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What We’re Attending: July 5, 2014

Not only are our CSAs in full swing (only a week or so away from the Annual Zucchini Wallop), but our calendars are also packed—incredible eating-and-drinking events are popping up all over the city and beyond. Here, our editors give you a sampler of what they’re attending.

Food Tank Organizes “Food Waste Free NYC” Event

Food waste is a global problem. Currently, about 24 percent of all calories produced for human consumption are lost or wasted. To focus the international food movement’s attention on this vital issue, Food Tank has organized an already sold out gathering of food movement leaders set for September 19.

IN OUR CURRENT ISSUE: Fresh Food for the Young at Heart

Navigating the city that never sleeps (or should we call it “the city of a million stairs”?) doesn’t get easier with aging joints. Neither does schlepping heavy bags of groceries home from the market, which is why GrowNYC (the organization that runs the Greenmarkets) is reaching out to our city’s elderly to help get them fresh food.