Tuesday March 30, 2010
Michael Pollan and Dan Barber Featured at a Benefit for Just Food Celebrating Joan Dye Gussow, Sustainable Food Matriarch
New York (March 17, 2010) – Michael Pollan and Dan Barber, in a benefit for Just Food, will be celebrating the life and work of food activist, author, academic and farmer Joan Dye Gussow, on Sunday April 25th, at Sotheby’s in New York City. Just Food is the leader in connecting local farms to NYC neighborhoods and communities.
Other friends of Joan participating in the celebration include Brian Halweil and Peter Hoffman and Anna Lappe, who will be host for the evening. Local fresh, seasonal and sustainable green food will be provided by Great Performances and wine by the Long Island Wine Counsel.
Joan Dye Gussow, chair of Just Food’s first board of directors, is one of the founding mothers of the local food movement. Joan is the Mary Swartz Rose Professor Emerita of Nutrition and Education at Teacher’s College, Columbia University (NYC). The highly acclaimed nutritionist is author, coauthor or editor of a number of articles and several books. Her 2001 book, “This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader,” is based on the lessons learned from decades of working toward growing her own.
Ticket prices range from $175 for a general admission ticket to $500 for a VIP ticket. The event will take place April 25th at 6 p.m., at Sotheby’s in New York City. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit
http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=1262 or call (212) 647-1828.
About Just Food
Just Food is a non-profit organization that works to develop a just and sustainable food system in the New York City region. Our programs help keep local farms in business and build access to fresh, affordable, healthy food for New York City communities, including low income neighborhoods. We train local residents to share their skills with their neighbors in order to develop markets, grow food, and build awareness about the connections between environmental sustainability, healthy farms and healthy communities. www.justfood.org