2014 Cabot Community Tour: Richmond, VA

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

Friday June 6th, 2014
Richmond, Virginia

Friday Cheers Celebration with the East Coast Greenway

It was a perfect summer night for Friday Cheers! Concert goers stopped by the East Coast Greenway tent on their way to set up their chairs and blankets. They learned about ECG’s vision for a long-distance, urban, shared-use trail system linking 25 major cities along the eastern seaboard between Maine and Florida. We also talked about the Virginia Bicycling Federation and the Richmond cycling scene. Partner Ellwood Thompson’s provided information about their Envirocredit donation program to benefit Bike Walk RVA. Folks were interested to hear about the Cabot Community Tour… and try a bite of the World’s Best Cheddar. When the music started, we took the cheese to them, carrying a cooler of samples, coupons and even some Cabot sunglasses through the crowd. A good time was had by all!

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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