That push is behind “Eat, Drink Local,” the theme and title of an 11-day promotion in the city reminding consumers of the wines and foods coming form their own state. It will run from Sunday, September 26, through Thursday, October 6, with wineries from Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Finger Lakes joining nearly 100 restaurants to push the message. Most of the participating wineries also will have a presence at greenmarkets during that period.
“Eat, Drink Local” is a joint venture among the various Edible magazines in the city, GrowNYC (greenmarket), the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, and Wine & Food Associates. The program will include a series of seminars, tastings and fund-raising events, beginning with an Amish-style heirloom vegetable auction at Sotheby’s on Thursday, September 23, HARVEST auction at Wolffer Estate Winery on Long Island on Saturday, September 25; the October 4 Festival of the 11 Ingredients at Chelsea Market; and the annual “Taste of Greenmarket” on October 6.
You can get details on all the program’s events online.
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