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EAT LOCAL FIRST WEEK 2012, JULY 14-21
Eat Local First is a local food campaign that begins with a week-long celebration of local food in the Washington DC area. The focus will be on local farms, local restaurants and the organizations and people that are making locally-grown food more accessible in the DC community.
From July 14 to 21, 2012, you can dine at restaurants participating in Farm-to-Table Restaurant Week, participate in an array of local food events and celebrate local food with your neighbors at our Farm-to-Street Party. Through this campaign Think Local First DC aims to educate and inspire you to eat local food whenever possible.
Cocova’s next Sample Day is Saturday June 30th!
We had to move our schedule around a little to accommodate some extra events this month. Please mark you calendar for Saturday June 30th, 3pm – 6pm and stop by and experience over 15 fine chocolate bars. This is a free event open to all.
July’s samply event is the 21st and August’s is the 18th.
Exclusive Tasting Events:
This Sunday and Monday
June 17 & 18
6:30pm to 8:00pm
We are honored to present and host two of the worlds finest chocolate makers this weekend. Both are here for the Fine Chocolate Industry Associations’ annual meeting and for the Fancy Food Show at the DC Convention Center. Even with their busy traveling schedule, they somehow have found time to allow us to share their world renowned chocolate with you at these free Owner events.
Sunday June 17th Pacari Chocolate
Pacari is the first single-origin organic chocolate made entirely in Ecuador. Pacari uses only 100% organic and fair-trade cacao and ingredients. Come meet the owner, Santiago Peralta, and discover some of his exclusive creations. Pacari has become renowned for their Raw Chocolate products which provide the most healthful benefits of Cocoa. This is a free sampling event.
Monday June 18th Amano Chocolate
Art Pollard, owner of Amano Chocolate, is dedicated to creating some of the world’s most exquisite chocolate through traditional techniques. Art takes care to visit plantations, buy directly from the growers, and when necessary, work with them to improve their skill in properly growing, fermenting and drying the cacao beans to meet his exacting standards. Please come and sample Amano’s exquisite creations. This is a free sampling event.
Check out my friend Ami’s Costa Rica Tours and don’t forget to use the code “TOUCAN” to save money. He has some group tours that you can join, including an upcoming August tour, and I hear that airfare to Costa Rica is inexpensive right now for August.