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Governor Polis’ meat-less proclamation prompts meat-full celebrations statewide

DENVER — Over the last three weeks, nearly 9,000 frustrated Coloradans of all political stripes have taken to social media to express their thoughts over a proclamation by Gov. Jared Polis declaring March 20 as “MeatOut” day.

The Facebook page “Colorado Meat Producers Appreciation Day March 20” is only a fraction of the pushback against Polis, who asked Coloradans to not eat meat on March 20 as part of a larger national effort to introduce people to meat-free lifestyles.

In the proclamation, Polis adopts much of the language of meatout.org, that takes aim at the majority of his constituents who have chosen a carnivore lifestyle.  Meat out is a project of the national Farm Animal Rights Movement, which according to its website seeks to end the use of animals for food.

The proclamation was seen by many in the industry as another attack on Colorado’s agricultural history, prompting vendors and major contributors to either pull out or consider pulling out of the National Western Stock Show, threatening its future success, and multiple counties declared March 20 as “Meat-In” day. Alamosa, Chaffee, Conejos, Crowley, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Kiowa, Kit Carson, La Plata, Las Animas, Logan, Mesa, Moffat, Montezuma, Morgan, Otero, Pueblo, Prowers, Rio Blanco, Routt, Washington, Weld, and Yuma counties, among others have all declared support for the cattle and agriculture industries in some way.

“When Governor Polis declared March 20 as meat-out day, it was a slap in the face to the thousands of ranching and farm families across this state,” said Weld County Commissioner Chair Steve Moreno. “It was yet another hit against rural Colorado.”

A Mesa County proclamation concurred: “All segments of agriculture are of vital importance to Mesa County and contribute to the healthy landscape in Mesa County,” the proclamation read. “Mesa County recognizes the contribution of restaurants and retail food establishments, especially during the pandemic, by supporting a Meat-In Day on March 20, 2021, that encourages a healthy, balanced diet that includes meat.”

Even in Pueblo County, where all three county commissioners are Democrats, the frustration was felt.

“Pueblo County cattlemen and their ranching families are part of a $3.4 billion state industry, with a $40B economic impact, accounting for 10% of the state’s total export sales,” the commissioners said in their own proclamation declaring March 20 as “Cattlemen’s Day.”

Weld, Yuma and Morgan counties combine for about $4 billion in annual sales of agricultural and ranching products, With Weld County accounting for half that on its own.

Polis’ proclamation also launched numerous alternative “meat-in” events across the state. Complete Colorado combed the internet looking for meat celebrations, some (absolutely not an all-encompassing list) of the organized public events include:

If you have an event you’d like listed here, email Sherrie Peif at Sherrie@CompleteColorado.com.

UPDATED:

More events sent in by readers.

  • Mesa County Republican Women are hosting a Team Beef BBQ Fundraiser from 12-2 p.m., 725 Pitkin Ave. , Grand Jct.  Blue Grass music by Frozen In Time String Band.

The following comprehensive list was sent to KOA Radio Personality Mandy Connell from a listener. Connell forwarded it to Complete Colorado.

