Leland and Carolyn Oxley, owners of Motherlode Provisions, LLC, are breeding a new generation of Rocky-Mountain style barbecue sauces, hot sauces, steak sauces, and Bloody Mary mix. Their all-natural, gluten-free, and sometimes vegan products reflect the wholesome beauty of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

Whether one calls it luck, Karma, or just good business, Colorado-based enterprises still emerge in the face of natural disasters. After the Four Mile Canyon Fire devastated homes and wildlife outside of Boulder, Colorado, Leland and Carolyn Oxley introduced their Rocky Mountain Style Barbecue Sauce at a benefit for the victims. The first of seven products to gain popularity, the sauce’s success prompted the Oxleys to move production from their small home to a bottling facility; they later opened a storefront in Breckenridge, Colorado.

The success of Motherlode Provisions is attributed to capital provided by Colorado Lending Source’s State-Wide Colorado Main Street Loans program. With the direct financing, the Oxleys purchased materials for bottling, marketing, and office equipment. Now spanning over 20 states across the U.S. and in Canada, the Oxleys lick their lips in anticipation of continued growth and new product lines.