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Give It Away

April 26, 2010

I wish I were a gardener.  I wish I wanted to garden.  It seems like a great idea.  It sounds like a lot of work, but nothing unmanageable.  And maybe someday I will.  Until that day, I’ll be happy with subscribing to a regional CSA, and look forward to the abundance of the harvest without getting my hands dirty or fretting over seeds and seedlings.

Which brings me to my current problem.

I’m sitting on a few things that I imagine people might want.  And some of those things are certified organic seeds for bell peppers and beefsteak tomatoes.  Now, the packets say these are toolkits, and suggest I can, “Plant, add water, & watch ‘em grow!”  Luckily, I know that it is not that easy, so I’m not even going to try.  Instead I’m going to give them to you.

There are a few other things to give away too.

All of this came from a package that was sent to me by Chipotle recently.  We have a nice relationship.  I love them and they love me back.  But in all honesty, if there were more restaurants around here that offered food made with equally high quality ingredients Chipotle wouldn’t be receiving nearly so much of my attention.

So let me tell you what they sent:
3 packets of organic bell pepper seeds.
3 packets of organic beefsteak tomato seeds.
2 cards each good for one free entrée at Chipotle.
1 organic cotton apron with some Chipotle graphics.

And it’s yours until it runs out.  First people to comment win.  Just let me know what you want.  There are only three small important details.

1) If you want the seeds, I’m grouping them in packs of two.  So you’ll get peppers and tomatoes.  And it’s not a requirement, but if the seeds work, it would certainly be lovely to receive a pepper or tomato from your efforts.  I promise not to judge your work.

2) I’m only giving away one of the gift cards, and you will have to use it with me.  Previous winners of “Dining with the Profussor” are ineligible (not because you weren’t charming dinner guests, you were).  I’m sure you understand.  And ideally I would like to take someone who has never been to a Chipotle before, perhaps even someone who thinks they prefer Moe’s or Bombers.  It should make for a spirited evening.

3) If nobody wants the apron, I may be forced to do something with it that may cause a stink.  So I do hope, one of you takes it.  Did I mention it was made of organic cotton?  It’s important because cotton is one of the most heavily GMO crops in America.

If nobody wants it, I may have to send it to Nancy Dianni as a friendly reminder of how her world is going to change in a few short months.  No good can come of that.

So.

Ready.  Set.  Go.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. AddiesDad permalink
    April 26, 2010 8:39 am

    I’d love some of the seeds, Dan.

  2. AddiesDad permalink
    April 26, 2010 8:41 am

    I’d love some of the seeds, Dan!

  3. April 26, 2010 9:31 am

    Wow, I’m honored to be so specifically excluded :)

    • Sarah M. permalink
      April 26, 2010 10:19 am

      I know, right? Maybe we should just go and spy on them anyway.

      • April 26, 2010 10:29 am

        I’m in – FUSSYlittleSTALKERS is launched!

  4. StanfordSteph permalink
    April 26, 2010 9:34 am

    I’d love the dining card, although I have been to Chipotle before, so that may exclude me. However, we could once again debate the abomination of lettuce in a burrito.

    Barring that, I’d love the apron.

  5. RealFoodMom permalink
    April 26, 2010 9:34 am

    We are big apron-wearers at our house; I’d be happy to have the Chipotle organic cotton apron. Please spare Nancy Dianni the “friendly reminder;” she probably feels chastised enough by the comments generated by her not-well-thought-out remarks and the Cafe’s Yelp reviews. Even though Peaches Cafe is not perfect, I sincerely like the place, and my kids love going there and always consider it a treat. I wish them well in competing and thriving in Stuyvesant Plaza.

  6. Lisa permalink
    April 26, 2010 9:35 am

    I would love some of the seeds. The apron would come in handy when I make sauce and salsa from the bounty the seeds will produce.
    Great blog, by the way.

  7. April 26, 2010 9:38 am

    gift card so i can go and complain about bro’s

  8. Crystal permalink
    April 26, 2010 9:38 am

    I would take the apron or some seeds. I’ve been to Chipotle a few times and really like there style.

  9. Chris permalink
    April 26, 2010 9:54 am

    I’ll take the free entree card – WooHoo!

  10. Ewan permalink
    April 26, 2010 9:56 am

    Seeds would be great (I think pepper for preference, but not stressed); dining with the Profussor would I think be much fun; but we’re not apron wearers. [When feeling pompous I wear my chef’s jacket, but that’s not often!]

    And a propos another recent thread, Mahar’s continues to treat me and my guests well. But I think you should tell everyone terrible things so it gets slightly less crowded :).

  11. April 26, 2010 1:27 pm

    Well, I wasn’t anticipating the launch of a new kind of fan club. But I’ll take what I can get.

    And to the victors go the spoils:
    Addie’s Dad, Lisa and Crystal will be getting the seeds.
    Stanford Steph will be getting the apron.
    bk got the gift card by a hair.

    I’ll be in touch shortly to get your mailing addresses, and to set a date with bk. The time and location mind you, will be a closely guarded secret. We’ll see just how good the FUSSYlittleSTALKERS are at their craft.

  12. April 26, 2010 2:08 pm

    Did I ever mention that at some far gone point in my varied past, I used to work at Peaches and Cream? Would I ever, ever eat at that joint. No, absolutely not. I am glad that the Chipotle’s is going to annoy the owner, couldn’t have happened to a nicer lady. BTW, as you said, it is her own fault that she doesn’t attract much business. That location would be a goldmine for an even passably good casual restaurant.

  13. April 29, 2010 7:24 pm

    Mr. Dave, Profussor – I lurve you guys. Haha, you guys are so good at what you do.

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