Locally sourced cheese is always preferable to moon cheese, which was found to have dangerously high levels of Buzz Aldrin's brain waves. Enjoy a fresh, earthbound meal with today's Groupon: for $50, you get one ticket to a farm dinner with an optional tour (an $85 value) and a goodie bag (a $15 value) at Grant Family Farms in Wellington (a $100 value). Choose between the following dates:
After harvesting organic produce for nearly 40 years, Grant Family Farms invites esteemed local chefs to prepare sustainable three-course gourmet dinners on their lush property, giving visitors a true farm-to-table experience. Each farm dinner includes an appetizer course with drinks, showcasing local ingredients, Fort Collins Brewery beers, homemade cherry wine, and spirits from Peach Street Distillers.
In between the appetizer course and dinner, guests can opt for a bus tour or walking tour of the farm, getting an in-depth look at farm life more accurate than six months of footage from a lamb-mounted video camera. Grant Family Farms grows more than 150 kinds of vegetables, any of which may make an appearance in their luxurious three-course dinner. Guests may bring their own wine to enjoy alongside the farm meal, which starts with a produce course such as costata romanesco squash and tomato salad, crowned with basil-honey vinaigrette and toasted sunflower seeds. Grant Family Farms uses pastured, organic meats, all sourced from animals raised on site, and cheeses produced by local vendors to compliment their vivid produce during the meat course, which may include a slow-roasted spiced pork loin with chili hollandaise, and tasty vegetarian options are available for the chlorophyll-inclined. Guests can soak in the striking, verdant farm scenery as they dig into a dessert course like rhubarb compote. Before they head home, diners score a gift bag including a bottle of cherry wine and other assorted goodies to show off to jealous, city-mired friends.
Grant Family Farms
In the late 1960s, Lewis Grant sought out a plot of land in the Rocky Mountains foothills to grow his own vegetables and brought the wisdom he accrued during a career as a university professor and his son Andy to help with the humble undertaking. The duo took to tilling the land, and over the next few decades, Andy expanded his father’s plot to the 2,200 acres that currently make up the CSA-certified organic farm. Heading a farming community with more than 4,500 members, a dedicated staff of educators and farmers cultivate the farm’s pasture-raised livestock and more than 150 breeds of organic vegetables such as squash, herbs, and 34 varieties of corn and heirloom tomatoes. Every year, the staff gives visitors a hands-on education about the nitty gritty of farm operations and gives them the chance to defeat their cows in starting contests during a spring agricultural festival set against the mountain landscape.
172 Starbright Ct.
Wellington, Colorado 80549Get Directions