Ris Hosts Femivore Awards
In conjunction with Eat Local First, a campaign to make locally-grown food more accessible to the D.C. community, on July 16 Ris restaurant hosted a happy hour reception celebrating women leading the local food movement. Three finalists vying for a $1,000 award spoke of their initiatives. Lauren Biel and Sarah Bernardi of DC Greens, which promotes school gardens, won the prize. Mitch Berliner, co-founder of Central Farm Markets, generously donated $500 to runners up Allison Sosna of PINES and MicroGreens and to Kathryn Warnes and Lisa Jordan of Taste of Place.