I love this time of year. Farmers’ markets overflowing with colorful produce, folks find ways to preserve the flavors of summer and harvest dinners blossom on tables throughout the country.
One such dinner is happening at Margarita at Pine Creek in Colorado Springs at the end of the month. A friend who attended this dinner last year said the Colorado Farm & Art Harvest Dinner was the best meal she has ever eaten.
Margarita’s executive chef Eric Viedt will create an incredible meal from produce donated by CFAM vendors and the Arkansas Valley Organic Growers. Lamb, goat and pork will be from Venetucci Farm and Frost Farm, and beef will be provided by Sangres Best.
From September 22 through the 26th, Margarita on the Pine will be offering their diners an all-Colorado menu. The Harvest Dinner will cap on this Colorado Proud week of dining.
Chef Viedt’s menu remains a secret until the evening of the event, but here’s a glimpse of last year’s menu.
Wine tasting is part of the CFAM Harvest Dinner with wine provided by Sette Dolori Winery and other Colorado’s wineries. Beer will also be available from a local brewery (still to be determined).
Guests are invited to take part in bidding in a silent auction throughout the evening.
The dinner raises money to support the market’s SNAP program. SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and is commonly known as “food stamps.”
Bonnie Simon, marketing director of the Colorado Farm & Art Market, believes that their market may be one of the only in the country that doubles SNAP bucks. In other words, if an individual has $10 in SNAP dollars, the CFAM gives them another $10 to use at the market.
Colorado Farm & Art Market Harvest Dinner
September 27, 2015
3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Margarita at Pine Creek
$65/ticket, two for $125
To purchase tickets to the Colorado Farm & Art Market Harvest Dinner go to FarmandArtMarket.com.