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Tidbites | Longmont to improve its Luck

Lucky’s Market, based in Boulder, will be expanding to Longmont in early 2013.

The market, which has been serving Boulder with natural, organic and locally grown food since 2004, gets much of its supply of fruits and vegetables from its own five-acre farm not far from the market’s location.

The new store in Longmont will create an estimated 100 new jobs, according to Bo Sharon, owner of Lucky’s Market. The market will be located at what was formerly known as the Parkway Center in Longmont, on the northwest corner of South Pratt Parkway and Ken Pratt Boulevard. The shopping center is currently undergoing a major overhaul and will be renamed the Parkway. Lucky’s Market will be the main anchor of the newly renovated shopping center.

BACON AND BEER … NEED WE SAY MORE?

Denver’s first Bacon and Beer Festival will take place from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Mile High Station.

The event will feature samples of bacon-based dishes from restaurants all over the Denver area as well as beer from several well-known local breweries, including several from Boulder. Proceeds from the event will benefit Metro CareRing and Project Angel Heart.

The event is sponsored by @eatboston, Forkly and Denver Off the Wagon and is also supported by Whole Foods Market and American Homestead Bacon.

For tickets and to RSVP, visit wheretoeat.in.

‘TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING LOTS AND LOTS OF FOOD

Door to Door Organics has kicked off its fourth annual food drive for the holidays. Now through Dec. 14, the company will be collecting canned goods from its customers’ doorsteps. These goods will be delivered along with a company donation of fresh organic produce to local food banks in the Feeding America network, which includes Community Food Share in Longmont, Food Bank for Larimer County in Fort Collins, Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver and Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado in Colorado Springs. Door to Door Organics donated more than 1,700 pounds of canned goods last year, along with more than 4,300 pounds of fresh organic produce to these local food banks.

In addition to the canned goods on doorsteps, Door to Door Organics has created a Facebook application called Give Good Food in which anyone can take a quiz on organic food. They will earn organic produce donations for every correct answer. The goal for the app is 10,000 pounds of donated food, which Door to Door says it hopes to reach before the food drive is over, but will keep the app running until the goal is reached.

For more information on how to donate, visit colorado.doortodoororganics.com.

Respond: letters@boulderweekly.com

 

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