News from Ceres
Youth Volunteers preparing caring meals in our Santa Rosa kitchen.
In this issue:  
 Letter from Cathryn
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery 
   Benefit for Ceres
Clients Show
   Their Appreciation

Harvest of the Heart
   Tickets on Sale Now

Nutrition Article
   Understanding Fats Part 1
   Lily's Coconut Pudding  
Thank You Osmosis
   Preparing Healing Foods:
   Cooking from the Garden
   Many Ceres Classes
   to Choose From!
   Ceres Among 6 Nonprofits
   in $6M CA Meal Pilot
  We Count On Your Help
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Thanks to everyone who has been sending us their comments and questions about the statewide  medically-tailored meal pilot that we've put together with our Food Is Medicine Coalition colleagues.
I invite you to join me for a Question & Answer session about this new initiative. I'll be trying out Facebook Live on Tuesday, August 1 at 1 pm Pacific Time. I hope you'll tune in to listen, and join in the conversation by adding your questions and thoughts in the "comments" box. Take a moment now to like our Facebook page, and I hope to see you there on Tuesday afternoon.
Thank you for joining with us to create a healthier, more caring community.  
In Gratitude,  
Cathryn Couch
Founder & Executive Director

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
Benefit for Ceres

Dine and sip at Iron Springs Pub & Brewery in Fairfax for their weekly "Give Back Tuesdays," when 10% of all sales are donated to a local nonprofit. Ceres is the beneficiary on August 22.

Come out and enjoy a meal. You'll be helping us deliver meals to our neighbors facing cancer in Marin County, and to teach teens to cook and eat for health.

*Please note, you do not need to register for this event. Just show up with your friends and enjoy a night out. Iron Springs is happy to take reservations for 6 or more people. You can reach them at 415-485-1005.
Iron Springs  
Pub & Brewery  

Clients Show Their Appreciation

HoHHarvest Tickets on Sale Now
Step Right Up!
Join in the fun at our country fair extravaganza, helping Ceres raise $300,000 to
bring healing meals to our neighbors in a health crisis in Sonoma and Marin counties, lovingly grown and prepared by teen volunteers.
Click to purchase
Regular Registration tickets

$150.00 Regular Registration
(price will increase after 8/30)

Saturday, September 16
5:00-9:00 pm
Ceres Community Garden, Sebastopol

See what we have in store this year!
Watch this Video to Preview the Big Event
Click the photo above to watch!

Today's Sneak Peek: Silent Auction Delights
Treats from your Favorite Local Businesses

Hen House
Hog Island
Hen House Basket: 2 Hen House Snifters, T-shirt, growler and a $20 gift card to Hen House Brewery.
$100 gift card to their locations in Tomales Bay, San Francisco and Napa. 
Spirit Works
Tour and tasting for 2 and 3 bottle gift pack.
Add your Business to our Growing List of Sponsors
Sponsor packages start at just $500 and include event tickets.

To learn more, contact Scott McDougall at   or  707.829.5833 x130
Do you own or have connections to a local business?
You can make Harvest a success, gain visibility and media impressions for your business and help Ceres earn funds to support all our programs by donating an item to our Silent Auction. We are seeking gift certificates to regional restaurants, wineries and overnight stays. Businesses will receive a tax exemption for their donation as well as a listing on our website and event brochure. 

Please contact  for more information
Wells Fargo Bank 
Whole Foods Market
Exchange Bank 
Soiland Co.
Willow Creek Wealth Management
Kaiser Permanente

Luther Burbank Savings
Organic Valley
Navitas Organics
Sonoma Cutrer
Burr, Pilger, Mayer
Straus Family Creamery  
La Tortilla Factory
Redwood Credit Union
Summit State Bank

O'Reilly Media 

NutritionArticle Understanding Fats: Part 1  

by Thais Harris, NC
Nutrition Education Manager, Ceres Community Project

It is often a challenge to understand which fats are healthy and which ones are not, when they all have received such a bad reputation. However, it is crucial for our health to consume healthy fats. One of the most important notions to grasp is that eating fat does not equal getting fat, and during the colder months, we need more fat to stay well insulated, maintain body temperature and to assimilate vitamins that support our immune system.
Let's take a look at the different kinds of fats and what they offer us..
Read the full article here
Recipe Recipe to Nourish Body and Mind   

Lily's Coconut Pudding   
Click the image above or here for a printable PDF of our free delicious recipe.

