Because we believe that strong, healthy, and unified communities make for a better world.
Wednesday June 11th, 2014
Community Trail & Park Clean Up
Cabot employee Kelly Littlefield describes the experience from the event:
“The event was great! We were worried because the morning started out with thunderstorms complete with downpours, lightening and even a Tornado watch! As we arrived at Jonas Green Park, the rain stopped and shortly after we started setting up the clouds broke and blue sky and HOT sun came out! The volunteers arrived shortly after…including an energetic group from Wegmans! We had some city council members, the chief of staff for the county executive office, director of parks & rec as well as volunteer center & parks & rec partners and myself welcome the volunteers. In all there were 29 volunteers working alongside Sara, Caisil and the parks & rec staff. Volunteers enjoyed coffee from the Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company. They planted 17 new shrubs and bushes to replace some which didn’t survive the “polar vortex” winter and some new plants as well. After that they were on to weeding and spreading mulch while avoiding the poison ivy…some weren’t so lucky. They were a VERY dedicated volunteer group who we had to tear away for lunch from the Grille. We had grilled pimento cheese sandwiches, salad, crudités and Legacy cheese for lunch by the water. Everyone enjoyed right before we took our group picture!”
–Kelly Littlefield, Cabot Creamery
Post revised 6/18/14 to include the video!
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.