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Announcing our 2016 Farm-To-Table Dinner

fundraising dinner | Children First of the Rockies | supervised visitsWe are excited to announce our annual fundraiser event! Our 4th Annual Farm-To-Table dinner is on Friday, September 9, at 6:00 p.m. and will be at the gorgeous Lone Hawk Farm in the heart of Boulder County’s farming community. With views of open fields and the Front Range, we think you couldn’t find a more idyllic setting to enjoy good company, and good wholesome food while supporting the vital work of Children First.

This year, we’re partnering with Bay Windows Catering to create our sumptuous feast and they’ll be working closely with Lone Hawk Farm to craft dishes from the day’s harvest featuring fresh organic produce straight from the fields.

Tickets are $85 per person covering dinner, two alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks. There will be a cash bar. $35 of each ticket goes to supporting much needed services and may be tax-deductible. There’ll also be door prizes.

Get your tickets now through Eventbrite.

Got a question? Email Sherie Munoz at SherieM@ccfor.org.

Join Us For Our 3rd Annual Farm-To-Table Dinner

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Please join us for our 3rd Annual Farm To Table dinner on Saturday, September 19, at 5:30 p.m. at picturesque Ollin Farms in Longmont.

This is a perfect setting to enjoy good company, good wholesome food prepared fresh from the farm by Chef Justin of Niwot, while listening to musicians Flynn & Co.

The farm-to-table movement is one of the biggest trends in the culinary world offering a healthier and more environmentally friendly alternative to other forms of dining. If you haven’t experienced this style of dining yet, you are in for a treat.

For our dinner, Chef Justin will be working with Kena and Mark Guttridge of Ollin Farms, planning our menu around the very best produce available from the farm that weekend. That’s why we can’t tell you what’s on the menu. We won’t know until just a few days beforehand and how cool is that?

Tickets are $75 per person covering dinner and refreshments (wine, beer, soft drinks). $25 of each ticket goes to supporting much needed services and may be tax-deductible.

Last year, this event sold out, and while we have increased capacity … don’t wait … get your friends together and get your tickets now through Eventbrite.

Got a question? Email Sherie Munoz at SherieM@ccfor.org.

Farm-To-Table Dinner A Success!

With over 70 people attending our second Farm-To-Table Dinner, the event was a wonderful success! It was fun to meet so many of our supporters.

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Children First’s Farm-To-Table dinner at Ollin Farms

The evening was just perfect. Ollin Farms is a beautiful setting and we lucked out with perfect weather. Put that together with good music, good company and good food and we couldn’t have asked for more.

Speaking of good food, Chef Justin’s squash was the hit of the evening and he has generously agreed to share his recipe with us.

Roasted Winter Squash

2 lbs winter squash – your favorite variety or use several different types
1 Poblano pepper
Medium yellow onion, finely diced
Cream, to taste
Ground ginger, to taste
Ground cinnamon, to taste
Pinch of sugar, if desired.

1. Roast the squash and pepper in the oven. Cut the squash in half and remove any seeds. Place cut-side down on a greased baking sheet. Cook in the oven for about an hour at 375.

2. When the pepper and squash are cooked, leave to cool until cool enough to handle. Remove the squash meat from the skin. Peel any blackened skin from the pepper and then finely dice the pepper.

3. Saute the onion in a little butter until softened.

4. Mix the squash, pepper and onion together and mash as you would potatoes.

5. Add the cream and spices to taste

6. Put mixture in an oven-proof dish and the cook uncovered for 25 minutes at 350.

Optional: Try adding some cooked sausage such as Chorizo or Italian to the squash for a meatier version of this.

Chef Justin assures us that this is super easy to make and you can’t go wrong so please try it at home.

Enjoy, and thank you again for your support!

2nd Annual Farm To Table Dinner

Farm To Table Dinner | Children First of The RockiesJoin us for our second Annual Farm To Table dinner at Ollin Farms with dinner prepared by Chef Justin from Niwot Market, a nice selection of wine and music by Flynn and Co. Tickets are $75 per person with proceeds supporting Children First of The Rockies.

When: Saturday September 13, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 8 :30 p.m.
Where: Ollin Farms, 8627 North 95th St, Longmont CO 80504