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Michael Pollan & Chez Panisse Team Up to Support New York City Non-Profit, Just Food

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/26/13 -- A once-in-a-lifetime auction package, featuring lunch with best-selling author and sustainable food advocate Michael Pollan, is now up for bidding on Charitybuzz.com to benefit Just Food, a non-profit organization that connects NYC communities with local farms and local food. The winner and two guests will dine with Pollan at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, which is well-known for using local, organic foods, and is a restaurant that Michael himself frequents. Chez Panisse has generously donated lunch for Michael Pollan and the lucky winner.

This package is one of many unique foodie experiences and related items up for auction to benefit Just Food. The auction, which is part of Just Food's sixth annual "Let Us Eat Local" tasting benefit offering tastings from New York's finest restaurants and artisan producers, is now live on Charitybuzz.com, the leading destination for online charity auctions. Proceeds from both the event and auction support Just Food's mission and programs.

Bidding will be available online from September 25 at 9AM EDT through October 16 at 3PM EDT, and Charitybuzz.com staff will be on hand to assist with bidding during the benefit. Additional auction highlights include:

  • VIP Tour of Blue Island Oyster Farm
  • Dinner for Two at Gramercy Tavern with a Tour of the Kitchen
  • Private Tour of Pearl Farmers Market & Dinner at Lüke River Walk with Executive Chef John Russ Plus 2 Nights at Embassy Suites Riverwalk-Downtown in San Antonio
  • A Vineyard Tour and Wine Luncheon for four with the owners and winemaker at Ravines Wine Cellars
  • A "Craft Beer Day" with Jimmy Carbone, with beer tasting, a chance to sit in on the Beer Sessions Show at Heritage Radio, plus dinner with Jimmy and his Beer Sessions guest at Roberta's in Brooklyn
  • Chef's Tasting Menu at Aureole with Wine Pairings for Two

Auction Site: www.charitybuzz.com/justfood

About Let Us Eat Local 2013: This year's festivities will also include tastings from some of the most celebrated chefs and food artisans in NYC, a special VIP Oyster and Cocktail hour featuring Naked Cowboy Oysters and Blue Island Oysters prepared by L&W Oyster Co., and an ice cream contest featuring locally-sourced ingredients from artisanal producers including Adirondack Creamery, Blue Marble Ice Cream, OddFellows Ice Cream Co, Steve's Ice Cream, Victory Garden, Gourmet Sorbet, and Rouge Tomate.

Event: Just Food's Sixth Annual "Let Us Eat Local" Tasting Benefit
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Location: The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, Manhattan, NYC
Time: VIP admission starts at 6:30 pm; General Admission starts at 7:30 pm
Ticket Prices: $175 for General Admission, $300 for VIP
To Purchase Tickets, please visit: http://luel2013.eventbrite.com/

About Just Food: Just Food is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that connects communities in all five New York City boroughs with fresh, locally grown food. Just Food provides regional farmers and food producers, CSA organizers and everyday eaters with the resources and support they need to establish and experience healthy food systems -- in every neighborhood. Since 1995, Just Food has pioneered the sustainable food programs on which many CSAs, farmers' markets, and farm-to-food pantry programs are built today. Just Food serves thousands of New Yorkers by providing urban communities with a framework for growing, and knowing, healthy food.

To learn more about our programs or to find out how you can get involved, please visit www.justfood.org.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jessica Gaffney
Just Food, Events & Marketing Director
212-645-9880 x232
Email Contact
www.justfood.org

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