6 Rising-Star Food Artisans in Denver/BoulderBy Ruth Tobias | April 7, 2014 By Ruth Tobias | April 7, 2014
Combine a young, adventurous, DIY-minded population with a local government that’s relatively friendly to cottage industries, and you get Colorado, a food producer’s paradise as well as a microbrewing mecca. Beyond farmer's markets, the shelves of gourmet retailers like Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe in LoHi and Boulder’s Cured are crammed with locally made hot sauces, jams, chocolates and so on, while The Source is a veritable shrine to artisans with cult followings. So who’s the next Helliemae’s Handcrafted Caramels, Elevation Ketchup, Babettes Artisan Breads, Tender Belly or The Real Dill? We’re placing bets on the fruits of these labors of love.