The Art of Farming
September 10, 2010
I’ve got four $250 tickets to the Art of Farming cocktail party at Sotheby’s in New York on September 23 to give away. For information on the first Tri-State Heirloom Vegetable auction, go to artoffarming.org.
This first-of-its-kind event will celebrate edible heirlooms and the art involved in their creation. The novel concept provides a unique platform for local farmers, purveyors, celebrity chefs, food industry experts and high-profile New Yorkers to join together for a shared interest in the vitality of the Greenmarket and raise important funds for the GrowNYC New Farmer Development Project and The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm. The event is supported by leaders and visionaries in the sustainable food and farming movement, including Eric Ripert,Martha Stewart, Bette Midler, Dan Barber, Liz Neumark, and others.
If you want a ticket, leave a comment on this blog. One week from today I’ll put all the names in a hat and randomly select four people who will receive the tickets. It’s going to be a great event. Good luck!
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Every season I eagerly anticipate late August for the harvest of heirloom tomatoes that arrive at the Union Square Farmer’s Market. I would love to go to The Art of Farming event at Sotheby’s! Thanks!
Would love to attend The Art of Farming event at Sothebys!
love your blog..
would really like to go to event!
This sounds amazing – what a great opportunity!
It sounds like an incredible opportunity. I would love to attend if I get the ticket.
Well I can’t resist this one. Throw my name in!
I love your blog.
Would love to go to the vegetable auction!
You and your writing have inspired me to pursue my love of food and cooking. Thank you for sharing.
Ruth – I love your blog and would love to go to this event!
Fantastic idea. I would be beyond delighted to attend.
I grow heirloom shallots that my great-great-grandmother used to grow. I love the connection that it gives me to the past. Would love tkts!
Fingers & corners crossed on my entry! Thanks for the opportunity!
Great idea–and a delicious way to educate! I’d love to attend.
This grad student in food culture would love to attend this event! Ruth thank you for your continued inspiration!
This summer I have been sorely missing my Granny’s heirloom tomatoes from Northern Ontario. I would love a ticket with all of my heart!
Here’s hoping you’ll pull a Jacque out of that hat.
This is such a great and important event. I wold love the chance to attend! Thanks!
Sounds like fun!
Sounds delicious – have enjoyed this summer’s heirloom carrots.
Sounds like an amazingly positive event to try and not only get more press for the farm to table movement, but also to support the cause of Grow NYC and The Sylvia Center (which I’ve never heard of… but will now definitely be keeping in mind for volunteer purposes.) The farm to table seed, if not planted into the minds of our youth, will fall apart if we don’t start to educate, and fill the next generation with a budding knowledge of being more conscious about food in the growing, cooking, eating, nurturing sense 🙂
I would LOVE to go!
Hi, thanks for the opportunity!
We are growing tomatoes as well as other vegetables in our garden for the second year now. Lots more to learn and hopefully to eat too.
Please add my name to the hat.
Sounds like a delightful event– I’d love to go!
… i would love to come … thanks … just have a big pot of tomato soup on the stove … roasted them in the oven first and they are almost ready to go through the food mill … yumm …
Must. Win. Contest.
Ruth – I would love to go! I’ve been watching this event for a while and it looks amazing.
Hi Ruth- I know selection is random, but I would looove to go as I have dedicated my career to teaching about the virtues of local produce. I would sure learn great new info to pass on at my demos from this event! Thanks for being generous and giving away the tix! -Karen
Hi Ruth – Throw my name in the hat, please! Would love the chance to go. Cheers!
Ruth! My favorite person to followe on twitter. . .would love to go. Hope I get picked!
I’d love to win/go! Thanks so much.
Can’t wait to go
i’d love to go!!
Pick me! Pick me!
please, ruth! i’d love to attend.
I’ll bring you a fresh picked olive and an olive branch from my Maryland grove
I would love to surprise my mom and take her to this incredible event…thanks for the chance to win..what a great idea….
Would love to go with my husband, as we just took up heirloom gardening two years ago. It’s amazing to grow our own food and share with others. We most look forward to feeding our own children one day the food that we have grown.
Love to go!
I am very excited about this event. Would love to go!
Oh Ruth !! This sounds like an event not to be missed and I hope that the only reason you cannot attend is due to your writing retreat in N.H. !
Please put my name in the hat – you are toooooo generous !
I live in new york! you are our bookclub book this month! (granted we’re a foodie book club…) BUT! pick me pick me pick me please, this would be so much more interesting than my grad classes.
When you come to Princeton to speak maybe you can come to my restaurant….no review~
hope I get to meet you first!