Northeast Quarter

  • Akron, CO
    • Washington County Fairgrounds 
      • “Eat Beef, Sloppy Joe Feed”: Washington County Cattlewomen are providing a free lunch and accepting donations to support your local producers
      • March 20, 11 a.m.
  • Arvada, CO
  • Berthoud, CO
    • Star View Farm Limited
      • Star View Farm Limited will be offering sales on all meat that we have in stock, on March 20th, for the #MeatIn celebrations.
  • Brush, CO
    • High Plains Cattle Supply or Livestock Exchange 
      • March 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • “Meat Up and Educate”: Swing by either location for a free meat meal and educational information on the truth about Colorado meat and animal products. Featuring information about upcoming legislation, special guests, and more!
  • Burlington, CO
    • Kit Carson Fairgrounds 
      • March 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
      • Eat Meat Barbecue: Support your local meat producers at the “Eat Meat Barbecue” where you are invited to come and eat or come and cook! 
      • Donations will be accepted for this event and future events. 
      • Contact Bill Korbelik (719.342.5974) to help cook.
  • Eaton, CO
    • Justine’s Pizza
      • 20% off all Rancher Specials on March 20th
    • Meat-In Music Rally
      • Double Check Arena is hosting a BBQ and live music event beginning at 5 p.m., March 20th. FREE event, just make sure to register at the link above.
      • For more information: RallyforAg@gmail.com or 970-661-3206 – call/text
    • Kramer’s Wedge Store
      • 380 Oak Ave, Eaton – 20% off any meat burrito!
  • Elizabeth, CO
    • Elizabeth Meat Locker
      • Free BBQ from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on March 20th! 366 Grant St, Elizabeth, CO 80107
      • All proceeds go to event expenses and supporting local youth agriculture activities
  • Evans, CO
    • Innovative Foods
      • Free Lunch from 11am – 2pm on March 20th! 4320 Industrial Parkway, Evans, CO 80620
      • Come join us for Meat IN Day. This will be a “grab and go” event for you to enjoy some lunch and see our future plans. There will be six prize winners when you donate $10. The top winner will get a $250 gift certificate for some quality meat. ALL DONATIONS WILL BE PRESENTED TO WELD COUNTY FOOD BACK. We are excited to see everyone!
  • Fort Collins, CO
    • Centennial Livestock Auction (11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
      • On March 20th, during the Altenburg Super Baldy Ranch Bull Sale, join for the Beef In Day. Plan to have BEEF T-Shirts on display and you will be able to order your “BEEF IN” T-Shirts and “The West Wasn’t Won On Salad” T-Shirts.  The proceeds will go to a good cause and help promote BEEF! A group of industry supporters have generously offered to serve BEEF to everyone that attends! BEEF will be served at the Centennial Livestock Auction parking lot and restaurant during their presale lunch and during the sale, from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Fort Lupton, CO
    • The KM Cup (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
      • Come join The KM Cup and Copper Kettle Kitchen and Catering for a Meat-In BBQ! This event is free, so bring your friends, family, and neighbors, while supplies last! Donations will be accepted and will go to the Fort Lupton Food & Clothing Bank! #Meat-In
  • Greeley, CO
  • Hale, CO 
  • Haxton, CO
    • Haxtun Super’s
      • In support of the #MeatIn movement, Super’s and Koberstein Farms cordially invite you to visit our stores in Colorado and Kansas on March 20th for a free hamburger from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will also be ground beef sales!
  • Holyoke, CO
    • Hometown Liquor
      • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
      • Free will donation BBQ showcasing the meat producers of Holyoke and Phillips County. Support your local industries that support our town. All meat is locally raised. BBQ will be held in the parking lot between Hometown Liquor and the Bank of Colorado. All proceeds will go to Phillips County 4H.
    • Northeast Feed, Inc. – Details TBD
    • Home Store
      • Ag Appreciation BBQ, Free Hamburger and Hot Dog Cookout 11 am – 1:00 PM.
  • Hudson, CO
    • Roggen Elevator and Hudson Meat Locker
      • Raffle beginning Friday, March 5th for $250 gift certificate to Hudson Meat Locker, winner drawn March 19th. Details to enter at links above.
  • Hugo, CO
