Woodland Park Farmers Market
The first Farm To Table Dinner will be a unique and exciting event. It will be held in the pavilion at Memorial Park but as you have never seen it before. Imagine a fire in the stone fireplace, long tables dressed with tablecloths and place settings, and multiple garden lights in the rafters. The quiet lakeside setting lends itself to special events like this.
Gentle music will be playing in the background, and side tables will be loaded with food and drink. The evening will start with drinks, appetizers and mingling, then proceed to seated table service in the traditional style.
Our three chefs will be serving food from items found at the market, but with their own special twist. The menu will depend to some extent on seasonal availability, but will of course, be excellent. A vegetarian option will be available.
A special Harvest Brew beer keg will be donated by Ute Pass Brewing Company, and lemonade will be donated by market vendors Just Enjoy Living. Wine will also be served, followed by coffee from Cafe Leo.
This will be a one-of-a-kind event not to be missed!
10th September 2017
We had a wonderful evening! This was an excellent first experiment with the Farm To Table Dinner, and has given us lots of ideas for the future.
Despite the weather being cool with some occasional light rain, the huge wood fire made everything very cheerful.
Our chefs came through beautifully for us, as did so many other friends listed below.
We were all awed by the lovely harvest fruits and flowers supplied for decoration by our friend and market vendor Florence Blackwell (Flowers 'N Stuff), and so impressed by the Toasted Ale and Basil Beer concocted by Ute Pass Brewing Co.
We have learned to appreciate the generosity of this community more than ever. Our diners were great company, and we hope they had as much fun as did the amazing market volunteers who served them. Special thanks to the four girls of the Manitou High School football team who helped with everything from set-up to take-down.
Our very grateful thanks to everyone, for helping our market intern program. and just for joining the party in any capacity!
All proceeds will go to support the Market Intern program. This has been successfully run in Woodland Park for several years, and has provided opportunities for several students to join in with special summer projects as well as on site market operations. Overseen by Ogallala Commons (a four-state college association), co-sponsored by Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and Ranch Direct, the market must still supply matching funds, and if we hope to upgrade the program to include a year-round apprenticeship, the market needs to find more funding.
Teller County Farmers Market Association is a 501(c)3 organization , so any donations are fully tax-deductible. Receipts are provided on request for any donation.
Celebrating 27+ years in Woodland Park, CO