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Raising the Barn 

Side Dishes: Mad River Valley Localvore Project donates to Pete's Greens

It was clear that Bid for the Barn was a success when donations continued to trickle in even after bidding in the online auction ended on Sunday, January 23. The goal was to raise money to help Pete’s Greens farm in Craftsbury rebuild the barn it lost in a fire last month. By the end of the auction, 336 items had been on the block, most of which were bought for well more than their stated value. A dinner for two at Hen of the Wood at the Grist Mill brought in 489 percent more than its actual worth.

According to organizer Robin McDermott of the Mad River Valley Localvore Project, when bids were tallied on the evening of January 30, the grand total was $64,669. Some “backroom bidding” on Monday brought the final donation to $65,119. If all goes well, the Craftsbury farm will have little trouble paying for new facilities.

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AAN award-winning food writer Alice Levitt is a fan of the exotic, the excellent and automats. She wrote for Seven Days 2007-2015.

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