Creating Economic Opportunity and Healthy Communities Through Residential Food Sales

Earlier this month, the MHBA Board voted to support the Denver City Council Amendment to Allow Fresh Produce and Cottage Foods Sales as a Home Occupation (aka Residential Sales).  The Denver Planning Board met last Wednesday to discuss the proposed amendment, which would allow the retail sales of fruits and vegetables and limited food products (e.g. tea, herbs and spices) that are grown or produced on residentially zoned property. Sales must occur at the grower’s home.

Local Recipe Box: Sazza Spring Salad

Sazza Spring Salad

Sazza Spring Salad - by Sazza 

Our Specials at Sazza are inspired by the growing seasons of Colorado. This recipe highlights Spring. Asparagus is one of our first gifts form the soil after the ice and snow have thawed. Therefore, we like to feature this beautiful vegetable during the Spring and pair it with intentional ingredients that really compliment the very best flavors of asparagus. We hope that you truly enjoy this salad. We encourage going the extra mile and source your asparagus locally. Your local purchase will not only enhance your dining experience but help our amazing Colorado farmers as well.

Is Crowdfunding the Answer to Launching Your Project?

Have you heard the buzz about Neighborhood Catalyst?  Neighborhood Catalyst is a Colorado-based crowdfunding platform that connects great community projects with the capital, time, and talents that exist right here in our local communities.  Mile High Business Alliance launched Neighborhood Catalyst in October as a means to elevate our community wealth and create a thriving local economy.

Don't Miss the Opening of Le Jardin Secret

Starting May 31, Larimer Square will have it's own chef-curated farmer's market at 1420 Larimer Street.  Find out what ingredients chefs demand and take some home for yourself.  Collect recipe cards at the market, in case you need more inspiration.  The market will be a feast for all the senses with amazing local produce, dairy, meat and bread, as well as custom-designed booths and design reminiscent of a French market.  Shoppers are encouraged to relax and explore some of the top purveyors in the area.