RIPE – A Farm to Table Dinner Benefiting Heirloom

eNewsBanner_091714_Photo-1-834x399Please join us for our First Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner!

Presented in conjunction with Edible Baja Arizona and Zona 78, RIPE will be held September 17 and 18 at Zona 78 on River Road from 5pm to 10pm.

RIPE will feature chef Kevin Fink’s exquisite plates paired with local wines and spirits, and pastry chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph’s mouthwatering desserts. The freshly harvested ingredients will be sourced from Tucson area farms selling at Heirloom Farmers Markets. Tapas-sized dishes will be offered for $10-$18, and a five-course meal for $60. Download menu here.

The event will also feature a robust silent auction with a full spectrum of items for bidding. Net proceeds from the dinner and auction will directly benefit Heirloom Farmers Markets infrastructure development and education and outreach programs.

Heirloom Farmers Markets’ ability to expand our programming excellence is due in large part to the generosity of our supporters. We are a newly minted 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been serving the greater Tucson area for over a decade. Our mission is to connect, educate, and empower our community to create a vibrant food system that supports local food producers and proprietors.

Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you at RIPE!

For table reservations, contact Zona 78 at (520) 888-7878.


Auction Ends September 24, 2014 End of Day

Pearl Necklace and Earrings from Laurie & Lisa Designs — Valued at $1,000

Private Gluten Free Cooking Class for 6 (Includes Sit Down Meal) from Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro — Valued at $300

Three $25 Gift Certificates, Private Cooking Class for 6 with Chef Ken Foy from Dante’s Fire — Valued at $275

Round of Golf for 4 People at Omni Tucson — Valued at $270

Two Rounds of Golf (Includes Golf Fees) at Arizona National Golf Course — Valued at $250

Maya Tea Basket (Tea & Teaware) and Private Tea Tasting for 6 Hosted by Manish Shah (Owner of Maya Tea)at Prep & Pastry from Maya Tea Company — Valued at $200

Private 1 Hour Guided Tour led by Naturalist Eric Dhruv of Tucson 12’s Desert Living — Valued at $200

Wine Dinner for 4 at Zona 78 River Road — Valued at $180

Multi-Jewel Tone Down Accent Pillow from Sunset Interiors — Valued at $180

Overnight Accommodations for 2 at Letson Loft Hotel in Bisbee — Valued at $175

Golf for 2 at the Tubac Golf Resort — Valued at $150

Box of Flor de las Antillas Toro Cigars (#1 Cigar of the Year 2012) from Anthony’s Cigar Emporium — Valued at $150

1 Hour Professional Interior Design Consultation in Home or Office from Cynthia O’Rourke Sands, ASID of Skyline Design Studio — Valued at $125

Overnight Accommodations for 2 at Copper City Inn in Bisbee, AZ — Valued at $125

$50 Gift Certificate to Proper, Plus, 2 Tickets to a Rialto Show — Valued at $120

Two $50 Gift Certificates to The Coronet Cafe — Valued at $100

$100 Gift Certificate to use for Lodging or Dining at Hacienda Del Sol — Valued at $100

Specialty Facial from Robert Markley Salon Spa — Valued at $100

Hardwood Cutting Board with Handles from Contents Interiors — Valued at $100

$75 Gift Certificate to Cafe Roka — Valued at$75

Tucson Originals Gift Basket including $50 worth of Gift Certificates — Valued at $70

Everest Hydroflask, Sonoran Desert Food Plants & Columbia Bora Bora Booney from Summit Hut — Valued at $56

Private Beer Tasting with Owner, Includes T-Shirts and Glassware from Beast Brewing Company — Valued at $50

$50 Gift Certificate to the Food Conspiracy Co-op — Valued at $50

$50 Dining Gift Card from Frankies South Philly Cheese Steaks — Valued at $50

Mama’s Hawaiian BBQ Gift Basket including a $25 Gift Card — Valued at $50

Humming Bird Feeder from Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop — Valued at $30

Gift Box of Handmade Body Products from Dragnass Soap — Valued at $25