Black Cat Organic Farm
Jill and Chef Eric Skokan have created a 425 acre, Certified Organic vegetable farm located just outside of the city that now supplies the bounty of their restaurants, Dinners at the Farm, CSA’s, and Boulder Farmers’ Market Booth. At Black Cat Organic Farm, we grow 250+ heirloom and heritage cultivars that range from some of the old regional classics to the exotics. Because we harvest at the farm every day, we select varieties for flavor, not for storage and transportation which is all too common these days.
We grow, seed clean and mill our own grains: Organic Polenta Corn, Wallis Rye, Einkorn, Buckwheat, Khorasan, Hard Red, Lentils, and Kernza perennial wheat. We are actively involved in the Colorado Grain Chain.
We also raise and breed Heritage Tunis , Karakul, and Awassi Sheep; Mulefoot, Mangalitsa, and Red Wattle pigs; heritage chickens and geese. Many of these breeds are on The Livestock Conservancy’s endangered lists and Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. All our animals are raised on pasture and vegetable fields with holistic pasture management, No hormones, No GMOs, No routine antibiotics and lots of love and care.
The huge variety of produce grown allows Chef Skokan a limitless palate of flavors, colors and textures from which to build his award-winning cuisine. The Black Cat’s menu changes daily and always has a sense of discovery and delight.
Enjoy all the farm has to offer this season at the Boulder Farmer’s Market every Saturday April-November with tastes of the week’s produce, frozen pork, charcuterie, recipes, lots of cooking tips and stories about the farm.
Livestock Guardian Dogs
Our Guardian Dogs are a vital piece to our sheep operation. The dogs are serious working dogs and absolutely love their job. They protect our sheep and lambs from coyotes, raccoons, mountain lions, bear, birds of prey and stray dogs. They mostly protect by barking and patrolling. If there is a serious threat like a pack of coyotes(which we have many of here on the Front Range), the dogs will round up the sheep in a tight group and fight off the danger. The dogs live in the pasture year-round with their sheep and lambs. The breeds we have are Akbash and Akbash crosses(with Anatolian Shepherd, Kangal and Great Pyrenees).