Slow Food BoCo Holiday Happy Hour!

3854664 Join Slow Food Boulder County as we ring in the holiday season with a festive gathering at PMG, Boulder’s favorite place to gather and share some truly great food and wine.

1407097154-1Monday, December 8th, 2014
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
PMG Restaurant and Wine Bar
2018 10th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 786-8585

$15 for Slow Food Members/$20 for Non-members
Buy tickets online now.

A wine authority will be on hand to walk us through a specially chosen wine flight and accompanying family-style dish pairings. We look forward to celebrating the holidays with you!

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CRAFT: Postponed until Spring

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We have decided to postpone our CRAFT event until spring due to low ticket sales. We heard from so many folks who wanted to attend, but could not due to timing. We feel postponing makes more sense in order to help facilitate a well-attended function and strong community presence.

We are excited to host this amazing event in the spring, so please stay tuned for an update. Thank you for your understanding and continued support!

The Slow Food BoCo Board

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Harvest Flood Relief Dinner

RSVP HERE:

http://slowfoodfloodrelief.brownpapertickets.com

Please join Slow Food Boulder County and Door to Door Organics for an unforgettable Harvest Dinner on Monday, November 4th at Lone Hawk Farms. This evening will showcase incredible local food as we honor and celebrate the hard work of our Boulder County farmers.

All proceeds from this fundraising dinner will go to farmers who were impacted by the flood.

The celebration begins at 5 p.m. with cocktail hour by Spring 44, Avery Brewing Company, and Upslope Brewing Company. The sit-down meal starts at 6 p.m., when we will present dishes from a number of local chefs including:

Hosea Rosenberg of Blackbelly Catering, Kyle Mendenhall from The Kitchen and surprise chefs from Greenspoint, The Med, Brasserie 1010, Salt and Colterra and more.

There is limited availability for this event, so buy your tickets today!
$100 for general admission; $80 for Slow Food & Door to Door Organics members

Attire: Farm Chic. Remember to dress warmly! The event is inside a barn.

This event is presented by Door to Door Organics
Co-sponsored by Whole Foods Market & Lone Hawk Farms.

Participating sponsors include: Roundhouse Spirits, Upslope Brewing Company, Avery Brewing Company, Spring 44, Greens Point Catering, Colterra Food & Wine, SALT the Bistro, Blackbelly Catering, The Kitchen, The Med, Brasserie 1010, Tender Belly, Conscious Coffee, Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, Nita Foods, Thistle Whistle Farm, Isabelle Farm, All Event Rentals, Mable & Chung LLC, Big Red F, Colorado’s Best Beef, and Colt Printing Company.

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Bravo to SF USA on its $1.2 Million Grant

Slow Food USA Receives Historic $1.2 Million
Grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
BROOKLYN, NY (June 4, 2012)Slow Food USA, a national non-profit dedicated to creating a world where the food we eat is good for us, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet, has received a landmark $1.2 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan. The three-year, capacity building grant will help Slow Food work to address inequities in the food system by raising awareness internally and externally, building relationships with diverse communities and establishing partnerships with organizations in this area of work. The grant will also fund the development of a public initiative that embraces the values of Slow Food and its history through celebrating, reclaiming and creating local food cultures.

This is the single largest grant Slow Food USA has ever received.

“This is a historic moment for Slow Food USA and it could not have come at a better time as we build momentum for the next few years,” said Katherine Deumling, Board Chair of Slow Food USA. “There is great inequity in our food system, and we must all work to make it easier for everyone to access good, healthy food – through preserving our diverse foods and food traditions and through building bridges with communities negatively impacted by the industrial food system. We’re grateful for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s support and confidence in Slow Food as a key force for change.”

“Slow Food USA has a long and successful track record in the good food movement. This investment will help them to expand their reach so more people across the country benefit,” said Linda Jo Doctor, program officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation. “We’re confident that Slow Food’s extensive network will help more children and families get the good food they need to thrive.”

Slow Food USA is part of a global, grassroots organization with supporters in over 150 countries who believe that food and farming should be sources of health and well-being for everyone. Through international and national advocacy, local projects and bringing people together through the common language of food, Slow Food members and supporters are making it easier to access real food. Slow Food was founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Slow Food USA’s network includes 200,000 supporters and 225 chapters in nearly every state. For more information, visit www.slowfoodusa.org.

About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Mich., and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit www.wkkf.org.

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Sunday June 3: Foodists Meetup!

BoCo Foodists Come Together Right Now!

What’s your interest?
Local Farms? Backyard Gardens? Permaculture Landscape Design? Crop Mobs on Farms? School Gardens? Cooking? Eating? Sustainable agri? Sustainable local economy?

What type of food community do you desire?
Want to create and be involved with local  agriculture?  Interested in converting yours or others’ lawns into an edible landscape? Let’s occupy our economy by creating our own – with food – through Community Sufficiency!

With the weather so great, how will you spend your time outside?
A flash mob is where persons unknown to each other gather at a moment’s notice to accomplish a group goal, where a common interest & passion is expressed during the process.  A crop mob works the same, but gets you outside and involved with food cultivation.

Interested in learning about any of the above ideas?  Stop by our open meeting Sunday June 3 @ 4PM.
In case you missed our annual meeting, or if you’re already ready to get involved, we’re following up with a meeting to kick-start a few events, programs, and our new board. We’ll also be joined by Slow Food Regional Governor Jane Bauer.  Please join us (and bring a friend who might be interested as well)!

