Georgetown Waterfront restaurant, Farmers and Fishers, hosted a press conference for the American Farmland Trust's Dine Out for Farms week. The normally bustling dining room was much more intimate at 9 am on a Wednesday morning. The breakfast spread featured freshly baked English muffins, croissants, bagels, and cinnamon rolls (yum) that made the setting that much cozier. There was also a variety of fresh fruit juices, coffee, and tea. Some attendees were even brave enough to try the chocolate covered bacon pops, which taste exactly how one would expect.
All of the food offered was made with ingredients from small, local farms that benefit from the upcoming Dine Out for Farms week, which runs from October 10-16. During this time, participating restaurants will be raising awareness and funds for the American Farmland Trust and its many programs supporting family-run and local farms.
Every day, sustainable land for farming is vanishing in the wake of urban sprawl. American Farmland Trust is working in partnership with local restaurants like Founding Farmers and Farmers and Fishers in order to give small farms the support the need to stay in business and produce our nourishment.
So, get out into D.C. and support our farmers by dining at one of the participating restaurants in the area--it's just another great reason to explore the culinary offerings of the city!