Dine out and experience local foods made by local chefs. So, Arlington County really isn’t the produce capital of the world. But, we do benefit from being surrounded by counties that do grow a large variety of vegetables and fruits that we can easily get our hands on.
To celebrate, Arlington is sponsoring a “Farm to Table” month packed with events and dining experiences. More information can be found on the Virginia Cooperative Extension . The schedule of events is as follows:
- September 15, 7-9 PM – Kickoff event at Whole Foods, 2700 Wilson Blvd.
- September 16 – Liberty Tavern , 3195 Wilson Blvd.
- September 17 – Santa Fe Cafe , 1500 Wilson Blvd.
- September 22 – Willow Restaurant , 4301 N Fairfax Dr.
- September 23 – Tallula Restaurant and EatBar,  2761 Washington Blvd.
- September 29 – Eventide Restaurant , 3165 Wilson Blvd.
- September 30 – Film viewing: The True Cost of Food; Fairlington Community Center  3308 S Stafford St.
- October 6 – Restaurant Vero , 5723 Lee Hwy.
- October 7 – Film viewing: The Garden; Fairlington Community Center  3308 S Stafford St.
- October 13 – Restaurant 3 , 2950 Clarendon Blvd.
- October 14 – Film viewing: FRESH; Fairlington Community Center  3308 S Stafford St.
This event is sponsored by Arlington County, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Clarendon Alliance, Ballston-Virginia Square Partnership, Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization, Crystal City Business Improvement District, Rosslyn Business Improvement District, and Slow Food DC.
Edited to add:
I just returned from the opening event at the Clarendon Whole Foods in Arlington. What a great idea to start the celebration there. Folks coming in to do their weekly shopping were treated to samples from local food producers, music and more. It was a great marketing move as they handed out flyers to the events scheduled for the rest of the month.
I had the opportunity to sample foods from the local restaurant Toscana Grill and products from the Virginia, DC and Maryland region from Pineapple Gourmet, Cava Mezze, Moorenko’s Kitchen and Montebello Kitchens. There was also a local winery and beer maker. Meanwhile, the sounds of live blues wafted through the store from a gentleman with a guitar sitting in the second floor alcove.