On a warm, sunny Sunday during this year’s Douglas County Fair & Rodeo, more than 100 hungry attendees enjoyed the fair’s first-ever farm-to-table brunch that featured seasonal and locally grown, raised, and prepared meat and produce.
The easy-morning, decadent brunch with various buffet stations was a delicious way to show off what Douglas County producers can put on the table.
Seated around long picnic tables topped with festive bouquets from Parker-based Prairie Hill Flower Co, the guests indulged in farm-fresh eggs made three ways, Challah French toast with house churned butter and maple syrup, Colorado beef and ponzu shroom sliders, and Palisade peach cobbler. The food was prepared by Chef David Pitula of Whistling Boar—a from-scratch caterer/private chef company and artisan bread bakery. Ingredients were sourced from several Colorado farms, including Sandy’s Way Farm, FarmBox Foods, MetaCarbon Organic Farm, and Highland Honey.
The farmers and other local experts were on hand to answer questions and talk about the state’s agriculture and the future of farming, while the Orchard Creek Band entertained with live bluegrass music.
Plans for the 2023 brunch are already in the works. To learn more and stay informed about next year’s brunch, visit douglascountyfairandrodeo.com/p/entertainment/farm-to-table.