Yes, yes. We know that by going to all the Brooklyn places like Franny's, Bark, the Farm on Adderley, and just about every other restaurant that's opened in the last, like, two years, we can help support local farms and producers, etc. That's actually really great! But if you'd like a more tangible, direct way to support a local farm, we've got just the thing: This week, a series of benefits kicks off to support Conuco Farms and Evolutionary Organics in New Paltz, which lost their barn, storage facility, some crop, and equipment to a fire in October. How to help, straight ahead.
This Friday, a benefit auction will be held at the Commons Brooklyn (in conjunction with the "A Year at Rooftop Farm" photo exhibit). Bid on a private dinner for ten people! A day trip to a farm! Cooking classes! It all goes to help Conuco.
There will also be two benefit dinners held for the farm. One this Sunday at Palo Santo ($75 per person for five courses and wine pairings) and another next Tuesday at iCi (that one's $75 for a "seasonal meal" with beer and wine pairings). Everything's open to the public, and tix for the Palo Santo dinner are here; for iCi, here.