This Week: Think Local, Eat Local First

by July 16, 2012 at 8:00 am 2,243 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]

"Eat Local First"

Eat Local First is a week-long series of events ending this Saturday, July 21. (Courtesy Eat Local First)

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

The entire week includes 13 total events, six of which take place in the Borderstan area starting tomorrow. You can purchase tickets for all events online.

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. 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.

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