The Tomato Head celebrates the sustainable urban gardening efforts of CAC Beardsley Community Farm with their next round of Loving Spoonful fundraisers. Join us throughout May to help raise much needed funds for farm improvements and further Beardsley Farm’s community outreach.
“The farm is very excited to benefit from the Tomato Head’s Loving Spoonful fundraiser! The Tomato Head has been tremendously supportive of CAC Beardsley Community Farm for over ten years. We look forward to a successful month with the Tomato Head and encourage all lovers of Beardsley, the Tomato Head, and good food to attend this worthy cause,” said Beardsley’s Farm Manager Khann Chov.
“Funds raised from the Loving Spoonful benefit will go towards Beardsley Farm’s operating budget including paying for utilities, and building materials to repair irrigation, signage, and garden beds. CAC Beardsley Community Farm grows over 4,000 pounds of produce with the help of numerous community volunteers. All of this food is donated to those in need in Knoxville. ”
CAC Beardsley Community Farm is an urban demonstration site that has promoted food security and sustainable urban agriculture through practice, education, and community outreach since 1998. All of the vegetables raised at CAC Beardsley Farm are donated to Family Crisis Center, Mobile Meals, Global Seeds, Knoxville Area Rescue Mission (KARM), and Western Heights Baptist Center.
“We selected Beardsley Community Farm because their mission of educating the public about natural food and the benefits of growing and eating your own crops is essential to creating a local food shed in East Tennessee,” said Tomato Head co-owner Scott Partin.
Proceeds generated at each event goes directly to Beardsley Community Farm.
- All month (Breaking Bread Fundraiser) Proceeds from the sale of any type of Flour Head Bakery bread at both Tomato Head locations goes to Beardsley Farm.
- May 13 (Sandwich Day Fundraiser) Both Tomato Head locations will offer a special Beardsley Farm sandwich.
- May 20 (Pint Night Fundraiser) Featuring French Broad Brewing Company’s Ryehopper Rye Pale Ale.
For more information or interviews, please contact Khann Chov, Farm Manager of CAC Beardsley Community Farm, at 865-546-8446 and email@example.com, or Michael Kuczmarski, The Tomato Head’s Marketing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org and 865-850-2318.
About CAC Beardsley Community Farm
CAC Beardsley Community Farm is an urban demonstration site that has promoted food security and sustainable urban agriculture through practice, education, and community outreach since 1998. The mission of the farm is to educate people of all ages about the possibilities and methods of organic and sustainable urban gardening. Beardsley Farm also gives support and tools to community members to help them grow their own food, and teach about the financial and environmental benefits of home food production. All of the vegetables raised at CAC Beardsley Farm are donated to Family Crisis Center, Mobile Meals, Global Seeds, Knoxville Area Rescue Mission (KARM), and Western Heights Baptist Center.
About The Tomato Head
Opened in 1990, The Tomato Head is committed to helping the community by supporting sustainable agriculture, giving to East Tennessee nonprofits, and recycling its food and packaging waste. Its new charitable donation program, Loving Spoonful, is a partnership between East Tennessee nonprofits, regional craft breweries and the restaurant. It consists of a series of fundraisers and special events with a percentage of the proceeds raised going to our community partner of the month.