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Eat Local First Week Tickets On Sale Now

 

From Anthony Hesselius: Think Local First DC (TLF) has announced a week full of events – for both consumers and the restaurant industry – that focus on local farms, products and the restaurants, organizations and people that are making locally grown food more accessible to the DC community. Eat Local First Week, will take place July 14-21 and includes events such as the signature Farm-to-Street party, a celebration of DC's Femivores, an industry panel, and the launch of a culinary incubation program.

 

This year a special effort will be made to support emerging culinary entrepreneurs that are growing the restaurant economy in and around DC.  Washingtonians should prepare to see brick-and-mortar restaurants around town working in conjunction with the emerging class to create the most creative week ever.  

 

In addition to a lineup of both fun and educational events, TLF is giving away a $1,000 scholarship to one Femivore, or local woman leading the food movement through her own work, and will be launching an emerging entrepreneur with a project called StartUp Kitchen, essentially a pop-up incubation project in an established restaurant.  The “A Bigger Future for Local Food” industry panel will help create tangible action items for the industry as a whole.

 

 “In an effort to reflect the mentorship component of our mission, our Eat Local First events will feature both the established and emerging culinary class of DC,” explains Stacey Price, Executive Director of Think Local First.   “Programs and events such as Femivore, StartUp Kitchen and the Industry Panel allow us to have a tangible impact on this growing movement.”

 

Visit http://www.eatlocalfirstdc.com/events to read more about each event.

 

From July 14 to 21 a Farm-to-Table Week will also take place during which independently owned restaurants will feature locally sourced menus.  Restaurants interested in participating should contact Jessica O’Neal at membership@thinklocalfirstdc.com to learn more about marketing opportunities surrounding the annual promotion.

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