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dine out for farms!

Posted: August 26 2010

a note from american farmland trust - greenhorns, do you sell to chefs? let them know about this opportunity.
Hey Greenhorn friends!
I hope you are doing well. I just wanted to drop a quick note and let you know about an exciting campaign American Farmland Trust is running this fall. From October 10-16th we are holding a nation-wide Dine Out for Farms™ week (http://www.farmland.org/dineout) in which participating restaurants and chefs will show their support for local farms and food by raising money for some of our programs that are helping to protect farmland and expand local food infrastructure. It is up to each restaurant to decide how they will participate, but some of the more popular ways include featuring a special menu item, providing customers with co-branded bounce-back coupons, and soliciting donations from restaurant patrons using special donation cards.  Here is our restaurant Dine Out for Farms 2010 Enrollment Packet.
We are very excited and think it’s going to be a great way to raise awareness for our causes, while helping restaurants and chefs demonstrate their commitment to local farms and food to their customers.
Long story short, we are currently in an open enrollment- and any restaurant or chef that wants to participate just has to sign up at http://www.farmland.org/restaurant and we will follow up with them thereafter with the next steps. Needless to say, we are trying to get the word out to restaurants far and wide that have a commitment to local farms and food. Obviously I thought of the Greenhorns and wanted to contact you girls/guys early on. Is this something you would be willing to write about on the blog or promote? I do not know whether you have friends or partners who are chefs or sustainable restaurateurs, but it would be really fantastic to get some of them on board!  We have some NY restaurants (Red Devon is part of our Founding Circle), but we are hoping for many, many more.  If you’re not interested, no worries, I also just wanted to alert you so if any interested parties crossed your path, you would know where to send them.
Allen Wood
American Farmland Trust
[email protected]