Hi Ruth – what a lovely way to find your site….I’m an instant fan. I would love to attend the event and write about it on my lifestlyle blog, Nest by Tamara. This sounds like an amazing accomplishment for the farming industry to be in the auction houses and truly given the attention and respect the industry deserves as pure art form! I spend a lot of time in the east end of Long Island and love the local produce still farmed in the area – I wrote about it last summer http://nestnestnest.blogspot.com Looking forward to reading more and following you here best, Tamara Matthews-Stephenson
First, thank you for signing the statement in support of Israeli actors refusing to legitimize the Israeli Occupation by performing in illegal settlements! This is so important, and so good of you to express your opinion on the subject – especially here in New York.
This event sounds terrific, and we’d love to participate – just two of us, not the whole group… 🙂
Thank you for both,
The IOA Team
Israeli Occupation Archive
Ruth, sounds great. Takes me back a few years to when I was an obsessed vegetable gardener, starting tomato seedlings in my basement in February. By mid July, I was harvesting from some 40+ tomato plants for our family of two (could never bear to throw a seedling out), and prepping batches to freeze that lasted until the following Spring. Now garden-less and back in the city, my passion for locally grown remains – and my love of all things food related. It’s events like this, and wonderful books like yours, that keep me connected to the dirt.
I’m originally from a farming community in Western Kansas and I’ve recently been reading books and educating myself about the food we eat with books such as “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”. I also just read “Garlic and Sapphires” as well as your other books. Being a waiter in DC at a restaurant (Ris, http://www.risdc.com) that has a strong focus on fresh and local produce, all of my worlds seem to be colliding. Your humor and perspective is much appreciated.
Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to attend the Sotheby’s Event!
It’s about time we had an event to celebrate our local foods.
Crossing my fingers you pick my name! 🙂
Hello, my name is Or and I’m 23 from Israel. I read Tender at the Bone (and Garlic and Sapphires, which was traslated to Hebrew as you probably know). I want to write you a more personal message but I’m a little embarrassed about it being in the blog’s comments. Do you have a mail box or a message box or anything else? My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
I know it sounds a little silly (and I’m sorry it’s unrelated to the current post) but I’ll be really glad if you’ll answer me. Thanks anyway.
I have actively participated in my local farmers mreket in Central Virginia I love the idea of the use of heirloom seeds . I want to go to this event
Sounds like an awesome event – would love an opportunity to get there. Keeping my fingers crossed for the ticket pick!
Would love to throw my hat in the ring for a ticket. Thanks!
Would love to go so please pick ME!
Must. Go. Now. 🙂
Oh, how I live for this time of year just for the heirlooms! Loved all your books, Ruth. Thank you!
Your books have had such a profound effect on me in my twenties!
As a writer, artist and someone who spent thier childhood cooking and finding peace in the kitchen- you made me feel ok at times when I couldnt.
Always wanted to write you, but wasnt sure of the words. Anyway,
Best wishes and many thanks to you for all you have written! Hope fall is soft and gentle and filled with beauty for you
Foodie broke college student, who would love the taste of the food life…Please pick me !!!!
Sounds wonderful– would love to attend! Am hereby expressing my interest in attending the event.
would love to attend!
What an amazing sounding event! I would love to go – I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the random number generator loves me back!
As a food blogger at http://www.MyLifeRunsOnFood.com, this is an event that will enrich my culinary love.
This sounds so yummy. I’d love to go but even I don’t win (which I won’t) still glad this event is happening!
Would love to attend. Could live on heirlooms alone.
cool! love veggies and cocktail parties!
Would love to go!
Check out my food blog, Four Tines and a Napkin, at http://www.four-tines.com!
I’m currently in culinary school, and my husband and I would love to have a small-scale farm someday (mostly for our personal use). I would love to attend the event! 🙂
I adore heirloom tomatoes, something about food that is differently colored than usual always makes them taste better.
Looks like an amazing event! For some great causes!
I would be so honored if I ever had the opportunity to attend such a wonderful event. Best of luck to all of us!
Would love to win ticket!
a reason for me to fly from San Francisco to NY 🙂 Sotheby’s
It would make my day (my week, my month, my year!) if I were to win these tickets. My fingers are crossed!
this sounds lovely! please put my name in the hat 🙂
Yum! I never win these things (ever) but what the heck.
this would be an amazing event to attend!
I have always been inspired by your example
I would love the chance to learn more
Hello, I am currently reading your book “Garlic and Sapphires”. I’m wondering if the restaurants mentioned are just as good today, as they were when you first reviewed them. I’m working my way through the recipes; this weekend it’s the easy cheesecake!
please put my name in the hat 🙂 (i’m ian’s favorite cousin)
This is exciting! Please throw my name in as well.