By Claire Walter on August 26, 2014
Dude ranch with a difference grows its own. The Home Ranch, located in the Upper Elk River Valley north of Steamboat Springs, is known for luxury, style and cuisine that meet the international standards of hospitality for Relais & Chateaux membership. General manager and executive chef Clyde Nelson, has been performing culinary magic there for some 20 years, and […]
By Claire Walter on August 17, 2014
Family-owned, upmarket Denver grocer supports scholarship fund. Marczyk Fine Foods and Niman Ranch are teaming up for their second annual fundraiser to support the Next Generation Scholarship Fund. All week, through Marczyk’s next Burger Night, both locations are accepting donations at the register, and also the proceeds from each burger purchased at Burger Night on Friday, August 22 from 5:30 […]
By Claire Walter on August 5, 2014
Still time to cast a vote & move Boulder up in the rankings. When I read the headline, “The Top 100 Most Celebrated Farmers Markets,” I knew that the Boulder County Farmers’ Market had to be there someplace. Indeed it was, at #44. The ranking is part of the American Farmland Trust’s 2014 I Love My […]
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 […]