In the agricultural world, summer is just the start of reveling in the fruits of your labors. If by chance you haven’t started your garden yet (no judgment) and are, in fact, not feasting on fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables, all is not lost. Lucky for us, accessing farmers markets, growers, restaurants, and businesses sourcing locally in Washington is sometimes just a matter of heading on down the street.
But where to find them? If you’re not privy to the local food scene, it can be a bit overwhelming doing all the research yourself. Luckily, as one of the founding members behind Eat Local First, the go-to resource for finding local food, Tilth Alliance is launching the first-ever Eat Local Month King County this August. Throughout the month, Tilth Alliance will be dishing out deets on where to eat, drink and shop local, and how to support our local food economy in King County.
Part of Eat Local Month celebrates King County’s diverse culinary community, including restaurants, cafes, food trucks, and pop-ups. Some of the restaurants slated to be featured include Off Alley, samara, Gold Coast Ghal Kitchen, Willmott’s Ghost, Project Feast, The Grange Restaurant, and Anthony’s Restaurants. The dining spots featured on Eat Local First’s WA Food & Farm Finder during Eat Local Month have made a commitment to source and incorporate products from local growers, fishers, and artisans. To learn more about special events, recipes and where to buy local products, check out their website.