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Civil Eats is a daily news & commentary source for critical thought about the American food system.
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    A personalized thank you postcard from the editors of Civil Eats, and your name listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A Civil Eats sticker featuring our logo, a personalized thank you postcard from the editors of Civil Eats, and your name listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A copy of The CAFO Reader by Dan Imhoff. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A copy of Diet for a Hot Planet by Anna Lappé. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    Civil Eats tote bag featuring our logo, and your name listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    One Local Food Wheel for either San Francisco, Southern California or the Upper Mid-West (please specify). Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A copy of Eat Good Food: A Grocer's Guide to Shopping, Cooking & Creating Community Through Food, by Sam Morgannam and Dabney Gough. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A three month's supply of Organic Valley products, good for 2014. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    Civil Eats apron featuring our logo, and your name listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    Civil Eats BPA-free water bottle with our logo, and your name listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    Dinner with Raj Patel and the editors of Civil Eats at Piccino restaurant in San Francisco. Limited to two people. Travel not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    Samin Nosrat -- author of the forthcoming book Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and Michael Pollan's cooking teacher, who is featured in his book, Cooked -- will come to your home and teach a cooking lesson for up to four people, and then will sit down to dinner for eight. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and her travel beyond that is not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A truffle dinner for four at The Bazaar in Los Angeles, California, generously donated by Chef José Andrés. Travel not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A loaf of gluten free bread from BreadSRSLY in San Francisco shipped to your home anywhere in the US. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A trial of a CSA-style subscription service for local, sustainable seafood by Fair Share Community Supported Fisheries. Delivery of enough seafood to feed 2-3 people. Typically 1lb of fillet, but could also be a few pounds of mussels or sardines. Limited to San Francisco and East Bay only. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    Have lunch with food movement leader and Civil Eats writer Andy Fisher at a famous Portland food cart. Travel not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A tasting and lunch for two at Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes, CA. Travel not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A gift from our supporter Good Eggs toward their products, worth $20. San Francisco Bay Area only. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A subscription to an Edible Magazine of your choice. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A copy of Barry Estabrook's bestselling book Tomatoland. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A copy of Farm Together Now by Amy Franceschini, Daniel Tucker and Anne Hamersky. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A copy of Michael Pollan's latest book, Cooked, as an audio book on CD. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A collection of seeds from the Hudson Valley Seed Library in upstate NY, and your name listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A three month supply of yogurt from Stonyfield. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    Personal chocolate class with Dr. Carla D. Martin, Harvard College Fellow. Inspired by her popular undergraduate course, "Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food," this 1.5 hour class will introduce the sociohistorical legacy of chocolate and the global and ethical issues connected to the production of one of America’s favorite treats. Guided chocolate tasting will be woven throughout. Via Skype or in person (in Cambridge, MA) for a group of up to 10 people. Travel not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A 2-hour private vegetarian cooking class with Civil Eats writer Kim O'Donnel, formerly of the Washington Post and USA Today, in the home of the recipient. Within 30-mile radius of Seattle only. Max 3 students. You will also receive one copy of her cookbook, Meat Lover's Meatless Celebrations. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    Dinner for two at Gather restaurant in Berkeley, California for a bill totaling no more than $150. Travel not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A ticket to the Edible Communities gathering in Manhattan on May 10 & 11, 2014. Travel not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    Three months worth of Straus Family Creamery ice cream (equivalent to one pint per week). Good throughout 2014. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A whole case of frozen ground beef (24 x 1 pound packages) from Mindful Meats. Cows are born and raised in west Marin and Sonoma counties. Pasture raised, CCOF certified organic, and non-GMO project verified. This reward is for Bay Area recipients only. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    One hour of media consulting with a member of the Civil Eats team -- Naomi Starkman, Paula Crossfield, or Haven Bourque. We specialize in social media, media training and media strategy. On the phone or in person, does not include travel. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    Dinner for four at Penrose, the latest restaurant by restauranteur Charlie Hallowell, opening in November in Oakland, California. The menu will feature local, organic and seasonal meats and vegetables grilled on an open hearth, as well as oysters and seafood crudos and flatbreads. Travel not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    Signed copies of: Michael Pollan's latest book Cooked, Raj Patel's book The Value of Nothing, and Anna Lappé's book Diet for a Hot Planet. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    Edible Excursions tour for two of the Oakland food scene with Civil Eats reporter Sarah Henry. Travel not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A tour for up to four people of Alemany Farm in San Francisco, CA, given by Civil Eats reporter and farmer Jason Mark. Travel not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    Dinner for 4 at the Edible Communities test kitchen and garden cooked by co-founders Tracey Ryder and Carole Topalian with wood-fired treats from Full of Life Flatbread and local Santa Barbara County wines, in Los Alamos, CA. Travel not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    Deborah Madison, founding chef of Greens restaurant and cookbook author, will cook a meal for 4 people in her home in beautiful Galisteo, New Mexico. It could feature Churro lamb from her rancher neighbor or be a vegetarian meal, as desired. Dates can be arranged according to everyone's needs and travels. Madison's most recent book is "Vegetable Literacy: Twelve Plant Families in Our Kitchens." Travel not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    Dinner with Anne Lappé and the editors of Civil Eats at Pizzaiolo restaurant in Oakland, CA. Limited to two people. Travel not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A dinner at Verbena Restaurant in San Francisco, a new restaurant opening this fall from creators of Gather restaurant in Berkeley, with the owner and former director of Slow Money, Ari Derfel, and the editors of Civil Eats. Limited to two people. Travel not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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    A dinner at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California with Michael Pollan, Naomi Starkman and Paula Crossfield. Limited to two people. Travel not included. Your name will also be listed as a supporter on CivilEats.com.

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