Celebrate Local  | September 2018

Formerly known as the Eat Local Challenge, Slow Food Denver is reinventing it’s annual September fundraiser as the Celebrate Local Campaign, a way to celebrate Colorado growers, producers and food purveyors while raising awareness of the many benefits of buying and eating locally grown.

By making local food choices you help build a strong local economy, reduce your environmental impact, and build meaningful connections in your community.

Throughout the month of September Slow Food Denver will provide resources on how to eat, shop and live locally. We will also host a variety of events to engage with Slow Food at different levels including:

  • A Celebrate Local brunch at Fruition
  • A Celebrate Local dinner at Citizen Rail
  • A Celebrate Local social at The Kitchen

Stay tuned for dates and more details on how to attend!

Wondering how to find your local eating essentials? Slow Food Denver will assemble Colorado made Harvest Baskets as part of the Celebrate Local Fundraiser! Baskets will vary on size and contents based on donation ($100-$250).

This bag will include local:


2017 Accomplishments

  • $5,000 raised
  • 40 participants
  • 60 supporters
  • 1 celebration dinner


2016 Accomplishments

  • $10,000 raised
  • 50 participants
  • 170 supporters
  • 5 new partnerships
  • 1 celebration dinner

Share your your local love by tagging @slowfooddenver and hashtagging


Find a Farmers Market near you with the Colorado Farmers Market Guide!

Need help shopping local? Check out the Whole Foods Local Shopping Guide!

Learn what is local in Colorado when! Check out the Colorado Crop Calendar

Will you join us in eating food grown and raised in Colorado and raising money to support Slow Food Denver? 

Proceeds from the Campaign support Slow Food Denver’s many community programs that inspire people to create change for good, clean and fair food for all, such as:

  • Empowering more than 30 school garden projects working to create meaningful relationships between young people and food
  • Awarding over $25,000 in micro-grants to help local sustainable food organizations
  • Connecting Denver with local food producers through farm tours, taste workshops and crop mobs
  • Engaging community partners and hundreds of volunteers to advocate for and actively support our local food system

A giant thank you to our Celebrate Local Partners!

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