Finley farm bounty

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Over $1,339 in prizes. Farmer features from America’s vast landscape of sustainable champions who are doing incredible things to make this earth a better place. Farm-to-table eats from our nation’s most inspired chefs. It’s that time of year again. And we think it deserves a two-week — down and dirty — online party. If we could fit you all in our living room, we would. Welcome to Earth Day 2012!

We are so excited to be celebrating America’s sustainable farmers this year! We see these changemakers for all the good they are doing, and we want you to see them too. Up close and personal. Sustainable, organic farming is happening all around us, in major cities and communities. Perhaps even in your own yard! It’s essential to our economy, our health and the health of our land. That’s why Organic Authority is celebrating America’s sustainable farmers with a signature online event this Earth Day. We love them so much, in fact, the party lasts nearly two weeks. The fun begins Monday April 16th and runs through April 28th, and we guarantee you want in on this!  

Over the 13-days, we’ll interview and feature farmers from across the nation, and chefs who cook their own farm-to-table eats. And to celebrate our devoted readers and fans (and foodies, no doubt), we’re giving away over $1,339 in prizes! To enter for your chance to win one of these exciting prizes all you have to do is sign up for the Organic Authority newsletter. To join the party, post a photo on our Facebook page (or tag us in it), or post it to Twitter with the hashtag #OAEarthDay doing one of the following:

1. Shopping at your favorite local farmers market

2. Posing with your favorite farmer

3. Eating your favorite locally sourced food – this could be at a restaurant, at home, at the market or wherever you enjoy eating fresh, seasonal and local eats!

Or, in lieu of a photo, you can submit a link with a shout out to your favorite local farmer’s website to enter. Each submission is automatically entered and a winner will be selected at random.

We’ll be doing reader roundups of our favorite photos, so yours might appear in an Organic Authority article (please read terms for posting below). 

Sign up for the Organic Authority newsletter now, because you’re going to want to for these gifts:

KitchenAid mixer

This KitchenAid 7-qt. Bowl-Lift Residential Stand Mixer, which we like to affectionately call The Red Goddess, is the company’s quietest and most powerful mixer ever, with a full range of high performance commercial features for fast, efficient mixing and quality results. The gorgeous candy apple red paint finish just makes you want to pet it! This beautiful machine has an MSRP $649.99. Have you signed up for the newsletter yet?

Love Local Bag

Whole Foods Market will be giving one winner $100 worth of local, seasonal produce, honey, sauces, beverages, baked goods and body care items. Also included will be a personal note from one of Whole Foods Market local foragers, who are solely devoted to seeking out the very best of locally grown and produced products. [*The winner of the Love Local Gift Bag must live in the Southern Pacific region of Southern California (Santa Barbara south to San Diego), Hawaii, Arizona or Las Vegas. Since Whole Foods Market sources products local to where their stores are located, the actual items in the gift basket will vary based on the winner’s geographical location.

Earth Balance

Earth Balance, the leading manufacturer of nondairy buttery spreads, shortening, nut butters and mayos will offer $200 worth of goodies including a one-year supply of products, an eco-friendly bamboo cutting board and an organic cotton t-shirt and sweatshirt.

Organic Authority will also be giving away three book collections, a total value of over $390. Titles include: A Chicken in Every Yard, the Urban Farm Store’s guide to Chicken Keeping, by Robert & Hannah Litt, The Farmers Market Cookbook, The Earthbound Cook: 250 Recipes for Delicious Food and a Healthy Planet, by Myra Goodman, The Locavore Way, Discover and Enjoy the Pleasures of Locally Grown Food, by Amy Cotler and many more.

The series of events will wrap up with a live interactive cooking demo hosted by Organic Authority’s publisher and editor-in-chief, chef Laura Klein via Organic Authority’s UStream page. The demo will also feature an interview with local Whole Foods Market forager, Kimberly Albright. Viewers will cook a seasonal dish along with Klein and be able to chat with her and Kimberly throughout the entire lesson, turning this unique virtual experience into a delicious edible one.

forager

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for the newsletter now and be entered to win over $1,339 in prizes. What’s the worst that can happen? You might win a Whole Foods Market Love Local Gift Bag ($100 value) or KitchenAid Mixer ($649 value), a collection of earth inspired books ($390 value) or $200 in products from Earth Balance. Join the party now!

To join the party, snap a photo, post it to Organic Authority’s Facebook page (or tag Organic Authority), or Twitter with the #OAEarthDay tag. Your post just might end up in one of our reader roundups! 

The fine print: Giveaway Rules and Photo Release

Read the complete Giveaway Rules

Photo Release: To post a photo and participate in Organic Authority’s Earth Day event, you must own all copyrights to the photo. By posting a photo and participating in Organic Authority’s 2012 Earth Day event, you understand you are giving Organic Authority, LLC permission to reprint your photo and use your name in OrganicAuthority.com content. 

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