F.A.R.M. Cafe Anniversary Week and Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge F.A.C.E.S. Event

Published Monday, May 4, 2015 at 9:54 am

F.A.R.M. Cafe is celebrating this week and everyone is invited! It is the Cafe’s third anniversary of serving REAL.GOOD.FOOD to those regardless of means at the location in the old Boone Drug at 617 West King Street. The Cafe will be serving a special menu for lunch each day all week.

Whether you have been a regular guest or have never come to enjoy the great food and community at F.A.R.M. (Feed All Regardless of Means) Cafe you are invited to be a part of this celebration!

The Cafe is also pleased to host a very special F.A.C.E.S. at F.A.R.M. on Thursday evening.   The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge recently received a generous monetary gift to be distributed to local organizations addressing hunger and heating issues in the High Country. The May 7 F.A.C.E.S. event will focus on what these organizations plan to, or have been able to do, given grants from this fund.

The agencies participating include Ashe Sharing Center, Feeding Avery Families, Hospitality House, WeCan, Quiet Givers, Western Watauga Food Outreach, F.A.R.M. Cafe, and The Hunger and Health Coalition. Each group will briefly discuss what these grants have allowed them to do in furthering their mission to assist those in need in The High Country.

The event will be held on Thursday May 7th beginning at 5:30 p.m. The general public is invited to be a part of the discussion and conversation around the tables.

Dinner will be served after the presentation and will follow the “pay as you can” method used daily at F.A.R.M. Cafe. Suggested donations are based on plate size. Those who are able to give are encouraged to donate within the suggested range or give a little more to help a neighbor in need. Those who cannot give are invited to donate an hour of their time in exchange for a meal.

This will be the last F.A.C.E.S. event before summer vacation begins. F.A.C.E.S. will continue in the fall, keep an eye out for future topics and dates. F.A.C.E.S. (Food, Agriculture, Community, Economy, and Spirituality) consists of a forty five minute presentation followed by an opportunity for community conversation on the topic. F.A.C.E.S. is an extension of F.A.R.M. Café’s goal to create a healthy and inclusive community. It is not only a platform for important conversations, but also an opportunity for people to get connected to one another and issues that affect us all. Community members are invited to share and discuss issues and topics that are meaningful to them and the High Country.

F.A.C.E.S. will be held at F.A.R.M. Café located at 617 W King Street, walking distance from the ASU campus. All community members are invited to join the conversation and share a delicious meal. F.A.R.M. Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 11 to 2. It is a non-profit, pay-what-you-can community kitchen that strives to build a healthy and inclusive community. F.A.R.M. Café provides high quality and delicious meals produced from local sources when available, served in a restaurant where everybody eats, regardless of means. The daily menu and event information can be found on Facebook or at farmcafe.org.

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