United Fresh Produce Association is partnering with Keany Produce & Gourmet and several Washington, D.C. restaurants on a new “Fresh Taste of DC” campaign. Attendees of the 2021 United Fresh Washington Conference will be introduced to some of the city’s most creative chefs and their fresh produce forward menus, Sept. 20-22.
Starting this week, United Fresh will award one Washington Conference registrant per week with a $250 restaurant gift card to be used the night of Sept. 20. The restaurants will play host to the fresh produce industry as it convenes to advocate during meetings with the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
“I cannot imagine a better way to welcome back the fresh produce industry and introduce first-time Washington Conference attendees to the exquisite dining scene of our nation’s capital,” said Angela Tiwari, director of grassroots and political action for United Fresh. “Thanks to Keany Produce, and these restaurant partners, we are so excited to offer a diverse lineup of restaurants that will be showcasing their fresh produce innovations to our members.”
“We are thrilled to invite the fresh produce industry to dine at some of our top restaurant partners in DC. Each participating restaurant has a unique approach to highlighting fresh produce on their menus that I know will satisfy every palate,” said Cassidy Williams, marketing manager for Keany Produce & Gourmet. “Keany is immensely grateful to partner with United Fresh for this campaign after such a difficult year for our entire industry.”
The host restaurants in the “Fresh Taste of DC” campaign are some of Washington, D.C.’s biggest foodservice leaders when it comes to driving creative ways use fresh produce.
“Fresh Taste of DC” host restaurants:
Estuary at the Conrad Hotel
Farmers & Distillers
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Old Ebbitt Grill
All industry members are encouraged to invite industry friends or friends that live in the greater Washington area with them to celebrate the return to in-person events in the nation’s capital. These restaurants will be showcasing the best the fresh produce industry has to offer.
The Washington Conference once again will include face-to-face Congressional meetings as the produce industry advocates for the most critical issues impacting the fresh produce supply chain, including labor, food safety, nutrition policy, infrastructure and more. The event also features a Produce Advocacy Bootcamp for attendees new to communicating with Congress, workshops detailing the public policy issues facing the industry, general sessions with top national leaders and networking events throughout as the industry’s leaders come together in common purpose to advance the produce industry.
For more information on the “Fresh Taste of DC” or the Washington Conference, visit unitedfresh.org. For questions, contact Angela Tiwari, United Fresh’s Director, Grassroots & Political Action, at [email protected] or 202-303-3416.