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Keany Produce Company
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American Lamb Board
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Markets Farmland Feast
For questions regarding tickets, please contact Maddy Beckwith at maddybeckwith@ For information about the event, please contact Amanda Phillips Manheim at amandamanheim@

2011 Farmland Feast

2013 Farmland Feast Committee

Co-chairs: Joan Fabry and Heather Florance
Chef Chair: Brian McBride
Chef Partner: RW Restaurant Group
Coordinating Chef: Yves Samake, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, DC
Coordinating Sommelier: Ben Moez Achour, Marcels, DC

Katherine Alley ⋅ Betsey Apple ⋅ Darcy Bacon ⋅ Maddy Beckwith ⋅ Colleen Conroy ⋅ Elizabeth Duncan ⋅ Pam Johnson ⋅ Amanda Phillips Manheim ⋅ Nora Pouillon ⋅ Ann Harvey Yonkers

2013 Farmland Feast Chefs
Anthony Acinapura, Brasserie Beck ⋅ John Critchley, Bourbon Steak ⋅ Aaron McCloud, Cedar ⋅ Marjorie Meek, Bradley-Ripple ⋅ Matt McShane, Great Wicomico Oyster Co. ⋅ Liam La Civita, Liberty Tavern ⋅ Devin Bozkaya, West End Bistro ⋅ Tarver King, Patowmack Farms ⋅ Sebastien Archambault, Blue Duck Tavern ⋅ Harper McClure, Brabo ⋅ Frank Ruta, Palena ⋅ Jeff Tunks, DC Coast ⋅ Cedric Maupillier, Mintwood Kitchen ⋅ Duane Copeland, The Source ⋅ Susan Wallace, Black Salt

2013 Farmland Feast Bartenders
Adam Bernbach, 2 Birds 1 Stone ⋅ Mike Berry, Beermeister ⋅ Derek Brown, Mockingbird Hill ⋅ Gina Chersevani, Buffalo & Bergen

About the Farmland Feast

Our annual Farmland Feast showcases Chesapeake Bay farmers and producers who sell at our markets; local and national chefs and restaurants who source for their menus locally; and all of our market partners. A stellar team of chefs, headed by Brian McBride of RW Restaurant Group will prepare a spectacular sit-down autumnal dinner, created with market and other regional ingredients. Our mission-driven, sophisticated, farm and food-centric silent auction takes place during the cocktail hour while bartenders, oyster growers, beer meisters and top chefs present you with their creations. A live auction is held during the dinner. This benefit is a prominent highlight of the local-food movement in the Washington, DC, area and attracts more than 400 diners, as well as national and local media attention.

Funds from the 2013 Farmland Feast will allow us to run our farmers markets (10 "events" every single week of the market season) and to administer and expand our educational and charitable market programs, which continue to be an important complement to our market season.

With the help of more than 150 loyal farmers and producers, FRESHFARM Markets will bring fresh, healthy and local food to more than 360,000 customers this year. And with events such as our Farmland Feast, our partnerships and diverse and educational programming, we are able to reach both underserved and well-served populations of shoppers: friends, families, neighbors, environmentalists, gardeners, health professionals and, most important, healthy eaters.

2011 FRESHFARM Markets Farmland Feast guests

Event Website

For lots more information about the 2013 Farmland Feast, please visit our event website.

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