Thank you to all of our 2017 Sponsors, Homeowners, chefs and volunteers. 2017 Savor the San Juans was SOLD OUT!

Savor the San Juans on Sunday, September 10

The Montrose Community Foundation and Valley Food Partnership invite you to savor the flavor of the Western Slope during this 4th annual home and chef showcase. Tour your way through one-of-a-kind properties whose luxurious kitchens will host area chefs! These culinary masters will be preparing delectable tastes from the bounty of local farms! For More Information: (970)249-3900.Proceeds from the event benefit the work of the Montrose Community Foundation and Valley Food Partnership.

Tickets are available at  these locations:  Tiffany ETC – 439 E Main St, in Montrose, CO, –

Cobble Creek – 699 Cobble Dr, Montrose, CO  or at  Timberline Bank –  1561 Oxbow Dr, Montrose, CO.

Tour homes in any order. This year’s homes include : Tuscan Treasure, Dragon’s Den Retreat, Stillmeadow Farmstead, Tired Iron Lodge at Billy Creek, Old World Craftsman, Historic Victorian and White Tree Manor.

Taste seasonal creations from featured Western Slope farms created by local chefs in each kitchen! 2017 Chefs : Chef Linda Lovegreen, Chef Christian Arocho, Chef Lacey Huntley, Chef Healther Crane, Chef Kalon Wall, Chef Nick Rinne and Chef Dave Frank .

Join us from 1 pm – 4 pm on September 10th to toast the local homes, chefs and farmers at the newly renovated Ute Indian Museum located at 17253 Chipita Road. Toast of the Tour features local wine, beer, cider, and desserts.

 Chefs 2017


Chef Lacey Huntley ~ Remington’s at The Bridges~

Chef Lacey has been cooking in Montrose for 20 years, using her on job training and passion for food to make creative and fun cuisine. She enjoys cooking in local competitions and mentoring students who show an interest in culinary arts through the Montrose High School COS program. She recently accepted the position of Chef de Cuisine at Remington’s at The Bridges. Remington’s recently received their 3rd 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. . (970) 252-1119 ext.2 2500 Bridges Drive, Montrose.

Chef Linda Lovegreen ~ Climb elevated eatery ~

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

Chef Heather Crane ~ Pine Cone Catering Co.

A baker who has refined her skills for the past 20 years, Chef Heather offers a full range of catering services as the new owner of Pine Cone Catering Co.  A graduate of the University of Missouri, Heather fine tuned her skills in restaurants in Missouri and Illinois but became hooked on the local food movement in Madison, WI. A strong advocate of farm to table and healthy living practices, she can also be found at the Montrose Farmers Market. Pine Cone Catering Co. has operated for 16 years and creates everything from small lunches to weddings high above Telluride. (970) 209-9630

Chef Christian Arocho  ~ Creekside at Cobble Creek

A native from Puerto Rico, Chef Chris graduated from Johnson & Wales in Florida and has spent the past 20+ years working between Florida, Vail, Beaver Creek and a private ranch in De beque Colorado.  He has joined the team at Cobble Creek to help re-open Creekside Restaurant, an Italian themed- Colorado Fresh restaurant located on the south end of Town in Montrose.  Sourcing as much product as possible from around the valley, Creekside will offer fresh made dishes alongside classic cocktails and an extensive wine list.

Chef Dave Frank ~ Private Chef de Cuisine ~

Dave Frank began his culinary journey in 1977 as a dishwasher at the Country Kitchen in Montrose. After 2 weeks, he was promoted to line cook. Even during his time in the U.S.A.F., Dave had jobs in restaurants. In a career spanning 28 years, Dave apprenticed with respected chefs, worked his way up from line cook, through Sous Chef, head Chef, to Chef de Cuisine. Dave has worked in country clubs, on movie sets, managed pizza joints, and fine dining restaurants. After 8 years as Chef at the Camp Robber in Montrose, Dave semi-retired in 2006. He currently keeps his hand in by donating wine pairing dinners for local non-profits.

Chef Nick Rinne ~ The Vine ~

Awarded top chef in two local competitions, Nick Rinne received his culinary training at Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland. Recently Chef Nick merger The Bistro with partner Tyler Mize of LaFamilia to create The Vine,  a full service farm-to-table restaurant, bar and local food market. The market is designed to act as a “Farm Hub” to promote local growers by shelving and marketing their goods for a larger, centralized audience. “We offer healthy, fresh made dishes, and support the local economy by striving to use as many local products as possible. We make almost everything in house, from our meatballs and hand stretched mozzarella, to falafel.  Since all our dishes are prepared fresh, we can accommodate most dietary restrictions.” Catering and take out available. Open Tues-Sat 8am-9pm and Sun 9am-2pm, closed Monday. 228 E Main St., Montrose

