A dozen of the area's most popular restaurants and breweries are kicking off a weeklong celebration of local farmers and the produce they provide that will also raise money to teach children the importance and joys of gardening at home.

The aptly titled "Moveable Feast" fundraiser is returning for its third year, and will again benefit the Schoolyard Roots non-profit, which provides hands-on education about gardening to twelve local elementary schools in the city and county systems.

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The fun kicks off Tuesday night at Druid City Brewing Company at 5:30, and for a week, patrons can order a Schoolyard Roots Special at twelve participating establishments and get a special dish or drink made with produce from a local farmer.

DCBC, for instance, is offering a Schoolyard Roots Lemon Basil Beer and a Garden Herb Pizza from its new Ell's Kitchen for the promotion, and, like just about every function at the brewery, the kick-off event will feature live music and other fun.

The event runs until Saturday, October 1, and other participants include Chuck’s Fish, Five, The Alcove, Southern Ale House, Jalapeño’s Downtown, River, Black Warrior Brewing Company, Druid City Brewing Company, the 205 Bar, Moonshot Creamery, Monarch Espresso Bar, Turbo Coffee, and Cajun Curls Food Truck.

Organizers said the dishes and drinks featured this week will include produce from Belle Meadow Farm, La-Ren’s Farm, Fat Squirrel Peppers, Penton Farms, Hale Farms, Wallace Homestead, Katie Farms, Leavelle Farms, and Schoolyard Roots Gardens.

The event is sponsored by Spire Energy, the University Medical Center, the Westervelt Company, McAbee Construction, the Canterbury Chapel Episcopal Church and over two dozen other local businesses.

Learn more and participate in the nonprofit's Silent Auction, Market Table and Plant Pull at their website here.

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