Local Foods Local Chef Kick Off in Arlington -October 1

Post date: Sep 14, 2011 6:03:35 AM

Local Foods, Local Chefs Program Kicks Off October 1: Arlington restaurants to feature locally-grown food

Throughout the month of October, dine at participating Arlington restaurants and enjoy a meal made with locally grown and raised ingredients. Supporting local vendors strengthens our local economy. But supporting local farmers goes even further. You’ll be helping to keep farmland in production and your food is fresher -- often picked just the day before.

Event kickoff: October 1

Join the Local Foods, Local Chefs Kickoff October 1, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, 2700 Wilson Boulevard, where you’ll enjoy some tastings and get a chance to meet local vendors, farmers, and chefs. In addition, learn more about the benefits of local foods at a book talk and signing with Diane A. Welland, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Local.

Participating restaurants

Each of the Arlington restaurants below will feature meals made with locally-grown ingredients throughout the month:

• Busboys & Poets, 4251 S. Campbell Ave.;

• Domasco Trattoria Moderna, 1121 N. 19th St. (inside Hotel Palomar)

• Eventide Restaurant, 3165 Wilson Blvd.

• Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza, 3017 Claredon Blvd.

• Restaurant 3, 2950 Clarendon Blvd.

• Santa Fe Café, 1500 Wilson Blvd.

• Silver Diner, 3200 Wilson Blvd.

• Sweetgreen, 4075 Wilson Blvd.

• Whole Foods Market, 2700 Wilson Blvd.

• Willow Restaurant, 4301 N. Fairfax Dr.

And more…

Learn more about the program>>><http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/ParksRecreation/scripts/programs/LocalFoodsLocalChefs.aspx>

For more information, call 703-228-6417 or visit the project web page<http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/ParksRecreation/scripts/programs/LocalFoodsLocalChefs.aspx>.

Local Foods, Local Chefs is sponsored by Arlington County, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment.