Community Events

Throughout the year we host and attend community events where we provide hands-on food and Farm-to-School education programs that encourage students and their families to try new foods, discover seasonal, local foods and meet local producers.  We look forward to seeing you at our annual events.

Upcoming Events

Iron Chef Competitions

Iron Chef Competitions offer our students the opportunity to demonstrate their culinary creativity and cook what they want to eat for school lunch.

Elementary Iron Chef will take place at A Taste of BVSD on October 19th. Our 11th Annual Middle School Iron Chef Competition will take place on March 18th at Casey Middle School. Please email Stephen Menyhart to receive event alerts and learn more about how to register your team.

Iron Chef students holding recipe cards

The 2019 Elementary Iron Chef competition will take place at Creekside Elementary School (3740 Martin Dr, Boulder, CO 80305) on Saturday, October 19th. Fifteen groups of 2-4 students in grades K-5 will show off their culinary skills in this year’s competition. The dishes will be judged by BVSD's Chef Ann Cooper, a team of District Managers, and students. They will be judged on taste, creativity, and appearance.


Entry forms with recipes must be submitted by Friday, October 4th.


A Taste of BVSD

A Taste of BVSD Food Festival offers parents, students and community members to sample our high-quality entrees and side dishes while celebrating local food and connecting students and their families with BVSD garden and farmer partners.

This year's event will take place on October 19th at Creekside Elementary School. Try some of our new culinary creations while enjoying the sights, sounds and delicious smells of the Elementary Iron Chef Competition. Meet area partners in local food, food waste reduction, gardening and more. Free food and fun for the whole family!

Team applications for the Iron Chef Competition will open soon. Email Stephen to request more information. Entries will be due on September 27th.

Family at A Taste of BVSD 2018

Plant & Seed Sale

With more than 12,000 plants, you can take home your garden staples and try something new. Heirloom and greenhouse varieties, too. All plants were organically grown with help from BVSD staff, students and community members.

100% of proceeds support nutrition education and farm to school programming for BVSD’s 31,000 students.

Presented by the BVSD School Food Project, with generous support from the Colorado Garden Foundation, and donations from Lake Valley Seeds and McGuckin Hardware.

The Spring 2020 Plant & Seed Sale will take place May 8, 9, 15 & 16 at the BVSD Greenhouse.

BVSD Day at the Market

BVSD Day at the Farmers Market introduces students to the fresh harvest of our local farmers and provides them another opportunity to engage with and appreciate locally grown, delicious foods.

Join us on Saturday, September 21st (8am-2pm) at the Boulder Farmers Market to meet some of the farmers who grow food served in BVSD schools. We'll have samples, facepainting, trivia with prizes, and more. The first 100 students will receive a free bag of fresh produce. Stop by our tent in the food court (SW corner, next to the Tea House) to say hi!