Here's to Us! Memories of June's Eat Drink Local

A partnership event with FRESHFARM made for a lively evening

By EdibleDC Magazine | Photos by MMariah Miranda Photography

Cowbell Kitchen & Bri’s Brookland Creamery

Cowbell Kitchen & Bri’s Brookland Creamery

Last month, hundreds of Washingtonians descended on the Long View Gallery in Shaw to celebrate the 5th Annual Eat Drink Local presented by EdibleDC magazine and FRESHFARM, a nonprofit that producer-only farmers markets. The annual event gathers the regions best farmers, producers, chefs, artisans, wineries, breweries and distillers for a night of delicious bites and libations. This year EdibleDC Magazine and FRESHFARM co-presented the June 10th event, providing an even greater focus on local sourcing, food access and food education.

As guested entered they were greeted by Celebrity Cruises with Virginia sparkling Thibaut-Janisson

As guested entered they were greeted by Celebrity Cruises with Virginia sparkling Thibaut-Janisson

A huge thanks to our main sponsors Celebrity Cruises and CoStar for supporting the eat drink local movement and making this event a reality.

Cheesemonster display paired with Seylou Bakery.

Cheesemonster display paired with Seylou Bakery.

The FRESHFARM team with our LOCAL letters provided by BRIGHTLY EVER AFTER.

The FRESHFARM team with our LOCAL letters provided by BRIGHTLY EVER AFTER.

Chef Adam Greenberg serves Kalua Pork Sliders from Coconut Club.

Chef Adam Greenberg serves Kalua Pork Sliders from Coconut Club.

Kevin Cassidy debuts his CRISOL Record Club.

Kevin Cassidy debuts his CRISOL Record Club.

Guests were treated to Celebrity Cruises VIP experience at the Columbia Room.

Guests were treated to Celebrity Cruises VIP experience at the Columbia Room.

Heirloom Catering provided event planning and food at the Celebrity Cruises VIP experience at the Columbia Room.

Heirloom Catering provided event planning and food at the Celebrity Cruises VIP experience at the Columbia Room.

VIP guests were treated to cocktails stirred and shaken by the Columbia Room. Each drink was inspired by a Celebrity Cruises experience such as the Caribbean made with Maximo Mezcal, Europe made with Don Ciccio & Figli, and Galapagos made with Republic Restoratives Vodka.

VIP guests were treated to cocktails stirred and shaken by the Columbia Room. Each drink was inspired by a Celebrity Cruises experience such as the Caribbean made with Maximo Mezcal, Europe made with Don Ciccio & Figli, and Galapagos made with Republic Restoratives Vodka.

Many thanks to this year’s event partners. We couldn’t do it without the expert help of these supporters: