Event Description:

Don’t miss out on goat milking, basil harvesting, tomato picking and pizza making, plus plenty of walking to burn it all off.

It’s getting pretty obvious: the local food movement is not going away any time soon. And nor should it! So why not take the opportunity to get to know a fun and diverse neighborhood on foot while collecting locally sourced ingredients to fill the table at your own pizza party? That’s a no-brainer.

Join host and expert walker Jonathon stalls as he guides you along the trails and roadways of Wheat Ridge and through the gates of some of Colorado’s leading local food producers and urban farms. You’ll stop at Five Fridges Farms and Yarrow Farms with lovely Colorado scenery all along the way. Then you’ll end your journey at Right Coast Pizza where you will make your own goat cheese, basil and tomato pizza (from your just-gathered crop) and enjoy locally crafted libations.

Schedule (Subject to Change)
On June 1st, Walk2Connect will lead a rich excursion through the fields, trails and neighborhoods of Wheat Ridge to explore local food producers and to see where urban farming practices interface with city living. Participants will experience the unique landscape of Wheat Ridge, home to vibrant agriculture, lush greenbelts and a protected wildlife habitat.

8:00 - 8:30 am Meet in front of Right Coast Pizza (7100 W. 38th Ave) & Orientation
8:30 am Begin walking
10:00ish am Stop by Heine’s Market
11:30ish am Arrive at Five Fridges Farm for tour, introduction to conservation easements, goat-milking (hopefully) and basil harvesting. Snacks served. [Amanda Weaver]
1:00ish pm Arrive at Yarrow Farms Greenhouse to collect tomatoes [Rich Naha]
2:00ish pm Arrive at Right Coast to make goat cheese, tomato and basil pizza with gathered ingredients, enjoy locally crafted libations and discuss locally sourced foods.

What to Bring: Must be 16 and older, open to spontaneous encounters throughout the trip and comfortable with the idea of walking at least 4 hours. We will be taking many breaks and we are not rushing through the day; however, it's best to have a general comfort level independently walking on Denver's sidewalks. Bring a light backpack, water, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, gloves, good walking shoes or boots, light waterproof gear, head cap, scarf and a few light layers (depending on the weather).

Location

7100 W. 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO
Location Details: Location: Right Coast Pizza (in front of the restaurant)

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