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 11, 2014
New York-style haute foodie-ism plus the highest manifestation of Colorado hospitality. Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, along with five top Denver chefs, host the third Annual James Beard Foundation Dinner on Saturday, October 18. This worthwhile splurge is a fundraising benefit for the James Beard Foundation and its scholarship program. Each of the participating chefs brings a storied background […]
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 July 18, 2014
On Monday, July 28, the Trash Fish Dinner takes place at the Squeaky Bean in Denver, highlighting underutilized fish species, put on by the Denver “cell” of the Chefs Collaborative, a national organization that works to fix America’s broken food system.
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 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 March 7, 2014
The “foodshed” concept is an interesting aspect of the locavore movement. I learned a new word yesterday evening: “foodshed.” Inspired by and analogous to the “watershed” concept, foodshed turns out to be an early 20th century word that has been revived as part of the locavore movement. A foodshed is a small geographic area that includes the boundaries of where food is produced, […]