From July 22-28, 2013, diners can supports local farms and try foods grown or raised in the region during Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week. Area restaurants will feature dishes, menus and/or drinks made by local farmers or producers.
Almost all of the participating restaurants in the Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week are outside of Montgomery County in D.C., except for one: 8407 Kitchen Bar. Located in Silver Spring near the Metro Station, 8407 Kitchen Bar focuses on local foods and sustainable dining throughout the year.
“Farm-to-table dining is something we do everyday. We want people to know how important it is to support farmers and local vendors. We get cheeses and produce from FRESHFARM Markets, such as the one in Silver Spring.” – Nancy Hart, General Manager & Managing Partner, 8407 Kitchen Bar
Restaurant Week is just one of the activities of Eat Local First Week, which includes speakers, tours, and tastings. This year’s theme is “Crops, Commerce and Community: How Local Food Grows a City”. The Eat Local First Week lasts until July 27 and culminates in a local food block party at Union Market in Northeast D.C.