What: Slow Food BoCo Food Activists’ Brainstorm Gathering
When: Sunday, June 3, 4-6 pm
Where: Alfalfa’s Market Community Room

Cost:   Free and open to all – members and non-members
Register: info@slowfoodboulder.com
NOTE: PLEASE DON’T PARK IN THE ALFALFA’S LOT; PARK ACROSS THE STREET IN THE FREE LIBRARY PARKING LOT; THIS IS THEIR BUSIEST TIME OF DAY AND THEY REQUESTED WE LEAVE THE LOT FOR CUSTOMERS. THANKS!

We hope to see you this Sunday, June 3! 

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Menu for the Pinyon Dinner RSVP today

Check out this fabulous menu for our Slow Food Winter Celebration Dinner at                 The Pinyon- Monday, Jan 16th at 6:30 pm.

There are just a few spots left at the table… please come and join us.                                 RSVP today to info@slowfoodboulder.com

First Course-
-Allan Benton’s Smoky Country Ham vs. La Quercia Speck
-Preserved Fruits and Vegetables
-Fresh Pulled Mozzarella, herb salads, grilled flat bread

Second Course-
-Carolina Risotto, pumpkin, chevre, pomegranate, spiced pumpkin  seeds, grilled chicories, gingerbread crumbs
-Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Old bay corn flakes, peanuts, mint vinaigrette

Third Course-
-Fried Chicken, house made bourbon barrel cured maple syrup, heirloom cornmeal flapjacks
-Roasted Tender belly suckling pig, green apple “mostarda”, heirloom grits.
-Roasted root salad, tarragon, mint, smoked egg, pear, farro, horseradish

Fourth Course-
Apple Pie

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Winter Celebration Dinner Jan. 16, 2012

Slow Food Winter Celebration Dinner

Join us for a tribute to winter with a farm-to-table meal at The Pinyon. This year, we saved our annual Holiday celebration for after all the hustle and bustle and for the calm of winter; we have special invitations to our farmers as well. Slow Food members, local farmers and guests will dine together to get to know one another and celebrate the year’s harvest.

Where: The Pinyon, 1710 Pearl Street, Boulder
Date: Monday, January 16, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $55 for members/ $65 for nonmembers (includes tax and tip); credit card payments have $2 handling fee.
RSVP (with payment) by Jan 10, 2012 to info@slowfoodboulder.com
Delicious and seasonal menu; includes two drinks (wine & beer offered).

The Pinyon is a Rocky Mountain artisan bistro focused on small batch, craft driven food and drink. They offer a unique rendition of American cuisine and respect the legacy of our shared culinary heritage by balancing the use of foraged ingredients with the seasonal bounty of our Front Range farms.

New ways to pay:

Pay by credit card ($2 handling fee has been added)
Members and/or Non-members

or

Mail a check ($55/members and $65/non-members)
Slow Food Boulder County
c/o Tiffany Cooper
701 31st Street
Boulder, CO 80303

We hope to see you at The Pinyon on January 16!

Cheers,
Kuvy Ax & Tiffany Cooper
info@slowfoodboulder.com
phone: 303-817-4588

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Get ready for: EAT LOCAL! WEEK

Boulder’s premier local food event kicks off this weekend with a host of activities and special events designed to celebrate our local family farms, restaurants, and farmers’ markets, including the organizations and grocers who support them.

The week officially begins at the Boulder and Longmont farmers’ markets where you can visit the Eat Local tent and take the 10% Pledge — committing up to 10% of of your food budget to locally-sourced food over the next year!

Visit the Transition Colorado site for a full line of of mouth-watering and thought-provoking ways to celebrate the local!

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Join Slow Food Boulder County, Denver Botanic Gardens and Edible Front Range for the 1st Annual Farm Bike Tour

MORE INFO:

Register today: botanicgardens.org

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FLASH MOB. Slow Style.

Want to be a bigger part of the sustainable agriculture movement?

Slow Food Denver, Grow Local Colorado,
Greater Denver Urban Homesteaders and
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
announce the next
DENVER CROP MOB!

Friday, August 19
9 am to 1 pm
The Urban Farm at Stapleton
10200 Smith Rd, Denver, CO 80239

We will be planting about 40-45 5-gallon fruit trees donated by The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation.
The trees are part of an educational program which focuses on the importance of trees for the environment and fruit in the diet.
KIDS’ ACTIVITIES:  a fun fruit dance, fruit tree identification activity, facts/quiz, and fruit snack preparation demo.
After the program, a planting demo for the adult volunteers will be given and, if the students are able to remain, we’ll plant the orchard all together. If they have to leave, we’ll finish planting the orchard with the adult volunteers.

The Urban Farm at Stapleton focuses on improving the lives of children living in high-risk,
urbanized neighborhoods by helping to create a sense of positive self-regard and self-reliance, a strong work ethic, and hope.

Lend your hands to make urban agriculture successful!

Lunch and beverages provided.

Don’t forget sunscreen, appropriate clothing and water bottles.
We would love to make this a zero-waste event, so try to bring your own ‘picnic kit’ for lunch
– we’ll have back ups for anyone who forgets or can’t do it.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
Questions or more info: Contact Laurie at denvercropmob@gmail.com

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