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Hilton McLean-Tysons Corner and VICFA Host Unique Food Freedom Seminar and Gourmet Meal Event
Chef Thomas Elder prepares farm to table meal using local ingredients
Two WAPF Chapter Leaders have organized this event.
Hilton McLean/Tysons Corner has teamed up with The Virginia Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (VICFA) to host a three-course gourmet meal and seminar to educate and inspire advocacy in support of food freedoms.
On September 30, 2012, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, guests and vendors will gather at Hilton in McLean for presentations by keynote speakers, Joel Salatin and John W. Whitehead as well as enjoy a three course dinner of farm to table local ingredients prepared by the hotel’s celebrated Chef Thomas Elder.
EVENT DATE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 (RSVP by September 14)
EVENT TIME: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
EVENT LOCATION: HILTON MCLEAN-TYSONS CORNER
7920 JONES BRANCH DRIVE | MCLEAN, VA 22102
Tickets are $65 for attendees and $75 for vendors. The deadline to RSVP for this important VICFA event is September 14.
Tickets can be purchased at www.vicfa.org.
The Hilton is offering a discounted room rate of $89/night if you reserve by August 30. Click here for details.
Joel Salatin is an acclaimed author whose works include Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal, and Folks, This Ain’t Normal. Salatin and his farm were also featured heavily in the award-winning documentary, Food, Inc. As a third-generation organic farmer, Salatin owns and operates Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
John W. Whitehead is an attorney and author with expertise in constitutional law, human rights and popular culture. Widely recognized as one of the nation’s most vocal and involved civil liberties attorneys, Whitehead’s approach to civil liberties issues has earned him numerous accolades and accomplishments, including the Hungarian Medal of Freedom and the 2010 Milner S. Ball Lifetime Achievement Award for “[his] decades of difficult and important work, as well as [his] impeccable integrity in defending civil liberties for all.” Whitehead is the founder of The Rutherford Institute, now recognized as one of the nation’s leading advocates of civil liberties and human rights.
Both speakers are being hosted by The Virginia Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (VICFA), a non-profit organization with the mission statement: “To promote and preserve unregulated direct farmer-to-consumer trade that fosters availability of locally-grown or home-produced food products.” Since 2001, VICFA has worked to lobby the Virginia General Assembly and has been successful in amending legislation threatening to impact local producers.
Chef Thomas Elder is an accomplished chef committed to farm-to-table food preparation and service. Using locally- sourced ingredients from Hilton’s own organic garden, Chef Elder creates menus that offer seasonal local produce and Virginia-raised meats.
On September 30, 2012, VICFA will present speakers Salatin and Whitehead for discussions on “Your Civil Liberties and Food Freedoms”. A highlight of the event is its unique partnership with Hilton of McLean-Tysons Corner and its renowned restaurant, härth. Executive Chef Thomas Elder of härth will present a three-course gourmet meal.
VICFA and Hilton McLean-Tysons Corner are inviting guests to participate in this unique experience of food and discussion.
A limited amount of space for vendor participation is also available, but must be approved through an application process.
Tickets are $65 for attendees and $75 for vendors. Tickets must be reserved by September 14. Online registrations and tickets can be purchased at www.vicfa.org.