New Harvest Market

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

By DowntownDC

Like fresh produce? Check out Capital Harvest on the Plaza (CHOP) on Friday, November 13, from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center’s (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue) Woodrow Wilson Plaza.
 
The move toward locally grown produce and healthy foods is catching on quickly in Downtown. The US General Services Administration (GSA) and the Reagan Building are behind this latest effort, which showcases healthy eating and local food producers and chefs.
 
The International Trade Center underwrites CHOP, which debuted on October 16. If this second harvest day proves successful, it will return in the spring as a weekly harvest festival, replete with the live music and celebrity chef cooking demonstrations that already have attracted a large crowd. 
 
Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox Restaurant and the Reagan Building’s executive chef, Xavier Deshayes, help organize CHOP. More than 18 farmers and producers expect to participate, including Meatcrafters, Eco-Friendly Foods, The Breadery, Charles Street Gourmet and Crow Creek Farm. They will be able to use the on-site facilities free of charge.
 
For more information about CHOP, visit www.itcdc.com.