Places you can find our elk and bison meat

Where to find our meats

Retail locations in Hotchkiss (other than the ranch)

Hardin Natural Foods, 31424 Highway 92 - 970.872.3019

Rogers Mesa Store, 32345 Highway 92 - 970.872.4816

Retail location in Paonia

Lizzy's Market, 101 Grand Ave - 970.527.5655

Retail location in Avon

Colorado Meat Co., 51 E Beaver Creek Blvd - 970.470.4326


CedaredgeCreekside Cafe, 365 N Grand Mesa Dr - 856.3366

HotchkissHightower Cafe325 Hwy 133 - 970.872.2220

PaoniaHightower Cafe201 Grand Ave, 970.527.5221

Paonia, The Living Farm Cafe, 120 Grand Ave, 970.527.3779

Montrose, The Lobby Grill at Montrose Memorial Hospital, 800 S. 3rd St. - 970.249.2211

Telluride, Siam, 200 S Davis -970.728.6886

Delivery Services

Farm Runners Roaring Fork & Gunnison Valley 970.846.8312

Vicki's Fresh Food Movement for Telluride area 970.729.8989

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. ​Are your Elk and Bison fed any corn or other grains?  No, never.  We just feed pasture grasses and harvested hay from our pastures.
  2. Do you use the "rinse and chill" process on your carcasses like they do with the bison sold at Whole Foods, Kroger and other large chain stores?  No!
  3. Is your meat dry aged?  Yes.
  4. Do you flash freeze your meat?  No
  5. Do you add preservatives or MSG to your meats?  No!
  6. Do you sell fresh (never frozen) meat?  No.  But now The Colorado Meat Company is selling our elk and bison fresh!  They are in Avon.
  7. Do you sell meat at the ranch?  Yes, it is best to phone ahead.
  8. Do you accept credit cards?  Yes, we accept Visa and MasterCard.
  9. How do I get your meat?  ​It is available at the ranch by appointment and see other locations at "where to find our meats" on this  page
  10. Where is your meat processed?  Our bison and Elk are processed at a small USDA facility in Fruita or Craig who we have been doing business with since 1981, three generations of the same family.
  11. Do you give tours of the ranch?  Yes, and there is no charge.  We give tours by appointment only, so please phone 970.835.7600 in advance to schedule a time.
  12. Do you ship your elk velvet antler capsules?   Yes, we ship daily.  Shipping cost for 1 to 4 bottles is an additional $8.00
  13. Do you take order over the internet?  No, we do not offer a shopping cart on this website.  But we can take orders via email or phone 970.835.7600

Elk Osso Bucco


Bison and Elk Recipies


Baste steak with olive oil and clove of crushed garlic. Place steak on either a hot frying pan or on a hot grill.  Grill quickly.  1 inch steaks cook 3 minutes first side, 2 minutes second.  1 1/2 inch to 2 inch steaks increase cooking time by 2 minutes per side.

Slow cooking cuts 

(like Short Ribs, Osso Bucco, Brisket, Chuck Roasts)

Cook in either crock pot on low or cast iron covered pot in oven at 250 for a minimum of 4 hours.  Before cooking add an inch of liquid to the pot.  Red Wine, water, broth all work well.  Season with garlic, chopped onions, along with your other favorite seasonings.  As an option you may add other vegetables one hour before finished.

Pot Roast

Braise roast in heavy pan.  Cube all vegetables and put them in covered pot along with roast.  Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes per pound of meat.  Cook to internal temperature of 130 degrees.

The Living Farm Cafe Paonia

Braised Elk Shank, Parmesan Risotto,

Fresh Kale,

Onion Straws,

Elk Demi-Glace