Friday, July 9, 2010

Local Food auctioned as Fine Works of Art at Sotheby's

Sotheby's New York swaps Braque for Broccoli. "Farm to Table: The Art of Farming", the newest collision of the gourmet  and fine-art worlds, an auction of Edible Heirlooms that will run from September 23 until October 6.

As part of  this year’s Eat Drink Local Week (September 26-October 6, 2010) hosted Edible magazines and GrowNYCSotheby’s will be hosting a special auction of food items and culinary experiences on September 23rd that celebrate the local flavors of New York State called “Farm to Table: The Art of Farming”. The event site explains some of the lots up for sale:
More than 40 farmers from the tri-state area will produce vegetables and offer them for sale at the auction. Also on the block will be food and drink experiences such as summer internships on farms, field trips for school classes, celebrity chef dinners, vegetable futures, farm-to-table dinners, New York wine country getaways, Brooklyn brewmaster tastings, and a barrel of Hudson Manhattan rye whiskey from Tuthilltown Spirits paired with an in-home whiskey tasting for ten people.
Proceeds will benefit two food related programs, The New Farmer Development Project – helping immigrants establish themselves as farmers in the region – and The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm – teaching children about raising food and healthy eating.
Here are some lovely pictures of heirloom vegetables, fruits and other tasty compositions.

Photo courtesy of LA Times

Photo courtesy of Nowness

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