Eat Local First, a DC campaign supporting the local food movement, is hosting a weeklong series of culinary conscious events throughout the city. The week kicked off Saturday and ends with the Farm-to-Street Party this Saturday, July 21.
The week’s Eat Local First events will focus on the benefits of sourcing from local farms, eating local restaurants and supporting the organizations and people that make locally-grown food more accessible to District residents.
The Week’s Lineup in Borderstan
- Tuesday, July 17: The Edible Urban Garden Tour and After-Party at OLD CITY green (9th and N Streets NW) from 5 to 8 pm.
- Wednesday, July 18: A Bigger Future for Local Food – Industry Panel and Reception on local food at the The Phillips Collection Auditorium (21st and Q Streets NW) from 3 to 7 pm.
- Wednesday, July 18: Live Green’s Summer Bash at Local 16 (1602 U Street NW) from 6 to 9 pm.
- Thursday, July 19: Locals Unplugged: Transforming Business for the Locavore at Busboys and Poets (2021 14th Street NW) from 8 to 10 am.
- Thursday, July 19: Locally Sourced Cocktails with Tryst at The Phillips Collection (1600 21st Street NW) from 5 to 8 pm
- Saturday, July 21: The Farm-to-Street Party at 13th and V Streets NW (between 13th and 14th Streets NW, entrance at 13th) from 1 to 7 pm.
Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week
Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week is also part of Eat Local First events this coming week. It celebrates local, independent restaurants in Washington, DC that source food locally. Dine at these restaurants this week and enjoy Farm-to-Table menus, featured local entrees or discounts on local food. There are eight participating restaurants, with four of them in the neighbhorhood — 2100 Prime, Busboys and Poets, Eatonville and Darlington House.
About Eat Local First/Think Local First DC
Eat Local First is a campaign of Think Local First DC, a non-profit organization that works with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable local economy in DC.
Borderstan.com is proud to be a sponsor of Eat Local First 2012 and a member of Think Local First DC. Look for more information in the coming days on events in the week’s events in the Dupont-Logan-U Street area.