Because we believe that strong, healthy, and unified communities make for a better world.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
What an exciting Kick Off! The bike ride began with an exploration of Jacksonville Parks & the Riverside Arts Market & and later in the day, the Farmers’ Gratitude Grille visited the Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, where Spring Vegetable Mac and Cheese, green salad and crudité were served (and enjoyed!). A crowd of hungry Habijax sponsors, volunteers and homeowners had a lunch break, shared inspirational stories about the successes of Habijax and everyone learned a little more about the 1,200 farm families in New York and New England who own Cabot Creamery Cooperative.
Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville is an organization that builds 25 houses a year with the help of more than 3,000 dedicated volunteers. If you would like to join this extraordinary group and help keep Jacksonville a thriving community, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can learn more about the upcoming Blitz Build.
About the Tour
The 2014 Cabot Community Tour is a celebration of the work of cooperatives, service organizations, and volunteers and honors our 1200 farm family owners’ three most cherished principals: Cooperatives, Community and Volunteerism. From May 17 through June 21, the Tour is following a route along the East Coast Greenway, stopping at cities and towns along the way, meeting with organizations and their volunteers and honoring the work that goes into making a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community.
Supporting the tour is the Farmers’ Gratitude Grille, a traveling kitchen conceived by the farm families who own Cabot. Cabot chefs prepare healthy, delicious meals as a way of thanking those who generously give their time to others in their communities.
Our farmers understand the value of volunteerism, and how donating time and services make communities stronger and healthier. Interested volunteers who can’t join us on the Cabot Community Tour can still get involved by visiting the Reward Volunteers website, and downloading the free Reward Volunteers iPhone app, or using the online web widget. Reward Volunteers is a free, easy way to track the time you spend volunteering in your community – and to earn rewards for yourself and the organizations you serve.
The 2014 Community Tour was created by Cabot Creamery Cooperative and its fellow sponsors and supporters, including: AARP Create the Good, East Coast Greenway, HandsOn Network, Marriott, National Life Group, and local affiliates of Habitat for Humanity.