Farm Dinner 2017

The Farm Dinner Is Sold Out!

Join us on Wednesday, July 12, for the first-ever farm dinner at Black Cat Farm!


The first farm dinner ever held at Black Cat Farm will include special guest Deborah Madison, James Beard Award-winning author of vegetarian cookbook classics like The Greens Cookbook and The Savory Way and her new cookbook, In My Kitchen: A Collection of New and Favorite Vegetarian Recipes.

  • Stroll through the fields with Black Cat chef & farmer Eric Skokan and Deborah Madison as they discuss the vegetables that chef Eric is growing and how to cook them
  • Enjoy a three-course meal with hors d’oeuvres by Black Cat Farm-Table-Bistro
  • Enjoy complimentary beer and wine
  • Win a unique culinary experience at our live auction
  • Catch a sneak peek of the 2017 festival films and watch a short food film
  • Chat with Deborah Madison during the book signing

Wednesday, July 12, 6:00 pm

$145 (includes beer and wine)

CLICK HERE to order your tickets now!


Farm tour: While touring the farm with Black Cat chef/farmer Eric Skokan and produce maven Deborah Madison, you can see firsthand and learn about the vegetables, heirloom wheat, and pork that served at Black Cat Bistro, Bramble and Hare, and the Black Cat Boulder Farmers Market booth. You may even see skittering piglets if the timing is right. Even if there are no piglets, you will be able to view and ask questions about Black Cat Farm’s heritage breed Mulefoot pig herd.

Cuisine: Enjoy the acclaimed cuisine of Black Cat. It doesn’t get any more farm-to-table than this three-course meal with hors d’oeuvres. Quench your thirst with complimentary beer and wine. CLICK HERE to see the dinner menu!

Wines: Monte Campo Montepulciano D’Abruzzo) (red) and Monte Campo Pinot Grigio (white)

Entertainment: Live music from Live Bluegrass from Bianca Bentz and Thomas Webster will greet you and get you into the dinner mood. Chat with Deborah Madison as she signs your copy of her new cookbook. After dinner, bid on culinary experiences at our live auction, catch a sneak peak of the 2017 festival films, and watch a short food film.

Live + Silent Auction: Are you feeling lucky? You’ll have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes, and support a great cause! See below for the live and silent auction items.

Live Auction Items:

Hike and Picnic in Style: Custom hike and picnic for eight with Cured owner and former Tour de France rider Will Frischkorn. Montbell USA hiking package includes two Versalite rain jackets and other goodies.

Black Cat Farm Experience Extended: Tasting menu dinner for two at Black Cat. Farm dinner tasting dinner for two at Bramble and Hare. Signed cookbooks by Eric Skokan and Deborah Madison.

Spice It Up: Private after hours spice-tasting party for 20 with six bottles of paired Bookcliff Vineyards wines to enhance the party. Savory Spice Shop will provide an array of appetizers and treats featuring their fabulous spices and a tour and information about them.

Taste and Be Merry: Private guided culinary excursion for six with founder and owner Megan Bucholz for an exclusive tasting at three downtown Boulder establishments on a progressive dinner tour. Must be 21+ to attend.

Knife Skills are Life Skills: Element Knife Company will help you out in the kitchen with a chef’s knife, paring knife, and personal 1.5 hour lesson on knife skills in your home with Element Knife Company owner and Sasa Sushi Chef Elan Wenzel. Element Knife Company offers high-end cutlery, sharpening stones and accessories.

Luxuriate in a Feast of the Senses in Morocco: $6000 value An intimate culinary tour for one of authentic Morocco by Peggy Markel’s Culinary Adventures. 8 days of sensuous slow living in the countryside, mountains, and coast. Marketplace and souk excursions. Spectacular traditional food, treks on mules and camels, and much more. All accommodations, meals, cooking instruction, tours, tastings, and ground transportation during the program. Airfare not included.


Wednesday, July 12, 6:00 pm

$145 (includes beer and wine)

CLICK HERE to order your tickets now!


Black Cat Farm address and directions: Will be sent to guests via email

Reservation Cancellation: If you must cancel, your reservation will be refunded if you contact us at least 7 calendar days in advance of the dinner.


Additional Deborah Madison book signings:

Deborah Madison is the James Beard Award-winning author of classic vegetarian cuisine cookbooks, such as The Greens Cookbook, The Savory Way, and Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. She has cooked at Chez Panisse and was the founding chef of the Greens restaurant in San Francisco. Prior to the Black Cat Farm dinner on Wednesday, July 12, Madison will also sign copies of her new cookbook at both the Boulder Book Store and the Boulder Farmers Market.

First, on Wednesday, July 12th, at 12:30 pm, the Boulder Book Store will host a book signing with Deborah Madison. Madison will speak and sign her new cookbook, In My Kitchen: A Collection of New and Favorite Vegetarian Recipes. Alfalfas’s Market, a co-sponsor of the event, will provide refreshments made from her new cookbook. $10 vouchers are necessary to attend, and are good for a $5 discount on Madison’s new cookbook. Vouchers can be purchased now at the store, over the phone, or at the door.

Later that day, from 4-5:20 pm, the Boulder Farmers Market will host another book signing with Deborah Madison. Black Cat Farm-Table- Bistro will provide a dish from Madison’s new cookbook for sampling. There will be copies of In My Kitchen: A Collection of New and Favorite Vegetarian Recipes available for purchase.

Deborah Madison and In My Kitchen: A Collection of New and Favorite Vegetarian Recipes photos available on request.

Silver Spoon Sponsors:

Media sponsor:

Many thanks to our festival sponsors:

Blue Dragon Films, Boulder County Farmers MarketElement Knife CompanyIndian Food Rocks, and Ozuke for their support and Arcana, Backyard Soda CompanyBastaBookcliff VineyardsBRU, Cafe Aion, Cocktail PunkColorado Restaurant AssociationCuredDeviant Spirits DistilleryFior di LatteFortuna Chocolate, Heifer and Hen, Highland Honey BeesInternational Film SeriesMontbell U.S.A.Raleigh Street BakeryRiver and WoodsSanitas Brewing CompanyT/ACO, and The Art of Cheese for their generous donations.


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