Eat Local First DC

A new campaign, Eat Local First, focusing on locally-grown food in the Washington, DC area kicks off next. From July 9-16, the DC community will be invited to learn more about the local farms, restaurants and organizations that make locally-grown food accessible to residents.

The campaign will feature a Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week with different specials at various restaurants in the DC-area. Not all of the specials have yet to be posted but the participants are looking good: Poste, Yola, Logan Tavern to include a few. Ripple will feature a $32 three-course local menu.

There will also be a variety of local food events, including a local pig roast at Local 16 with roasted Berkshire pork from High View Farm in Berryville, VA; a “Local Sourcing with Ris” breakfast lecture; Vegan Food Demonstration; and more! The final event, the Farm-to-Street party will have local food, craft beer, music, pie eating contest, dunking booth and more.

Tickets can be purchased for each of the events and all proceeds will benefit Think Local First DC, a non-profit organization that works with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable local economy in Washington DC. Click here for ways to get involved.