Featuring a substantial variety of Colorado partners. Fresh culinary herbs, vegetables, meat, honey, soaps, lotions available to sustainably-minded consumers
EAGLE, Colo. – July 27, 2020 – Locally-produced foods and products are increasingly paramount to residents, guests and restaurateurs of the Rocky Mountain region. For this reason, Knapp Ranch, tucked into the upper West Lake Creek valley of Edwards, Colorado, has been planning for months to open its next retail venture with Knapp Harvest.
The Knapp Harvest marketplace will open Saturday, Aug. 1, at 717 Sylvan Lake Road, next to Color Coffee Roasters in downtown Eagle Ranch. Hours of operation are Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“When you enter Knapp Harvest, you are going to see, smell and purchase Colorado,” says Tom Cartwright, chief operating officer of Knapp Ranch. “Our staff has been working for more than 10 years to provide local microgreens, produce and honey to many in the Eagle River Valley. There are so many more residents, both full- and part-time, we want to share our mission with – and more conveniently. The Eagle store will further enrich our greater community by being able to offer elegant and quality products, as well as educate on the innovation, origin, creativity and preservation behind each product line.”
Knapp Ranch is a thriving working farm using sustainable practices. In addition to this being the same location of their new offices, Knapp Harvest will launch new product lines, reveal strategic alliances with unique partnerships, in addition to selling local, authentic products as well as take special orders.
The Knapp Harvest team is further developing educational sessions on growing and farming.
“We want our marketplace to be experiential with the Knapp Ranch staff on hand to help educate,” says Cartwright.
The retail nursery The Hoop House and the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is a function of Knapp Ranch and its products will be available at Knapp Harvest. The Hoop House, also located in Eagle, just east of City Market, sells annuals, perennials, veggie starts, soil amendments, herbs, as well as subscriptions to its CSA program.
Recently announced was the sale of Osage Gardens to Knapp Ranch. While there are no significant operational shifts of the 20-acre Osage Gardens located in New Castle, Colorado, and in addition to Whole Foods, one of the primary buyers of Osage products, Knapp Harvest will allow for greater distribution of its culinary herbs and vegetables.
Further marketplace offerings include:
- Produce, microgreens and honey products from Knapp Ranch, in addition to other product lines such as the book, “Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks,” written by Bud and Betsy Knapp, furniture and logo wear.
- Amaza Bread from Knapp Harvest’s neighbor, Color Coffee Roasters. The bread is made daily with fresh heirloom grains.
- Longtime Vail Valley resident, Ann Kurronen’s AnnaVail Cheese: Eagle-based AnnaVail Cheese produces artisan cheese made from natural cow’s and sheep’s milk. The milk is collected from local farms that engage in the best dairy practices and humane treatment of their livestock.
- Colorado native Cary Hogan’s Dream Colorado “Dream Creams.”
- Solandra, Colorado artisan-crafted, all-natural products.
- Alaskan seafood from Kaleb’s Katch.
- Gypsum’s fourth-generation, home-grown local grass-fed beef, Gerard Family Beef.
- Edwards-based Fill & Refill, bulk refill products committed to reducing plastics in nature.
- Colorado’s Haystack Mountain Cheese, featuring cheesemaker Jackie Chang’s renowned goat cheese.
- Avon Bakery & Deli’s Artisan Breads made with certified organic flours.
About Knapp Ranch
Knapp Ranch is situated in the Vail Valley of Colorado. Twenty-five years in the making, Knapp Ranch is now a thriving working farm using sustainable practices; it is an exemplar for land management and water conservation, an inspiration for architectural design and traditional craftsmanship, a contributor to climate science studies, a lab for horticultural experimentation, a United States Forest Service partner, an educational center for environmental studies of all kinds as it continues to evolve.
- Bud Knapp, pictured, and his wife, Betsy, tell their story of building their home in Colorado and the vision for Knapp Ranch in their book, “Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks.”
- The new Eagle marketplace offers a variety of elegant and quality products from Knapp Ranch and many local partners.