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Eat Local First Week 2012 (July 14-21)
Washington, United States
Admission gets you access to live local music from Listen Local First artists Young Rapids, Frau Eva, and Typefighter, a buffet of local BBQ/sides and a ticket for one local beer! 21+ only.
Saturday, July 14
3-7 p.m. - $25
1400 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
Sunday, July 15
Busboys & Poets in the Arts District Hyattsville
5331 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781
FEMIVORE AWARDS RECEPTION AND HAPPY HOUR
Three amazing women will compete for guest votes during the Happy Hour for a $1,000 award to support their locally sourced food projects built around the ideas GROW, NOURISH or INSPIRE. A Happy Hour including samples from a Femivore sourced menu will be hosted by owner and successful Femivore, Ris Lacoste, celebrating local women food producers where it matters most, on the plate and in the glass. The same menu will be available throughout Eat Local First Week with a portion of the proceeds going towards Think Local First DC programs all year.
Show your support of Women in the DC Food Movement by sponsoring FEMIVORE as part of our week long celebration of local food, farms, chefs and independent businesses.
Monday, July 16
5:30-7 p.m. - $50 Happy Hour and Awards Reception
7:00 p.m. $85 Femivore Sourced Dinner
2275 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
EDIBLE URBAN GARDEN TOUR AND AFTER PARTY
Greening DC One Garden at a Time is the theme for this year’s tour. Explore city spaces and residential gardens that will open their doors and gates for the public to see what growing good food in our own backyards, front yards, rooftops, and empty lots is all about. It’s a chance to ask questions, learn from and hear what inspires some of the city’s best gardeners.
The tour will feature a collection of public and private sustainable gardens, guerrilla gardening (learn how to make seed bombs), a workshop with DC Greenworks to learn the importance of and how to install a rain barrel and after-party at OLD CITY green with seasonal food, cocktails and music by the Sligo Creek Stompers.
Set up as a self-guided tour (bike, walk or drive), you will have the opportunity to meet the gardeners, ask them questions and get inspired.
The tour is self-guided and will cover several miles so a bike or a car is recommended.
Tuesday, July 17
Gardens open for touring 5-8 p.m.
OLD CITY green
902 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
A BIGGER FUTURE FOR LOCAL FOOD: Industry Panel and Reception
Wednesday, July 18, from 3 to 7 p.m.
At The Phillips Collection Auditorium
3 p.m. Panel and Audience Discussion
Followed by a Reception at 5 p.m. at Tryst at the Phillips
21st and Q Streets NW | Dupont Circle Metro Accessible | 1600 21st St. NW, WDC 20009
Panelists will discuss actions and strategies for continuing to grow the local food movement with restaurants, grocery stores, farms, CSAs, markets, and artisanal products. We'll have numerous opportunities throughout the panel for audience participation: contribution of ideas, questions, or experiences that have worked to grow availability or capacity.
Panel Featuring: Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms; Ann Yonkers of FreshFarm Markets; Jim Epstein of Blue Ridge Produce; Tommy Langford of Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market and Dawson’s Market; Erin Johnson of Sandy Spring CSA; Matt Mulder of Arcadia; David Winer of EatWellDC; and moderated by Flavor Magazine.
Reception Featuring: Tryst, Local 16, Whipple Farms, Goûter, Copperfox Distillery,DC Brau, and Barboursville Vineyards.
We welcome attendees from across the food industry to join us in this discussion of action and ideas for a bigger future for local food!
LOCALLY SOURCED COCKTAILS
Enjoy locally sourced cocktails created with Honest Tea by our mixologist and live music from Rene Moffat. Suggested $10 donation at door with 2 free drink tickets. A portion of the sales go to the Eat Local First campaign.
STARTUP KITCHEN LAUNCH PARTY
Enjoy scrumptious dishes made with ingredients from local farms, drink local craft beer and wine, shop local retailers and take craft food classes in the pop-up park, and hear music from Listen Local First! To see a full list of participating restaurants, organizations, and businesses, click here. Tickets are $15 (online or cash/credit at the event) and include two food tickets.
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