When you hear “The Big Apple,” New York City probably comes to mind. But not anymore! Once you watch this episode of The Modern Eater’s 5th annual Colorado Road Trip to Big B’s Delicious Orchards in Hotchkiss, CO. you won’t look at an apple the same way again.

Big B’s boss, Jeff Schwartz has taken Colorado farming to a whole new level. Sustainable farming and vertical integration aren’t just buzz words to Jeff. You’re about to learn from the best on how to take a piece of farmland and turn it into a vital business and community hub that produces apple juice, cider, vinegar along with camping, a music venue, a restaurant and a farm store that are all fueled by the glorious apple.

Jeff Schwartz "The Big Apple"

Just another beautiful day at the orchard

Big B's at night

Enchanting views from the orchard when the sun goes down.

Flowers at the cabin

The cabins at Big B's are the epitome of relaxation

Glamping at it's finest

Take a load off and stay a while

Another look inside the cabin

This is maximum relaxation.

The Food at Big B's

The restaurant has such good food.

More food!

All ingredients are fresh and wholesome

Eat, eat, eat!

So many great sandwiches

One of the glamping cabins

You can reserve these

Take me to the grapes

Such a unique property

Another unique installment

Take a look at the burger

Fresh and delicious

Onion rings

Yes, please!

You will love the food!

Don’t forget to check out other episodes of The Modern Eater’s 5th Annual Colorado Road Trip to get an insiders perspective of all things Colorado food production, service and hospitality.

5th Annual Colorado Road Trip

Named Outstanding Media Professional in 2020 by the Colorado Restaurant Association, The Modern Eater continues to highlight the issues that affect the women and men of Colorado who produce and serve our food.

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Bruz Beers – Colorado Mills Sunflower Products – Elevation Reps – Royal Crest Dairy – Swick & Associates, LLC – The Spice Guy – Sawatch Artisan Foods – Shamrock Food Service – Pueblo Chile Growers Association – Carboy Winery

Here are the episodes from the TME 5th Annual Colorado Road Trip

The Hog and the Hen – Grand Junction – RELEASED
Clark and Co’s Distilling – Palisade – RELEASED
Palisade Growers Guild – Palisade – RELEASED
Fidel’s Cocina & Bar – Palisade – RELEASED
Field to Fork Farm – Palisade – RELEASED
Carboy Winery – Palisade – RELEASED
Stanton Farms – Paonia – RELEASED
Big B’s Delicious Orchards – Paonia – RELEASED
The Storm Cellar Winery – Paonia – COMING SOON
Paonia Farmers Market – Paonia – COMING SOON
Valley Organic Growers Association – Paonia – COMING SOON
Honey Moon Mesa – Paonia – COMING SOON
Sunshine Beef – Crawford – COMING SOON
Motherlode Liquors – Rico – COMING SOON
Petite Maison – Telluride – COMING SOON
Chef Will Nolan – Rico – COMING SOON
Brightwood Farm – Durango – COMING SOON
James Ranch – Durango – COMING SOON
James Ranch Market – Durango – COMING SOON
Frontier Trout Ranch – Del Norte – COMING SOON
Blue Roof Hydro Farm – Eads – COMING SOON
Colorado Mills Sunflower Products – Lamar – COMING SOON
Mauro Farms – Pueblo – COMING SOON
Musso Farms – Pueblo – COMING SOON
Twenty One Steak – Pueblo – COMING SOON

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