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Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:00 pm

The folks at The Libertine are branching out into the world of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). The popular Clayton eatery is now offering subscriptions to its new CSA, which will include a bag of locally produced food each week for pick-up, as well as house-made delights from their kitchen, courtesy of chef JOSH GALLIANO. There are several levels and types of subscriptions to choose from, including omnivorous, paleo, vegetarian and vegan options. For more info, check out the restaurant's website at libertinestl.com, or send them an e-mail at csa@libertinestl.com.

Crushed Red Urban Bake and Chop Shop is doing its part to help give back to the community with its new Community Table program. On Mondays, groups can schedule a community table and receive 15 percent of the sales from that day when guests specify they’re dining on behalf of the organization. The organization has all day to get as many supporters to dine at Crushed Red as possible. Interested groups can contact Candace LaRocca in Clayton (725-8007) or Lou Garesché in Kirkwood (238-0100) to schedule a Community Table event.

St. Louis will be hosting the second-largest Earth Day Festival in the country on Sunday, April 27, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at The Muny grounds in Forest Park. In addition to live music and a variety of programs geared toward better stewardship of our natural resources, there will be plenty of local food and drink, courtesy of favorites like Atomic Cowboy, Local Harvest Cafe & Catering, Schlafly, Handlebar, Southwest Diner, Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop, Urban Eats Cafe and more. Get the rundown of the whole event at stlouisearthday.org.

Sad news from the CWE. It's been announced that longtime favorite The Majestic has closed its doors. The restaurant has been a fixture on the local dining scene for more than 50 years.

Congrats to Acero! The Maplewood dining destination was recently mentioned in The New York Times Magazine. Chef JASON WANG of NYC's Xi'an Famous Foods called out the restaurant for serving him one of his most memorable meals.

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