Edible Buffalo is proud to announce the first ever New York Statewide Eat Drink Local Week June 24 through June 30, 2011, a restaurant week with a mission! With the harvest season in full swing, Edible Buffalo along with seventeen local restaurant and winery partners will be celebrating the local food chain by promoting menus using ingredients sourced from local growers and artisan producers.
“Many of our restaurant and winery partners already use locally sourced ingredients on their menus, so this is an opportunity to showcase their efforts,” says Lisa Tucker, publisher of Edible Buffalo. “We also want to continue to make the connection between farm and plate for consumers. With over 7500 farms in the eight county region, we cannot afford to ignore how important local agriculture is to our food economy.”
Edible Buffalo has organized Eat Drink Local week along with their sister publications Edible Finger Lakes, Edible Hudson Valley, Edible Manhattan, Edible Brooklyn, Edible Queens, and Edible East Endto create a New York Statewide focused effort. Major sponsors include American Express, bing, I LOVE NY, and Organic Valley.
Following is a complete list of participating local restaurants and wineries in Eat Drink Local Week, June 24-June 30, 2011.