Eat for Charity! "Let Us Eat Local," September 9 in NYC

There's a great event coming up next month at Water Taxi Beach in Long Island City. Some of New York's best chefs (Tom Colicchio, Bill Telepan) will be preparing food grown within 250 miles of the city in a celebration benefiting local farms and fresh food initiatives. And there will be dancing! Get all the details, below...

Folk rock singer Adrienne Young, a local food advocate, will be performing. And since it wouldn't be a gala without awards, Just Food (which is organizing the event) will be honoring NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn for her work in supporting fresh food access in neighborhoods across the city.

Tickets start at $125 for Just Food members; $150 for non-members.

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