We certainly missed these outdoor gatherings last year and are looking forward to enjoying summertime farm to table dinners once the weather warms up. Fortunately, Boulder County is home to a plethora of sustainable, organic farms that are passionate about growing good food for local residents. Here are a few farm to table dinners we’re looking forward to this summer.
Black Cat Dinners at the Farm
When: 6:30 pm, nightly
Black Cat’s brick and mortar restaurant has been a staple in Boulder’s dining scene for many years,but its farm is equally as popular come summer time. Upon arriving at the farm stand, guests are greeted with aperitifs and hors d’oeuvres. From there, Black Cat invites guests to explore the rustic farm building and property, taking the time before dinner to learn more about this working organic farm. Private tables pepper the property and the farm can accommodate groups of up to eight. Be sure to make a reservation for a farm dinner this season.
When: Saturdays, to-go
Instead of in-person gatherings this summer, Ollin Farms has opted for take-out farm meals made from its freshest of produce and products. The farm has partnered with local chefs to prepare brunch on Saturdays that hungry patrons can pick up from the farm stand. The first meal was scheduled for May 8th and Ollin Farms plans to release upcoming menus. Check back here for more details.
Three Leaf Farm
When: June to October
Starting in just a few short weeks, Three Leaf Farms will kick off its seasonal farm dinners at the picturesque property. Specialty seating is available, allowing diners to choose from rustic communal tables, charming gazebos, or one very photogenic Lotus tent. Five farm dinners are scheduled throughout the summer, each featuring that month’s bountiful harvest, tasty wines, and decadent desserts.
The Lyons Farmette and River Bend
When: July 31 – September 22
If you only make it to one farm dinner this year, let it be one hosted by The Lyons Farmette. Every Wednesday for two months, this family-run farm invites noteworthy local chefs and culinary teams to create a beautiful dinner from the weekly harvest. Blackbelly’s chef Hosea Rosenburg and chefs Will and Coral of Cured are just a few of the highly-skilled, passionate foodies leading this summer’s farm dinners. Reservations fill up quickly so be sure to have a look at the entire schedule and purchase tickets in advance.
For a truly memorable night in Boulder County or to break free of your typical date night routine, procure tickets to one of these special farm dinners. Learn more about our city’s agricultural community and support the people who care about where our food comes from and how it’s prepared. You won’t regret a night spent among the fields and under the stars.