Sotheby’s New York hosts second annual evening honoring the Art of Farming

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NEW YORK, NY.- On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, Sotheby’s Auction House will host the second annual Art of Farming event to celebrate edible heirlooms and the art involved in their creation. Just in time for the fall harvest, this special evening provides a unique platform for local farmers, purveyors, celebrity chefs, and philanthropists to join together to support local agriculture and sustainable food practices for all New Yorkers. The highlight of the night will be a live auction of ten crates of delicious heirloom vegetables as well as incredible food and drink experiences led by a Sotheby’s auctioneer. All proceeds from the event will benefit GrowNYC and The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm. “We are thrilled to host The Art of Farming at Sotheby’s again this year,” says Amy Todd Middleton, SVP Director of Worldwide Marketing for Sotheby’s. “Sustainable farming and preservation of heirloom varietals are a true art form.