AFT Hosts Dine Out for Farms Week

Top Chef participant joins restaurants and American Farmland Trust in promoting the second annual Dine Out for Farms week from October 16 to October 22.

| September 30, 2011

  • Dine Out for Farms

    courtesy American Farmland Trust

  • Dine Out for Farms

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Chef/Restaurateur Mike Isabella, who appeared on Season Six of Top Chef and was the runner-up on Top Chef All-Stars, joined leading restaurants around the country showing their support for local farms by enrolling in American Farmland Trust’s second annual Dine Out for Farms™ week October 16 to 22.

Dine Out for Farms™ week is a nationwide celebration of delicious food and the farmers who grow it that raises money to save farms and farmland. Restaurants participate with a special dish, by donating a percentage of sales during the Dine Out for Farms™ week, or by making a straight donation to help save farms.  

To view a list of restaurants participating in the 2011 Dine Out for Farms™ week, go to the AFT website. The deadline to enroll is September 30.

"Living and cooking in D.C. allows me to source great products from local farms in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast," says Mike Isabella, chef/owner of Graffiato and Top Chef All-Stars runner-up. "Working with local farmers supports their business and the economy, hopefully making it affordable for more Americans to eat locally sourced, fresh and healthy food."

In return for supporting Dine Out for Farms™ week, American Farmland Trust provides participating restaurants with promotional and engagement tools that encourage consumers to dine out often and make a difference.

“Dine Out for Farms offers restaurants a fun way to showcase their support for local farms,” says Jane Kirchner, senior director of marketing and communications for American Farmland Trust.  “Supporting local farms and protecting farmland is important so that Americans can enjoy farm-fresh food now and in the future.”

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