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Urban Roots serving farm-fresh Community Lunch under guidance of superstar chefs

Urban Roots serving farm-fresh Community Lunch under guidance of superstar chefs

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Paul and Chef Ethan preparing the meal for the Urban Roots Lunch. Photo courtesy of Urban Roots
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Serving their dishes. Courtesy of Urban Roots ATX
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Urban Roots Farm, a community-oriented organization focused on teaching kids healthy habits through sustainable agriculture, will spend the summer serving seasonal, freshly prepared meals to the public under the guidance of several superstar chefs.  

Friday, June 22, Rene Ortiz of La Condesa will team up with the Urban Roots youth Farm Interns to prepare a refreshing multi-course lunch on farm grounds as a part of the 2012 Community Lunch series.  

Urban Roots offers 24 first-year farm internships to Austin-area teens ages 14 - 17 to work on the 3.5 acre sustainable farm in East Austin. These ambitious kids will spend Friday morning in the kitchen, prepping and cooking with Ortiz's expert instruction. 

Another well-known Austinite and champion of African-American culinary arts, Toni Tipton-Martin, will attend as Friday's the guest of honor. 

If you can't make Friday's Community Lunch, two chances remain to dig into freshness: June 29 will feature Jam Sanitchat of Thai Fresh, while July 6 brings Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine to the Urban Roots Farm.

You must RSVP to guarantee a seat at the table (subject to capacity) and a $15 donation is suggested at the door.