By Claire Walter on June 20, 2014
Wednesday afternoon is town’s second market day. The Boulder Farmers’ Market operates Saturdays and Wednesday afternoons for much of the year, and the Longmont Farmers’ Market, run by the same organization, is going twice weekly too. The new downtown Longmont Farmers’ Market debuts on Wednesday, June 25 on 5th Avenue between Main and Kimbark Streets from […]
By Claire Walter on May 30, 2014
This easily digestible exhibition, which is geared for children and adults, examines food origins, cultures, the opposing challenges of hunger/starvation on the one hand and obesity on the other, the impact of agribusiness on food production today and the future of food production to feed a growing population on the planet.
By Claire Walter on May 17, 2014
When in Rome, the old saying goes, do as the Romans do. My corollary is, when in Greece, drink as the Greeks do. I’ll draw the line at Retsina, which I truly don’t like, but I have been ordering a glass of wine with every meal in Greece — red, white, rosé. Ours was not a culinary trip, so we ate in mid-priced restaurants, and the house wines I tried were just fine.
By Claire Walter on April 13, 2014
Inspired and inspiring indoor farm & more in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea. Urban food deserts don’t get much drier than Elyria-Swansea, a northeast Denver neighborhood whose lyrical name belies an impoverished, industrialized area. It is chopped up by railroad tracks and freeways with much marginal housing occupied primarily by Latinos with language, education and poverty hurdles that seem insurmountable. The most […]
By Claire Walter on April 7, 2014
New England tops list. Texas dead last. Colorado in the middle. Strolling of the Heifers, a Vermont-based organization committed to slow food and also slow, sustainable living, has published a fascinating infographic ranking states according to their commitment to locavore eating. It is interesting to see how each of the 50 states ranks. Interestingly, several states in […]
By Claire Walter on February 13, 2014
Five top local five chefs, five pigs and five wineries are showcased in Cochon 555, a chef competition in Denver on Mar. 9, 2014. The chefs were selected on the basis of their support of the local food and farming community, raw culinary talent and commitment to whole animal utilization, with extra credit for naming specific heritage breeds and citing specific farms on their menus.
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By Claire Walter on October 15, 2013
Dining and walking to end hunger Tomorrow, October 16, is World Food Day, a global movement to end hunger with events in individual communities. The Colorado events are: Oxfam World Food Day Dinner to foster a conversation about where our food comes from, who cultivates it, and how we can take personal actions that will help protect […]