Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events

Friday, April 18 - Denver CO
Marczyk Fine Foods Launches Burger Night
Beginning this Friday, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Marczyk Fine Foods (770 East 17th Ave. in Denver) welcomes back a great Marczyk tradition: burger night. Six years ago, Marczyk's introduced burger night as a way to get folks to taste Niman Ranch beef -- all natural beef raised with no antibiotics and no added hormones. Now, burger night has grown into a Denver tradition where you can stop by, get a great burger for $6.99 and hang out with the locals. Burger night will continue every Friday night, weather permitting, throughout the summer.

Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20 - Hotchkiss CO
Ela Family Farms Spring Peach Blossom Farm Tour Ela Family Farms in Hotchkiss, CO sponsors this annual event. Saturday events include wine tastings at Stone Cottage Cellars in Paonia and Leroux Creek Inn in Hotchkiss and a "spirits tasting" including local organic vodka, gin and other spirits at Jack Rabbit Hill in Hotchkiss. On Sunday, the Ela family offers a tour of their farm with information on growing fruit in Colorado. For additional information, contact Jeni at jeni@elafamilyfarms.com or 720-941-4889.

Monday, April 21 - Delta, CO
Tuesday, April 22 - Cortez CO
Agritourism Workshops
It's not too late to sign up for these workshops, designed to help agricultural producers learn about agritourism. Each day-long session provides you with the market analysis, business planning tools and networking opportunities you need to succees. Topics include assessing your resources, engaging your community, understanding legal implications of different agritourism operations, branding and marketing your product and a panel discussion featuring different agritourism operators. Fee for the workshop is $25, which includes lunch and a workbook. To register, visit www.coloagritourism.com or contact Wendy White at 303-239-4119.

Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Hesperus, CO
Small Acreage Management Workshop Sponsored by CSU Extension, Fort Lewis College and the Department of Agriculture, this workshop allows participants to choose between three different sessions: animal, plant and season extension. Each session provides participants with up-to-date information and ideas on how to make the most out of their land. The animal session offers info on marketing animal products, fencing, plus cattle, alpaca and goat production. The plant session offers instruction on weed identification and management, small fruit and fruit tree production and care, alternative gardening techniques, irrigation, composting and pollinators. The season extension session offers hands-on experience in building an affordable cold frame geenhouse. For more information, please contact Darrin Parmenter, 970-382-6464, parmenterdm@co.laplata.co.us

Thursday, May 15 - Denver, Co
Auction and Sale of Organic Plants
1710 S. Grant Street
6:30 p.m. - Pre-priced sale of common varieties
7:30 p.m. - Auction of specialty & heirloom varieties
This sale, presented by Front Range Organic Gardeners, features more than 25 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, more than 20 vegetables and 25 herbs. For additional information, please contact Linda Tedtmeier at 303-744-7871.

1 comment:

Kitt said...

Another event that might be of interest is CSU Extension's Plant-A-Palooza sale on Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harvard Gulch Park, 888 E. Iliff.

Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions, and plants will include heirloom tomatoes, peppers, herbs, annuals and perennials. Sales will benefit CSU Extension.

Oddly enough, I found out about this via a neighborhood coupon book. The only thing I can find online is on the Extension calendar, here.

Maybe they plan to advertise more closer to the event.