Dine Out for Farms October 16-22, 2011

Editor’s note:  No Arizona restaurants are officially participating in this event, however, you can show your support for Arizona’s farms and ranches by eating a restaurants that buy Arizona-grown meat and produce all year long! 

Diners can show their support for America’s farms and ranches by patronizing local restaurants that are participating in American Farmland Trust’s second annual Dine Out for Farms™ week October 16-22.

Dine Out for Farms™ is a nationwide celebration of delicious food and the farmers and land needed to grow it; the weeklong event raises money to save farms and farmland.  This year, restaurants in 22 states and the District of Columbia are participating by contributing a percentage of sales during the Dine Out for Farms™ week or by making a straight donation to help save farms.


“We are thrilled that such a broad range of eateries—from high-end restaurants to frozen yogurt shops—are participating in this year’s Dine Out for Farms™,” said American Farmland Trust President Jon Scholl.  “By patronizing any one of them during Dine Out for Farms™ week, you can show that you care about protecting America’s farmland—and the delicious locally grown food that it provides.”


“Dine Out for Farms™ encourages diners to think about where their food comes from,” Scholl added.  “The United States has been losing nearly one million acres of farmland each year, and the most threatened land is near cities where the majority of our dairy, fresh fruits and vegetables are grown.  To reverse the trend, we need restaurants, diners, and everyone who enjoys eating locally grown food to get involved.”


To view a list restaurants participating in Dine Out for Farms™ week, visit www.farmland.org/dineout-locate.

American Farmland Trustis the nation’s leading conservation organization dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting environmentally sound farming practices and supporting a sustainable future for farms. Since its founding in 1980 by a group of farmers and citizens concerned about the rapid loss of farmland to development, AFT has helped save millions of acres of farmland from development and led the way for the adoption of conservation practices on millions more.AFT’s national office is located in Washington, DC. Phone: 202-331-7300. For more information, visit www.farmland.org.
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