"The locavore party of
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Susan and Sam Buffone
Farvue Foundation
Patrice & Herb Miller
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC
Whole Foods Market

Chapel Hill Farm
Heather & Andy Florance
Joan Fabry & Michael Klein
Jefferson Marketplace
Tilton Bernstein Management
Union Market

Betsey Apple
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Coastal Sunbelt Produce
Gail & Benjamin Jacobs
Kovler Foundation
Little Acre Flowers
Nora Pouillon
Route 11 Potato Chips
Ann & Charlie Yonkers

Markets Farmland Feast
For questions regarding tickets, please contact Jenna Cohen. For information about sponsorship or other event details, please contact Amanda Phillips Manheim.

Check out our Farmland Feast video

2014 Farmland Feast Committee
Co-chairs: Joan Fabry and Chef Nora Pouillon
Chef Chair: Brian McBride
Chef Partner: RW Restaurant Group
Coordinating Chef: Yves Samake, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, DC
Coordinating Sommelier: Moez Ben Achour, Marcels, DC
Consultant Sommelier: Jason Tesauro

2014 FRESHFARM Markets Events Committee
Ann Alfano ⋅ Katherine Alley ⋅ Betsey Apple ⋅ Darcy Bacon ⋅ Maddy Beckwith ⋅ Elizabeth Duncan ⋅ Heather Florance ⋅ Pam Johnson ⋅ Amanda Phillips Manheim ⋅ Nora Pouillon ⋅ Ann Harvey Yonkers

2014 FRESHFARM Markets Feast Host Committee
Amanda Bean⋅ Lauren Belive⋅ Jenna Cohen⋅ Sacha Cohen⋅ Deborah Haust⋅ Marguerite Thompson⋅ Tobie Whitman

2014 Farmland Feast Chefs
Tony Chittum, Iron Gate ⋅ Travis Coxton, Rappahannock Oyster Company ⋅ Mike Friedman, The Red Hen ⋅ Spike Gjerde, Woodberry Kitchen ⋅ Todd Gray, Equinox ⋅ Tarver King, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm ⋅ Chris Kujala, RW Restaurant Group ⋅ Barry Koslow, DGS Delicatessen ⋅ Marjorie Meek Bradley, Ripple ⋅ Kaz Okochi, Kaz Sushi Bistro ⋅ Michelle Poteaux, Bastille ⋅ Aaron Silverman, Rose's Luxury ⋅ Paul Stearman, Marcel's ⋅ Nick Stefanelli, Bibiana

2014 Farmland Feast Bartenders
Adam Bernbach, 2 Birds 1 Stone ⋅ Derek Brown, Eat The Rich ⋅ Gina Chersevani, Buffalo & Bergen ⋅ Aaron Del Giudice, Firefly

2014 Farmland Feast Sommeliers
Moez Ben Achour, Marcel's by Robert Weidmaier ⋅ Nadine Elizabeth Brown, Charlie Palmer Steak ⋅ Josh Genderson, Schneider's of Capitol Hill David Hale, Vinifrance and Vin de Terra Imports ⋅ Omar Hishmeh, Woodward Table ⋅ Ed Jenks, Vidalia ⋅ Brent Kroll, Iron Gate/Neighborhood Restaurant Group ⋅ Julian Mayor, BOURBON STEAK DC ⋅ Ramon Narvaez, RW Restaurant Group ⋅ Adam Rigga, Brasserie Beck ⋅ Paul Ruttimann, Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab ⋅ Jason Tesauro, Barboursville Vineyards

About the Farmland Feast
A very special night on which FRESHFARM Markets pays delicious tribute to the food and farms of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and to our growing community of supporters. Taste the difference that celebrated chefs, bartenders, and regional wine and spirit makers are making in our area's burgeoning food scene.

Our sophisticated farm- and food-centric silent auction takes place during our First at the Feast cocktail party, which also features oyster growers, beer meisters and music (tickets may be bought separately). The stellar team of dinner chefs, headed by Brian McBride of RW Restaurant Group will prepare a spectacular sit-down, three-course autumnal dinner, created with market and other regional ingredients. Washington Post Travel and Food Editor, Joe Yonan, is the master of ceremonies for the night, which also includes a spectacular live auction. This benefit is a prominent highlight of the local-food movement in the Washington, DC, area and attracts more than 475 guests, as well as national and local media attention.

Funds from the 2014 Farmland Feast support our core mission of running 12 producer-only farmers markets and five charitable programs that educate the public about the benefits of buying and cooking fresh, healthy food.

With the help of more than 150 loyal farmers and producers, FRESHFARM Markets brings local food to more than 400,000 customers each year. And with events such as our Farmland Feast, our partnerships and our diverse and educational programming, we reach both underserved and well-served populations of shoppers: friends, families, neighbors, environmentalists, gardeners, health professionals and, most important, healthy eaters.

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