Community Agriculture Alliance: Local farm to table dinner |

Community Agriculture Alliance: Local farm to table dinner

While it still is summertime and only early August, we all know it will be over all too soon. Think ahead just a few weeks, and fall will be coming. Along with it comes a bounty of agriculture products in the Yampa Valley that will be at their peak in early September.

In celebration of the local harvest, Community Agriculture Alliance is hosting the first Plate and Pint on Sept. 6 at the newly opened Butcherknife Brewery.

This event will be a traditional farm to table dinner with the addition of locally brewed beer from Butcherknife.

All of the food is being sourced locally — that means locally grown potatoes, garlic, carrots, kale and beans. Many more vegetables and local fruits will incorporated in the meal.

And it wouldn’t be a Yampa Valley event without local beef, pork and lamb.

All of this amazing local food will be crafted into several courses by the talented and very creative chef from Harwig’s/L’Apogee.

And if that wasn’t enough to entice you to order tickets right now, the local cuisine will be paired with beer from Butcherknife. You won’t want to miss this evening of amazing local food and beer.

• Local food: Agriculture is at the heart of the Yampa Valley and alive and well in this valley from locally grown cattle and sheep to radishes and zucchini to even a local dairy in the Elk River valley. Experience local, seasonal food at the best time of the season, but leave the cooking to the Harwig’s team.

• Local beer: Perhaps you’ve driven by the newly opened Butcherknife Brewery enroute to North Routt but haven’t had the time to stop (or the kids were in the car). Plate and Pint is your chance to get to know this local brewery up close and personal, including an inside look at the operations and a great meal to go with their exquisite beer.

• Local reasons: The Community Agriculture Alliance is a nonprofit organization promoting agriculture in the Yampa River Valley since 1999 and working to ensure the vitality and continuity of local agriculture. All proceeds from the event benefit the Community Agriculture Alliance.

For information and tickets, visit or call 970-879-4370.

Jenna Keller, of Coan, Payton & Payne LLC, is on the Colorado Agriculture Alliance Board of Advisers.

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