Because we believe that strong, healthy, and unified communities make for a better world.
Saturday June 21st, 2014
New York, New York
Last week we wrote about how excited we were for Adventures NYC – and wow – the event did not disappoint! Many partners and thousands of visitors joined us in Central Park to celebrate the culmination of the Cabot Community Tour. We even had members of three Cabot Farm Families at the event – Allison Akins of Five Mile Farm in Lisbon, NY; Karen Davenport and employee/County Dairy Princess Courtney Dearnley from Tollgate Farm in Ancramdale, NY and Marlow Duffy from Great Brook Farm in Carlisle, MA.
The video from Habitat for Humanity New York City tells so much of the story – a day of people coming together to build community. At the same time, it was incredible to see so many enjoying the outdoors and all that NYC Parks has to offer.
Here are some photos from the wonderful event!
The 2014 Cabot Community Tour has ended and we’d like to express our gratitude to all the people, partners and communities we’ve had the chance to meet along the way.
The 2014 Cabot Community Tour was a celebration of the work of cooperatives, service organizations, and volunteers and honored our 1200 farm family owners’ three most cherished principals: Cooperatives, Community and Volunteerism. From May 17 through June 21, the Tour followed 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.
Our farmers understand the value of volunteerism, and how donating time and services make communities stronger and healthier. Interested volunteers who weren’t able 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. You may have read about The Farmers’ Gratitude Grille, a traveling kitchen conceived by the farm families who own Cabot to thank volunteers and community-service-based organizations for the extraordinary work they do in supporting and sustaining their communities. You can request the Grille at your next volunteer gathering here.
We are grateful for our 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.
We would also like to thank all of our partners along the route and our tour riders Cathy and Myron Skott! Cathy and Myron’s wonderful spirit and love for adventure coupled so well with the lovely way they shared the message of our farm family owners’ love of community and volunteerism.
On behalf of the farm family owners of Cabot, our team members on the scene and behind the scene thank you for your support. We are honored that you spent some time with us and hope you continue to spread the important messages of community and volunteerism.