By Yvo Sin.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Meat Week. What better name could there be?

Hitting New York City Monday, the celebration honors not just meat, but food in general.

But it’s not for the faint of heart, or those who don’t want to know where the meat on their table was before they bought it.

Focusing on sustainability, and local, small farms, and featuring tastings, parties, butchering and cooking demos, market tours, panels, there is definitely something for everyone – except maybe vegetarians.

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There will also be a Farmer Relief Fund for those affected by Hurricane Irene.

Essentially, the entire food community will come together to voice their opinions and show their support for the practices that are important to all of us to continue our way of life, to eat properly and responsibly.

meat week nyc 2010 Meat Week Comes To New York City With Panels, Tastings & Parties

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Many of the events are free. If you plan on attending, check the schedule and plot out your day.

On Tuesday, the Food Network is hosting the Sustainable Meat Panel. Moderator Bob Lewis from the Department of Agriculture & Markets will be joined by Ken Jaffe of Slope Farms, Jim Hayes of Sap Bush Hollow Farm, Mary Cleaver of The Green Table and Cleaver Co., Tom Mylan of Meat Hook, and Joe Angello of Angello’s Distributing Company. Together, they will address the growth of the sustainable meat industry.

For more information, check the website, and for a full list of events, click here. Learn more about where your meat comes from and how it makes its way to your table, while enjoying tastes and bites from local purveyors.

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Yvo Sin is the founder and head writer of The Feisty Foodie.

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