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Trappers Lake Fireweed honey is all the buzz – while you can get it

Did you know there is such a thing as a honey sommelier?
Well, there is, and the Vail Valley is fortunate to call Carmen Weiland its resident honey sommelier in training.
And like a fine wine, a fine honey can be in strong demand and Weiland wants to make sure everyone is aware of the short-term availability of one of the top five honeys in the world – Fireweed honey harvested from Trappers Lake, Colorado – right here in the Eagle River Valley.

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Honey, those Knapp Ranch bees are serving up some really sweet stuff

Edwards area ranch apiary uncorks specialty honeys, offered for sale at new Eagle Ranch marketplace

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Knapp Harvest brings farm to market product to new Eagle Ranch storefront

For more than a decade, Knapp Ranch has been expanding its sustainable farming operation. This summer, Eagle County residents have a new way to taste the fruits of that labor.

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Business Monday: ‘Regenerative agriculture’ carries on with new Osage Gardens ownership

Knapp Ranch announced last week its purchase of Osage Gardens. For nearly three decades Tom and Sarah Rumery owned and operated the organic farm located just south of Interstate 70 west of New Castle.

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Knapp Ranch purchases Osage Gardens

After nearly 30 years of operation, Tom and Sarah Rumery say they could not be more grateful to have sold Osage Gardens to Bud Knapp and Knapp Ranch, located in the greater upper West Lake Creek valley of Edwards.
 
“The integrity that Bud brings to this relationship is so incredible and comforting,” said Sarah Rumery in a news release. “The future of Osage Gardens, its brand and products, are now in his hands. It comforts us to know that Osage Gardens lives on with someone who truly cares about the future of our brand while making our planet a better place.”

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Osage Gardens Changes Hands

Knapp Ranch announced Monday its purchase of Osage Gardens.

For nearly three decades Tom and Sarah Rumery owned and operated the organic farm located just south of Interstate 70 west of New Castle.

“The integrity that Bud (Knapp, co-founder and owner of Knapp Ranch) brings to this relationship is so incredible and comforting,” Osage co-founder Sarah Rumery said according to a news release. “The future of Osage Gardens, its brand and products, are now in his hands. It comforts us to know that Osage Gardens lives on with someone who truly cares about the future of our brand while making our planet a better place.” 

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Knapp Ranch, Osage Gardens come together over sustainable core values

EAGLE, Colo. – June 15, 2020 – After nearly 30 years of operation, Tom and Sarah Rumery say they could not be more grateful to have sold Osage Gardens to Bud Knapp and Knapp Ranch, located in the greater upper West Lake Creek valley of Edwards, Colorado. “The integrity that Bud brings to this relationship is so incredible and comforting,” says Sarah Rumery. “The future of Osage Gardens, its brand and products, are now in his hands. It comforts us to know that Osage Gardens lives on with someone who truly cares about the future of our brand while making our planet a better place.” Read More...

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Hoop House offers Community Supported Agriculture program for second year in a row

As Coloradans navigate the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts, local food source providers are kicking into high gear for the upcoming harvest.
The Hoop House in Eagle, which is located just east of City Market, is offering subscriptions to its community supported agriculture program. This marks the second consecutive year the Hoop House has organized the program.

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Meet Bud Knapp, author of ‘Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks,’ at Gorsuch Vail

Knapp Ranch and Gorsuch Vail will host a meet and greet with Bud Knapp, author of the coffee table book titled, “Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks: The Story of Knapp Ranch.” The public is welcome to stop by and meet Bud at the Gorsuch Vail Village location on Friday, August 30 from 2-4 p.m.

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Slovenian Beehives at Knapp Ranch

Carmen Weiland wants Americans to love their pollinators. Carmen is the director of estate operations and the beekeeper at Knapp Ranch, a privately-owned ranch focusing on sustainability and preservation of the land. Weiland studied bees in Slovenia, a country known for its beekeeping practices and how they share a national love and respect for the bees.

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Knapp Ranch is all about the bees’ needs

Carmen Weiland believes we need to do better by our bees.

In her position as beekeeper, and director of estate operations, at Knapp Ranch she is doing just that. “Bees are a keystone species, vital for the survival of the planet,” Weiland said - Read more.

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The Making of Knapp Ranch

Instead of building yet another mountain-modern vacation home, publishing magnates Bud and Betsy Knapp built a homestead in Edwards dedicated to preserving the past. Read more about how Knapp Ranch came to be.

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From Farm to Table

Alfred Austin said, “To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” In the Vail Valley, nurturing a garden is even more soul-fulfilling than in other locations. The high altitude, temperamental weather and other challenging aspects makes the bounty produced seem even more precious than that from other locations. And The Farm at Knapp Ranch in Edwards is certainly watching the lettuces of its labors grow. Read more about how Knapp Ranch has maintained a successful farm in the Rocky Mountains.

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Knapp Ranch Chosen as 2018 INDIES Awards Finalist

Each year, Forewords Reviews honors the very best of indie publishing by hosting the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards!

Thousands of books are entered each year, and Foreword's panel of over 120 librarians and booksellers take part in the judging, narrowing it down to a group of finalists and winners that represent the best books, all independently published, in over 60 categories. See where Knapp Ranch placed among the contestants.

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A Star Studded Evening

Knapp Ranch Book, Living Beneath The Colorado Peaks, included in Cowboys & Indians Magazine article as part of the Western Heritage Awards.

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Team behind Knapp Ranch book honored at Western Heritage Awards

Vail Valley’s Bud Knapp and members of the Knapp Ranch book team found themselves in incredible company earlier this month as they were honored with the 2019 Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Photography/Art Book for the Knapp Ranch book titled “Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks — The Story of Knapp Ranch.”

