Join Slow Food Western Slope and the Town of Paonia for our 4th annual Food·Farm·Film·Wine Festival taking place in Western Colorado’s Food & Wine Mecca of Paonia, Colorado!
This event is being brought to you by Fresh & Wyld, the Paradise Theatre, Delicious Orchards, Orchard Valley Farms, Edible Aspen and the North Fork Valley Growers! We will be highlighting the wineries and farms throughout the North Fork Valley. (See last year’s images.)
Proceeds of this event go to Teens on Farms. Since 2009 the Mission of Teens on Farms is to place every willing and able youth to work on farms and ranches. It is a highly commendable effort that aligns so well with the principles of Slow Food!
This year we will be starting the Festival on August 10 – Friday evening. We will have local chefs pair with local farms to create tastings, the movie Bitter Seeds and a discussion regarding the impact of genetic engineering in our current food system.
On Saturday you will have the opportunity to visit and tour various Valley farms – Hillside Acres, Rain Crow Farm and Small Potatoes Farm – and wineries of the West Elks AVA. (You can learn about the farms and their locations here.) Then it’s off to savor mouth-watering, chef-prepared appetizers and wine at our local Paradise Theatre and watch The Greenhorns, a film about America’s young farmers and their dedication to growing food with vision and respect for the earth. We’ll finish the evening at Fresh & Wyld for a great dinner prepared by Chef Dava Parr and Snowmass/Aspen Chef Tim Durand featuring wonderful local produce.
On Sunday we’ll start at the Paradise with a delectable continental breakfast and view Ingredients, a documentary about farmers and chefs who are creating a truly sustainable food system. Afterwards, we’ll have a Dava Parr-inspired brunch at Orchard Valley Farms with music provided by Mike Gwinn.
Our 3-day price is $175; the 2-day price (Friday and Saturday) OR (Saturday and Sunday) is $150; Saturday only is priced at $125; Friday only OR Sunday only is priced at $35.
3PM – 5PM – Event Check-In at Delicious Orchards
5PM – Chef/Farm Tasting at Paradise Theatre
6PM – Bitter Seeds
7:30PM – Director, Micha X. Peled
9AM – 12PM – Event Check-In at Delicious Orchards
10AM – 1PM and 1PM – 4PM – Winery and Farm Tours
5PM-7:00PM – The Greenhorns, Paradise Theatre
7:30PM – 9:30PM – Dinner at Fresh & Wyld
9AM – Continental Breakfast, Paradise Theatre
9:30AM – 11AM – Ingredients
11:30AM – 1PM – Brunch at Orchard Valley Farms