In the Oven

In the Oven

Eat Local First Week Steering Committee ’12, ’13

Posted on 6/13/2012 by Rebecca Layton Gunter

We are thrilled beyond measure to support ThinkLocalFirstDC in their tireless efforts to produce Eat Local First Week as a member of the Steering Committee in 2012 and 2013.   Eat Local First (ELF) is a local food campaign that begins with a week-long celebration of local food in the Washington DC area. The focus will be on local farms, local restaurants and the organizations and people that are making locally-grown food more accessible in the DC community.  In July, you can dine at restaurants participating in Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week, participate in an array of local food events and celebrate local food with your neighbors at our Farm-to-Street Party. Through this campaign Think Local First DC aims to educate and inspire you to eat local food whenever possible.

We are providing  ELF with a targeted media and communications campaign.  By using Facebook, Twitter, and the blogging features on our own website, we are evangelizing the many programs and events surrounding ELF, including but not limited to: the Kick-Off Party, The Femivore Awards, The Local Food Movement Industry Panel and Happy Hour, The Start-Up Kitchen, and the Farm to Street Party.  We are providing staffing and on-the-ground support whenever needed.

In addition, we have been tirelessly soliciting sponsorships. It is a great feather in our cap to have secured a sponsor for the Beer Garden for the Farm-to-Street party, as well as the scholarship money for the Femivore Awards.  We have also been lining up vendors and culinary educators for multiple events.

It is also our great pleasure to donate 20 hours of consulting services to the winner of the Start-Up Kitchen Initiative and 2 hours to the winner of the Femivore Awards.





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