Join Slow Food Denver for a morning tour of the Lyons Farmette
We'll begin the day with a talk from Betsy Burton, owner of Lyons Farmette, where she will introduce us her to beautiful baby alpacas, goats, and llama. Following this we'll get to meet her 75 heritage breed chickens who will be contributing eggs to our breakfast, then a walk through the large gardens which provide produce and flowers not just to her family and CSA members, but also to several restaurants in Boulder. We'll finish the tour with a Q & A session with Garrison the Farm Manager.
Following the tour, we'll gather for farm-to-table breakfast catered by Chef Ian Rubenoff of Rooted Cuisine using produce harvested directly from Lyons Farmette the previous day! Chef Rubenoff prides himself on using local, seasonal, sustainable ingredients and the menu is both vegetarian and gluten-free:
- Baked eggs with thyme, tomato, red kale, onion, and Haystack chevre
- Roasted potatoes with chives and parsley
- Gluten-free summer squash bread with lavender honey butter.
We hope to see you on a lovely Saturday morning for an educational day and to enjoy the very best in local food. Please arrange your own transportation to the farm (carpooling encouraged), and plan to arrive on time - we will not be able to hold the tour for late arrivals.
With thanks to Door-to-Door Organics for their support of our 2014 Farm Tours
About the Lyons Farmette:
Lyons Farmette is a working sustainable farm and education center, with a mission to support and empower the local food community. They also host beautiful farm dinners, weddings, and classes throughout the season.
Besides providing flowers, veggies, and herbs for the farm dinners, classes, and weddings, they also offer a variety of workshops and classes. On any given weekend, there could be opportunities to learn how to keep bees, build a cob oven, brew beer, or make cheese, drawing on some of the best educators, teachers, chefs, and agriculture experts in the Front Range community.
A few things to consider:
- In our efforts to reduce waste, Slow Food Denver asks that everyone bring their own 'picnic kit' to include plates, bowls, utensils, napkins and cups. We will have back ups for those who forget or aren't able to do this.
- We will be walking through the fields so sturdy walking shoes are important! Also remember to bring sunscreen/hat, insect repellent, a warm layer, a camera, water bottles and rain gear (just in case)
- In the event of inclement weather, please check your email Friday evening. We will send a note if we need to postpone the trip.
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Slow Food Denver is one of more than 200 local chapters of Slow Food USA that carry out the Slow Food mission in their communities. Slow Food Denver cultivates the enjoyment of local food with all members of the community to create a more just and sustainable food system.