FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Leading NYC Restaurants Feature Family Farm Food, Support Farm Aid
NEW YORK-Next week, Farm Aid will join top New York restaurants to showcase family farm foods featured on menus across the city. "Fresh from the Family Farm" will take place September 4 through 10 when New York chefs highlight menu items that feature ingredients from family farms. Proceeds from "Fresh from the Family Farm" menu items will benefit Farm Aid. For more information, visit www.farmaid.org/restaurants.
WHO: Top restaurants throughout New York City, including: Angelica Kitchen; Artisanal Bistro; Centrico; Counter; Craft; Craftsteak; Flatbush Farm; Franny's; Gramercy Tavern; The Green Table; Grotta Azzurra; Il Buco; La Palapa Cocina Mexicana; L'Ecole; Little Giant; Maremma; Paladar; The Red Cat; Savoy; The Tasting Room; Tavern on the Green; Telepan and Zarela Restaurant.
WHAT: "Fresh from the Family Farm" menu items feature ingredients that are organic, locally grown or produced by a family farm using sustainable, humane farming practices. Proceeds benefit Farm Aid.
WHEN: September 4 - 10, 2007
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Farm Aid's mission is to build a vibrant family-farm centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid's work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family-farmed food. Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $30 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the current system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.