For the past year, I’ve been working in Boulder, Colo., and staying on a farm, called Buddy’s Ranch, in the tiny town of Hygiene. (No kidding—it was the home of a sanitarium for tuberculosis patients in the 1800s.) I live in a quaint cottage tucked away on the property. In return for my board, I cook dinners from the garden and local farmers’ market for the farm owners, Bob and Rachel Macintosh, and their friends. As word has spread, the dinners have turned into a local underground sensation of sorts. Menus are totally inspired by the daily harvest. There’s no charge for these dinners; they are a labor of love and a chance for me to connect with the community. At the same time, the guests connect with the land.
—By Relish Chef Steven Petusevsky
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