Meet the people who grow our food.
As part of Slow Food Denver’s mission to help connect links in the chain of the food system, the Farm Tour Series allows people to meet the farmers and ranchers who produce our food and learn more of the story behind our meals.
Each farm tour includes a tour of the operation where you will get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to grow the food you love, along with a meal prepared with product straight from the field.
This year’s series includes (follow the links to purchase tickets, start times and costs vary):
July 26: Farm Tour and Breakfast at Lyons Farmette
Begin the day with a catered farm-fresh breakfast, followed by a tour of the Lyons Farmette, a working sustainable farm and education center with a mission to support and empower the local food community. Education programs at Lyons include how to keep bees, building cob ovens, brewing beer, and making cheese, drawing on some of the best educators, teachers, chefs, and agriculture experts in the Front Range. This tour made possible in part by Door to Door Organics. Thank you for your support!
August 23: Farm to Table Experience at Zweck Farm (with History Colorado)
Celebrate our local food traditions and heritage in this farm-to-table experience. We’ve teamed up with History Colorado for a guided farm tour followed by an informal lunch created with products raised on-site. This is a unique opportunity to reconnect with your food and the people who grow it at one of the state’s oldest working farms, rich with history and tradition.
September 13: Farm Tour and Lunch at 63rd Street Farm
Nestled in Colorado’s historical Valmont Butte, 63rd St. Farm is located only a few minutes from downtown Boulder, but feels like it’s miles away. Amanda and Brian Scott founded the farm in 2007 and have transformed it into a thriving community through sustainable agriculture, and a commitment to health, wellness, and lifelong learning. Following the tour of the farm, guests will enjoy wood-fired pizza made on site with farm ingredients.
Step into the story with a visit to the new exhibit Food: Our Global Kitchen, and take a journey around the world and through time. Stroll through an ancient market, cook a virtual meal, peek inside the dining rooms of illustrious individuals—and consider some of the most challenging issues of our time.
Food: Our Global Kitchen explores the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting and celebrating, the exhibit illuminates the myriad ways food is produced and moved throughout the world.
Information about the exhibit can be found on the History Colorado website.
Slow Food Denver is partnering with History Colorado to conduct tasting sessions in the Taste Kitchen throughout the summer along weekly themes. We are still looking for volunteers to assist with these tasting sessions – you can sign up here if you are interested.
In addition, we will be hosting a farm tour to a centennial farm in August. More details on that coming soon!
Better meat, less.
That is the idea behind Slow Food USA’s inaugural Slow Meat Symposium, scheduled for June 20th – 22nd, 2014 in Denver, CO, in an effort to “turn the herd” toward a better animal agricultural food supply chain. Slow Meat will bring together policy experts, food system practitioners, producers, and of course eaters to identify practical points of intervention along the supply chain that will result in a menu of action items for the meat industry in America.
One hundred delegates from across the U.S. have been selected to participate in facilitated discussion to produce a menu of practical actions for Slow Food communities across the USA to deploy, measure, report and refine with the larger national community of advocates who seek change in our food system.
Slow Meat 2014 is only the beginning to Slow Food USA’s commitment to the goals of better and less meat. We will reconvene the following year in 2015 for a grander, public-facing celebration and conversation of meat.
Volunteer for Slow Meat.
Slow Food Denver, as the host of Slow Meat 2014, is tasked with bringing the community together to help make sure this event is a success. In order to do so, we will need the help of people just like you.
Volunteers will be needed for all aspects of, and leading up to, the event with tasks that range from preparing materials for delegates to helping to prep for the bison fabrication.
If you are interested in donating some time to this symposium, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the volunteer list for the event. Additional details about needed tasks and schedules will be provided in the next couple weeks.
The second of four lectures in the Bonfils-Stanton Lecture Series hosted by the Denver Botanic Gardens is scheduled for Thursday, May 22nd.
Volunteers are still needed to help out at this event with a variety of tasks. If you’re interested in helping out, please email email@example.com.
With the support of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and in line with the Gardens’ mission of connecting people with plants, this year’s series is designed to take you along with us through nature’s seasons as we observe and appreciate the aesthetic and edible bounties that nature is able to provide for us within a year’s time.
Join us for interactive and interesting lectures that feature a variety of speakers sure to open your eyes and your hearts to the rich variety of each season’s unique offerings. Starting with spring and moving through winter, topics will include the allure and application of plant foliage varieties to spice up your landscape, using your garden’s bounty to fill your pantry with culinary delights sure to impress everyone at your table, and successfully extending your growing season with tips from one of gardening’s beloved experts.
Completed details, along with registration links, can be found on the Denver Botanic Gardens website.
Hello all, I’m new to Denver and the Slow Food movement. You may be, too. But I encourage you to join us at the holiday potluck and not to be intimidated! At first, I was. I was scared to cook something for my new friends at Slow Food, thinking I’d be judged or it wouldn’t be “slow enough” for them. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Slow Food Denver is one of the most welcoming groups of people I’ve ever been around. So please join us for this special event, slow down, have some great food, and make some new friends. Register here: https://sfdholiday.eventbrite.com