Cheers! it's almost time for the 2013 Farm-to-Glass Cocktail Contest—voting starts September 1 and lasts all month. But you can buy your tickets now for the final sip-off on October 12.

 Last year's event was so popular that we've tripled the size—this year, we have a couple dozen hot-shot mixologists concocting fresh-from-the Downtown Farmers Market cocktails. Through the month of September, you're invited to go bar to bar to taste each bartender's creation, then go to our website and vote on your favorite. 

 Then, during Eat Local week on October12, come to a Farm-to-Glass Celebration at Rico's Warehouse, meet the mixers, meet the farmers, nosh and find out who the winner is. Tickets to this event are limited and available now. Go here to get yours.