Growing Gardens Farm Gala

Saturday, August 24th, 2019 from 5 - 9pm

Location: 1630 Hawthorn Ave, Boulder, CO 80304

Thank you to our amazing vendors, chefs, and guests for a wonderful Farm Gala!
The Growing Gardens Farm Gala is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. This event brings together 9 award-winning local chefs to collaborate on a bountiful five-course menu featuring local, sustainable, seasonal ingredients. Guest enjoy a silent auction, open bar, live music, live auction and tours of the farm. 
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 benefit Growing Gardens' education and food donation programs for children, teens, adults, seniors and those with differing abilities. This annual summer celebration and fundraiser will cast a special spotlight on the Children's Peace Garden program, which gives over 7,000 children a year the chance to connect with the garden and their food. Growing Gardens is gearing up to expand nutrition education and food donations in low-income schools, where last year over 700 children from title 1 schools received free field trips and classroom visits.

The Farm Gala is nestled in our serene, 11-acre garden with exquisite views of the Flatirons. Snap some photos with your friends in the Shutterbus photo booth, enjoy garden tours with the Cultiva Youth Leaders, meet-and-greets with the chefs, a silent and live auction, and a short film and program. Cocktail hour will take place on the porch of the new Pollinator Pavilion.

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

Watch the 2018 Cultiva Farm Gala Video!

Early bird tickets cost $155 until August 10th when they increase to $165.

Please note that this event is for people 21 years of age and older.


2019 Farm Gala Chef Line-Up

Cocktail Hour: 

Craft beers by Avery Brewing

Organic wines donated by Natural Wine Company & Liquor Mart

Delicious Suerte Tequila cocktails with and SHINE potions .


Beet Labneh with Toasted Seeds and Sumac

Casey Easton, Food Lab Boulder

Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Chip, Preserved Lemon and Olive (GF)

Arik Markus, Rimon

Sweet Potato and Green Chili Haystack, Sweet Corn and Cashew Veloute (GF, V.)

Eric Bowen, Oskar Blues

Steamed Lobster Dumplings, Ghost Chili Miso Bisque

Steven Yacovetta, Jill's Restaurant at the St Julien

Sesame Chicken Nuggets, Kimchi Pancake, Gochujang Aioli

Steven Yacovetta, Jill's Restaurant at the St Julien

Assorted artisanal goat cheese by Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy

with organic dried fruit by Made in Nature (GF)


Local Organic Greens, Pickled Vegetables, Cherry Tomatoes,

Pepitas and Green Grape Vinaigrette (GF, V.)

John Platt, Riffs Urban Fare


Lapsang Tea Smoked Brisket and Eggplant Koresht (GF)

Lenny Martinelli, Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Broken Shovel Chevre and Roasted Tomato Stuffed Chicken Roulade 
Summer Vegetable Byaldi, Smoked Tomato Coulis (GF)

Steven Yacovetta, Jill's Restaurant at the St Julien

Caramelized Onion Polenta, Vegan Tikka Sauce with Roasted Garden Herbed Vegetables (GF)

Steve Eisler, Bay Window Catering

Tomato Braised Collard Greens with Bacon

Kyle Perez, The Mediterranean

Chilled Three Bean Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette and Shaved Parmesan

Kyle Perez, The Mediterranean

Agave Herb Marinated Beets, Sumac Roasted Baby Carrots,

Citrus Chili Braised Summer Greens (GF, V.)

Bianca Retzloff and Kevin Kidd, 24 Carrot Bistro



Peach and Rhubarb Cobbler with Spiced Honey Crumble

Shamane Simons, Shamane's Bake Shoppe

Sunny Chew Cookies (GF/DF)

Diane Starnick, Culinary Hearts Catering


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A special thanks to our 2019 event sponsors!









Liquor Mart

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   Suerte Tequila
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