Side Dishes: More help for Pete’s Greens
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.