This weekend, Denver is hosting a 3-day food festival called Slow Food Nations. It celebrates the Slow Food movement and allows people across the country to come to Denver to taste and explore a world of good, clean and fair food for all.
Because this mission is similar to our values at Grower's Organic, we're delighted to see that several of our produce partners will be participating in the festival. If you stop by the festival this weekend, we hope that you'll stop by one of their events to support Colorado's organic food scene.
Kelly Whitaker — Basta
In 2010, Kelly Whitaker opened the wood-fire focused restaurant Basta. During Slow Food Nations, he'll be participating in two events: Grainiacs! An Ancient Grains Block Party (July 15, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.) and SOS! Save Our Seafood (July 16, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)
Daniel Asher — River and Woods
River and Woods is an expression of Chef Daniel Asher's commitment to thoughtfully prepared food. You can find him representing his restaurant at three Slow Food Nations Events this weekend— Colorado-Made Block Party (July 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.), The Union Station Farmers Market Demo (July 15, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.) and the Zero Waste Family Meal (July 16, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.).
Paul Reilly — beast + bottle
Paul Reilly leads the kitchen at beast + bottle, a rustic American craft restaurant focused on local, farm food. Find him at the Colorado-Made Block Party (July 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.), the Dinner With Pioneers of Sustainable Agriculture (July 14, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.) and more. For all of his events, click here.
Hosea Rosenberg & Nate Singer — Blackbelly
Blackbelly has been making waves in Colorado since Hosea Rosenberg won Top Chef in 2009. You can find him and his head butcher Nate Singer at the Colorado-Made Block Party (July 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.) and the Heritage Breed Pig Butchering Demo (July 15, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.).
Jen Jasinski — Rioja
Jen Jasinski is the Chef and Co-Owner at several Denver restaurants including Rioja, Euclid Hall, Bistro Vendome and Stoic & Genuine. She is participating in four Slow Food Nations events, including the Colorado-Made Block Party (July 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.), A Cook Off With Kids (July 15, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.) and more that you can find here.
Kimbal Musk — Hedge Row & The Kitchen
Kimbal Musk has founded and advised several companies and non-profits including The Kitchen, a restaurant company with restaurants in Boulder and Denver, CO. He will be at Gardens Galore (July 16, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.)— an event showing how gardening can better fit into our lives in the future.