local food systems

Reflections on the 4th Annual Slow Money Gathering

Over 600 entrepreneurs, investors and various economy nerds converged at the 4th Annual Slow Money Conference on April 29th-30th in Boulder, Colorado. Slow Money was founded by author and former investment advisor, Woody Tasch and you can read a summary of the conference in this New York Times article.

Denver Chefs Head for the Garden

I love seeing the wonderful work of Denver chefs sourcing locally, especially when it reaches national press like the New York Times. Having moved from New York City, I can attest to hearing little about localization efforts in Colorado until I made my move out West. However, after spending only a short time here, it was apparent that Colorado is abundant with locavores. From farm to table dining to non-profts focused on building community like Grow Local Colorado, opportunities to support your local food system are plentiful.

Kudos to all of the great local businesses featured in this article as you are an inspiration to us all.

WaterCourse Brings Farm to Table With Harvest Dinner

As always, we <3 local food, especially when it's being served at local restaurants. The folks over at WaterCourse have decided to celebrate the changing seasons with a 5 course meal featuring local produce and spectacular wines.

The night's menu was created by Chef Rachel Kesley and Sous Chef Jo Barrett. I recommend reading it as it is a work of art just in itself. However, do not read it while hungry unless you're reading it October 22nd just before dinner time. While I'm a proponent of delayed gratification, my menu perusing has left me feeling tortured. Anyone have any good local lunch ideas to hold me over???

Watercourse Foods


Who/Where: WaterCourse Foods

837 17th Ave  Denver

What: Scrumptious 5 course meal

When: October 22nd

More info & RSVP instructions here.

[Video] Growing Slow Money

Mickki & I stumbled across this adorable video illustrating the importance of Slow Money. Kudos to Woody Tasch for getting the ball rolling on this crucial movement.

Itchin' for more info on Slow Money? Check out www.slowmoneyalliance.org/


Participate in the Eat Local First Dining Guide

Scrumptious soup made from locally-sourced ingredients.
Photo credits: Dawn Yukus
The Eat Local First Dining Guide is a new resource to connect neighbors with unique dining establishments that embody “Local Flavor.” The locally owned restaurants, cafes & markets featured in the guide are not only led by our neighbors, but are committed to sourcing their own produce, meats & products from local sources.

A new initative of the Mile High Business Alliance, under the umbrella of the "Eat Local First" campaign, the Local First Dining Guide will follow the same straight-forward format as the neighborhood Local Flavor Guides, effectively introducing neighbors and tourists alike to local food-focused enterprises.

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