Having wreaked havoc on farmlands along the Eastern Seaboard, Hurricane Irene can be blamed for not only destroyed crops but also a rise in food prices for this area. Since Irene arrived right before harvest season for fall produce (being the worst time it could have possibly hit), family farmers in the East were the most economically affected by the storm. Thankfully, New York City food writers Gabriella Gershenson, Rachel Wharton, Robert Lavalva, Adam Sachs, and Kat Kinsman have come together to aid the local farmers by organizing Dine Out Irene.
On September 25th, participating New York City restaurants, including Red Rooster Harlem, will donate up to 10% of sales to help those farmers affected by Hurricane Irene. The donated funds will go directly to nonprofits GrowNYC and Just Food who will distribute them to area farms. Proceeds will help affected family farmers recover from severe crop loss as well as help clean their fields.
Since eating out was probably in your weekend plans already, why not help out the local farmers who help provide your food and plan to eat out at a participating Dine Out Irene restaurant? Red Rooster will give 10% of its sales during Dinnertime when you dine with us that evening. So join us at Red Rooster Harlem for dinner this Sunday, September 25th to help those local farmers affected by Hurricane Irene.
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