Edible Austin’s Eat Local Week benefitting Urban Roots, kicks off this Saturday, beginning at the SFC Farmer’s Market at Republic Square and the East Austin Urban Farm bike tour. At every event for the next week, including the Farmer’s Markets downtown and at the Triangle, there will be opportunities to purchase raffle tickets. I bought 5 yesterday. The prizes are as follows:
Grand Prize – Value $1000 – Central Market private hands-on cooking class for 8 taught by Chef Christina Lee, winner of the 2010 Chefs Under Fire Competition. Create a 5 course meal complete with wine pairings.
First Prize – Value $685 – A 2011 Urban Roots CSA Share. 17 weeks of fresh, organic produce grown by local Austin youth. Winner must commit to picking up their produce from the Saturday or Wednesday SFC Farmer’s Market or from Urban Roots farm.
Second Prize – Value $500 – A weekend stay in San Antonio at the new boutique Hotel Havana. One of the newest hotels to open along the San Antonio Riverwalk. Stay includes breakfast.
Third Prize-Value $150-A give certificate for a free month of Greenlings “local box” delivered to your home.
Fourth Prize – Value $65 – An Earthbox from Austin Urban Gardens. Perfect for balconies and patios, the Earthbox is maintenance free and more than doubles the yield of a conventional garden.
Tickets are 1 for $5.00 or 5 for $20. Great prizes for a great cause.