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Seeds Sustainability Summit

What an event! What an evening! The barn at Venetucci Farm was the perfect setting for a farm-to-table meal that featured produce from Venetucci Farm, Larga Vista Farm and Easter Egg Acres. The setting was beautiful, and over 110 Seeds supporters were there to hear the latest about the local Sustainability Summit from the leaders in the space, including Doug Wiley, Arkansas Valley Organic Growers; Nanna Meyer, UCCS Flying Carrot; Zec Chapman, Colorado Springs Food Rescue; and Steve Saint, co-Founder, Local Food Working Group. This signature fundraiser for Seeds serves two purposes: It provides local supporters of Seeds Community Cafe’ the opportunity to make an investment in the sustainability of the nonprofit and also gives them access to those who are working every day to create a sustainable foodshed in our community. The 3rd Annual Sustainability Summit is scheduled for June 2017.

Chefs to the Rescue 2016

What happens when you get six cutting-edge chefs in one kitchen, give them knives and fire and then turn up the heat? Culinary perfection! Join us on Sunday, November 13 in the Grand Ballroom of the Mining Exchange Hotel for a night of unexpected culinary creativity and skill featuring rescued food and local celebrity chefs! Chefs to the Rescue will showcase the work of Nate Dirnberger (D11), Gerry Castro (Till), Brother Luck (Brother Luck’s Street Eats), Jason Miller (Mining Exchange), Supansa Baker (2South) and Matt Wilcoxon (Private Chef) as they curate a 5-course, 5-star dinner around rescued food.group-chefs

Every course will tell a tale of creativity and improvisational skill!Live/paddle auctions and entertainment. All proceeds benefit Seeds Community Café and Colorado Springs Food Rescue.

Tickets are $100 per person; seating is limited. Click here to purchase your tickets.

4th Annual Vegan Master Chef Challenge

Seeds Community Cafe’, partnering with the Vegan Society of Colorado Springs, invites you to join us for the Fourth Annual Vegan Master Chef Challenge, slated for Saturday, April 8 at 6pm. Chef Lyn Harwell will emcee the event and diners will judge a 3-course Vegan meal designed by challengers Chef Brandon Atencio and Chef Taylor Moore! Courses will be paired with a vegan wine. This event, sponsored by Food Maven, sells out each year, so guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets now! $40 per person. Tickets may be purchased here. There will also be drawings for door prizes.

Seeds 2nd Annual Sustainability Summit

Join us for our 2nd Annual Sustainability Summit! This annual fundraising/membership event is a farm-to-table event, with fresh food direct from our local food producers! During this Summit, we will examine the state of the Local Food Sustainability movement with these featured speakers: Zac Chapman, Executive Director, Colorado Springs Food Rescue; Steve Saint, co-founder of the Local Food Working Group; and Doug Wiley, Farmer, Arkansas Valley Organic Growers Cooperative.

This is a free event, but RSVPs are required. There will also be an ask for a meaningful donation. To RSVP, click here. For more information, or if you are interested in being a Table Sponsor or Table Host, visit our website: seedscommunitycafe.org or call 719-231-7202.

Seeds Catering Van

Did you know, that in the past two years, Seeds Community Café’s Sustainable Catering Program has served almost 7,000 guests? We also have close to 3,000 volunteer hours that have supported this program—and it continues to grow!

The Sustainable Catering program is just one of the ways we get the word out about our mission. We believe that food has the power to change lives, and our catering program does just that as we work with volunteers in addiction recovery—training them in the catering business and helping them to find living wage jobs.

As our Sustainable Catering program grows, we find ourselves in need of a catering van that we can rely on so that we can make deliveries safely and on time. More caterings mean more lives affected as we continue to serve great food and impact food insecurity.

You can help us further our mission by donating what you can to help us purchase this van. Together, we can empower people to own their lives again through the power of food!

Check out the Generosity.com page and help support the cause!

Save The Date

Save the date of Sunday, November 13, 2016 for our 2nd Annual Chefs to the Rescue! Last year, this L.A.-style Pop Up dinner featured rescued food and Colorado Springs’ hottest celebrity chefs in the Grand Ballroom of the historic Mining Exchange Hotel. A four course, five star dinner and Wine Pairings were crafted by a select group of Colorado Springs’ finest chefs. Every course told a tale of creativity and improvisational skill! All proceeds will benefit Seeds Community Cafe and Colorado Springs Food Rescue. More info to come!