- 7/22 - 7/28
Participate in Farm-to-Restaurant Week (co-sponsored by FRESHFARM Markets and the Washington Area Restaurant Association)
As part of the 2013 Eat Local First Week (July 22-27) Think Local First, FRESHFARM Markets and the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington are collaborating for a Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week.
Eat at and support dozens of restaurants featuring Special Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week menus and Locally Sourced Dishes and Cocktails. See the full list of participating restaurants and businesses.
- Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company 641 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004
- 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
“How Local Food Grows a City” Flash Talks and Kick-Off Party
Start Eat Local First Week right with our series of inspiring flash talks from local food movement leaders and a tasting party of local food and drink delight at the fittingly innovative and engaging Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Who’s innovating in the city’s food movement and where do they see opportunity? How do crops, commerce, and community shape the physical, nutritional, and economic landscape of our city? These are just part of the great stories we’ll hear and see from the farmer, the restaurateur, the producer, the consumer, the innovator and more, while we celebrate the big ideas and small actions that make it happen.
Forrest Pritchard: Smith Meadows Farm | Anita Adalja: Common Good City Farm
Ann Yonkers: FRESHFARM Markets | Michael Babin: Neighborhood Restaurant Group | Lisa Zechiel: Washington’s Green Grocer | Chris Johnson: Cured DC
Richard McCarthy: Slow Food USA | Josh Singer: Wangari Gardens | Jonathan Bardzik: Eastern Market Chef and Blogger
- Heurich House Museum 1307 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington, DC 20036
- 6 to 9 p.m.
Come celebrate the women in our local food movement with a night of food and drinks, conversation, and competition. 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. Who will be named the ultimate 2013 Femivore? Join us in the amazing Heurich House to find out.
Three finalists are named to compete at the Femivore Award Happy Hour Reception on Wednesday, July 24 from 6 to 9p.m. at the Heurich House Museum.
At the Femivore Award Happy Hour Reception three finalist will give mini-Ted Inspired Talks to compete for a $1,000 grant to support one of their locally sourced food projects. Competitors fall in one of three categories including, Grow, Nourish, and Inspire. Attendees will vote on the winner in a night filled with drinks, conversation, and competition. Each finalist receives a one-year Business 3.0 membership to Think Local DC and minimum of $500 cash prize. Women owned and run businesses will provide food and signature Femivore Beverage: Hamilton Gray Catering, Jack Rose Saloon, and Hello Cupcake.
Tickets for this special event are $35 per person.
GROW: Rebecca Lemos and Lola Bloom, City Blossoms
Rebecca Lemos-Otero and Lola Bloom, founded City Blossoms, which works with community-based organizations, neighborhood groups and schools to create outdoor spaces where children and youth can use their creativity, intellect, and energy to grow and maintain fantastic and functioning gardens. Transforming unused or underused land, each space and the workshops within are tailored to meet the specific needs of the community it serves, incorporating four core elements that constitute the City Blossoms brand: healthy living skills, community development, environmental education, and artistic expression. The Femivore scholarship will help fund the fall season’s ‘Open Times’ at two Community Green Spaces, where children, families and volunteers can help maintain the garden while participating in FREE garden and food related workshops.
INSPIRE: Nikki Caporale, FRESHFARMS Matching Dollars Program
Nikki Caporale has been helping shoppers with Government nutritional benefits take home nutritious, local and seasonal foods from DC area FRESHFARM Markets since August 2012. In her role as EBT Coordinator with FRESHFARM Markets she matches WIC & Senior food assistance benefits dollar for dollar, and food stamp purchases for up to $15 at her markets. The matching dollars program is a great incentive to get low-income shoppers to eat minimally processed, nutrition packed foods as opposed to chain-supermarket foods, most of which are highly processed and grown using pesticides, hormones and antibiotics that are bad for our health and the environment. The Femivore scholarship $1,000 grant would help 20 families have more fresh foods for a whole month. It would also increase sales in the farmers markets, supporting farmers who harvest healthy local food and bring it to the DC communities.
