This Little Piggy

With fall finally here, leaves aren't the only things turning. Over at Marczyk Fine Foods, 770 East 17th Avenue, Peter and Paul Marczyk have fired up the roasters — actually, big barrel drums — for the sixth annual Pig Roast. Under the brothers' attentive eyes, those porkers will turn all night, and by 11 a.m. this morning, the meat should be falling-off-the-bone tender. "It's the only urban pig roast in Denver," explains market maven Barbara Macfarlane. And this isn't just any pig: The animals come from a Niman Ranch-approved farm, which means they're raised without hormones or antibiotics, allowed to roam outdoors. Until they wind up on your plate, that is, accompanied by Market-made sides of baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad and cornbread, as well as a cookie and drink, for $11.99. Enjoy your pig in a very urban setting, at a communal table set up along 17th Avenue. But save room for some of the other goodies in the market, where everything is 10 percent off today, including peaches just in from Ela Family Farm on the Western Slope, sweet corn from Munson farms in Boulder and already great deals in the attached wine store. For information, go to or call 303-894-9499.
Sat., Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 2007
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