Often times, when you're shopping at the grocery store, you see labels picturing pristine pastures, happy cows, playful chickens, and dewy produce. This is a pleasant fiction but a fiction none-the-less since a great deal of our food is heavily processed, factory-farmed, and grown or raised indoors. That being said, one would think that the days of simple farm living where people harvest fresh produce and ethically raise animals are gone. Think again.
In Boulder, Colorado, a town famous for its food, environmental consciousness, and love for everything local, Farm-to-Table restaurants are "IN"...in a very big way.
Leading the pack in the FTT movement, Black Cat is a Boulder gem. This bistro owns and harvests a 130 acre farm to bring you fresh ingredients daily.
Pulling from Three Leaf's Farm of Lafayette, CO The Huckleberry, the Dushanbe Teahouse, and the Chautauqua Dining Hall all make our list. Their restaurants provide farm-raised meats and fresh produce year round.
Many of the restaurants on our list also take "local" to a new level by providing local beer, whiskey, and tea. The quaint Huckleberry, for example, prides itself on offering the finest, fresh ingredients, and allowing local jewelers to sell their wares in their lobby, making it possible to eat local and shop local all in one trip.
Stick with our list and you'll enjoy the tastes and delights of the Colorado Front Range straight from the farm and to your waiting plate.