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Fundraiser for Puerto Rico at Heather Ridge Farm

Written By Editor on 10/17/17 | 10/17/17

PRESTON HOLLOW, NY: “Fiesta Boricua,” or Puerto Rican Gathering, will be an authentic Puerto Rican food buffet and a benefit auction to help to raise funds that are desperately needed in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The festivities will be at Heather Ridge Farm, Saturday, October 21, starting at 12 noon.

Guest chef Robert Lugo will create the Puerto Rican food buffet to be served at the Bees Knees Café on the farm. Cost will be $30 adult. All the labor and food is donated by the Bees Knees Café at Heather Ridge Farm, and Robert and Janice Lugo. Traditional items like Arroz con Gandulas (Rice with Pigeon Peas), Pernil al Horno (Roasted Pork Shoulder), Empanadillas Boricua (Puerto Rican Beef Turnovers) and Tembleque (Coconut Custard) are among the many dishes. The complete menu, including vegetarian and gluten free items, is on Reservations are necessary 518-239-6234. The buffet will be served from 12 noon to 3pm

Fiesta Boricua also includes a benefit auction with auctioneer, Peter Brouwer. Silent bids will be taken from 12noon-2pm, and the live auction begins at 2. A range of items have been donated, and is increasing every day. Donated items will be continuously updated on the Heather Ridge Farm website.

Some of the auction items confirmed so far include:
• A one week stay at a Caribbean compound in Vieques, Puerto Rico in 2019. One bedroom house and one bedroom casita with pool—sleeps 4, overlooking hillside with views of the Caribbean and the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world. Highest bidder can pick their dates in the winter of 2019. Value: $1750.00. See attached photos.
•  Two full festival passes to the Grey Fox Blue Grass Festival, next July in Oak Hill NY $450 value.
• A family farm vacation weekend $420 value at Honey Hollow Farm Stay, Earlton, NY $420 value.
• A wool filled comforter from CeCe’s Wool Shop $375 value.
• Two lift tickets to Windham Mountain
• Greenville Drive-In package: Movie passes, drive-in t-shirt, candy, frisbee, $80 value
• Gift certificates to many regional restaurants and others services.

The Bees Knees Café at Heather Ridge Farm is located at 989 Broome Center Road, Preston Hollow, NY. Phone 518-239-6234. Information on the “Fiesta Boricua” Fundraiser for Puerto Rico is updated daily on its website at
Heather Ridge Farm is an Animal Welfare Approved livestock and poultry farm with a farm store and Bees Knees Café on the premises, that is open weekends year-round.

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