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    5 Ways to Try Farm-to-Table in Boulder

    Boulder was named America’s Foodiest Town by Bon Appétit magazine, and Pearl Street ranked one of the 10 Best Streets for Foodies in Food & Wine. Why? We think it has a lot to do with an abundance of creative chefs who insist on ingredients plucked straight from local fields.

    1. Meet Chefs-Turned-Farmers

    Boulder chefs are taking out the middleman and starting their own farms to ensure only freshly harvested foods make it to your plate. This is true of Black Cat, Blackbelly Market, Leaf, Salt, Lucile’s…we could go on and on.

    Blackbelly Market - Hosea Rosenberg

    2. Go Green

    The Kitchen has been called the “greenest restaurant in the West” and is a leader in sustainable, farm-to-fork dining — not to mention deliciousness.

    The Kitchen Boulder

    3. Taste Homegrown Collaboration

    Seeds Library Cafe in the Boulder Public Library — an organic, locally sourced eatery on a bridge overlooking Boulder Creek — is the result of a partnership between the library and Boulder County Farmers Markets.

    Seeds Library Cafe

    4. Sip Fresh

    Try a cocktail made with regional ingredients at Oak on Fourteenth, Salt or Bitter Bar. Sample Colorado wines at Boulder Wine Studios’ three wineries. Go behind the scenes at one of five local distilleries. Or savor our booming craft brewing industry at 20+ breweries around town. 

    Boulder cocktails

    5. Opt for Cuisine With a Conscious

    Chef Bradford Heap of Salt and Wild Standard has taken a stand against genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and will only buy from suppliers who can guarantee their products are GMO free. It makes for a menu that’s worry free yet incredibly sumptuous.