Dine Out to Grow Local Food
This post is a press release provided by Flagstaff Foodlink
Flagstaff Foodlink has partnered with Local First Arizona's Good Food Finder and Flagstaff CSA in celebration of our local food system. Join the Flagstaff community for "Eat Local Tuesdays," a weekly taste of locally-sourced cuisine to benefit our local farmers.
September 5th - October 17th, 2017
During Eat Local Tuesdays, area restaurants will be using local produce to create special dishes. Visit the restaurants below on their respective dates and grow our Flagstaff area farmers who provide delicious, local food!
Flagstaff Foodlink, Local First Arizona, and Flagstaff CSA seek to emphasize the people and businesses responsible for growing and cultivating local food by teaming up with area producers and restaurateurs. Participating restaurants will provide a meal that highlights our local foods and producers, and 10% sales will go to support Flagstaff Foodlink's new Grower Grant program launched in winter 2017. The Grower Grants fund Flagstaff area growers to expand or enhance their operations.
Grower Grants Help Support Flagstaff Growers
As community members dine out at participating restaurants, they will help Foodlink realize our $4,000 goal while enjoying a delicious meal. The Grower Grants make hyper local food more abundant by providing funds to area growers to expand and enhance their food growing operations.
In 2017, Grower Grant recipients included Flagstaff Family Farm, Flagstaff EcoRanch, Roots Micro Farm, and Forestdale Farm. Additionally, Judy Springer was the recipient of the Taylor/Roseman Best Wild Idea Grant, generously funded by Elizabeth Taylor and Leonard Roseman.
For additional information including menus from participating restaurants, visit Flagstaff Foodlink’s website at www.flagstafffoodlink.com/eatlocaltuesdays or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/flagstafffoodlink. Flagstaff Foodlink cultivates and celebrates local, healthy, equitable and resilient food systems in our community.