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“Defending the earth means safeguarding biodiversity, the landscape and farming. Those who haven’t seen the importance of farming haven’t understood anything!”
Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cast Your Vote Now for Food and Family=F2

Geauga Family Farms Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program brings fresh, organic, nutrient-rich foods to CSA members and works to inspire the community to include these foods into their weekly diets.  Inspiration occurs within the community too.

Geauga Family Farms has many pickup locations including a new site at Peaceful Catholic Montessori School in Kirtland, Ohio.  Inspired by the concept of Community Supported Agriculture, students at Peaceful Children Catholic Montessori School have developed a business plan called Food and Family= F2 to bring healthy ingredients to family dinner tables. Every Friday, participants in the F2 program receive a shopping bag filled with ingredients for a healthy meal and a game to play with their family. 

Peaceful Catholic Montessori students are busy seeking funding sources to grow this business plan. They are one of three finalists in Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaire’s Club’s “Grow You Own Business Challenge”, a financial literacy program aimed at teaching good financial habits to youth. Nearly 4,000 students from across the country entered the competition this year, and the field has been narrowed to five individual finalists and three team finalists.

“We’re thrilled to see young people taking such an active role to help promote healthier eating habits and we’re inspired to help support them in this nationwide competition,” said Michelle Bandy-Zalatoris, Farmer Representative with Geauga Family Farms about the student’s project.

The Food and Family=F2 students are finalists for a $5,000 prize. And they need your vote!

Please vote for the Food & Family=F2 project now!
Votes may be cast May 6- May 13 at:

Let’s rally behind these inspiring students who are making Northeast Ohio proud! 

Submitted by Mary Beth McCormack, Co-Leader, Slow Food Northern Ohio

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