On Saturday Evening we celebrated the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program and thanks to more than 150 friends, volunteers, sponsors, and donors we raised over $30,000 to support farm-based nutrition education in the Pajaro Valley and beyond!
What made the evening truly brilliant was, in addition to the generous financial support we received, the generosity of spirit demonstrated by friends and families, who gave of themselves to make this year’s beautiful dinner on the farm a fun and delicious experience. From historians to farmers, bankers, and techies, from toddlers to teens, lifers to newbies, big businesses and small, all can be counted among those supporting our mission to improve personal, community and environmental health through growing and preparing farm fresh food. So many people are becoming invested members of our growing community, and we are grateful.
As we fall towards the season of giving thanks, I am thankful to be able to provide farming education that leads to employed teenagers with meaningful work, responsible consumers who understand the impact of their food choices, and a community who appreciates the hard work it takes to get healthy foods to our plates.
We are profoundly appreciative to all who joined us and contributed to make Saturday such a special event.
If, by chance, you were unable to attend and would like to contribute, please click the “donate” link below. It only costs about $1o to get one more child to the farm.
A really big thank you to our sponsors of all kinds, chefs, service crew, auction donors, wine donors, food donors, sponsors and EVERYONE who make it possible!
Camphill Communities California, Staff of Life, Karen & Stephen Harrington, Awesum Organics, Santa Cruz County Bank, Scurich Insurance Services, Coke Farm, Pajaro Valley Irrigation, Inc., Bulterman Electric, Chris & Linda Van Hook, J.E. Farms Inc, Chef Jonathan Miller, Morris Grassfed, Belle Farms, Summer Meadows Farm, Andrea Mollenaur, Teen Kitchen Project, Santa Cruz ROP Culinary, Companion Bakeshop, Then Penny Ice Creamery, Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery, Birichino, Cima Collina, Storrs Winery, Zayante Vineyards, Sierra Azul, San Lorenzo, Bloemster, KUSP, Edible Monterey Bay, and Community Printers.
As well as our Auction Donors, Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery, Annie Glass, BB Hill Farm, Belmont Training Stables, Banana Slug String Band, Bi-Rite Market, The Broz Family, Cafe Cruz, Discretion Brewing, Disneyland, Dream Inn, Dorothy Rafferty, el Salchichero, Gilroy Gardens, Gizdich Ranch, Happy Girl Kitchen Co., Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, Hope Suchsland, J. Lohr Vineyards, Janice Block, Karen Harrington, Kayak Connection, Krista Young, Kristine Albrecht, Live Earth Farm, Lundberg Studios, Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant, Mission Hill Creamery, Nicole Pullman Quilts, Norma Cordova, Pacific Edge, Palace Art & Office, Roaring Camp Railroads, S. Martinellis, Savannah Chanelle Vineyards, Shadowbrook/Crow’s Nest, Tea House Spa, Toadal Fitness, Valencia Creek Farm, Way of Life, Well Within Spa, Yoga Center Santa Cruz