We were very saddened to learn that last Friday’s car accident involving a car and dump truck in rural Longmont took the life of Eric & Jill Skokan’s 17 year old son Kelsey and injured his brother Ian, as well as the truck’s driver and passenger. The Skokan Family are valued members of our community, friends of ours, and proprietors of Black Cat Farm, as well as the Black Cat Bistro and Bramble & Hare restaurants.
Jill and Eric’s sons were pulling out from their driveway when a dump truck crossed the yellow center lines, collided head-on with the young men’s 1973 MG, then crashed into the Skokans’ house, which demolished a corner bedroom.
The Skokan family grows organic food and specializes in farm to-table meals at their two Boulder restaurants. While the pandemic has kept their restaurants closed, the Skokans have been hosting dinners from their farm in Boulder County. They were preparing such a meal at their home when the accident occurred.
Should you like to support the Skokan family, here are some options:
- support the family through their GoFundMe site
- buy fresh produce, pastured meats, bread, and gourmet meals at their farm stand at 51st and Jay Road, 10 am-5 pm, everyday
- book a farm-style meal reservation at their farm
- order takeout from Black Cat or Bramble & Hare Restaurants
- volunteer to work at their farm
- volunteer to work at their Farmer’s Market stand
- please visit their website for details