The fall season brings with it new produce to fill our refrigerators and tables. Across the country, we bite into crisp sweet apples and start getting reacquainted with our ovens. With restaurants increasingly using more local products and farm fresh ingredients, you can now find your favorite seasonal flavors when you are dining out.
American Farmland Trust is celebrating delicious food and the farmers and land needed to grow it—while giving diners and restaurants a great way to support farms and farmland—during our second annual Dine Out for FarmsTM week from October 16 to 22. With participating restaurants in 22 states and Washington, D.C.—from Seattle, Washington, to Charleston, South Carolina—a wide range of locally sourced ingredients and dishes can be found to suit many tastes.
Dine Out for FarmsTM restaurants are participating in a variety of ways. Check out your closest participating Dine Out for FarmsTM location and join the cause to help save farms and farmland. A special thanks goes out to our “Farmers’ Champion” restaurants: Founding Farmers, Jaleo, and Café Milano in the Washington, D.C. area and Galletto Ristorante in Modesto, California.
Check out some of the buzz:
- Dine Out for Farms – Epicurious.com
- “Kiss the Farmer (and the Cook)” – The Urbanite Magazine, Baltimore
- Dine Out for Farms Week – Ag Weekly, National
- October Food Calendar – The Washington Post, District of Columbia
- Open Kitchen Supporting Sustainability with ‘Dine Out for Farms’ – Falls Church News, Virginia
- Lansdowne Resort’s On the Potomac Restaurant Supports Local Farms and Vineyards – Leesburg Today, Virginia
- Get Ready for Dine Out for Farms – Northern Virginia Magazine
- American Farmland Trust’s “Dine Out for Farms” Week – Edible Manhattan, New York
- American Farmland Trust’s Dine Out for Farms – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Dine Out for Farms Week – High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal, Kansas
- Dine Out for Farms – California Ag Network
We’d also love to hear what farm fresh meals you are enjoying at participating restaurants during Dine Out for Farms TM week! Please share in the comments section below or join the conversation on Twitter at #dine4farms.
About the Authors: Delancey Nelson is a Marketing Intern with American Farmland Trust. She has worked on numerous farms and vineyards abroad and holds a degree in Historic Preservation and Community Planning from the College of Charleston. She is also the market manager of the Lauraville Farmers Market in Baltimore, Maryland.