Tuesday, August 26, 2014

#FarmFreshOatmeal Giveaway!

It's happening slowly, but more and more of you are joining me in eating #FarmFreshOatmeal!

In case you missed it, I'm challenging my readers to buy something--anything--from their local farmers' market (or from their own garden) and use it in their morning oats!

Now, the response to this was slow, and I expected that. I am not even slightly discouraged. That slow response is, in fact, the whole reason why I feel this challenge is necessary. We are not utilizing these markets enough. We are relying too heavily on corporations and cookie-cutter supermarkets.

Last weekend, I was at the Union Square Green Market to buy produce for the recipe I intended to make that evening: ratatouille. I purchased locally-grown eggplant, two tomatoes, leeks, a bell pepper, a banana pepper, two zucchinis FOR UNDER TEN DOLLARS. That would have cost me double at Whole Foods.

Here are some more ways that my readers are enjoying #FarmFreshOatmeal!

Now, as promised in the title of this post, I am hosting a giveaway!

What do you win?
I have mentioned Beth's Farm Kitchen numerous times on the blog. This little jam company has a booth at the Union Square Green Market and sells jams, syrups, preserves, pickles, condiments, chutneys, and more. I adore them. The winner of the giveaway will win:

  • 1 16 oz. jar of Beth's Farm Kitchen Chunky Applesauce

This can be used to make my Applesauce Oatmeal (or the overnight version).

  • 1 8 oz. jar of Beth's Farm Kitchen Sour Cherry Jam

Use it to make Black Forest PB&J Oatmeal! [This is not the same cherry jam I used in my recipes that feature cherry jam, but it will be from now on. The "sour cherry" feature is much more flavorful and reminiscent of actual cherries. I find that most cherry jams just taste like fruity sugar. ;)]

How do you win? 
Complete the challenge by uploading your oatmeal picture to Instagram, specifying what came from the farmers' market (or a garden), and including the hashtag #FarmFreshOatmeal. The 50th post (with the #FarmFreshOatmeal hashtag) will win both items.

Yep. 50. That's a lot to ask for, but I never settle. My cutoff date is September 12th. What will happen if we don't reach 50 by September 12th? They become official property of the Oatmeal Artist kitchen. Mwahahaha. ^_^

Happy shopping. :) Go, go, go! Time is of the essence!

"The Fine Print"
1. This is open to EVERYONE, including international readers.
2. This contest is on Instagram only. Entries on Twitter and Facebook (although appreciated) will not be included in the contest. Sorry!

**You can also find hundreds of other oatmeal recipes (as well as tons of other meatless recipes) on my Pinterest account!  You can also like The Oatmeal Artist on Facebook. Thanks!


  1. I'm not on Instagram so I won't be entering, but just so you know I had Farm Fresh Raspberry Lemonade Overnight Oatmeal today. Actually the raspberries didn't exactly come from a farmer's market...Last weekend my husband and I were walking to this cornfield open-air hotel in rural Switzerland (which is a whole other story) and we passed by a house that had a little stand in the yard with some fresh produce. While prices were marked, there was no one manning the stand, just a box with a slot. We duly inserted our five franc coin and left with some delicious raspberries!

  2. I also do not have Instagram, but I have put every fresh fruit possible into my morning oatmeal. This morning, I had orange cream overnight oats.

    Lauren, you have inspired me to try many different styles of oatmeal, but I have to notice that you have no oatmeal cookie recipes. Knowing your love of peanut butter, I think you might like this one http://kats9lifes.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/oats-and-outfits-friday-peanut-pleasures/ .


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