Photography by Jennifer Olson, Erin Manning
Colorado’s Delta County—on the western slope of the Rockies—is a gift in and of itself. Organic and sustainable-practice farms and the area’s many quaint bed-and-breakfasts team up to offer simple delights: aromatic breads from wood-fired ovens and shelves brimming with locally made jam, preserves, wine, and cider.
But Delta County’s true stars are its people, and the impassioned homesteading spirit that manifests in their from-scratch delicacies. To celebrate the holiday season, we’ve gathered some of our favorites from family-owned Hanson Mesa Bed & Breakfast in Hotchkiss, Colorado, and historic Smith Fork Ranch in Crawford, Colorado. These treats will make your loved ones feel just as their creators intended: right at home.