Were really trying to encourage people to learn more about growing their own food and eating locally, and this weekend is a perfect opportunity to learn about both, says DBG spokesman Will Jones. The two-day event, which goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, includes a professional and amateur chile competition, cooking demonstrations from local chefs, a rodeo and barbecue, more than fifty Colorado growers, food producers and purveyors, a food court selling state-grown foodstuffs and educational demonstrations devoted to growing fresh herbs and produce in your own back yard.
In addition, Chipotle Mexican Grill, a homegrown chain that champions (and serves) ingredients culled from farms that foster the humane treatment of their livestock, will do a demo showcasing its salsa-making prowess. Admission to the festival is free. The DBGs Chatfield location is at 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton. To learn more, call 303-973-3705 or go to www.botanicgardens.org/content/local-foods-festival.
Sept. 11-12, 2010