Fun For Eco-Conscious Foodies!

If you are passionate about food and care about where your meal comes from like many New Yorkers, you might want to check out this awesome “NYC Gets Fresh” inaugural event taking place in Brooklyn and Manhattan from August 19-26, 2012.

A few dozen locally sourced restaurants will participate in week-long benefit sponsored by Wholesome Wave – a non-profit dedicated to creating “a more vibrant and equitable food system where all people have access to locally sourced food regardless of income.”

The week’s event begin with a “Health Walk” across the Brooklyn Bridge. Dine at one of the Gets Fresh restaurants and enjoy a tasting menu of locally sourced foods. A portion of the proceeds will go to support Wholesome Wave initiatives.

The weeklong fresh food festival ends with a big bang at BAM in a fun-filled evening of celebrity chefs and farmers duking it out in “Chop it Up!” The ultimate poetry slam “food fight” has a high-priced ticket cost ($125, $500). Proceeds go to support the go-local-for-health movement. August 26.

According to Wholesome Wave:

“Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between food insecurity, obesity and diet-related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. The risk has been found to be the greatest in urban and rural underserved communities where access to healthier dietary options are limited by opportunity and income.”

Organic sustainable food is often too costly and inaccessible for many American communities. Wholesome Wave and slow foodies are passionate about making healthy sustainable foods available to everyone!

Participating Manhattan local food meccas:

Harlem: Red Rooster; UES: Rouge Tomato; West Village: Bell, Book, & Candle; Soho & Midtown: Landmarc

Participating Brooklyn local food meccas:

Egg, Parrish Hall, Scopello, Applewood, Rucola, Speedy, Mo’s, No. 7745, The Spot, La Caye, Brooklyn Moon.

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