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Eateries feature local foods during "30 Mile Meal Restaurant Week"

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - If you don't have plans for dinner this weekend, why not eat out while supporting local farmers?

A Youngstown based nonprofit, Common Wealth, has taken an idea that was successful in Athens, Ohio and brought it to The Valley.

All this week area restaurants have been serving local produce and products as part of their menu.

"Our Y-Town Philly steak, and everything in it is local," said Phill Reda, Owner of Magic Tree Pub and Eatery. "The bread, the vegetables in it, the beef in it, and it's all made from scratch too."

The process may take more time, effort and cost but customers rave the end result is worth it.

"Oh, it's excellent," said customer Joe Slifka.

The Magic Tree Pub and Eatery in Boardman is just one of more than a dozen restaurants around The Valley taking part in the regional marketing program 30 Mile Meal, which is part of the nonprofit Common Wealth, and sponsor of "Restaurant Week."

For some restaurant owners, finding and incorporating local products is a new challenge, while others are well seasoned.

"The number one challenge is you never know what's going to be available local, it's all seasonal," said Jack Kravitz of Kravitz Deli.

Kravitz Deli has been involved in the local movement for years. This week their featuring farm raised, brown eggs and fresh vegetables.

"It's not the prettiest tomato you ever saw but it definitely has flavor you can't get at the grocery store," said customer Bob Pazol.

The event runs through next Saturday.

For a list of participating eateries click here.

For more information on "Restaurant Week" click here.

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