New York City based organization Just Food believes that everyone has a right to nutritious, locally grown food. Since 1995, this organization has been utilizing a multipronged approach to achieve this mission. Through community led efforts such as CSAs, farmers markets, food-to-pantry programs and other models, Just Food has effectively been helping residents in underserved neighborhoods throughout New York City gain access to better quality food.
To benefit the many efforts of this organization, Just Food organizes a tasting event every year that features local and seasonal dishes from the city’s best (and some of our favorite) restaurants. This year was the 7th annual Let Us Eat Local benefit. In addition to celebrating the appointment of a new executive director, Jasmine Nielsen, Let Us Eat Local was an opportunity to showcase the bounty of the season.
Here’s a photo recap: