Growing Gardens Farm Gala

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

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!

Tickets go on sale here at the end of June.

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


2018 Farm Gala Chef Line-Up

Cocktail Hour: 

Craft beers by Boulder's oldest brewery, Boulder Beer

Organic wines donated by Natural Wine Company & Liquor Mart

Delicious Suerte Tequila cocktails with fresh juice from Wonderpress and SHINE potions .



 Wild Alaskan Salmon Crudo with Local Chiles & Lime on Black Sesame Crackers (Some GF)

Kevin Kidd & Bianca Retzloff, 24 Carrot Bistro 

Celery & Fennel Relish on Pistachio Leather

Casey Easton, Food Lab 

 Chicken Tanga Sopes, Blue Corn Masa Cakes, Local Vegetable Escabeche,

Crema Fresca, Haystack Queso de Mano Green Chili and Goat Cheese (GF)

Jason Rogers, Oskar Blues & CYCLHOPS Bike CANtina

Ratatouille Galette with Whole-Grain Crust

Salvatore Proia, PMG

Cucumber and Duck Heart Chorizo Canapé

Arun Moghe, Santo

Beet Hummus with Sprouted Quinoa Tabouli & SHINE Flat Bread (GF & V.) 

Jessica Emich, Shine Restaurant & Potion Bar 

Veggie Sushi Rolls  (GF & V.) 

Nao San, Sushi Zanmai


Assorted artisanal goat cheese by Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy

with organic dried fruit by Made in Nature (GF) 



Three Leaf Farm Chopped Salad: Abundance of the farm,

Picked & Fresh, Tarragon Vinaigrette, Toasted Almonds (GF & V.) 

Lenny Martinelli, Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant



Braised Redbird Chicken “A l’occitane”, Braised with Porcini Mushrooms,

 Castelvetrano Olives & Peewee Potatoes (GF)

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

Gold Canyon Farms Beef Barbacoa Tostada with Blue Corn Grits, Charred Fresno

Stuffed with Sweet Corn & Queso Oaxaca, Cured Cactus Vinaigrette (GF)

Rodrigo Quijano, Zolo's Southwestern Grill

  Soft Polenta with Roasted Garden Veggies topped with Chimichurri Sauce (GF, V.)

Steve Eisler, Bay Window Catering Vegan, Gluten-Free Entree


Vegetable Sides:

Charred tricolor carrots and walking onions with burnt lime (GF, V.) 

Arik Markus, Acreage by Stem Ciders

Wood-Oven Roasted Broccolini with Parmesan & White Balsamic Vinaigrette (GF)


Eggplant Fattah, Tomato Braised Eggplant & Garbanzo Beans with Sesame Tahini & Pomegranate Seeds (GF) 

Kyle Perez, The Mediterranean Restaurant




Ela Farm Peach & Local Dried Fruit Panettone Pudding 

Shamane Simons, Shamane's Bake Shoppe

 Sunny Chew Cookies (GF & V.)

Diane Starnick, Culinary Hearts Catering



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A special thanks to our 2018 event sponsors









Liquor Mart

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