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Fabulous Food and Fun at Eat Local First Week

Clean Currents staff with Ben’s Chili Bowl’s Nizam Ali

It’s summer in DC and that means two things: It’s really, really hot and there’s a smorgasbord of delicious local food. That’s why we can’t wait for Eat Local First Week July 22-28th. Eat Local First Week is part of Think Local First DC’s campaign promoting a sustainable AND local economy. The event is a week-long celebration of local food and restaurants.

This year’s theme is “Crops, Commerce and Community: How Local Food Grows a City”, and the week is packed with events. Tours of edible gardens, “Femivore Talks”, and brewery tasting all topped off with the Farm-to-Street Party at the end of the week.

Since we love all things local, Clean Currents is donating $30 to Think Local First for each household that switches to wind power before July 31st. By switching to wind power with Clean Currents, you’re not only keeping our air cleaner but also supporting the local economy.

Think Local First works with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable, local economy in Washington DC. Thinking local benefits the community and the local economy – 45 cents on every local dollar spent stays within the community. Learn more about Think Local First at www.thinklocalfirstdc.com

We can’t wait for Eat Local First Week and we will be at events throughout the week including the Farm-to-Street Party. You can find all the events along with links to purchase tickets on their website: www.eatlocalfirstdc.com. So now all that remains is the question…will you be there?