“Sotheby’s heirloom veggie auction”

The exclusivity of Sotheby’s Auction House items is well known. They auction the rarest and best items from current history to antiquity. Everything from jewels to rare pieces of china and furniture to “The Tales of Beedle the Bard ” is a collection of wizarding fairy-tales of special significance manuscript within “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. ”, but now they have green revolution in the making!

The benefit, titled “The Art of Farming,” is the first of its kind by Sotheby’s and is being held in the auction house’s Manhattan showroom, the auction is part of a Sotheby’s benefit featuring vintage varieties of heirloom vegetables.

Turkish Orange Eggplant

Sotheby’s will be auctioning a crate of heirloom vegetables. Not your average heirloom of course, but the crate  will include Turkish Orange Eggplant, Lady Godiva Squash and Pink Banana Pumpkin.

Lady Godiva Squash

The asking price: $1,000 a crate.Pink banana squash
Sotheby’s benefit auction on September 23, 2010 will featuring heirloom vintage varieties of vegetables the taste, color, freshness and uniqueness cannot be duplicated in commercial vegetables sold in the local grocery stores today.


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