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Eminent Domain Threatens Palizzi Farm

EXPLANATION OF PALIZZI FARM’S POSITION…

If the Parkland Metropolitan District No. 1 is successful in obtaining the easement and putting the drainage system on Palizzi Farm, the entire farm becomes permanently un-farmable. If it were a pizza parlor, Palizzi’s could move to another location and reopen to continue serving pizza. This is not the case with a vegetable farm. It will end the livelihoods of everyone employed at Palizzi Farm.

The Parkland Metro District does have other options that do not involve exercising eminent domain and can move the location of the drainage system to the north or south of Palizzi Farm.

For 95 years, Palizzi Farm has been a fixture on the corner of Bromley and Sable Blvd/4th Street growing and selling vegetables and plants for Brighton and surrounding communities. But it’s not just our town that benefits from the fertile soil of the Splendid Valley. Palizzi Farm participates in weekly Farmers Markets in Evergreen, Parker, Denver, Southlands and University Hills from May til October, and has a huge following of faithful patrons year after year. Every Labor Day weekend, Palizzi is host to its Corn and Chile Festival where fresh corn and chiles are roasted on site, food trucks serve their specialties, local musicians perform live music, and the best fireworks show of the summer lights up the night sky…

AND ALL OF THIS WILL COME TO AN END if the City of Brighton and Parkland Metropolitan District No. 1 have their way with land that does not belong to them.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP SAVE PALIZZI FARM?

You can email Parkland Metro District No. 1

Let them know you want them to leave Palizzi Farm in tact, and move their drainage outfall elsewhere; that the citizens of Brighton and other Denver surrounding areas enjoy the farm, that it is an important pillar of our community, and that closing it will negatively affect our community.

Their email address is: board@parklandmetrodistrict.com

Parkland Metro District Board of Directors

Jack Hoagland | President/Chairman Craig Campbell | Treasurer/Secretary Thomas Morton | Assistant Secretary

You can visit the Save Palizzi Farm website and post our story on social media platforms and ask friends to do the same.

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