Local Food Week
Local Food Week 2012, September 8-16
Local Food Week is an annual event coordinated by Peak to Plains Alliance and supported by its members. Its purpose is to educate the public about the farmers and ranchers who grow food in this region as well as where they can access locally produced food. It is a week filled with educational events, restaurant specials and entertainment.
Contact the entities listed below for reservations or more information:
Local Food Week Menus at:
Adams Mountain Cafe - Two specials made with locally sourced ingredients are available for lunch and dinner all week, plus a dessert featuring fruit from Austin Family Farms. When you order one of the specials, receive a gift certificate to Adams Mountain Cafe for a future visit.
Front Range BBQ - Local offerings in addition to everyday favorites.
Jake and Telly's - In addition to their regular menu, they will be offering multiple choices of apps, entrees and desserts made with local ingredients and a local wine list.
The Margarita at Pine Creek - Local bar menu and prie fixe menu to complement their music and movie offerings.
Pizzeria Rustica and TAPAteria - Local specials featuring Venetucci produce
Saturday, September 8
Sunday, September 9
Mountain Song Movie Screening and More: “FRESH”: 2pm, Carnegie Reading Room at Penrose Library, downtown Colorado Springs. This Back-to-School Wellness event involves a short talk by Mina Liebert, Director of LiveWell Colorado Springs, samples of nutritious home-made snacks, and recipes for quick and healthy weeknight meals, packed lunches, and snacks. Great door prizes such as cooking classes from Pause to Eat, and Tabor Mountain Bakehouse and reusable lunch containers. Then watch this film which celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. (Some content in the movie may not be suitable for young children, there are some childcare spots available.)
Monday, September 10
Movie in Manitou Springs: “Bag It”: 6:30-8:30pm, Manitou Springs Library
Tuesday, September 11
Ribbon Cutting at Harrison District Community Garden: 10am-12pm, remarks at 10:30am and light refreshments, public welcome.
Bristol Brewery Karma Night: 5-9pm. One dollar of every pint sold will go to Colorado Springs Alliance (formerly Colorado Springs Community Alliance). Be there or be...beerless!
- Patatas Bravas with Aioli - Colorado Potatoes, Tomatoes and Farm Fresh Eggs complemented with spices from Savory Spice
- Pinchos Murunos (Moorish Style Pork Skewers) - Local Pork Loin flavored with spices from Savory Spice
- Xato-Spanish Salad with Romesco Vinagrette - Fresh Roasted Red Peppers, Bitter Greens, and Eggs accented with spices from Savory Spice
- Spanish Tortilla - Egg and Potato Omelette made with Colorado Potatoes, Onions and Eggs
- Dessert - Almond Torte from Colorado Eggs
Wednesday, September 12
CFAM at the Fine Arts Center: Fresh Tasting with Chef Heather Mitchell, 4-7pm
Brown Bag Lunch-n-Learn - Seed Saving Library presented by David Wooley, community organizer, gardener, UCCS MA in Geography and Environmental Studies, Geospatial Professional for the City of Fountain 12-1pm, City of Manitou Library
Thursday, September 13
Friday, September 14
“Self-care for Gardeners” - All day. A complimentary event honoring those who make local foods possible, at Sun Pilates Studios. Includes self-care massage, stretching of hands, enriching posture and breath movements for gardening, and hand-treatment recipes from the garden. RSVP to 719-460-4647 or 719-447-5662.
Lunch & Learn: Ranch Foods Direct presents: “Colorado Springs and a Year Round Farmers Market”, Care and Share, 12-1pm. 473-2306 for more information.
Saturday, September 15
What “If” Celebration: Booths promoting whatever you can dream up. Explore the idea of edible gardens and find volunteers who will be handing out fresh garlic. 10am-4pm, http://www.whatif-festival.org/
School Garden Tour: Find out what our local schools have been doing in the "back" yard. Sites open at various hours, tba, between 9am-12pm (pre-school thru college)
Sunday, September 16
Know Your Farmer Panel Discussion, Large Meeting Room on the Lower Level of the Woodland Park Library, 1:30-3:30pm
Meet and hear from our local food producers and learn about new developments for our area which aim to boost the local food economy. Then join in a produce swap. Bring produce, preserved goods, eggs to share with others. Leftovers will be donated to the Community Cupboard. Don't be shy about bringing an empty bag! The swap is all about sharing with neighbors.
Community Potluck Dinner at Hillside Gardens **SOLD OUT**: You've really got to be on your game to get a seat at this event. If you want to experience really amazing food made with local products by your fellow community members, make sure to sign up now and get on their mailing list for upcoming events and next year's dinner! http://springsalliance.webs.com/community-dinner