With the public's growing participation in the local food movement, numerous Farmer's Markets have sprung up in the U.S. in recent years. Of course, we're just finding out what our friends in Europe have known for ages ... fresh fruits, vegetables and livestock sourced from family farms footsteps from the city is far better than anything harvested hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away and transported at a cost to our environment.
Related to the locavore movement is the phenomenal rise in Farm to Table restaurants and supper clubs that are bridging the gap between farmers and chefs.
You can't go to the internet without tripping over hundreds of establishments that offer sustainable suppers at some charming farm or amazing, historic venue. So, I've plucked out a few that were recommended in Bon Appetit and have a web presence you can check out. Enjoy!
First, the mother of all locavore dinner programs that has a serious wait list for tickets:
Outstanding In The Field
Travels to locations across the United States and Canada
|Dai Due Supper Club, Austin, Texas|
Dai Due Supper Club
Austin, Texas: Held weekly
Boise, Idaho: Held June to September
|Photo from Peaceful Belly, Boise, Idaho|
Meadowlark Farm Dinners
Boulder, Colorado: Held June to October
Charleston, South Carolina: Held monthly
Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery
Champaign, Illinois: Held every other week from spring to fall
Plate & Pitchfork
Portland, Oregon: Held in July and August