The Farm


The food served at Hell's Backbone Grill emphasizes regional cuisine using locally produced ingredients, including organic vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers from the restaurant's own no-harm organic farm. We compost all of our vegetable waste in bins that are located on the lodge grounds.

As we wrote inWith A Measure Of Grace:

Organic gardening is a method of agriculture that relies wholly on the earth's natural resources -- pests and weeds are managed using earth-friendly means; natural nutrients and products such as leaves, manure, and composted food are built into the soil to fertilize plants without the use of chemicals; and artificial products such as petroleum-based fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides are strictly avoided. Essentially, everything used in the garden to promote healthy plant growth comes from the earth itself and won't pollute, harm, or imbalance the environment, contaminate the water supply, or hurt beneficial organisms.

Boulder is home to a great variety of heirloom fruit trees. We tend a portion of the historic Annie's Orchard which is, and always has been, completely chemical free. From this orchard we pick apricots, several varities of peaches, apples, pears, plums and beautiful grapes. We feature these fruits seasonally on our menu and make preserves, jams, butters and chutneys to use throughout the year.

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