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With glamping, dinners, and alpaca yoga (really), Cedar Ridge Ranch cultivates an appreciation for the simple and sustainable.
HOW WE GROW is the documentary film collaboration between Haley Thompson and Tomas Zuccareno. Both were equally moved by the passionate community of local farmers and ranchers in the Roaring Fork Valley and want to share their story in hopes of empowering future generations to join the movement. Please Click here to watch trailer and SUPPORT
"Lets Go Glamping!" -Grassroots 6/2018 Interview with Merrill Johnson about the agritourisim evolution of Cedar Ridge Ranch opening up to guests to experience and enjoy.
2016 Summer Edible Aspen -"Beyond Horses: A Young Missouri Heights Farmer Cultivates More Than Crops At Her Family's Ranch" CLICK HERE
BY ALLYN HARVEY / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DRAPER WHITE | JUNE 14, 2016
A local documentary highlighting the transition from Horses to Farming at Cedar Ridge Ranch CLICK HERE
Aspen Times article "A Whole-system Approach to Pork" By Jordan Curet Aug 16, 2014
Merrill Johnson never planned to be a farmer, but at 25 years old she is running a ranch, raising endangered heritage pigs and contributing to the sustainability of the Roaring Fork Valley. Much like a tomato pulled from the vine tastes much richer, she’s trying out a theory that pigs raised on organic fruits and vegetables taste better than something shrink-wrapped in plastic on the supermarket shelves. Johnson has developed an earth-conscious business model to bring better products to consumers while reducing the environmental impact of waste in the valley.