Boulder’s food scene is a vibrant tapestry woven with local flavors and a commitment to sustainable, fresh ingredients – both by chefs and home cooks alike.

At the heart of our flavor haven is the Boulder County Farmers Markets, where the community comes together to celebrate the bountiful harvest of the region. These markets showcase the best of local produce, artisanal products, and handcrafted goods. Strolling through the market, visitors are greeted by the vivid colors of freshly picked fruits and vegetables, the inviting aroma of baked goods, and the friendly faces of local farmers and vendors eager to share the stories behind their offerings.

BCFM Winter Market

December 2 and 3, 9 am – 3 pm
Celebrate the end of the harvest season and the start of holiday festivities with the BCFM special two-day Winter Market at the Boulder County Fairgrounds (9595 Nelson Road in Longmont). Discovery, unique eats, and locally inspired holiday gift-giving collide in this one-of-a-kind market. Come enjoy the best that our community has to offer with your nearest and dearest.

Beyond the farmers markets, Boulder residents take pride in cultivating a rich food culture within their homes. With an emphasis on farm-to-table practices, many home cooks in Boulder find inspiration from the seasonal offerings at the markets. Local foodies have become dedicated to the Winter Market CSA share from BCFM – eight weeks of curated groceries from over 70 producers. Every purchase of a Winter Share helps uplift local farmers and producers whose income usually takes a hit over the winter months.

From whipping up inventive dishes with organic vegetables to crafting homemade jams with fruits from the market, Boulderites savor the process of creating meals that not only nourish the body but also contribute to the sustainability of the local food ecosystem. This symbiotic relationship was outlined in A Bite of Boulder, our community cookbook we published in 2020.

A Bite of Boulder is a collection of more than 40 recipes from Boulder’s favorite restaurants along with stories of the dishes and the people behind the food. With special features on wine, cheese, and spices, kitchen tips & tricks, the future of our food system, and featured stories from local industry personalities, A Bite of Boulder will keep you connected to the Boulder dining community throughout the year.

In Boulder, the food experience extends beyond the plate, encompassing a sense of community and a shared commitment to the values of freshness, sustainability, and supporting local businesses. Whether relishing a meal at a farm-to-table restaurant or experimenting with ingredients sourced from the farmers’ market, Boulder’s food scene invites residents and visitors alike to savor the unique and delectable flavors that define our picturesque city.

Non-profit Nod: Emergency Family Assistance Association – EFAA

EFAA provides stabilizing services, innovative programs, and transformative advocacy to strengthen families and create a thriving community. In the past year, EFAA distributed more than 1.5 million pounds of food to families in our community – 50% more food than just a year ago. That’s 1,280,000 meals valued at $3 million to keep local families fed.

EFAA needs all of us to support their important work. How you can help:

Donate to the Food Bank

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EFAA accepts non-perishable foods, new toiletries, personal care items, and infant/childcare items, like diapers and formula. Donations can be delivered M-Th 8:30 – 11:30 AM to 1575 Yarmouth Ave in North Boulder. It’s also a great time of year to host a neighborhood food-drive, here’s a great resource to make it easy as pie.

Donate Funds

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EFAA relies on generous supporters like you to stabilize families today for a brighter future tomorrow. Learn how you can make a financial contribution to prevent family homelessness in Boulder County.

Holiday Giving Program

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Donating gifts is a great way to help make the season brighter for local families who are struggling to make ends meet. Last year EFAA’s Holiday Gift Room, brought smiles to more than 1,000 local kids. This year, given the number of families with children coming to EFAA for support, we anticipate nearly double the number of children hoping for gifts from the EFAA gift room. Beginning Monday, November 27 – Monday, December 11, we will be accepting donations of new and unwrapped gifts for children and teens ages 0-18.

Author : Jessica Benjamin

Jessica Benjamin

Jessica Benjamin is the fearless leader behind Savor Productions. With her unmatched dedication to the local community, and her more than 20 years of experience in event production and marketing, Jess guides the Savor team with heart and passion. Tacos are the way to her soul, and when she's not working, you'll find her in her garden and kitchen with her family.

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