    • MEAT in the Garage
      • Join the Lincoln County Stockman’s Association and the Lincoln County Cattlewomen for Meat In The Garage! Celebrating our region’s heritage and the meat producers with a FREE BBQ of healthy & delicious beef & pork! Games & Fun for the whole family! Beef Council giveaways! Bring the family and show your support. Donations welcome!
  • Keenesburg, CO
    • Huwa Reserve
      • Running Meat In Day special through March – 35% off select cuts, plus 3 amazing packages that are 50% off!
  • Kersey, CO
    • Kramer’s Wedge Store
      • Saturday, March 20th we will be hosting  “MEATUP DAY” to show our appreciation for meat production and all the jobs and livelihoods it creates.
  • LaSalle, CO
    • LaSalle Warehouse Supply
      • Free BBQ in LaSalle, CO. to show support for the agriculture and oil industries. Brought to you by Mark Moser- Warehouse supply, Rob Reeve- Rob’s Repair, Rod Hubbard- HCI Communications. Start serving at 11 AM until out of food. Eat more meat and tell the Ag and Oil workers thanks for their work. We can’t survive without them.
  • Littleton, CO
  • Longmont, CO
    • Colorado Animal Health
      • Come in March 19th and March 20th to receive 1lb of fresh, locally raised ground beef with any purchase
  • Loveland, CO
    • The Black Steer
      • Featuring their famous 14 oz ribeye on March 20th, starting at 11 a.m.!
  • Mead, CO
  • Peetz, CO
    • Peetz Co-op 
      • March 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      • Celebrate the No Meat holiday the Northeast Colorado way! Come by the Peetz FFA Hamburger Fry for $8 half-pound burgers and chips
  • Platteville, CO
    • H-beef LLC
      • With all the recent attacks on Colorado Livestock and Agriculture. Come help support  h-beef and the Silver Spur.  H- beef will be served this Saturday ( meat in day) we are doing a raffle, all proceeds go to the local food bank.  You could be the winner of a 1/4 of BEEF!
    • The Silver Spur Bar
      • Raffle on March 20th! $10/ticket, First Prize is ¼ beef, Second Prize is 15 lbs of hamburger, Third Prize is a $50 gift card to The Silver Spur Bar.
      • All proceeds go to St. Luke’s Food pantry in Platteville!
  • Sedalia, CO
    • All Day Meat and Greet
      • Hosted by Clough Cattle Co. and 5280 Cowboy, join at two locations on March 20th to celebrate cattlemen.
        • 12:00 p.m.: Bud’s Bar (First 200 customers will receive a free cheeseburger with the purchase of any 1 beverage)
        • 3:00 p.m.: Wide Open Saloon (First 300 customers will receive a free cheeseburger with the purchase of any 1 beverage)
  • Sterling, CO
    • Sterling Livestock Commission
      • We’re going to host a hamburger feed by donation only. All proceeds will stay local and will be going to The Miracle Letter Program and our local Santas. Make sure to RSVP on the facebook event.
  • Strasburg, CO
    • 4Rivers Equipment 
      • March 20th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
      • Serving burgers and customers who spend $50 in parts will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to Elizabeth Locker Plant
    • Strasburg NAPA
      • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (while supplies last)
      • We are serving free grilled hamburgers in Strasburg on March 20th to protest the attacks on Colorado agriculture. We are serving until the meat is gone!
  • Stratton, CO 
    • All the MEAT…and Pancakes 
      • 319 Colorado Ave, Stratton, CO 80836, 5 PM MDT – 8 PM
      • Come out on March 20 to support the Stratton Volunteer Fire Department and MEAT IN Day in Colorado. All you can eat pancakes and sausage. Social Distancing guidelines will be followed. You can eat in or get a plate to go.
  • Wheat Ridge, CO
    • Wheat Ridge Poultry & Meats
      • Plan to “Meat In” at Wheat Ridge Poultry for $2.99/lb. Ground Beef and other Surprise Deals on Fresh, Quality, All-Natural MEAT
      • Steak Bundles
      • 8 oz frozen filets for $8
    • Edwards Meats
      • 12280 W. 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
      • Lunch and retail specials TBD
  • Yuma, CO
    • Indian Hills Golf Course 
      • Join Us on Saturday, March 20th in the afternoon and evening to celebrate and support our local Colorado ranchers. Enjoy a meat-full menu, driving range and putting challenges, giveaways And Much More.
    • Veteran’s Park in Yuma (March 20th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Northwest Quarter

