2013 EAT LOCAL FIRST WEEK 2013
Crops, Commerce and Community: How Local Food Grows a City
Local food is at the top of DC’s independent business economy. People are growing community around local food at schools, restaurants, in their neighborhoods and in culinary incubators citywide with menu offerings, production, marketplaces, and services thriving in innovative directions. Eat Local First DC is an annual week-long celebration of local food in the nation’s capital, for everyone who believes we can keep growing DC’s food culture by creating opportunities to connect and share.
From July 22 to 28, 2013, you’ll have the opportunity to dine at select Farm-to-Table Week restaurants, tour local edible gardens, celebrate (and taste) DC’s booming beer culture, and learn the ins and outs of making more local food and drink a reality throughout DC.
This is the week you’ll connect with leaders in the local food movement; collaborate with other producers, entrepreneurs and fans; and cultivate relationships and ideas to inspire your local-food imagination. Cap your week with an all-out festival of local food and drink at our Farm-to-Street Party. Come join us for a week that will leave your mind as full as your belly.
Watch Footage from Last Year!
July 22-28- Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week (w/FRESHFARM Markets and Washington Area Restaurant Association)
July 22- “How Local Food Grows a City” Flash Talks and Kick-Off Party- Woolly Mammoth
July 23- StartUP Kitchen Chopping Block Competition
July 24- Femivore Talks and Awards Happy Hour- Heurich House Museum
July 25- Urban Foraging and Forage Cask Event- Meridian Pint
July 26- Edible Garden Tour and Party- Bloomingdale and Big Bear Cafe
July 27- Farm-to-Street Party- Union Market
Getting involved with Eat Local First Week 2013 is easy! We are looking for sponsors, restaurants, vendors and volunteers. If you would like to learn more about the experience, view photos of and read about Eat Local First Week 2011.
Purchase your ticket(s) here if your preferred method of getting involved is by being an attendee!
BECOME A SPONSOR
By supporting Eat Local First you are supporting local farms, local restaurants as well as Think Local First DC. In return you get visibility online, in print and through a host of promotions throughout the week.
You can sponsor Eat Local First at a variety of different levels. Visibility is increased with each level
PARTICIPATE IN FARM-TO-TABLE RESTAURANT WEEK
As part of the 2013 Eat Local First Week (July 22-27) Think Local First, FRESHFARM Markets and the Restaurant Association are collaborating for a Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week.
★ Offer a 51% locally sourced menu, featured dish or featured cocktail featuring the Eat Local First Logo and descriptions of where the items used were sourced.
★ Pay $200 fee (portion goes to FRESHFARM Markets Farmer’s Fund)
1.Let us know you are interested by filling out this form
2. We will approve, invoice you and get you started!
BECOME A FARM-TO-STREET PARTY VENDOR
It’s that time again and we would LOVE for you to be a part of our Farm-to-Street Party, during Think Local First DC’s third annual Eat Local First Week! This year’s grand finale is located at UNION MARKET on July 27 from 1 to 7 p.m. We expect 10,000 people!
Spaces are filling up and I want to make sure to reserve your spot! We can help you decide the best option for the street. (We want to make sure that people visit a variety of booths from food sampling of locally sourced food to handcrafted goods by local designers!)
The main street the Farm-to-Street Party will feature a mix of established and emerging food vendors, local breweries in the Meridian Pint sponsored DRINK LOCAL area, a Green Alley, a MADE IN DC Market Place and a Wooly Mammoth sponsored Amphitheater. New this year is the opportunity to show thousands of people how to be personally involved with local food by giving demonstrations, advice, and showcase your local food related product or service. From apple butter to aprons, local businesses of all kinds are welcome in our MADE IN DC Marketplace!
1. Let us know you are interested by filling out this form
2. Become a member for discounted rate
3. We will approve, invoice you and get you started!
BE A VOLUNTEER
Want to roll up your sleeves and get involved? We have numerous opportunities and are in need of volunteers.