Farm Tours

Slow Food Denver’s farm tours are designed to cultivate the enjoyment of local food by connecting city-dwellers with local farmers.  Each tour is an opportunity to learn about the food system and production practices while sharing a meal together and having fun.

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 rancherswho 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 byDoor 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.