Attention loyal Locavore fans! Here’s a great alternative to sitting around watching men in padded pants toss a weirdly-shaped ball around. How about spending Sunday, September 23rd at the New York Botanical Gardens? They’ve kindly given me two tickets to the Edible Garden Festival. What’s the Edible Garden Festival? It’s a celebration of the edible gardens they’ve been cultivating for the past six months (think Michelle Obama’s White House Garden, but closer). Your day — “a delectable day of culinary activities” — includes exploration of Mario Batali’s kitchen garden, cooking demos, recipes, food sampling, a cooking demo by Mario himself and an all-access pass to the NY Botanical Garden. While I can’t guarantee the weather, I’m sure you’ll have a great time and eat well!
So how do you win these tickets? I will pick the reader who posts the best comment about: how much they love the Accidental Locavore, the NY Botanical Gardens, football, Mario Batali, or why you want to go. Bonus points will be given for liking the Accidental Locavore on Facebook, or following on Twitter (but you probably do that already). Comments must be posted by 10:00 EDT on Wednesday, September 19th and the winner will be picked and notified then. Enjoy!
I love the NY Botanical Garden… It’s the only place in New York City where I can feel relaxed. I also just started my little herb garden, it would be great to see Mario Batali cook. Would be such an inspiration! (P.S. Following you on Twitter)
What a great opportunity! This sounds like a fantastic event and while I don’t live in NY, my sister and brother-in-law do and I know this would be something right up their alley. We come from a foodie family so whenever i go to visit her, we’re always trying delicious new places, we’ve actually tried a few of Mario Batali’s restaurants and naturally, they did not disappoint. Since they have always been the most hospitable hosts, I would love to give back to them, and I think these tickets would be just perfect.
I do also love Accidental Locavore because after moving to San Francisco 3 years ago, I too became very focused on the local movement. I love seeing your recipes for what’s in season, especially when I receive my CSA goodies once every two weeks. I also really appreciate the diversity within your blog posts, I like how you touch on a variety of topics within the food world. So thanks 🙂