2014 Cabot Community Tour: Fredericksburg, VA

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

Sunday June 8th, 2014
Fredericksburg, Virginia

SPCA Rescue 5K & YMCA Youth Triathlon & Farmers’ Gratitude Grille at Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department

Over 500 runners showed up bright & early on Sunday morning to raise funds for the Fredericksburg SPCA. Cabot was at the finish line to welcome runners with samples of the World’s Best Cheddar. We had a great time talking to folks about the Cabot Community Tour as they stopped by for their energy replenishment. Everyone loved the recipes for pet treats using Cabot Cheddar!

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YMCA Youth Triathlon

The Fredericksburg Youth Triathlon at the Ron Rosner Family YMCA hosted over 100 kids aged 5-15. Cabot Creamery was a proud sponsor, offering cheese samples and healthy recipes to the athletes and their families. Kids loved the Sharp Cheddar while their parents were impressed with the new Farmers’ Legacy Collection…especially the Alpine Cheddar. Great weather, and an amazing race by all the participants!

Farmers’ Gratitude Grille at Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department

The Farmers’ Gratitude Grille served lunch at the Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department. Volunteers included Cabot Community Celebrity Jason Carter. As it often happens for first responders, lunch service had to be halted when a car accident required volunteers to go into action. They appreciated the meal when they got back… and we appreciate all they do!

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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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