Because we believe that strong, healthy, and unified communities make for a better world.

Thursday June 5th, 2014
South Hill & Petersburg, Virginia

Farmers’ Gratitude Grille Serves Lunch & St. Petersburg Celebrates Volunteers

The Skotts attend a morning Radio Interview – 3WD FM107.7 With Gregg Thrift

Farmers’ Gratitude Grille Serves Lunch

The Farmer’s Gratitude Grille served lunch to volunteers including soldiers from Fort Lee at a Tri-Cities Habitat for Humanity Build. They enjoyed a good meal after a hot day working and serving the community.

St. Petersburg Celebrates Volunteers

After a long day on the road, our cyclists arrived at The Black Swan in Petersburg for a Wine & Cheese reception hosted by The City of Petersburg, The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce & FOLAR (Friends of the Lower Appomattox River). Mayor Brian Moore proclaimed to preserve the river & its natural resources and honor the volunteers of FOLAR and other area organizations. Guests, including members of Tri-Cities Habitat for Humanity, were treated to a buffet of hors d’oeuvres featuring Cabot’s Farmers’ Legacy collection.

We had a lovely evening talking to everyone and learning about the great work volunteers are doing to make the area a better place to live. Thanks for making us feel welcome Petersburg – we’ll be back!

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.


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