Join us for this year’s take on the Harvest Dinner

A monthlong celebration of Durango’s best local food!

2020 has been a challenge for all of us, but especially for our local restaurants and purveyors who are such a large part of what makes Durango special! Come celebrate the local food businesses that make this such a delicious place to live.

New This Year

  • Four weeks, each with its own theme and gourmet “take-home” dinner every Friday. 
  • Pick-up your meal at a designated restaurant in town where you can meet the chefs who curated your food.
  • Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes video for each meal, webinars on topics like food-waste and creative cooking, and other opportunities to virtually engage with Durango’s local food lovers.

Tickets

Tickets are 21+ and include one three-course meal, alcoholic beverage, special local value added product, a donation to a local nonprofit, and all taxes and gratuities for selected week. Menu will be announced the week of the meal. Regrettably, dietary restrictions and allergies cannot be accommodated this year.

Explore below for more information on each week’s unique theme, restaurant partners, and more!

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Eat Local Month kicks off with a week dedicated to reducing “food waste” and showcasing the ways food can be recovered to feed people and the planet. Enjoy taste-testing new creations as top local chefs use other-wise “wasted” food and turn it into delicious and inventive new dishes.

Pick Up Location: Primi Pasta and Wine Bar, 1201 Main Ave #102, Durango, CO 81301

What’s on the Menu? 

Week One includes a “take-and-make” pasta entree from Primi that involves some cooking at home, food will not be ready to eat at pick-up. 

Appetizer by Dandelion Cafe

Entree by Primi Pasta and Wine Bar

Dessert by Cream Bean Berry Artisan Ice Cream

Week One is Presented by: 

                           

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Explore and taste the full cycle of food from farm-to-table and table-to-farm while learning the importance of local food to our health and the health of the economy.

Pick Up Location: Union Social House, 3062 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301

What’s on the Menu?

Week Two features includes re-heatable entree from Zia Taqueria. 

Appetizer by Backcountry Gourmet

Entree by Zia Taqueria

Dessert by Serious Delights

Drinks by Union Social House

Presented by:

                   

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Enjoy a meal cultivated with care by local farmers and food workers while learning about the necessity of social and work-place mental health support for the food community and it’s workers. 

Pick Up Location: Ore House, 147 E College Dr, Durango, CO 81301

What’s on the Menu?

Week Three features a re-heatable entree from Chef Blaine Bailey of In the Weeds. 

Appetizer by Manna Soup Kitchen

Entree by In the Weeds

Dessert by Ore House

Ore House

Drinks by Bookcase and Barber

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An Update About This Week’s Meal

Eat Zawadi will not be preparing the food for this week’s meal due to a recent COVID-19 related closure. In the Weeds, Manna Soup Kitchen, and Cooking Matters will be doing the cooking to represent Eat Zawadi and to keep Eat Local Month as safe as possible. The entree and dessert will be within Eat Zawadi’s cuisine guidelines and participants will receive an Eat Zawadi gift card when they pick up their meal.

This way, when Eat Zawadi is back up and running safely participants can give the real thing a try; cooked by the amazing Chef himself, Safari! As we are all aware, the pandemic has forced many businesses to make tough decisions and we are grateful to Eat Zawadi for their responsibility and transparency as they navigate this latest obstacle.

Pick Up Location: Manna Soup Kitchen, 1100 Avenida Del Sol, Durango, CO 81301

Appetizer & Drinks by El Moro Spirits & Tavern

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Entree by Manna Soup Kitchen &In the Weeds

        

Dessert by Manna Soup Kitchen & Cooking Matters

     

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Sponsored By

Durango Land and Homes

Participating Farms and Purveyors

In an effort to reduce waste, food will be packaged in reusable clamshells that will be collected the day after the meal and participants will receive one month of free service from Table to Farm Compost.

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Farm to Table: Behind the Scenes of Eat Local Month

Photos by Scott DW Smith, Imagesmith Photo