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Local Farm-to-Street Party in DC

July 15th, 2011 · 16 Comments

Washington, DC’s first ever Farm-to-Street Party takes place tomorrow, Saturday, July 16, on V Street, NW, between 13th and 14th Streets. (Right outside Busboys & Poets.)

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Part of the inaugural Eat Local First DC local foods week, the Street Party will feature activities for kids, a chance to soak Busboys & Poets owner Andy Shallal in a dunk tank, a pie-eating contest, and of course, locally-sourced food, beer and wine. The event is sponsored by Think Local First, a coalition of locally-owned businesses supporting sustainable economic development in DC. Buy tickets online ($15, includes 2 food tickets) or at the door.

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  • 1 Maureen Spagnolo // Jul 17, 2011 at 10:55 am

    It was a good idea, and the response from our community was great! However, the actual FOOD was a big disappointment! for the admission price of $15 one could get two small “sliders” with meat (I’m a vegetarian), or two small cups of melted yogurt! I know that there were some other options – which were all gone by the time we got there (2.30). And was else did our admission price get us? The music was disappointing – and intermittent – and …? I hope it’s better next year. A lot of people went home hungry, and disappointed. The highlight was the pie-eating contest – and I have some great photos!

  • 2 Alma Joy // Jul 23, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Great thoughts!I like to eat vegetables than meat,now i like to watch pie eating contest i am looking forward to see that here.please share to us.Thanks!
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  • 3 Tyler // Jul 24, 2011 at 4:21 am

    I would love to know the results of the eating contests. Looking forward to hear from you soon. :)
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  • 4 Nella // Jul 25, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Oh, I love local food markets, we should all think local first when it comes to food! I hope you had great time!
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  • 5 Nicole // Jul 29, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Yes local food market is good.When you say its contest i think we will enjoy that by watching who’s the fastest.
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  • 6 Karen Dreichtvonskie // Jul 31, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    We have this kind of event back in a small town where I came from in Germany so I definitely went after I extensively begged my cousin to take me.I wanted to join the pie eating contest but there’s no way my uptight cousin would let me,hahahaha!
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  • 7 Andy Clint // Aug 18, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I wished I had attended the Farm-to-Street Party …
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  • 8 Robin // Sep 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    WOW!!This is fantastic!!I am hoping I can have the same party and enjoy it…Thanks for the inspiration then…
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  • 9 Joseph Sanchez // Sep 29, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Local foods from the market are much safer and healthier. Many existing foods nowadays that are not safe. Let us consider first our local foods for safer.
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  • 10 Dan // Oct 3, 2011 at 3:02 am

    I actually had a chance to meet Andy. Very cool guy :)

    Looking forward to next year!
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  • 11 Sherene // Oct 13, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I was there. I enjoyed music from local artists, cool off in a dunking booth, took part in children’s activities with my son. Wonderful event.
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  • 12 Amy // Nov 5, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Me too! I always try to buy local when I can, though unfortunately there’s not a lot of choice where I live.

    Looking forward to next year though!
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