Purchase any beef product in Routt County during Ag Week from March 20-28 and become eligible to enter a drawing.  Purchase beef from: Restaurant, grocery store, local producer, meat market or Community Ag Alliance. To enter, email a photo of your beef receipt to RCCWscholarship@gmail.com by March 28, 2021.

  • Carbondale, CO
    • Roaring Fork Valley Coop
      • In partnership with the Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association, Roaring Fork Valley Coop will be giving away two Igloo coolers full of meat. Drawings will take place on March 20th and on National Ag Day, March 23rd. Enter to win at the Roaring Fork Valley Coop by donating $5 per ticket. Proceeds will go to support Beef Sticks for Backpacks.
  • Craig, CO
  • Granby, CO
    • Debbie’s Drive-In
      • Free hamburgers, alcohol tent, live music – Martin and Taylor! Plan to line streets from Tabernash to Kremmling with stock trailers/equipment. Fitch Ranch Meats & Market is supplying and donating beef.
    • Maverick’s Grille
      • Providing free burgers in partnership with Middle Park Stockgrowers’ Association and several producers in the area!
  • Kremmling, CO
    • The Kremmling Mercantile
      • Offering free cheeseburgers beginning around 11:30 a.m.
    • Several other restaurants in town are promising platters of BBQ ribs, smoked meat delicacies, special promotions and give-aways!
    • Middle Park Meat Wagon Grand Opening
      • 10% discount, 5% of all profits go to benefit local 4-H!
  • Meeker, CO
    • Meeker Meat In
      • Show your support on Saturday, March 20th for “Meat In Day” Our restaurants and meat and agriculture supporters are promoting meat and offering specials for you to join them in celebrating Colorado agriculture. Donations from Rio Blanco County Agricultural organizations support this event. 
  • Rangely, CO
  • Routt County
    • Purchase any beef product in Routt County during Ag Week from March 20-28 and become eligible to enter a drawing.  Purchase beef from: Restaurant, grocery store, local producer, meat market or Community Ag Alliance. To enter, email a photo of your beef receipt to RCCWscholarship@gmail.com by March 28, 2021.
  • Silt, CO
    • Miners Claim Restaurant
      • Members of the Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association have generously donated funds so that patrons may enjoy a bone-in ribeye at Miners Claim for $25 instead of the regular price of $39.
    • Hy-Way Feed and Ranch Supply
      • Register to win a cooler full of locally grown meat at the Hy-Way Feed and Ranch Supply store in Silt! Fill out registration at the store. One drawing will take place on March 20, one on March 23, National Ag Day. Donations go to Colorado Foundation for Agriculture-Ag in the Classroom Literacy Program.
  • Walden, CO
    • The 10th Frame
      • Enjoy a Cowboy Burger special and show your support for the beef industry! 
  • Yampa, CO
    • Meat In Yampa at High Noon
      • Calling all pro ag people to meat in Yampa on the 20th starting at high noon! We are planning on grilling and smoking meat tailgate style in Moffat ave in Yampa!! Spread the word!! Let’s make this a true Yampa town event! Bring your meat and cooking source!

