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Side Dishes: More help for Pete’s Greens


Published January 26, 2011 at 6:26 a.m.

Following the catastrophic barn fire at Pete’s Greens in Craftsbury on January 12, scores of Vermonters have lent a hand. City Market donated 1 percent of its sales last weekend, raising $5201 to help rebuild the barn and buy new equipment. Vermont Public Interest Research Group has raised more than $7000.

Want to help the cause while having some winter fun? Here are a few more events to add to the calendar.

On February 4, Applecheek Farm in Hyde Park will open its banquet hall for a 6 p.m. localvore dinner. The meal, prepared by JDC’s Just Delicious Catering, will cost $30 for adults, $15 for kids.

Onion River Sports“Frozen Onion Winter Bike Race,” starting at Morse Farm Ski Touring Center in Montpelier at 10 a.m. on February 6, will donate all proceeds from its $25 entrance fee to Pete’s Greens.

Highland Lodge Restaurant in Greensboro will host a benefit dinner on February 12.

Claire’s Restaurant & Bar in Hardwick has been reliant on ingredients from Pete’s Greens since its inception. Its March 17 St. Patrick’s Day dinner will raise funds for the farm.