Sad Crops and How To Help

by Matt on February 6, 2007

Feb_6

Something from EaterLA that I thought I’d pass along…

"The farmers that allow us to have beautiful produce on the table when
we go out to eat are having a tough time following last month’s cold
snap, and chefs Suzanne Goin and Evan Kleinman want to
help. During February, their restaurants and several others will offer
special menus to raise money for the farmers. When you think about this, it’s easy to see why the direct farm-to-restaurant relationship is a good thing. So far, Angeli Caffe, Lucques, AOC, The Hungry Cat, Grace, Canele, Border Grill, Beacon, and others have signed up; a full list, which is updated regularly, can be found here.

If I wasn’t 5,000 miles from home I’d jump on this. An opportunity to help farmers while dining at some of our best restaurants? C’mon now, seriously. AOC? Hungry Cat? Grace? Seems like a natural to me.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer Jeffrey February 6, 2007 at 3:10 pm

I know the cold snap really affected farmers here in northern CA too, but I haven’t heard about a similar initiative. Then again, I’m not one of the first people they call… maybe the idea will catch on.

Lydia February 7, 2007 at 3:44 pm

Hooray for these dedicated chefs. If I were in LA, I’d be heading for their restaurants.

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