Sustainable Table, The Meatrix, and the Eat Well Guide, are crossing the country to celebrate local, sustainable food and the folks who produce, distribute, promote, and eat it!

Kicking off in Hollywood on August 2, the “Eat Well Guided Tour of America”? will travel via bio-fueled bus approximately 5,000 miles in 38 days, stopping in over 25 cities as the Sustainable Table team makes its way to the Farm Aid concert in New York City. The tour will travel through California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. From the “Plate and Pitchfork”? organic farm tour and dinner outside Portland, Oregon, to the “Pie and Popcorn”? barn-side film screening in Bowling Green, Ohio, the team and its hosts will delight in the summer’s harvest and create web content to make mouths water at computer screens around the world.

Highlights of the tour include:

  • Pie Across America”? ”“ Pies are a great metaphor for wholesome, American food, and their ingredients tell stories about the people who bake them and the areas where they’re created. Sustainable Table will honor pie-making traditions by baking, tasting, comparing, sharing, and eating staggering amounts of pies from around the country.
  • The launch of the Eat Well Guide “road trip”? feature ”“ Think Eat Well Guide meets Mapquest. Conscientious consumers will be able to map out routes with sustainable food outlets from start point to destination.
  • Other web features — Video blogging, written daily updates, an interactive map where visitors can track the team’s progress and check out site-specific photos, videos and recipes, as well as “Food for Thought”? (daily questions posed in person and discussed on the Meatrix Forum).

Join Sustainable Table online or on the road! To join the Eat Well Guided Tour mailing list for weekly updates, sign up here!

Media Contacts:Leslie Hatfield, Sustainable Table, 212-991-1064, leslie[at]sustainabletable[dot]orgRenee Kelly, Haberman & Associates, 612-372-6450 or renee@habermaninc.comTour Manager:Stephanie Bleyer, Sustainable Table, 212-991-1066, pieacrossamerica[at]gmail[odt]com

Sustainable Table will be traveling to the following cities ”“ join us in person or online!   

  • 8/02 Hollywood, CA
  • 8/03 Davenport, CA
  • 8/04 Berkeley, CA
  • 8/05 Chico, CA
  • 8/07 Ashland, OR
  • 8/08 Eugene, OR
  • 8/10 Portland, OR
  • 8/12 Lewiston/Clarkston, WA
  • 8/13 Spokane, WA
  • 8/16 Missoula, MT
  • 8/18 Jackson Hole, WY
  • 8/20 Laramie, WY
  • 8/22 Lincoln, NE
  • 8/23 Kansas City, MO
  • 8/25 Minneapolis, MN
  • 8/27 Iowa City, IA
  • 8/29 Chicago, IL
  • 8/31 Muncie, IN
  • 9/01 Ann Arbor, MI
  • 9/02 Deschler, OH (near Bowling Green)
  • 9/04 Boalsburg, PA (near State College)
  • 9/06 Hudson Valley, NY
  • 9/07 Hudson Valley, NY
  • 9/08 New York, NY