Chef Kalon Wall ~ The Sunflower ~

Born into a family in the restaurant business, Chef Kalon’s passion for food developed early. He majored in photography at Montana State where a senior project involving macro-food photography won awards, landing him entrance into the New England Culinary Institute where he met his current Sous Chef, Ian Scott. After completing a 6 -month internship at a 3 star Michelin restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain he moved to the Piedmont area of Italy to learn traditional Italian cuisine. Returning to the states, he served as Executive Chef of Plonk Wine Bar in Bozeman, MT and La Zuna in Denver. After 3 years at Eastside Bistro in Crested Butte he opened Supper at the Sunflower, a farm-to-table shared kitchen concept restaurant.  He specializes in using the whole animal, be it lamb or beef and using seasonal vegetable from area producers. The menu changes nightly and to date he has created over 675 different menus. Open for breakfast W-Sat 9am-2pm, Sunday brunch 9am-2pm and dinner Tuesday – Sat 6-10pm. Reservations recommended – (970) 417-7767.

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 menu planning and pricing, customer service and food safety and sanitation.  The opportunities come in the form of hands-on experience and planning and running actual catering events throughout the year.



 Producers 2017


Parker Pastures Pristine, High Mountain, 100% Grass-Fed and Finished BEEF and LAMB. Always 100% Grass-fed, Pasture Grazed, Chemical Free, Non-GMO, Humanely Raised, and Eco-Friendly. Parker Pastures is dedicated to providing our community with the purest meats, raised in an eco-friendly way that regenerates landscapes. Specializing in Quarters, Halves, and Wholes. Order Online! (At Our Beef is also served at the Sunflower Restaurant in Crested Butte.

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.

Field To Fork is a small family run farm in Palisade Colorado. We grow a variety of annual fruits and vegetables as well as stone and pommel fruit. We are an Organic farm and we farm 20 acres. Currently we work in Mesa County reaching out to community members through our CSA program. We also work with many of the great local restaurants in our area. Due to the Valley Food Partnership in 2017 we will start growing produce for our local school district. We also work with a few other distributors in Colorado to help sell our products. We love farming in Palisade Colorado and enjoy the mild weather and micro climate that our area has to offer. We enjoy feeding our local community nutritious food and helping improve our local food system.

Buckhorn Garden : Working the land like your great grandparents did, we are a chemical-free, non-GMO seed and feed farm with unique growing structures (a geodesic dome and walipini) and laying hens, goats, and pigs. Buckhorn’s niche is to offer vegetables and products year-round (grass-fed Black Angus beef and Duroc pork) for your nutritious and delicious eating pleasure! Sign up for our newsletter, join our Summer CSA, visit us at a farmers’ market or when farmers’ markets finish, be a Winter CSA member

Kinikin : We are a USDA custom meat processor offering valley raised beef, pork & lamb, individual beef, pork & lamb cuts, homemade jerky & summer sausage, elk & buffalo steaks, burgers & sausage, all-natural chicken and top-of-the-line seafood. We also offer custom meat processing for beef, pork, lamb and wild game.

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.

Macario’s : 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.

Honey Acre : 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! New Location on Oak Grove Rd, just behind US Bank.

Dry Mesa Farms : Dry Mesa Farms believes in good healthy food, family, and fun. Our goal is to provide our community with healthy food and knowledge to help benefit their lives. We will be offering a new CSA program as well as Raw honey and soon to come classes on how to use your fresh produce.

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.

Circle A-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


Tiffany, Etc. is truly a downtown Montrose shopping experience. We offer an
eclectic variety of art, furniture, interior décor, accessories, Thymes bath and
body fragrances, jewelry, Demaco figurines, Bill Wilson pottery, extensive
collection of candles and much more! Find that perfect gift and let us beautifully
gift wrap it. Let our interior designers help accent your home to suit your style.
439 E. Main Street, 970 249-7877 M-Sat 9-6:30, Sun 11-4.

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Alpine Floral has been serving the Montrose and surrounding communities since 1972. Thomas and Stephanie Keller purchased the business in 2014 and recently moved the business to Main Street. Alpine Floral provides full service floral from everyday arrangements to sympathy, weddings and events.  In addition to floral design we also provide tuxedo rental, and event rental equipment for all your party needs. Come see our new shop located at 434 East Main Street or give us a call at 970-249-3545 or check us out online at

Thank You to our

2017 Sponsors


Manor Sponsors


David Mize Family


Estate Sponsors

Home Sponsors

Pathologist Group

Hearth Sponsors

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Parker Ranch

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Bread & Butter Sponsors

Abel Ace Hardware


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Keiths Heating

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Cooling’s Heating & Air Conditioning

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Western Gravel Incorporated

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