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For all those interested in supporting local, sustainable food in New York City, while savoring delicious creations from some of the city’s best restaurants (and who doesn’t enjoy that?), please consider attending LET US EAT LOCAL a fundraiser for the nonprofit group Just Food, to be held on Thursday, September 21, 2011, from 7pm-10pm.
In addition to the organization’s education and advocacy efforts, Just Food fosters the development of CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), farmers’ markets, and farm-to-food pantry relationships. What this means in practical terms is that the group has been working hard to improve access to local produce—particularly in those urban neighborhoods that have few supermarkets or other food retailers. And Just Food is also trying to prevent the loss of local farmland (to development and other pressures) by helping to link small- and medium-scale farms to new markets in New York City where farmers might be able to reach more customers.
In addition to assisting a worthy nonprofit, your support will also directly help local farms that have been affected by Hurricane Irene. Just Food plans to donate a portion of its proceeds from the event and its online auction to these farmers.
Check out the full list of participating breweries, wineries, artisanal purveyors, and restaurants (including ABC Kitchen, Blue Hill, and The Spotted Pig).
Tickets are $175 for general admission and $300 for VIP access, and they can be purchased, here.
And to learn more about the organization, visit JustFood.org.