Proceeds Support Farm To School!
Salida, Colorado: Join Seasons Cafe and Guidestone Colorado on September 30th (6-9pm) for a four-course, seasonally inspired dinner featuring food from local producers including the Salida School Gardens! Tickets are on sale through September 28th. Purchase your tickets now!
Julie Kimbrough and Kristofer Sackett-Williams, Co-Owners of Seasons Cafe, expressed the following statement in why they are supporting Farm to School. “We think that the Farm to School Initiative is very important to the future of food in this country. Educating the younger generations about how food is grown and where it comes from is imperative to the future of food sourcing and food security in this country. Exposing them to the difference in how food tastes straight from the ground or tree educates them on how enjoyable fresh food can be and might inspire them to be the next generation of great food producers or chefs…or just help to keep them healthier and happier in whatever they pursue!”.
Guidestone currently works with the Salida School District, LiveWell Chaffee County and other community partners to develop and implement education gardens at the Salida Middle School and Longfellow Elementary School as well as a four-acre production farm site on Holman Ave. Highlights of this effort include:
- Growing over 10,000 lbs of produce since 2012 for the school district, youth farmers market, and other community markets.
- Providing garden field trips and service learning experiences for hundreds of students throughout the Salida School District.
- Supporting teachers and district staff in integrating the garden with core curriculum and food service.
Guidestone Colorado is a 501C3, non-profit organization that is growing the next generation of farmers and ranchers for a vibrant local food economy in Colorado. Guidestone serves the communities of Arkansas River Valley through education, community building and partnerships. For more information about Guidestone or the Farm to School Initiative, please visit www.GuidestoneColorado.org.