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Tom Colicchio Pics and Vid [Eatin' Fresh]

Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio spoke at last week’s Farmers’ Market.  If you missed it, you can can check out pics and a video here after the jump.  The Hatchet also covered it:

“What do you want to eat?” Colicchio asked the audience. “If you are what you eat, we’re going to turn into a bunch of chemicals and overly processed nonsense. Go out and find your local farmer, support your local farmer and just eat something that’s better for you.”

Colicchio is in D.C. filming “Top Chef,” which uses ingredients from farms across the country.

The event was hosted by the Progressive Policy Institute, a public policy group specializing in helping the environment.

We were pretty excited to see that this guy actually just looks pissed off all the time, and it’s not just for TV.  Check out more photos, and a short video of Tom speaking after the jump.

The Jump...

This time it’s real: Tom Colicchio at Farmers’ Market TODAY [Eatin' Fresh!]

Tom Colicchio

I hope I didn’t confuse you too much last week when I incorrectly posted that Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio would be at the market — because he actually IS going to be there today! And you should go see him!  And take pictures!

He’ll be there to promote the Good Food, Good Jobs initiative.  The idea is, as they put it “Just as the Obama administration and Congress have supported a ‘green jobs’ initiative to simultaneously fight unemployment and protect the environment, they should launch a ‘Good Food, Good Jobs’ initiative.”

It’s a beautiful day for star gazing, so get out there and meet Tom.

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The FRESHFARM farmers’ market on Foggy Bottom runs from April 1st to November 25th.  Check it out  on Wednesdays from 3pm to 7pm, located on I St between 24th St NW and New Hampshire (right by the FoBo metro).  Find out more at their site.

Eatin’ Fresh! is a weekly series covering different stands and items at the FoBo Farmers’ Market — want us to cover something in particluar?  Let us know in the comments!

Tom Colicchio at Farmers’ Market NEXT Week [Eatin' Fresh]

Tom Colicchio

Tom Colicchio

EDIT: According to the man himself, it’s next week.

So it’s a little chilly, but you might want to brave the cold to head out to the Farmers’ Market today next week and see if you can spot Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, who will be there to promote the Good Food, Good Jobs initiative.  The idea is, as they put it “Just as the Obama administration and Congress have supported a ‘green jobs’ initiative to simultaneously fight unemployment and protect the environment, they should launch a ‘Good Food, Good Jobs’ initiative.”

Check it out and get some tasty treats while you’re at it.  We’ve got the full list of stands via the Foggy Bottom listserv:

Atwaters Bakery, Blueberry Hill Farm (organic), Bonaparte, Caprikorn (NEW cheesemaker), Cavanna Pasta, ChrisMarketplace (crabcakes, empanadas), Gunpowder Bison, Haskins Farm (pasture-raised meats, eggs), Lynnvale Studios (flowers), Pitango Gelato, Quaker ValleyOrchard (asparagus, apples, cider, honey), Sunnyside Farm & Orchard (seasonal fruit, veggies, delicious prepared foods).

At market this week:
FRESH at Market: Asparagus, spinach, salad mix, radishes, spring flowers, pasta and sauces, chicken, gelato, bison (including jerkey), goat’s milk cheeses, crabcakes, empanadas and lots of prepared foods (soups, dips, hummus, more!).

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The FRESHFARM farmers’ market on Foggy Bottom runs from April 1st to November 25th.  Check it out  on Wednesdays from 3pm to 7pm, located on I St between 24th St NW and New Hampshire (right by the FoBo metro).  Find out more at their site.

Eatin’ Fresh! is a weekly series covering different stands and items at the FoBo Farmers’ Market — want us to cover something in particluar?  Let us know in the comments!

Weekday Roundup

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