Southeast Quarter

  • Buena Vista, CO
    • K’s Park, 223 US 24, Buena Vista, 11 am- 2pm 
      • Thanks to the efforts of locals that support the Agriculture and Livestock industry there will be burgers available at K’s Park, burgers and the fixins’ as well as chips and drinks will be available. Any donations will be donated to the Chaffee County Cattlemen’s Association to support and promote agriculture in Chaffee County.
  • Calhan, CO 
    •  Meat In Day BBQWhittemore Building – El Paso County Fairgrounds, 366 10th Street, Calhan, CO 12:00 pm
      • Hosted by Rep Tim Geitner, HD19, Sen. Dennis Hisey, SD2, Com. Carrie Geitner, CCD2.
      • Donations to support Springs Rescue Mission are requested and appreciated. 
  • Canon City, CO
    • Bunk House Burgers
      • Offering 10% off your order all week long!
      • Also hosting a special event with the Fremont Cattlemen and Cattle Women from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 20th!
  • Colorado City, CO 
    • Pueblo County Cattlemen’s Day– Community BBQ Thanking Local Livestock Producers, March 20th 11am- 2pm in Greenhorn Valley Hardware Parking Lot.   Donations will benefit the Rye FFA Chapter.
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Eads, CO 
    • Agriculture Appreciation Day– Free Community Picnic (March 20, 12:00-5:00 PM), Kiowa County Fairgrounds, Community Building.  Hamburger, Hot Dogs, Live Entertainment.  Donations will go to Eads HS FFA Chapter.  
  • Fowler, CO 
    • Tamarack Grill- March 20th Meat In at the Park.  Details TBD
  • Holly, CO
    • Prowers County Farm Bureau
      • Pulled pork served at Reyman’s Grocery from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
      • Donations accepted to go to local 4-H and FFA Youth
  • Kim, CO
    • You’re Invited to #MeatIn!
      • Come to the Kim Equine Pavilion at 6 p.m. on March 20th! Free beef supper, Floyd and Valerie Bear poetry, dance to “Classic Country Band” and door prizes. Donations go to area children’s charity. 
  • La Junta/Lamar, CO
    • Ranchers Supply of La Junta/Lamar
      • In support of our local and non-local meat producers, we will be hosting a free hamburger feed March, 20 starting at 11:30 at both our Lamar and La Junta locations. Come in and Check out our inventory and some burgers.
  • Lamar, CO
    • Prowers County Farm Bureau
      • Serving Hot Dogs at Lamar Welcome Center from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
      • Donations accepted to go to local 4-H and FFA Youth
    • Ranchers Supply
      • BBQ at 11:30 a.m.
    • Las Brisas
      • Featuring a beef special on March 20th!
  • Las Animas, CO
    • Carmen’s Mexican Restaurant
      • Rocky Mountain Oysters, Steak and Burger specials, and live music on March 20th
    • Thaxton’s Market 
      • We at Thaxton’s Market are thrilled to help Governor Jared Polis celebrate “Colorado Eat Meat” day on March 20th! We stand in support of all our AG related customers and businesses in rural Colorado. We will be running a very special ad (March 17th) with some incredible pricing to help you enjoy our Governors’ special day.  God Bless our communities and get ready to fire up those grills!
  • Ordway, CO
    • Lakeview MotoSports Park
      • We are hosting a Brisket cook-off!! On March 20th come to the track and show us what you got. Winner takes home $250 cash! We will provide buns, chips and beans.
