“Working with local nonprofit organizations allows us to say thank you to our community and the people who work hard. It also allows us to accomplish our goals as a local restaurant and be a proud supporter of the Colorado economy,” said Butcher’s Bistro bartender Andrew Howe.
On March 2, Butcher’s Bistro hosted a Launch Party to celebrate Veterans to Farmers work and introduce more of their patrons to their work. The event was a success that included dishes made with ingredients grown by some of the Veterans participating in Veterans to Farmers programs.
Veterans to Farmers provides American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts with pride, education and fulfillment through a permanent source of sustainable income, community and contribution. Veterans to Farmers ensures a path to a secure economic future, that also leads to a sustainable future of food. The charity helps veterans attain this through management in an up-and-coming greenhouse franchise that sells CSA shares year-round, employment opportunities with greenhouses selling food to restaurants and grocery stores, or providing further education and support to help veterans start their own greenhouse business.
Partnering in the collaboration was Sunnyside neighborhood brewery Factotum Brewhouse. Factotum Brewhouse is a unique brewery as all beers brewed at Factotum are recipes sourced from our local community members who then come in and brew alongside our staff to create a one-of-a-kind beer that is served to the public.
The Confluence Tap Handle is a giving initiative for restaurants to use to give back to the community by partnering with craft breweries. “It was a great month at Butcher’s Bistro,” said Confluence Tap Handle founder Brian Phipps, “We are always amazed by the fantastic support by businesses that exists in Denver. Butcher’s Bistro and Factotum Brewhouse deeply care about the Denver community and their support for Veterans to Farmers proves that.”
Find out more about the Butcher’s Bistro future events, including fundraisers, at www.thebutchersbistro.com.