Support Harvest Moon Farms with Drought Aid 2012
In the midst of this summer's catastrophic drought, Harvest Moon Farms, an organic farm in Viroqua, Wisconsin, is asking for help. The farm's owners, Bob and Jen Borchardt, are in needs of funds to purchase two irrigation systems, provide cold storage and meet day-to-day payroll needs to get their large crop of heirloom tomatoes—which, unlike their other, decimated crops, has thrived in the heat—off the vine. To find out more about the Borchardts' situation, watch this video on their website. You can donate to Harvest Moon Farms directly on their site, or help out in one of the following ways:
1. Have dinner at Uncommon Ground
$5 from a special prix-fixe dinner at either location of this green restaurant will be donated to Harvest Moon Farms.
2. Drink water at David Burke's Primehouse
The modern steakhouse and Nestle Waters have partnered to donate $2 of each bottle of San Pellegrino and Aqua Panna water purchased in August to Harvest Moon Farms.
3. Meet David Burke at David Burke’s Primehouse
The chef will be flying in on August 21 for a special $65/person dinner to benefit Harvest Moon Farms. Appetizers at 6:30pm, dinner at 7pm. Call 312-660-6000 for reservations.
4. Eat a tomato salad at Sheffield’s
50 percent of the proceeds from the tomato salad for the month of August go toward Harvest Moon Farms.
5. Drink a beer (or two) at Farmhouse
Through Sunday, 50 percent of pours from four local craft beers—including Red Streak cider—go to Harvest Moon. On Sunday, August 12, from 2–6pm, this locally minded bar is hosting a Draughts for Drought benefit, where half of what you pay for any of eight draft beers goes to the farm.
6. Buy something with tomatoes in it at Green Grocer Chicago
A portion of proceeds from August sales, including all Harvest Moon Farms heirloom tomato specials for the month of August, will be donated to Harvest Moon Farms.
7. Eat a BLT at Toons
The bar is kicking off Heirloom Tomato BLT Week at noon on Saturday, August 18. For one week, all BLT sales go to Harvest Moon Farms.
8. Listen to Frank Orrall at Harvest Moon Farms
Rick Gresh (the chef of David Burke's Primehouse) and Frank Orrall (frontman of the ban Poi Dog Pondering) are donating their services (cooking and performing, respectively) for an outdoor reception on August 25th at the farm. Details are still in the works; call 773-472-7950 for more info.