Table to Farm at The Home Ranch
Organic Gardens, Greenhouse, and Ranch-Raised Livestock ~ A Vision Realized
The genesis for The Farm grew out of Steve and Ann Stranahan's heralded Upper Elk River Valley Compact. They worked to create conservation easements among local landowners that would support and sustain the local ranching and farming community with an ongoing commitment to the stewardship of the land and community of Clark. Collectively, 8,000 acres of this pristine alpine valley are forever protected from development.
Executive Chef Jonathon Gillespie now incorporates the organic produce and high-quality livestock that his predecessor Chef Clyde Nelson once imagined, planned and executed. After years of hard work and dedication, this Home Ranch dream is now a reality.
The Farm has these objectives: to provide our guests with meals prepared with the freshest ingredients they've ever had, and to demonstrate to our guests and neighbors how a high-country organic farm in Colorado can thrive with the hands-on care and attention to detail shown by our master gardener Allison Mecklenburg with her crew.
The goal for the next generation of the Stranahan family is to help nourish and foster the growth of ideas and sustainable businesses in the Clark valley; to remain true to its founders' vision. Our expanding organic farm is a new feature of The Home Ranch that manifests our founders vision, and also keeps alive the historical agricultural traditions of Routt County.
We encourage guests to visit and stroll through The Farm or to take one of our Garden Tours. We hope The Farm will become an ideal classroom to demonstrate the Farm-to-Table movement for the entire community. We look forward to sharing the harvest with you!