Enjoy nutritious fats with our heavenly Coconut Pudding recipe. Top with fresh seasonal fruit for even more flavor.

Read more about healthy fats here.

Click here for this recipe and here for even more free recipes! 

OsmosisTY Thank You

Thank you to the following businesses for making the Osmosis Benefit Concert featuring MaMuse a success!  
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Sign up for a Volunteer Orientation and join our team!
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Preparing Healing Foods
Cooking from the Garden with Ceres Community Project

Daily Acts is partnering with
Ceres  to bring you an educational and inspiring class focused on healthy eating and creative garden-based cooking. This class will offer an extensive overview of Ceres' nutrient-rich approach while providing useful strategies for managing time in the kitchen and eating well on a budget. Of course no cooking class would be complete without ample time to sample the goods, so after a lively dialogue, you will have the chance to bring a few tasty recipes to life right there in the Ceres Kitchen. 
Click here to register for our upcoming August 5 class

Many Ceres Classes to Choose From!
Nutrition Education Manager, Thais Harris NC teaching the Kids Can Cook class at a local library.

Ceres offers nutrition education to clients, teens, volunteers, Community Health Center patients, and
the community through ongoing classes. Anyone, anywhere, can get access to our Healing Foods Basics video online, along with online articles and recipes.  

For a more fun and interactive way to learn, join us in person for a Healing Foods Basics or Healing Foods Essentials class in Sonoma and Marin Counties.

Read the full article and download free recipes here.
Ceres Among 6 Nonprofits in $6M CA Meal Pilot

Delivery Angel Ina Perlman takes food to client Lorri.
Ceres Community Project - along with five other organizations - will be helping California evaluate the benefits of medically-tailored meals for people with serious illness.

We've already received numerous calls from supporters who read about this project in our local paper, and we want to make it clear that while the amount budgeted for the pilot was $6 million dollars, that entire amount has not been designated for Ceres. There are 6 groups involved in the pilot, and it's not yet clear how much of that funding will be allocated to Ceres to allow us to reach more clients. We want to make it clear that for service to our existing clients, we do--and will continue to--rely on your support....

  GNP We Count On Your Help

If you haven't already, please share your experience as a volunteer, client or donor. By inspiring others to join in, you help widen the circle of people working together to build community, mentor youth and nourish our neighbors in health crisis. 
Your vote makes a world of difference to us and to many others.

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Are the e-mails you receive from us not relevant to you? We might not have your correct zip code or address on file. E-mail us your zip code/address and we'll make sure to tailor our emails to your location and needs.

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Support More Ways to Support Ceres

Join Our Kale Club

Become one of our monthly donors and you'll automatically be enrolled in our Kale Club.
Kale Club membership perks include a monthly email with a collection of delicious and healthy recipes from the Ceres kitchen!

Purchase the Ceres Cookbook

Ceres' Nourishing Connections Cookbook is filled with 
delicious and healthy recipes...
PLUS read about how Ceres came to be, and benefit from the extensive section outlining Ceres' Food Philosophy and hands on strategies to empower you to make healthy change in your life. More details and sample recipes here.

Whole Foods

Visit Whole Foods Market and enjoy a delicious, healthy deli salad or soup adapted from Ceres' Nourishing Connections Cookbook.

Ceres receives a $1.00 donation for every pint purchased. Look for special signage in these Whole Foods locations:

Santa Rosa (Yulupa)
Mill Valley
San Rafael
and other Northern California locations!

Community Cards

Earn funds for Ceres when you shop at Oliver's Markets, Petaluma Market, Fircrest and other local markets.
Pick up your eScrip Community Card the next time you shop, and designate Ceres as your beneficiary. The markets will donate 3-5% of your spending to us.

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You can easily support Ceres through the purchases you already make on

Visit to choose Ceres as your beneficiary organization and then access Amazon via every time you shop.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Ceres.


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Everything Matters

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Young People are the Future

Young People are intelligent, responsible, capable, creative and caring, and must be central participants in shaping our collective future.


The Universe has a Purpose

Everything is connected, and life continually invites us to experience gratitude, abundance, connection, community and healing. 

We create health for people, communities and the planet through love, 
healing food and empowering the next generation.