Photo: Earth Dinner
We're all for putting things into the ground on Earth Day (April 22), but we also really love eating what comes out of it. For the third consecutive year, non-profit Chefs Collaborative is hosting fundraising Earth Dinners on dates surrounding Earth Day, where chefs from 65 restaurants (and counting) across the country will serve up the best that our early spring harvest has to offer -- think ramps, fiddleheads, and all your regional in-season produce.
Proceeds will benefit the national chefs' network Chefs Collaborative, which works to build education around sustainable practices through events like this. What's more, dairy conglomerate Organic Valley is sponsoring the events and will be matching donations up to $10,000.
"Chefs in cities and towns across the country have really stepped up to the plate to hold delicious dinners in celebration of Earth Day -- and in particular, to put a spotlight on sustainable and organic choices," said Melissa Kogut, executive director of Chefs Collaborative, in a statement.
These include AMMO in Los Angeles, Rocky River Grill in Colorado, North Star Sheep Farm in Maine, La Nena Cooks in Philadelphia, Telepan in Manhattan and many more found on this list. Check CC's Facebook page for updates as more locations are added, and do your earthy duty -- RSVP. And if you're really in eco spirits -- or can't find a dinner near you -- host your own with CC's handy guide (.pdf) on celebrating the day in earth-friendly style.