This may be, as its Facebook invite indicates, one of the easiest charity fundraisers of all time: Bushwick Campus Farm is sponsoring an Eat to Give on Oct. 4 where you raise money for local sustainable agriculture just for eating at some none-too-shabby restaurants in Bushwick, Crown Heights, Park Slope and elsewhere. The restaurants then donate a portion of the day’s take to the farm, which will use it to build some sustainable urban agriculture. The full list of participating restaurants is below: it includes Arancini Bros, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Lilly & Fig, Miriam and a bunch more. So you eat, and then the food grows, for a change.
Arancini Bros – 940 Flushing Ave, Bushwick
Aperera Guacuco – 44 Irving Avenue, Bushwick
Breukelen Coffee House – 764 Franklin Ave, Crown Heights
Brooklyn Fire Proof East – 119 Ingraham St, E. Williamsburg
Café Ghia – 24 Irving Ave, Bushwick
Cafeteria La Mejor, 146 Wilson Ave, Bushwick
Gueros Brooklyn – 605 Prospect Pl, Prospect Heights
Lily & Fig – 727 Franklin Ave, Crown Heights
Mama Joy’sSoul Food – 1084 Flushing Ave, Bushwick
Miriam – 79 5th Ave, Park Slope
Momo Sushi Shack- 43 Bogart St, E. Williamsburg
Tandem Bar – 236 Troutman St, Bushwick
Wyckoff Starr – 30 Wyckoff Ave, Bushwick
The Bushwick Campus farm was founded in spring 2011 with 1500 students and staff from four Bushwick high schools. It features all sorts of demonstration programs, composting programs, after school programs and, of course, lots of agriculture.
For more information (or to get your restaurant to participate) email Maggie(at)EcoStationNY.org or visit the site.