Slow Foods Ark of Taste Farm to Table Dinner

Slow Foods Ark of Taste Farm to Table Dinner

Saturday September 29 6pm, Paonia Bread Works
530 Grand Ave.

Slow Food Western Slope invites you to attend a multicourse farm to table fundraising dinner before the music begins on Saturday night. Our featured chef, Kyle Mendenhall, started the Kitchen in Boulder and Denver and currently works at Arcana in Boulder. Chef Kyle has been to the North Fork Valley on a number of occasions and uses products from the area, especially produce from Mark Waltermire’s Thistle Whistle Farm in Hotchkiss. Mark is participating in Slow Food USA’s Plant a Seed campaign, a biodiversity effort that includes the Three Sisters seeds of beans, corn and squash — that when planted together, help one another thrive and survive. Plus, these seeds are on the Slow Food Ark-of-Taste, a living library of delicious and distinctive foods facing extinction.

 

Biodiversity supports a happier, healthier planet with better soils, resilient plants, and beneficial insects. It also gives us a wonderful array of new flavors! Mark will be harvesting the Three Sisters plus other Ark-of-Taste produce for the dinner. We will be including local heritage animals on the menu as well. Proceeds of the event will support our chapter’s efforts to promote seed saving and swapping and Delta County’s Seed Library. Tickets are $75 and are available on Brown Paper Tickets and Paonia Bread Works.