Things for Kids: Fooducopia announces Little Farmers Summer Program

[pinterest]

By Diane Adam April 25, 2016 No Comments on Things for Kids: Fooducopia announces Little Farmers Summer Program

Things for kids: Register now for Little Farmers

 

 

ddddddd

Looking for things for kids to do this summer? Register for the Little Farmers Summer Program at Fooducopia.

“If kids grow kale, they eat kale.”—Ron Finley

The school season is winding down and summer is fast approaching. There is always a sigh of relief as parents head into the last stretch of the school year. The thought of not having to make lunches is enough to give any mom a reason to hit the snooze button again. But then there is the downside to summer break. The dreaded fear of what will my kid do all day during the summer. The tug of the electronics to dominate the day is a constant war between parents and kids these days.

So where can one find an activity this summer that kids can enjoy and learn something that is not connected to an iPad, iPhone or other device? Right here at Fooducopia.

Fooducopia is excited to launch its Little Farmers Summer Program.GGGGGG

“Fooducopia, a local and organic restaurant in Wash Park, is excited to launch our Little Farmers program to get kids excited about growing food,” said Tim Lymberopoulos owner of Fooducopia. “I grew up in the Midwest where my siblings and I were surrounded by miles of farmland and I learned to appreciate the process of growing food.”

Inspired by his childhood, Tim hopes to give Denver kids a glimpse of what it means to grow and harvest food. Or as he says, “to teach kids the value of growing food.” Fooducopia will unveil new planter boxes on Race Street that will transform the concrete and asphalt that is there now into a growing garden community.

HHHHThere is a myriad of research on the positive effects of kids who grow or farm their own food. In fact Nimali Fernando, MD, MPH and Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP sum it up best: “Studies show that when children have contact with soil during activities like digging and planting, they have improved moods, better learning experiences and decreased anxiety. Most important, the self-esteem a child gets from eating a perfect cucumber that he grew himself is priceless.”

Lymberopoulos, who feels strongly about honest and good food, wants to lead by example. “Fooducopia is passionate about honest and good food and we can’t think of a better way than to show kids where that food came from and how it was grown.”

The Fooducopia Little Farmers Summer Program will meet on Wednesdays from 4 pm – 4:45 pm twice a month at Fooducopia, 1939 E. Kentucky Ave., Denver.  Accepted age group: 6-12 years old.  This is a first come, first serve basis. Class size is limited to 15 kids. Registration is $35 for the entire summer season. Parent or guardian must be present.  For more information on the Little Farmers summer program and to register please send an email to tim@fooducopia.com Registration deadline is May 11, 2016.

 

 

Brunch Denver hotspot Fooducopia debuts new menu

[pinterest]

By Diane Adam April 15, 2016 No Comments on Brunch Denver hotspot Fooducopia debuts new menu

Brunch Denver hotspot unveils expanded menu

 

NEW-MENUFINAL-FB

April 15, 2016 (DENVER) — This month, Fooducopia, a restaurant located in Denver’s Wash Park neighborhood celebrates the return of spring with its newly-expanded brunch menu.

If you thought you knew Fooducopia food—be prepared to have your expectations and mind blown away. A glimpse at the new menu features a chorizo Benedict with house made chorizo & avocado with hollandaise and Captain SpongeFoot honey hot sauce. And not to mention a delectable duck confit hash that is proving to be a customer favorite.

The new menu reminds customers of Fooducopia’s passion to think outside the box when it comes to food. “We really strive to provide creative ways to introduce people to new experiences with food, all while maintaining our passion which is using good honest food,” said Executive Chef Richard Glover.

Community is an essential catalyst to making Fooducopia work. Buying food from local small producers sustains Fooducopia’s valiant efforts. Creating a menu using these ingredients allows its customers to enjoy delicious food. The new brunch menu also sees the return of such favorites as Chef Richard Glover’s classic Savory French Toast. Hailed by many customers as “brunch bliss.”

“Chef Richard and I have worked hard to create a collection of new dishes while keeping a few of our old favorites,” said Lymberopoulos. “Denverites are all about living a healthy life and Fooducopia is proud to offer our customers honest and good food to enjoy at our restaurant.”

Press ReleaseFooducopia Savory French Toast

The new menu celebrates the return of Chef Richard’s classic Savory French Toast. Photo Doug Ruhl/Fooducopia

Voted best brunch of all Denver restaurants, Fooducopia is the perfect spot to gather together to enjoy local and organic ingredients. Fooducopia’s brunch is available from 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM daily.

If you enjoyed today’s blog, subscribe now at the top right to receive new posts delivered straight to your inbox!

 

GMO labeling: Vermont is the little state that could

[pinterest]

By Diane Adam March 29, 2016 No Comments on GMO labeling: Vermont is the little state that could

GMO labeling: Vermont proves “I think it can”

 

map

The state of Vermont is gathering steam with its GMO mandatory labeling law.

 

The state of Vermont, which ranks 43rd in size among the 50 United States, is the little state that could. In Vermont, the state’s GMO mandatory labeling law goes into effect this July. So what has given this state steam to be the little engine that could? The answer is three simple words: GMO labeling law.

In an earlier blog, we reported on the fight for GMO labeling and how Americans are demanding a right to know what is in their food. But like any fight, there are those who are opposed to this on various levels. In fact, last week Congress tried to steamroll right over Vermont’s labeling law, but was unsuccessful.

