1pm-10pm; and Sunday: 1pm-8pm. (970) 872-3065;

West Elks AVA ~

Representing ten wineries, the West Elks American Viticulture Area spreads through Delta County on the Western Slope and boasts some of the highest vineyards in North America. Meet the vintners and tour the wineries during the North Fork Uncorked annual event in June or the West Elks Wine Trail in August.,

Raffle Items 2019

Montrose Daily Press Advertising Package (valued at $1000)

Redstone Castle Overnight Stay ($400 value)

Canyon of the Ancients Stay ($290 value)

Evergreen Crystal (over $150 value)

Looney Bean Basket 

Wine pairing dinner for six ($600 value)

RadDish Kids and Target 

Sears Chest Freezer & gift certificate (over $100 value)

Wine & Cheese Basket

Ute Museum Membership & Ute Seed Bowl


Thank You

2019 Sponsors


David & Gaynelle Mize



          PARKER RANCH


Intermountain Pathology Group




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Thank You

2019 Sponsors


David & Gaynelle Mize



          PARKER RANCH


Intermountain Pathology Group




Tri RiverLOGOSavor2017