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local farm to table restaurants-what is your favorite?

I am looking to find out what your favorite local farm to table restaurant is -in the DC metro areas? I am personally a member of a CSA, but I only know of a couple of restaurants that hone in on the local farm to table concept, which is getting popular not only here in the states, but also globally.

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  1. You can't beat The Inn at Little Washington; they've been doing farm to table for many years.

    1. Hook also does it, fyi, they work with local amish or menonite farmers.

      1. Eve in Alexandria is a great example.

        1. Patowmack Farm near Leesburg has its own farm and menus are based on what they're producing. One Block West in Winchester byus locally, too. But, both are a little drive from DC. Hunters Head Tavern gets its meat from Ayrshire Farm; owned by the same person and near each other.

          1. It seems like a lot of upscale type restaurant in DC are going down this route these days. I was just at Dupont's Farmers Market this weekend and they had their chef demos. The chef from PS7 was there talking and about how he buys locally for his restaurant in Penn Quarter. he mentioned it's quite popular among many restaurants now in the area.

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            1. re: Jacey

              Jacey-you are completely correct in your assessment. I think more chefs/people favor locally grown produce and other items, because they know exactly where they come from and one can build a relationship with that farmer/grower.

              1. re: Jacey

                Certainly seems like the current fad. Blue Duck Tavern, Cashions, and Vermillion all seem to use fresh local produce. Some do better than others.

                1. re: Ericandblueboy

                  I am familiar with the Vermillion. They have special chef's night -price fixe dinner's that are specifically farm to table. Thank you for your response with other restaurants.

              2. Tersiguel's in Ellicott City is excellent. We went there for my birthday last year. They're organic and grow their own produce.

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                1. re: AlyKen

                  Wow...that's really cool. Any favorites? I just went to the website:


                  1. re: Smiles2008

                    Have a gander at Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore too....


                    1. re: Smiles2008

                      I did the Prix Fixe menu the last time I went. I liked the pate a lot as well as the trout. My husband was most impressed by his dessert. It was a chocolate cake ice cream served in a bowl made of ice. I don't remember what his main course was... probably the least French thing on the menu.

                  2. Saint-Ex does a great job of using locally bought ingredients for delicious dishes. Plus, it's a little more on the economical side of the scale.

                    1. I think Equinox does this really well. They use a ton of seasonal items purchased from local farms and the results are delicious.

                      I also thought that I read somewhere that Chef Grey recently purchased some farm land or something along those lines.