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Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks, A Story of Knapp Ranch – Winner of the 2019 Western Heritage Award.

It was recently announced that the Knapp Press book Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks won the distinguished Western Heritage Award for the best Art/Photography Book.

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Associates 3 - The Story of Knapp Ranch

Part of a hand selected group of imaginative artists, Associates III Interior Design assisted Bud and Betsy Knapp with their lifelong dream to design and craft a mountain retreat. Their fascinating story is eloquently written and exquisitely photographed, ultimately opening the doors of their beautiful ranch to share their story with family, friends, and each of us.

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AWN Member Spotlight

Sara Chase Shaw, writer of “Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks: The Story of Knapp Ranch” was featured in AWN's Member Spotlight.

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Aspen author Sarah Chase Shaw to discuss ‘Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks’

Bud Knapp's first trip to Vail was prompted by an Architectural Digest assignment in the 1960s. Ten years later he returned to ski with his wife and business partner, Betsy. That trip changed the course of their lives.

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Bud Knapp speaks at Vail Symposium’s Community Conversations

In this special edition of the Vail Symposium’s Community Conversations, a panel of several community leaders and stakeholders will discuss the considerations involved when balancing the desire for conservation with the need for development in Eagle County.

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The Farm at Knapp Ranch & Chef Kelly Liken Raise nearly $40,000 For Walking Mountains

The generosity found in the Eagle Valley from our donors and the community never fails to amaze us here at Walking Mountains. It is through our donors, and people just like you, that we are able to achieve our mission and reach over 127,000 people annually.

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High Altitude Society: Eagle River Youth Coalition’s 11th annual Valley Tastings celebrates youth

Children, parents, grandparents and friends gathered to celebrate youth last month.
Eagle River Youth Coalition's 11th annual Valley Tastings was a resplendent outdoor fete, with sumptuous samples from 13 area restaurants, live music from Hardscrabble and brews from Bonfire Brewing. The annual fundraiser highlights accomplished youth in the valley and the adults who support them.

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Letter: Thank you for supporting Eagle River Youth Coalition fundraiser

Making youth a community priority is the guiding principle of all that Eagle River Youth Coalition does. This comes in so many forms and cannot be done alone.

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Local author advocates for preservation

Bud Knapp's first trip to Vail was prompted by an Architectural Digest assignment in the 1960s. Ten years later he returned to ski with his wife and business partner, Betsy. That trip changed the course of their lives....

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Valley Tastings in Gypsum offers a bite of Eagle Valley’s culinary bounty

There are so very many great eateries in this valley, sometimes it's daunting to think of getting a taste of what's out there. Hence the popularity of Valley Tastings, an event that promises to deliver a bite of this region's culinary options.

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Garden to Glass and Farm to Fork support Eagle Valley Land Trust

On Thursday, Aug. 16, on a beautiful hillside overlooking the Eagle River Valley, the Eagle Valley Land Trust held the 2018 Garden to Glass event and Farm to Fork dinner in support of forever protecting the lands that we love.

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Knapp Ranch: Stunning property with a story to match its beauty

he Knapp Ranch is a stunning property with a remarkable story to share...

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Leading the Way Forward: Stunning New Colorado-based Book Inspires Readers to Implement Innovative Sustainability Practices

Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks: The Story of Knapp Ranch is a gorgeous new coffee table book that shows readers why embracing sustainability practices—traditional methods and new technology—pays off in the lives of present day individuals and future generations.

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Perfect Holiday Gift: New Book Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks Combines Breathtaking Photography and Rocky Mountain Lifestyle Inspiration

Finding that perfect holiday gift just got a whole lot easier. A new coffee table book will be a thoughtful, treasured gift for anyone who lives in or loves the Colorado mountain lifestyle.

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Planting Roots in the High Country: New Book Reveals the Trials and Triumphs of Growing Food at 9,000 Feet

A new coffee table book shows how the former publishers of Bon Appetit magazine brokered a truce with Mother Nature by using old world farming techniques grounded in sustainable practices and modern technology to successfully grow crops at high elevations...

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Living History: Architecture Tells the Story of Colorado’s Settlers in New Book Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks: The Story of Knapp Ranch Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Creating a fictional story based on Colorado's Vail Valley pioneering settlement patterns gave Knapp Ranch's architects and builders a blueprint for creating a built environment based on history, craftsmanship and the natural setting. New book 'Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks: The Story of Knapp Ranch' explores how architecture can bring history to life...

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Don’t Mess it Up: New Book, Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks: The Story of Knapp Ranch, Artfully Illustrates Couples’ Guiding Land Management Principle

"Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks: The Story of Knapp Ranch" follows the journey of Betsy and Bud Knapp, former publishers of Architectural Digest and Bon Appetit magazines, as they transformed their high alpine ranch in the Vail Valley of Colorado into a paradigm for land management practices.

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Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks, The Story of Knapp Ranch: An Inspiring New Coffee Table Book is a Vision of Architectural Design and Land Stewardship

Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks, The Story of Knapp Ranch is a coffee table book published by The Knapp Press and distributed by Gibbs Smith, Publisher set to be released on Sept. 11, 2018.

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The Plight of Honeybees

PALISADE, Colo. - In honor of the Palisade International Honeybee Festival, KREX 5 News decided to take a look at the challenges bees face.
Bees are in the middle of a serious battle. "It's not a good situation," said Carmen Weiland, the head beekeeper at Knapp Ranch...

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