Snailblazer Fundraiser

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Enter to win delicious prizes in time for the holidays! Your entire donation supports Slow Food USA's National Resilience Fund.

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The Prizes:

Hour-long mixology lesson for 4 people
Learn from the best! The Cocktail Bandits are two cocktail makers/enthusiasts from Charleston that have built a thriving business on their exploration of cocktail culture around the world and literally wrote the book on Charleston cocktail culture. You'll receive a private hour-long mixology lesson for 4 people on Zoom.

Cooking Class with Kevin Mitchell
Join SC Chef Ambassador Kevin Mitchell for a special heritage dinner class for four people.  The chef will provide recipes, mise en place instructions in advance, and will walk you through the cooking process. The feast will feature meats from Heritage Foods and heirloom Ark of Taste grains from Anson Mills, along with other special surprises which will arrive at your home in advance. This is going to be a truly memorable experience with a master chef and exemplary ingredients!!

Custom Fishing Pole and charter fishing trip with Al Goldberg
Al Goldberg is a nationally recognized premier rod builder and teacher of his craft for over 40 years.  He has written articles on the matter and is an amateur fisherman on the East End of Long Island, out of Montauk. He will work with the winner to design and build a custom rod that is specific for a kind of species, method and geographical area fished.  Once that has been done any specific decorative requirements will be covered such as: thread colors, decorative wraps and personalized inscriptions.

Prize also includes an inshore charter fishing trip with Al during the 2021 fishing season for striped bass and other species out of Montauk, NY.

Expires Sept 30, 2021

Create your own shelf-stable food product with the East End Food Institute
Collaborate with the East End Food Institute team to develop your very own shelf stable food product recipe. The experience includes three, 30-minute collaborative sessions: 1) Idea exploration, 2) Product taste testing, and 3) Final product presentation. During the first session, the winner will meet with East End Food Institute Chef Jay Lippin and Executive Director Kate Fullam to explore ideas and product types. Following this session, East End Food Institute will prepare two product samples for the winner to taste and give feedback at the second session. At the final session, the product will be presented for final tasting and the group will share ideas for further development, including batch scaling, business planning, and branding (or just producing the product for gift-giving!). 
Services must be scheduled at a mutually-convenient time (virtually or in person) from January to March 2021. Prize winners are responsible for ingredients, packaging, and shipping costs. Basic labels are provided, but do not include client branding. In-person sessions take place at East End Food Institute in Southampton, NY. This prize expires on May 1, 2021. East End Food Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support, promote, and advocate for local food and local producers. The organization operates a commercial kitchen in Southampton, NY where their team creates products from local farm produce.

Slow Food Basket from East End of Long Island
Enjoy a boxful of artisanal treats from Long Island, New York. Processed and packaged exclusively for Slow Food East End by The East End Food Institute, Southampton. This box features unique local, heritage ingredients from the Slow Food Ark of Taste like the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin, Jimmy Nardello and African Fish Peppers.
Includes: Spicy Sea Salt, Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, Citrus Pumpkin Butter, Southold Honey and two Slow Food East End Wine Glasses.

Peconic Escargot
Snails are truly a Slow Food. Snail Wrangler Taylor Knapp believes snails are the future of food. He founded Peconic Escargot in 2013 as a chef on the North Fork of Long Island in Cutchogue, NY on a quest to find the perfect snails for escargot. Then he thought, “Why don’t I grow my own? This is your chance to win 4 Dozen Shelled Escargot and Snail Caviar — the true Slow Food. Peconic Escargot is one of two snail producers in the United States. $110 Value

Ark of Taste Honey Flight from Food/ocracy
The perfect gift for chefs and food lovers, this limited edition collection has all 6 honey varietals recognized in the Slow Food Ark of Taste. This exclusive honey flight gives you a chance to enjoy unique and endangered single source honey varietals from around the country and learn about the master beekeepers behind them. Choose the full collection of all 6 varietals or one of our Mini Flights.

Includes: Sourwood (2oz), Tupelo (2oz) and Gallberry (2oz), White Kiawe (3oz), Ohi'a Lehua (3oz) and Guajillo (2oz)

Six pounds of Tepary Beans from Ramona Farms
Selected from the wild species growing in the Sonoran Desert and cultivated for at least a thousand years by the Natives of the Sonoran desert, the Akimel O’odham and Tohono O’odham, who continue to grow them on their reservation lands with summer rainfall in arroyos and limited irrigation along the Gila River, the Tepary bean is believed to be the world’s most drought tolerant bean, and higher in fiber and protein than most other beans with a low glycemic index and superior taste!

Includes: 2 pounds each of black, brown and white Ramona Farms Tepary beans

Hani Honey Duo
Enjoy Chocolate Hani Sauce and Hot Hani, award winning honeys from Martin, St. Lucie, and Palm Beach counties in Florida. Both use local farm grown ingredients and native cacao, as well as their Florida single source honeys, that are made with love. “If we touch one another’s lives, through our actions, common interests, culture, kindness, I believe we can remedy most things. Sharing honey with individuals honored for the incredible work they do, to recognize them, appreciate them, is a pleasure.” – Jennifer Holmes, Hani Honey

Includes: Chocolate Hani Sauce and Hot Hani, 1 lb. each

The Prizes