Local restaurants have announced plans to aid a local farm family whose barn was destroyed by fire last week. Promised Land Farm in Corfu lost a building, farm equipment, freezers full of food and more, with damage estimated at $200,000 by fire officials. Trattoria Aroma, Shango Bistro and Bistro Europa – customers and supporters of farmers Dan and Jane Oles and their family – have invited their customers to help the Oles family.
Trattoria Aroma is holding a dinner at the farm Oct. 20, with all proceeds going to the family. It’s a $150 seat, though you can donate more. Vans leave from Trattoria Aroma locations at 2 p.m. Reservations through aromafarmdinners.com.
Shango Bistro is hosting a benefit at 6 p.m. Thursday. It’s $25 for hors d’oeuvres, Flying Bison draft beer and live music.
At Bistro Europa, 50 percent of Friday and Saturday food profits will be donated to Promised Land Farm.
– Andrew Z. Galarneau