Flavorful. Beautiful. Fresh. Pure. Handcrafted.

That’s why at Ploughboy, Inc. Local Market we ONLY sell foods from local producers.  Local foods are just better.  Plus we make shopping fun with a great atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and tastes of our foods offered up while you shop:  a slice of fresh baked bread, a handful of cherries, a sliver of artisanal cheese.  Come shop with us and learn to love food again!
Ploughboy’s kitchen has just what you need –in every season.  In summers, it’s salads made like they're headed for a family reunion.  In winter it’s flavorful, soul-warming soups plus hand-packed sandwiches on artisanal bread.  Of course, they’re all from scratch using our own local market ingredients.  Grab something for the  road or enjoy them here with one of our all-Colorado micro-brew beers, wines and hard ciders. Featuring Three Barrel BrewingBig B’s Organic Hard Ciders and Garrett Estate Cellars wines.

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The Market

From produce to proteins
All-Colorado grown

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The Kitchen

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Simple dishes from-scratch, by-hand all local market ingredients
All-Colorado wines, beer, and cider

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The Breads

Baked fresh every morning in our kitchen by the staff of Little Red Hen Bread Co.


Opening a 100-Mile Food Store in Salida, CO

Kerry and Dave Nelson decided to take a year-long sabbatical away from their busy lives as lawyers and part- time builders in Philadelphia. On the fifth day of their road trip they came upon Salida, CO - and it was love at first sight. Four days later they bought an old building they turned into a quaint, iconic grocery store they named “Ploughboy”. Its specialty? Carrying organic foods produced in Colorado, preferably within a 100 mile-radius. While supporting the local economy, Kerry & Dave wanted to make local organic food accessible to both Salida's residents and its many tourists. Their plan seemed risky but eventually met with popular success, so much so that they received the 2013 “Nature’s Plate Award” for Colorado from the Nature Conservancy.


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