On Thursday, March 25th, White Flag Projects will host an event to celebrate food, specifically local food, and the independents in our city who are making stellar progress on building up the local food system. FRESHfest will feature samples of food from restaurant owners and chefs, all of whom invest their businesses in local farmers, as well as a chance to meet-and-greet with those farmers within 150 miles of St. Louis who serve the locale with their seasonal products. In addition, FRESHfest will showcase FRESH, a food documentary that follows the forerunners of a new sustainable food industry.
It’s high time St. Louis hosts events to celebrate what it already offers, through the markets locals can find in each burrough and the dozens upon dozens of restaurants who pride themselves on a grass-roots approach to cooking, and if this event isn’t already a great idea, get this: it’s FREE. Sponsored by local food purveyors, hosted by Pure Power and Herb’n Maid and benefiting Operation Food Search’s Operation Back Pack (gives meals to city school children who on days when they don’t have school-provided ones), the event only encourages attendees to bring non-perishable food items as a donation and entry fee.
White Flag Projects, at Manchester and Kingshighway in The Grove, will host the event next week at 6:30pm. The film FRESH will be shown at 8:00pm.
For more details, visit the event site or email me.