After a November 28th fire destroyed crops and equipment at the Native Offerings Farm, a benefit will be held at the end of March to help them rebuild and recover some of what they lost. Figuring ten-thousand pounds of potatoes, six thousand pounds of squash, a 100 year old barn, tractors, and tools were lost. While insurance is helping to cover some, it does not cover harvest equipment nor tools. Many families utilize their shares (CSA Farm) and they also provide for area restaurants.
Join the fundraiser to support organic farming and celebrate local community and food! The fundraiser is scheduled for March 31st from 4-8pm at the beautifully restored Lakeward Spirits Event Center at the Barrel Factory in Buffalo's old First Ward (65 Vandalia St, Buffalo NY 14204).
Area restaurants like Black Sheep, Black Iron Bystro, The Terrace at Delaware Park, Hutch's, Barrel + Brine, The Grange Community Kitchen, BreadHive, Elm Street Bakery, 100 Acres, Marble + Rye have stepped up to provide event goers with samples of their delicious local fare. The dynamic duo: Sue Kincaid and Mark Winsick will kick off the evening's entertainment with Buffalo's Rhubarb to follow.
There will be basket raffles, a silent auction, distillery tours (when you buy the top tier ticket!) a cash bar and plenty of fun! All proceeds from the benefit (except the cash bar) will be given to Native Offerings Farm to help them rebuild so that they can keep producing their nutritious organic produce for the community.
Children under 12 enter for FREE. Tickets can be purchased online. Follow the updates of the farm on their Facebook page, or donate anytime on the Go Fund Me page. Please bring: CASH for games, basket raffles, silent auction items and the 50/50. TOTES/bags to bring home any and all prize.