Tickets Available – 4th Jerald Bridgman Education Fund Food and Stories Night

Date:               Thursday, November 14th

Time:               6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where:            The Warehouse Restaurant

Cost:               $40 per person.

Tickets here.

Please join us for some delectable small plate dishes, inspiring stories from recipients of our 2019 Jerald Bridgman Education Fund grants, a complementary beverage, and lively conversation. And you can help us raise the funds for our 2020 grants! 

This evening is a great opportunity to sample the culinary skills of a broad range of the most creative local restaurants/chefs/vendors in our region. Restaurants include The Warehouse Restaurant, Pizzeria Rustica/TAPAteria/Smørbrød, The Margarita at Pine Creek, MacKenzie’s Chophouse Downtown, Jake and Telly’s Greek Taverna, Chiba Bar, Supansa Banker, Immerse Cuisine, Red Gravy, Monse’s Taste of El Salvador, Sourdough Boulangerie – among others. And while you are enjoying this great food, you are helping fuel the Jerald Bridgman Education Fund for 2020 and beyond!

The Jerald Bridgman Education Fund underwrites educational initiatives addressing the Slow Food mission of “Good, Clean, Fair Food for All”. We fund projects that encourage public awareness of food traditions, stewardship of the environment, and responsible care, harvesting, and consumption of plants and animals in the Pikes Peak region. Past recipients include: Colorado Springs Food Rescue, Flying Pig Farm, Westside Community Garden, and New Roots Farm.

We are now accepting Education Grant Proposals

We will be accepting applications for our 2019 Jerald Bridgman Education Fund awards from now through end of day on March 31st, 2019. If you have an innovative education project that promotes the Slow Food ideas of good, clean, and fair food for all, then we want to hear from you. Download the application and submit the application before April 1st to be considered in this year’s grant cycle. Application is downloadable here.

Please submit completed applications to our email address – pikespeakco@slowfoodusa.org.

Members Meeting and Election of Officers

It is time for the Annual Meeting of our Pikes Peak chapter of Slow Food. We will meet on Saturday, October 5, from 4 to 7 pm at 2090 Paseo Del Sol (La Posada Del Sol Clubhouse).

We will be having a potluck with a story – we would like everyone to bring a dish to share that has some meaning for them. This could be a family recipe or a food that makes you happy.

The potluck will be followed by the elections for 2020 officers, so please attend if you are interested in being more involved – running for office or being on the Steering Committee. And remember, you don’t need to attend to stand for an office or join the Steering Committee. If you let us know, your name will go in the hat!

Please RSVP to pikespeakco@slowfoodusa.org and let us know how many are in your party and what category of dish you are bringing – appetizer, salad, entree, dessert, etc.

We hope to see you all on October 5.

2019 Education Fund Grant Application Available

Slow Food Pikes Peak has established an education fund in the name of one of our chapter’s founders, Jerald Bridgman. This fund is intended to support educational initiatives to encourage public awareness of food traditions, stewardship of the environment, and responsible care, harvesting, and consumption of plants and animals in the Pikes Peak region while meeting the Slow Food mission of “Good, clean, fair food for all”. Residents of the Pikes Peak Region (Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo, Teller counties) are encouraged to apply for 2019 grants.

The objectives for our fund are to:

  • Maximize positive impact on the Pikes Peak food community
  • Inject seed money where it can be multiplied from other sources
  • Encourage education for teachers consistent with the Slow Food mission
  • Enable a broad range of initiatives from pre-school to adult education

Grants of up to $1000 are available for projects meeting these objectives. Applications will be accepted from March 1st, 2019 through midnight on March 31st, 2019.

The application for our 2019 Jerald Bridgman Education Fund grant application is available below.

Timeline for 2019 Education Fund Grant Proposals

We are happy to announce the timeline for our 2019 Jerald Bridgman Education Fund grants. Maximum grant award is $1,000.

February 15th – 2019 Grant Applications forms posted here on our website.

March 1st – Begin accepting grant proposals for 2019 funding cycle

March 31st – Last day to submit grant proposals for 2019 funding cycle

June 1st – 2019 awards and payments completed.

Slow Food Pikes Peak has established an education fund in the name of one of our chapter’s founders, Jerald Bridgman. This fund is intended to support educational initiatives to encourage public awareness of food traditions, stewardship of the environment, and responsible care, harvesting, and consumption of plants and animals in the Pikes Peak region while meeting the Slow Food mission of “Good, clean, fair food for all”. Residents of the Pikes Peak Region (Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo, and Teller counties) are encouraged to apply for 2019 grants.


3rd Annual Jerald Bridgman Education Fund Food and Stories Fundraiser

This evening is a great opportunity to sample the culinary skills of a broad range of the most creative local restaurants in our region. Restaurants include The Warehouse COS, Pizzeria Rustica, TAPAteria, Smørbrød, The Margarita at Pine Creek, Immerse Cuisine, Monse’s Taste of El Salvador, Mackenzie’s Chop House, Jake and Telly’sSourdough Boulangerie, Red Gravy,  and more. Come join us for some great small plate dishes, a complementary beverage, lively conversation, and inspiring stories from recipients of our 2018 Jerald Bridgman Education Fund grants including Flying Pig Farm, Concrete Couch Hillside Garden Project, and the Fresh Food Connect team at Colorado Springs Food Rescue. And while you are enjoying this great food, you are helping fuel the Jerald Bridgman Education Fund for 2019 and beyond!

Tickets can be purchased here.

The Jerald Bridgman Education Fund is Slow Food Pikes Peak’s initiative to support innovative food system education efforts in the Pikes Peak Region. The Jerald Bridgman Education Fund underwrites educational initiatives to encourage public awareness of food traditions, stewardship of the environment, and responsible care, harvesting, and consumption of plants and animals in the Pikes Peak region while meeting the Slow Food mission of “Good, Clean and Fair Food for All”.

2018 Education Fund Grant Applications open

We are looking to open the door for applications for the 2018 Jerald Bridgman Education Fund grants on March 1st. Applications will need to be back in our hands by March 31st.

We will once again be looking for innovative ideas related to food education in the Pikes Peak Region that match the Slow Food objectives of good, clean, and fair food for all.  These grants (up to $1000) are intended to support educational initiatives to encourage public awareness of food traditions, stewardship of the environment, and responsible care, harvesting, and consumption of plants and animals in the Pikes Peak region.
If you, or someone you know, might be interested, please let them know that these grants will be coming soon and we encourage submissions from our whole community. Applications are welcomed from our region (Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo, and Teller counties).