Belmont Shore eatery Roe Seafood will host an Electric Fundraiser to benefit Farm Lot 59 on Wednesday, March 22nd from 4 – 7pm, organizers announced on March 10th. The food and cocktail-centric event is open to the public and proceeds will fund Farm Lot 59’s efforts to bring much needed electricity to the property. Roe is located at 5374 E. 2nd Street in Long Beach.
“With recent vandalism and safety and security concerns, our need for electricity is greater than ever,” Farm Lot 59 founder and farmer Sasha Kanno said. “We’re excited to partner with Roe to help raise the funds needed to install power to the property so the farm can continue its mission to service the community and provide our youth with an ‘edible education’.”
“Considering Farm Lot 59 supplies produce to Roe and other restaurants in Long Beach, as well as offers an educational Living Classroom experience on the property for our city’s children, we feel it is important to do our part to help fund its efforts to bring electricity to the farm”, said Chef Art Gonzalez, chef and owner of both Roe Seafood and Panxa Cocina. “We’d love to see all of Long Beach support this one-of-a-kind agricultural treasure nestled in the middle of our bustling city.”
100% of proceeds from Farm Lot 59 signature cocktails and appetizers will go to the farm, as well as 10% of the proceeds from Roe Seafood’s regular menu that evening. Guests are encouraged to call the restaurant in advance at (562) 546-7110 to reserve a table for dinner service. Silent auction items include donations from The Wine Country, Petals & Pop, Tankfarm & Co., Roe Seafood, Greencoast Hydroponics, Long Beach Creamery, Chianina Steakhouse and Dine LBC – Long Beach Restaurant Week. A local DJ will provide musical entertainment.
The total cost of installing power at Farm Lot 59 is $15,000. Those unable to attend the event and wishing to support the “Help Us Turn on the Power” campaign may donate at www.FarmLot59.NetworkforGood.
About Farm Lot 59
Founded by Sasha Kanno in 2010, Farm Lot 59/Long Beach Local is an agriculture-based official 501(c)(3) non-profit, organic and biodynamic farm that promotes the direct connection between farmer and consumer and serves as an educational resource for children through its Living Classroom program.
Farm Lot 59 grows vegetables, fruit and flowers without pesticides, herbicides or chemicals. Farm Lot 59 also creates local green jobs and grows healthy fresh food on a historically significant site, with an overall goal to make a difference in the local and global community by combining resources with the city, local partners, and friends.
Roe Seafood offers inspired, handcrafted, mouth- watering seafood dishes that blend both seasonal and local ingredients with bold flavors and exciting tastes. All ingredients are fresh and in season. Roe is open at 11amseven days a week and is located at 5374 E. 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803. Phone is (562) 546-7110. For more information visit www.RoeSeafood.com.roe se