The Vail Valley is migrating west to Hovey & Harrison for seasonal provisions in the form of farm breakfasts, Colorado Meat Co. cuts, sourdough culture breads, and a healthy dose of community.

Gretchen Hovey and Molly Harrison pooled their respective Colorado small farm and high-end culinary connections to bring the high-country fresh produce, honey, and flowers and complete seed-to-harvest-inspired bakery and café offerings. The bustling morning and afternoon meet-up space beams golden yellow from its business center plaza perch, beckoning regulars with mountain-chic, borderline hipster vibes singing from exposed brick walls, long community tables, kombucha on tap, and fluffy faux fur-draped nooks.

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Hovey & Harrison in Edwards. Photo by Lisa Blake

On a recent lazy weekend morning, my husband and I bellied up to the wood bar on skinny metal stools and began our brunch session with a ginger turmeric latte ($4) and a heavenly spiked concoction dubbed The White Out ($9). The indulgent cold cocktail was akin to a White Russian on steroids, made with nitro cold brew coffee, Richardo’s Coffee Liquor, vodka, and cream crowned by two skewered pillowy housemade marshmallows.

After ogling the dry goods—including Hovey & Harrison’s own line of jams, local small-batch pickles, truffle salts, and a full spectrum of Colorado artisan wares—we lingered around the open-format bakery and contemplated cinnamon monkey bread and twisted soft pretzels larger than our heads.

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Mini lemon meringue pies at Hovey & Harrison’s bakery. Photo by Lisa Blake

We landed on the seasonally influenced soup of the day—a generous brothy bowl of hot and sour ($15) fragrant with lemongrass and cayenne and with shitakes, a 63-degree cracked egg, and fried Brussels swimming around in a satisfying bone broth. The hunk of homemade crusty sourdough wedged onto the clay bowl’s rim was a special treat. On our server’s spot-on recommendation, I ordered the huevos yucatecos ($13) and dove into an artfully layered dish of salty slightly sweet fried plantains, pickled onion, smashed black beans, fried eggs, and queso fresco atop crunchy corn tortillas all married by a smooth, deep red mole sauce offering subtle peppery chocolate hints.

The next time you’re passing by Edwards, follow the stream of happy locals and break for a nourishing stop at Hovey & Harrison. Shop a little, sip gourmet coffee, peruse the bakery case (good luck resisting those salted caramel mini cheesecakes), and be sure to hit the grab-n-go cooler for prepared dinner entrées.

If you go: 0056 Edwards Village Blvd., Unit 120, 970-446-6830. Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.