NOURISH: Bonnie Coberly, Healthy Bites
Bonnie Coberly is a Certified Health Counselor and has studied all the major dietary theories, such as macrobiotics, Ayurveda, low carbohydrate, low glycemic, raw foods and blood type diets. In 2009 she started Healthy Bites, a prepared meal delivery service that brings homemade meals that are made with local and organic ingredients directly to her clients homes. Bonnie is passionate about growing Healthy Bites as a way to provide the DC Metro area with healthier food options. The Femivore scholarship would enable Bonnie to invest further in Healthy Bites online and offline operations and distribution systems, as well as the Healthy Bites Café, a carry out café for the Healthy Bites delivery service. In addition, Bonnie is working on ways to invest in more educational services for her busy clients, including cooking classes, trips to the local farms, and healthy lifestyle workshops.
Space is extremely limited for this special event.
- Meridian Pint, 3400 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
- 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- $12 - Two Cask Drink Tickets
Drink Local! Join us for a night of flavor and fun as Meridian Pint features “foraged cask ales” from 8 area breweries. Each one-off cask ale will feature a selection of ingredients that you could find on a foraging expedition in the District. As an added bonus, the 24 bar taps will feature a local beer take-over and when you start getting hungry, Chef Shewmaker will be featuring foraged and local-ingredient specials.
-3 Stars Two to the Dome with Viginia White Oak Soaked in Barbancourt Rum
-DC Brau Citizen Dry-Hopped with Willamete and Chinook Hops Grown at Fathom Creative DC and Lavender Grown on Euclid Street
-Flying Dog Doggie Style Pale Ale with Local Lemongrass and Basil
-Franklins Moo Cow with Local Peppermint & Spearmint
-Heavy Seas Gold Ale with Local Honey and Fresh-Picked Local Donut Peaches
-Lost Rhino Meridian Kolsch with Virginia Mulberry Puree
-Mad Fox St. Swithun’s ESB with Local Figs Infused with Local Honey and Braised in Catoctin Creek Rye Whisky & Mad Fox Oaked Leonidas Batch 300
-Port City Optimal Wit with Wild American Virginia Ginseng and Virginia Blackberries
In conjunction with DC Craft Brew Council
- Bloomingdale and Big Bear Cafe, 1700 1st St NW, Washington, DC 20001
- 5 p.m.-8 p.m
Hosted by Loulies.com
Grow Your Own is the theme for this year’s 3rd annual Edible Urban Garden Tour + Happy Hour. The tour will stretch through the historic neighborhood of Bloomingdale with features to include back-yard, balcony and roof-top gardening, shared garden spaces, rain barrels, and community gardening. It is a chance to learn and be inspired by those who have created amazing and unique urban, edible spaces. Afterwards, join Big Bear Cafe for a seasonal garden cocktail. The tour is self-guided and a map of the garden locations will be distributed the day of the event. Biking or walking is recommended. For questions, please contact Suzanne@Loulies.com.
The tour is self-guided and maps will be handed out at Bacio (81 Seaton Place, NW Washington, DC 20001).
Bloomingdale (Starting Point: 81 Seaton Place, NW Washington, DC 20001) and Big Bear Cafe for Happy Hour
- Union Market, 1309 5th St NE , Washington, DC 20002
- 1 to 7 p.m.
- Donation Ticket- Suggested $5
Come and enjoy great food from our community, for our community, and by our community as Eat Local Week 2013 culminates in this fantastic food festival featuring over 125 vendors who are making local food happen; the ultimate block party celebrating the crops, commerce, and community members that feed our city. Vendors include District restaurants dishing up locally-sourced specials, food and beverage producers featuring their Made-in-DC goods, chef-demos, speakers, and more. Come hungry, come thirsty, and be sure to empty out your pantry in anticipation!
Own a restaurant, food start-up or non-profit? Apply to be a vendor at the Farm-to-Street Party by filling out this