Growing Gardens Farm Gala

Saturday, August 4th, 2018 from 5 - 9pm

Feast under the stars at Growing Gardens 19th annual Farm Gala, a special fundraising event that brings together award-winning local chefs to collaborate on a bountiful five-course meal and features an auction, open bar, program, and live music.

Chefs create and serve their enchanting selections of one-of-a-kind appetizers, signature dishes and memorable desserts, all paired with organic wine and local beer.

All proceeds raised from the event support Growing Gardens' sustainable agriculture education programs. This annual summer celebration and fundraiser will cast a special spotlight on the Growing Gardens Food Project, which connects over 18,000 low-income community member each year with fresh produce, plant starts and seed donations. Last year alone, community members received 17,000 lbs. of fresh produce and over 13,000 plant starts and seed packets to grow food at home for their families. With the support of funds raised at this event, the Food Project will increase food donations and grow the Longmont Cultiva Youth Project leadership program for teens.

Cocktail hour will take place on the porch of the new Pollinator Pavilion, nestled in our serene, 11-acre garden with exquisite views of the Flatirons. Snap photos with your friends in the Shutterbus (America's most charming photo booth), enjoy garden tours with the Cultiva Youth Leaders, meet-and-greets with the chefs, a silent and live auction, a short film of the Food Project Farm in action and more. 

Limited tickets are available, garden party attire and garden-friendly footwear are encouraged.

Watch the 2017 Cultiva Farm Gala Video!

Tickets on sale HERE June 29th - August 4th (or until sold out).

Early-bird tickets: $155, until July 20th
Full price tickets: $165, starting July 21st


2018 Farm Gala Chef Line-Up

Full menu coming soon

Cocktail Hour: 

Craft beers by Boulder's oldest brewery, Boulder Beer, organic wines, and delicious Suerte Tequila cocktails with fresh juice.  



Kevin Kidd & Bianca Retzloff, 24 Carrot Bistro

Casey Easton, Food Lab 

Jason Rogers, Oskar Blues

Salvatore Proia, PMG

Arun Moghe, Santo

Assorted artisanal goat cheese by Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy

with organic dried fruit by Made in Nature



Lenny Martinelli, Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse



Steven Yacovetta, Jill's Restaurant at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa

Rodrigo Quijano, Zolo's Southwestern Grill

Will Eckley, Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place Vegan, Gluten-Free Entree


Vegetable Sides:

Arik Markus, Rimon

Corey Cunningham, The Mediterranean Restaurant



Shamane Simons, Shamane's Bake Shoppe

Diane Starnick, Culinary Hearts Catering



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