Farm Tours & Urban Ag 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.

Get to know the people & Stories behind Your food.

As part of Slow Food Denver’s mission to help connect links in the chain of the food system, the Farm & Urban Ag Tours allow people to meet the farmers and ranchers and agriculturalists 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!

2011-10 marys pics 2211August 3:  Urban Agriculture Tour, Southeast Denver

Tour Sprout City Farms at the Denver Green School, Ekar Farm, and Garden Court Apartments, where refugee farmers tend a network of community garden plots and enjoy lunch at The Garden.

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 of Zweck Farm, recognized as one of the oldest working farms in the state, 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.

2011-10 marys pics 2157September 6:  Urban Agriculture Tour, Southwest Denver

Tour Aero Farm, a veteran owned vertical tower farm, Sprout City Farms’ Mountair Park Community Farm, a brand new farm that will be a resource for education, food access, and community collaboration, and Revision, an urban farming initiave that empower residents to build and advocate for community food systems.

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.

bluebearSeptember 20:  Urban Agriculture Tour, Downtown Denver

On this Downtown tour, we’ll first go to Blue Bear Farms at the Colorado Convention Center, where we will get a tour from Produce Denver. Then we’ll visit Sustainability Park, where we’ll get a tour from the youth farmers at Green Leaf Denver. After that we will go visit a small farm in the RiNo district and then have lunch at the Horse Barn, the headquarters of Denver Urban Gardens.

urbicultureOctober 4:  Urban Agriculture Tour, Northwest Denver

Tour UrbiCulture Community Farms, a multi-plot farm committed to providing food to people of all income levels in the Denver Metro area.  Little Raven Farms, a neighborhood supported agriculture project based upon permaculture principles, and Sunnyside Up Farm, a neighborhood community supported agriculture farm.