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Thursday, November 20,2014

Mussels don't stick around in acidic ocean water

By Miguel Llanos, The Daily Climate
Her job: testing how mussels in this idyllic bay, home to the nation’s largest harvester of mussels, are affected by changing ocean conditions, especially warmer and more acidic waters. It’s a question critical to the future of mussel farmers in the region.
Thursday, November 13,2014

‘Tis the season

Gain that warm winter weight at a discount with Boulder Restaurant Week

By Josh Gross
From Friday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 22, more than 50 restaurants in Boulder County are offering specially-prepared and discounted prix fixe three-course menus.
Thursday, November 6,2014

Glean on me

Boulder Fruit Rescue brings in a bountiful harvest

By Heather Ridge
On every street there seems to be at least one tree laden with branches bowed down with ripening fruit. Sauces, cider, pies and cobblers — it’s been hard for homeowners to use them all and many, overwhelmed with the volume, simply haven’t been able to organize their harvest.
Thursday, October 30,2014

Defining ‘Local,’ Part 2

How many degrees away from Farmer Kevin did you source your bacon?

By Heather Ridge
For many growers, the term “local” varies by commodity. “The things we grow are heavy,” reminds Stephen Koontz, professor of Agriculture and Resource Economics at Colorado State University. While selling locally may ease some of the burden of transport, it’s not alway possible for some items.
Thursday, October 23,2014

Farm to school

BVSD’s first annual Harvest Festival seeded through a USDA grant

By Heather Ridge
One year ago, the Boulder Valley School District learned it would be receiving almost $100,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help support Farm to School initiatives that connect the schools to local farmers.
Thursday, October 16,2014


Where is downtown’s dining scene heading?

By Hudson Lindenberger
The place downtown Boulderīs changes are perhaps most evident to the average person is downtown restaurants.
Thursday, October 9,2014

Second course

The Flatirons Food Film Festival returns for a sophomore year

By Michael J. Casey
Back for a second year, and sporting a new name, Flatirons Food Film Festival looks to expand the palate even more. Once again, five movies will be screened (Craft, Trattoria, Seeds of Time, Growing Cities, El Somni).
Thursday, October 2,2014

Chef Che

An artisanal army of food revolutionaries invades Boulder

By Josh Gross
“Food actually leads culture,” said Brito. “What happens with food affects every element with life. The clothes we wear. The houses we build. The things we fill those houses with. The things we use to clean those houses. How we move around in life. Food really does mean more than food.”
Thursday, September 25,2014

Defining local

Can one catchall word capture the meaning of the local food movement for grocers and consumers?

By Heather Ridge
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary (which actually selected the word “locavore” as its 2007 word of the year), local food is that which is sold and consumed within a 100-mile radius from where it was grown. But ask 10 people what they consider to be “local food,” and you’ll probably get 10 different answers.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Park it right here

Food truck pod moves measurably closer toward becoming a reality

By Josh Gross
He pulled Grant aside on the trip and pitched him on starting a similar food park in Boulder. Grant, who had been working in app development for the last several years saw the potential and came on board, bringing his business partner, Justin Riley, on as well.