So where is Vermont getting its strength to go up against giants like the Grocery Manufacturers Association who oppose the GMO labeling law? From the average consumer who believes: “I think I can, I think I can.”

In fact, Americans have made their voices be heard because slowly, but surely, big companies are beginning to listen. Giant company General Mills’ Jeff Harmening recently promised that “consumers all over the U.S. will soon begin seeing words legislated by the state of Vermont on the labels of many of their favorite General Mills products.”

So where does this leave the divisive topic of GMO labeling? The fight is still not over, but Vermont, who will roll out its new law come July is still proving “I think it can.”

 

If you enjoyed today’s blog, subscribe now at the top right to receive new posts delivered straight to your inbox!

Local Chocolove is this year’s Easter candy

[pinterest]

By Diane Adam March 17, 2016 No Comments on Local Chocolove is this year’s Easter candy

Skip the bunnies: fill your Easter basket with Chocolove

 

Chocolove_Almonds&SeaSalt copy

Chocolove’s Almonds & Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate bar is a Fooducopia staff favorite.

 

Is it just me or are there too many Easter decorations and plastic eggs clogging the aisles of grocery stores these days? Don’t get me wrong, I love the Easter holiday on so many levels, but there comes a point to stop and ask isn’t less more?

Situated next to the brightly-colored plastic eggs are hundreds of chocolate bunnies to choose from to fill your Easter baskets. The only problem is that every year, I succumb to buying a dozen of these bunnies and my kids don’t even finish eating them. It just becomes waste.

So this year, I am going to skip the hollow bunny for my kids’ baskets and indulge them with the good stuff—a bar of Chocolove XOXOX. When it comes to Colorado local food products these chocolate bars are above all others. Here at Fooducopia the staff favorite is the Almonds & Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate bar—”forget about it!”

The story of Chocolove, which is based in Boulder, CO, is endearing to anyone who has ever purchased one of these delicious and lovely chocolate bars.

Timothy Moley, founder, owner and chocolatier at Chocolove started the business with a simple plan: “to be his own boss, dedicated to something he loved.” Fast forward to 2016 and Chocolove has a strong and loyal customer base all over the United States.

From an ingredient standpoint—it skimps on nothing but excellence. From a taste standpoint—it’s outstanding. And from a visual standpoint—unwrapping one of the bars to find a lovely poem conjures up Roald Dahl’s heartwarming tale of Charlie unwrapping to find the golden ticket.

And for those of you who wrestle with the guilt—don’t. Unwrapping the bar and reading the poem is worth every indulgence. Did I mention Chocolove’s founder boasts “eating at least two of them a day?” I rest my case.

Fooducopia is proud to carry a wide selection of Chocolove bars. Stop in before the Easter bunny gets word about this.

 

 

If you enjoyed today’s blog, subscribe now at the top right to receive new posts delivered straight to your inbox!

Wash Park Restaurant the place to be for spring dining

[pinterest]

By Diane Adam March 14, 2016 No Comments on Wash Park Restaurant the place to be for spring dining

Spring dining at Wash Park Restaurant Fooducopia

bagtoss11 (1 of 1) copy

Spring at Wash Park Restaurant Fooducopia means a game of bags, outdoor dining on the patio, and most of all honest and good food prepared for our customers. Photo Doug Ruhl

“sweet spring is your time is my time is our time…” E. E. Cummings

This weekend hope springs eternal with the return of this long-awaited season. It seems as if even if there is a foot of snow in the forecast (which there is not!), folks just have a lighter mood when it comes to the white stuff that blankets the ground. But for those days when snow is absent, there is a sense of optimism that blows in the wind.

Spring at Wash Park Restaurant Fooducopia means a game of bags, outdoor dining on the patio, and most of all honest and good food prepared for our customers by executive chef Richard Glover.

Fooducopia is passionate about quality ingredients for your spring dining adventure. Voted best brunch in Denver, Fooducopia’s owner Tim Lymberopoulos said “our passion is to make your dining experience unforgettable. And when a customer becomes a loyal fan, that just prompts us to do even more.”

The arrival of spring also launches all of us into an active stage. It is almost as if our hibernation to being active is turned off. As we shed the layers of clothing, our desire to eat healthy is kicked into high gear. Not to mention that our cup runneth over during the spring season when it comes to feeling hopeful. Spring dining here at this Wash Park Restaurant finds eaters filled with a renewed sense of hope on their plates. The burden of whatever they are carrying seems lighter.

Studies have also shown that spring prompts us to reconnect with nature. A walk in the park, hiking on your favorite trail, or simply sitting in your backyard is enough to fill you with spring’s hopefulness. We just can’t wait to get outside! The arrival of spring awakens the dormant grass and allows the spring flowers to showcase their beauty. One of my favorite quotes celebrating this season is from the English philosopher Bernard Williams: “The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.”

This year we are working on some great spring events that we will be announcing in the near future so be sure to check back here with us! So celebrate all things spring and reserve your spot at your local Wash Park Restaurant.

 

If you enjoyed today’s blog, subscribe now at the top right to receive new posts delivered straight to your inbox!

 

Follow Us

E-Mail Subscribe

Get new posts delivered straight to your inbox!