    • Ordway Fire Hall
      • Beef Celebration, March 20 5-7 p.m. – Bring your favorite beef dish and a side, as well as your beef recipe to be included in the Community Beef Cookbook!
  • Peyton, CO
    • Peyton Junction Mercantile
      • Beef…it’s what’s for lunch! MEAT IN DAY! During the Marketplace’s Spring Fling this Saturday, March 20th from 11 to 2 there will be free grass-fed Hamburgers for the public (donations accepted). In support of our local farmers, ranchers, El Paso County Farm Bureau and Cattlemans Association. Come on down and enjoy the day with us!
  • Pueblo, CO
    • Bay’s Meat Market
      • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Meat at Bays for fresh burgers and tasty treats!
    • Gray’s Coors Tavern
      • On March 20th, buy one, get one half off any meat product served at our establishment
    • Musso’s Restaurant
      • To honor and celebrate the work of those individuals, Musso’s will be serving a Sicilian Sausage Sandwich and a bowl of homemade Joe-Vito-Bella Pasta for only $3.20 on Saturday, March 20, 2021. If you want a FREE MEATBALL with your dish that day, just tell your waitress the catchphrase, “the Governor sent me.”
    • Rowdy Performance and Machine
      • Car/Truck Dyno Event starting at 10 a.m. – $100 for 3 pulls on the dyno, half of the proceeds will go to Colorado Cattlemen’s Association! 
      • BBQ begins around noon. Family and kids welcome, anyone with a nice car/truck welcome to come show off!
  • Rocky Ford, CO 
    • Arkansas Valley Fairgrounds, 105 N Main St, Rocky Ford, CO 81067 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
      • Friends, family, food and fun for all ages!
  • Salida, CO
    • Rocky Mountain Livestock Sales, 5005 E Hwy 50, Salida, 11am-1pm
      • In conjunction with the Post Office Ranch annual bull sale at Rocky Mountain Livestock Sales, burgers and the fixins’ as well as chips and drinks will be available. 4H members from several area clubs have volunteered to serve burgers, and any donations will go towards the Chaffee County 4H Council Scholarship Fund!
  • Springfield, CO
  • Trinidad, CO
    • Las Animas Grill
      • Partnered with Shortgrass Prairie Beef to offer 24 oz NY Strip Steak with fixins’ for $48. Limited supplies, call 719-422-8438 for reservations.
        • Also offering an appetizer of beef carpaccio, followed by a flight of a 4 meat sampler, with candied bacon for dessert – $46.
  • Westcliffe, CO
    • Jess Price Park
      • March 20th 11am- 2 pm.  Free hamburgers and cowboy burgers.  This is a great opportunity to meet the beef producers from the valley!
    • Salty Pine Floral & Boutique
      • Free burger sliders will be passed out in front of the Boutique. Food generously donated by the Rusks, Walker Ranch, and San Isabel Ranch.
  • Wiley, CO
    • The Butcher Shop
      • Come out and help us support our local ranchers and farmers on meat-out day March 20th. Enjoy a free barbecue, free beer and the best music around. Barbecue is at 6:30 p.m., Doc Abbott Band at 7:00 p.m., and Rhett Uhland and the Morning Shakes at 9:30 p.m.
  • Yoder, CO
    • Pikes Peak Cattlewomen, in partnership with Pikes Peak Cattlemen, are hosting a Meat In BBQ Hamburger lunch at the Edison School (14550 Edison Road, Yoder,CO). The event begins at 12:00 p.m. on March 20th. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids and all funds will benefit the Cattlewomen. 

