Five Ways You Can Join Us at the Table to Save America’s Farms

One of the finest ways to enjoy the bounty of the land is when it is prepared with a chef’s artistry and enhanced  by a warm and friendly restaurant atmosphere.  This fall we hope to offer you just that when you join us at the table for our inaugural Dine Out for Farms™ event!

Dine Out for Farms™  is a national, week-long event that will bring together restaurants and consumers to support a sustainable future for America’s farms. From October 10-16, participating restaurants will raise funds and awareness for our programs that support farms and help save the land that sustains us.

Here is how you can get involved.

1. Enroll a Restaurant. If you own or work for a restaurant we hope you will join us at the table for Dine Out for Farms™ week. By joining the Dine Out for Farms™ you will become a member of our “Friends of Farms” community. We are providing a host of resources to make participation easy and fun. Download this guide to learn more about participating!

2. Recruit. In 2006, 87% of restaurants purchased some of their menu items locally. By supporting the Dine Out for Farms™ restaurants, you’re helping support a vibrant local and regional agriculture sector. Tell us which restaurants in your area should participate in the Dine Out for Farms™ event and we’ll give them a call and invite them to join us! You can also download this enrollment packet [PDF] and take it to your favorite restaurants and ask them to participate. We will randomly select 5 people that make recommendations on our online form to receive a No farms No Food hat.

3. Buzz. By promoting the Dine Out for Farms™ event you are helping to grow the movement to save America’s farms and ranches. Share the Dine Out for Farms™ event on Facebook and Twitter.

4. Blog. Each year, the United States has been losing nearly one million acres of farmland. That’s more than an acre of land a minute, or an area the size of Massachusetts every five years. Once a productive farm is lost, it’s usually lost forever, and the ripple effect can be tremendous. Help spread the word about the Dine Out for Farms™ event and help educate your community about what is at stake!

5. Dine Out! Stay tuned to the Dine Out for Farms™ website and look for our special message as we unveil the participating restaurants for our first Dine Out for Farms™ week, October 10th-16th!

For information on joining as a participating restaurant in Dine Out for Farms™, go to or contact Gretchen Hoffman at 202-378-1251 or

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7 thoughts on “Five Ways You Can Join Us at the Table to Save America’s Farms

  1. Barb Randall

    Hi!can you tell me if there are restaurants in the Portland, ORe metropolitan area participating?

  2. ghia

    This is a great idea. I am taking some forms to a restaurant tonite. I have a talk radio show in Lake County, CA a rural area known for wine grapes and organic produce. Do you have a spokesman that could call into our radio show to discuss this program in Sept.

  3. adminadmin

    Hey Barb,
    Thanks for the interest. We will be releasing a list of all the participating restaurants a little closer to the date when things are finalized. However, we are in an open enrollment right now, so feel free to send the post above to any of the Portland restaurants you think should participate and encourage them to sign up ( Thanks!

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