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In memory of Kelsey Skokan to support Black Cat

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On Friday evening July 24th, as Black Cat was preparing for a farm dinner, an unthinkable tragedy struck this well known beloved Boulder family.   These dinners are the Skokan family's main outlet during this coronavirus pandemic due to their restaurant closure.  Their son Kelsey, age 17, along with his brother, went for a drive in a 1973 convertible.

At 5:20 pm, Kelsey's car was hit head on by a dump truck on 51st street in front of their home.  The dump truck subsequently crashed into the family's home causing major damage.  Kelsey was killed and his brother suffered injuries in this horrific accident.

Black Cat Farm~Table~Bistro opened its doors in 2006.  Founded by Chef Eric Skokan and his wife, Jill, the Black Cat serves as Chef Eric’s incubator for the developing Front Range Cuisine, an expression of the forests, fields and mountains unique to Colorado.

To that end, Eric and Jill created the 425-acre, Certified Organic, Black Cat Farm that now supplies the bounty of the restaurants, a booth at the Boulder Farmers’ market, and CSA’s. They raise  vegetables, Tunis & Karakul sheep, Mulefoot pigs, heritage chickens and turkeys, and Toulouse geese.

Donations from this gofundme will go directly to Kelsey's parent's, Jill and Eric, and his 3 siblings, and may help ease this moment of stress.  This fund may also provide allowance for time for the family to grieve, because as farmers, their work is never done. 

Additionally, in lieu of a monetary donation, other opportunities for you to contribute include: 

-Black Cat will continue to serve the community with their farm dinners.  Here is the link for more info and to reserve your spot for these delectable dining experiences.

-You can find the farm, their veggies and heritage meats on Saturday's at the Boulder County Farmers market in downtown Boulder from 8am-2pm and also at their farmstand on Jay road during the week.

-This site was created by Megan and Eric Henderson and supported by Doug and Annie Brown, local CSA members in Boulder, Colorado and friends of the Black Cat family.


  • Donald Antle
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Leslie Thorndike
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Dede Brennen
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Frances Katnik
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Ted Spooner
    • $1,000 
    • 3 yrs

Fundraising team (3)

Megan Henderson
Boulder, CO
Jill Skokan
Annie Brown
Team member
Eric henderson
Team member

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