Southwest Quarter

  • Alamosa, CO
  • Bayfield, CO
    • Brenda’s Old West Cafe
      • Sponsored by Rafter 7L Ranch and Ludwig Ranches – Three delicious meals with meat will be given away. Drawing will be on March 19th and meals will be served on March 20th between 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Cortez, CO
    • Ute Coffee Shop
      • The special will be a double brisket bacon cheeseburger with bacon cheese fries
    • Cortez Restaurant Specials
  • Creede, CO
    • Free hamburger fry at Wild Beaver Emporium Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.! Sirloin steak sandwiches are also available to purchase. Sponsored by SLV Cattlemen’s Assn and Mineral County Commissioners, cooked and served by the Mineral County 4-H. Proceeds and tips will be accepted on behalf of the Mineral County 4-H Club. 
  • DeBeque, CO
    • Business Block BBQ – Please join the Chop Shop, Creations & Coffee LLC, Beer Mugs N Barstools, DeBeque Country Store, DeBeque Liquor Store, and Wild Horse Roadhouse for a sample of each of the business’ favorite meat and live music from the Tyler Rust Band starting at 7:30!
  • Delta, CO
    • Sisson’s Feed and Ranch
      • Delta County Livestock Assn is sponsoring a hamburger BBQ from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 20th. A hamburger or hot dog, chips, and a drink is FREE with a donation to the Delta County Fire Districts!
    • Homestead Natural Meats
      • 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. at 230 N. Palmer, Delta, CO
      • Free burgers, live radio feed and prizes to celebrate their retail 1 year anniversary and support the agriculture industry. 
  • Durango, CO
    • Strater Hotel
      • 699 Main Avenue Durango, CO 81301 – Featuring the Santa fe Fillet (8 oz pan seared fillet topped with a southwest chimichurri sauce) and the Pepper Steak Herbert.
    • Meat Up BBQ
      • La Plata Farm Bureau & La Plata & Archuleta County Cattlemen’s sponsor the Meat Up BBQ.  March 20, 2021 11am – 2 pm. 750 S. Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 
  • Fruita, CO
    • John Deere – US Tractor & Harvest, Inc
      • 1984 Highway 6&50, Fruita, CO 81521 – Burger lunch 11 am to 1 pm on FRIDAY March 19th.
    • Fruita Consumers Cooperative Association
      • MEAT IN DAY EVENT: Fruita Consumers Cooperative Association Wienerschnitzel restaurant buy 2 chili cheese dogs for only $2. We also have T-shirts for sale for $15 and all proceeds will be donated and matched dollar for dollar to our local Mesa County Cattlewomen’s Association.
    • Strayhorn Grill
      • Meat In Day specials: Wednesday: Corned beef and cabbage; Thursday: Roast brisket; Friday: Gourmet meatloaf; Saturday: Tenderloin stroganoff
  • Grand Junction, CO
  • Hesperus, CO
    • Hi-Country Sale Barn Cafe
      • 15062 Highway 140 Hesperus, CO 81326 – Chicken fried steak on Friday night, also serving breakfast, hamburgers, and catfish.
  • Hotchkiss, CO
    • Zack’s BBQ
      • Zack’s BBQ and Delta County Livestock Assn are sponsoring a hamburger bbq from 12-2 on March 20th!
  • La Jara, CO
    • Burned Out BBQ, LLC. 
      • The truck will be parked outside of Parts Plus in La Jara and is offering 15 – 50% discount on all orders. 
    • L&S Feeds, LLC and Bountiful Meat & Processing
      • L&S Feeds, LLC will be providing a meaty breakfast from 8 am-10am on March 20th at their store, with opportunities to win prizes of locally produced and processed meat during the month of March. To enter the drawing, message either business on Facebook and share a picture of what makes you proud to be a part of the agricultural community.
  • Monte Vista, CO
    • My Sister’s Pantry Spices & Seasonings
      • For the month of March use the code EATMEAT on any order over $50 and you’ll receive a free Steak Seasoning.
    • Monte Vista Coop 
      • MeatIn Day Hamburger Fry- Join the Monte Vista Coop as we support and appreciate the industry.  11:00- 1:00 p.m. at the Monte Vista Coop, 1901 E HWY 160 Monte Vista, CO.
  • Montrose, CO
    • Montrose Press
      • Subscribe to the Montrose Press for a chance to win an Igloo chest freezer, stocked with locally raised beef and pork! Details in link above.
    • John Deere – US Tractor & Harvest, Inc
      • 4766 N Townsend Ave, Montrose, CO 81401 – Burger lunch 11 am to 1 pm on FRIDAY March 19th.
    • Castle Auto Sales
      • 830 N Townsend Ave, Montrose, CO – BBQ in appreciation of ranchers and farmers hosted by Uncompahgre Cattlemen’s Association, Western Slope Wool Growers’, and Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel Farm Bureau.
      • Begins at 10:00 a.m. March 20, ends when food runs out! There will be door prizes and any proceeds will go to the Montrose and Olathe FFA Chapters/Montrose County 4-H.
  • Nucla, Co
    • Nucla Town Park – West End Meat IN
    • 1 p.m. at the Nucla Town Park – Bring a chair and side dish! 
  • Ouray, CO
    • Fellin Park
      • 12 p.m. – Bring your favorite meat to BBQ and your sides/drinks. If you don’t want to BBQ for yourself, hamburgers are available for $5.00. Sponsored by the Ouray County Republican Party.
  • Plateau Valley
    • Plateau Valley CattleWomen are giving away 2 Better With Beef Baskets to those who choose to celebrate MeatIn Day along with us.
      • Eating out? Eat at local restaurants and each beef meal will be entered to win.
      • Eating at home? Post or share a picture of your beef dinner on the Plateau Valley Cattlewomen Facebook page using both #MeatIn & #BetterWithBeef.  Each post will be entered to win!
  • South Fork, CO 
    • Two Rivers BBQ
      • Meat In Day from March 20, 2021 11:30 am to 9:00 pm.  10% of all proceeds from the day will be donated to the San Luis Valley Fair to support the youth in the San Luis Valley who participate in 4-H & FFA.  29411 US HWY 160, South Fork

Hats

  • The Goodall family in southwestern Colorado is selling hats to support #MeatIn Day. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to supporting CCA in the Meat In Movement. Hats can be pre-ordered through Dustin Goodall for $30 (Venmo/PayPal in the comments). Click here to take a look at the hats.

 

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