News from Ceres
Happy 1 Year Anniversary Ceres Santa Rosa!
In this issue:  
 Letter from Cathryn
Ceres Santa Rosa Kitchen  
   Turns 1!

Ceres 10 Year Anniversary
Ceres Fest Save the Date
Join us for the Human Race
Nutrition Article
    Supplements: Friend or Foe?
Recipe to Nourish
   Body and Mind
    Tempeh Reuben
Ceres Café News
    New Succulents at the Café  
  Community Events
    that Give Back
    Ceres Backyard Dinner
    Ceres Teen Alumi 'Artfully'
    Giving Back

    Redwood Riders 3rd Year of

    We Love Our Donors    
    Community Cares  
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Ceres Community Project, the grassroots movement you've been a part of nurturing, is about to celebrate 10 years of creating health for people, our community and our planet through love, healing food and empowering the next generation. 

We've certainly grown since our humble beginnings in a church kitchen, cooking with six teens for a handful of families. There are now more than 400 youth preparing 100,000 nourishing organic meals each year, supported by hundreds of adult volunteers and our dedicated staff. And around the country, twelve communities have started projects based on our model. 

Together, we're creating a legacy of love and a powerful investment in our collective future. Please join us on April 2nd to celebrate the legacy you've helped create at Ceres' 10th Anniversary celebration (more information below). Especially if we haven't seen you in a while, I hope you'll come and reconnect with us. We'll share stories and good food and savor each other's company. 

In Gratitude, 

Cathryn Couch
Founder & Executive Director
CeresSR Ceres Santa Rosa Kitchen Turns 1!
What a year! This month, we celebrated our Santa Rosa kitchen's first anniversary. It's been wonderful to be a part of the Social Advocates for Youth - SAY Dream Center. Thanks to our wonderful adult and teen volunteers, the staff and residents of SAY, and to our neighbors, who've welcomed us with open arms.

Ceres 10 Year Anniversary Party

3:00 - 6:00 PM 
at Community Church of Sebastopol  

Join us for our joyous anniversary celebration, held at the birthplace of Ceres--the Community Church of Sebastopol (across from O'Reilly Media). Ceres wouldn't be here today without YOU. We hope you can attend and celebrate all we've accomplished together.

Click here to R.S.V.P
CeresFestCeresFest Save the Date

MAY 2  
5:30 - 8:30 PM 
at Lagunitas, Petaluma 

Join us for our annual bash at Lagunitas Tap Room & Beer Sanctuary in Petaluma.
This fun event will feature live music, a great meal provided by Ceres, and Lagunitas' famed brews available for sale, with all proceeds benefiting Ceres. Bring your friends and help us pack the house. 

Tickets are $25.00 for adults (this is a great event for kids, too), available online now or at the door. 

Click here for more information and to purchase.
HumanRaceJoin us for Human Race!

When is it?
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Rain or shine!
Check-in: 6:30 am- 7:45 am
Timed Run: 8:00 am
Walk: Immediately after runners
On Saturday, May 6, 2017, join in the fun at Sonoma County's largest collaborative fundraising event. Sign up today to support Ceres, and be part of the movement to build a healthier and more connected community through the healing power of nourishing food and care for our neighbors.

This years' race features a 3K and 10K run and walk through scenic Santa Rosa Howarth and Spring Lake Parks.  

More About the Human Race
The Human Race is a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations. Businesses and nonprofit organizations recruit walkers, runners and/or donation gatherers to raise funds. Benefiting non- profit organizations receive 80% of monies collected. The Volunteer Center receives the remaining percentage to coordinate and stage the event. In 2016, Sonoma County held the largest Human Race in the nation with 8,000+ participants and over $450,000 raised.


We have forms available at our Sebastopol Kitchen or Santa Rosa kitchen/cafe.
Or click "Sign Up Now" and follow the prompt online here 


Team Ceres Coordinator: Caroline Banuelos, at  or call 707.829.5833.

...stay tuned for more info! 
QuoteGratitude from our Clients

"Dear Ceres,

Thank you for the beautiful food, lovingly prepared and sweetly delivered. I am deeply grateful for all the you do. My heart and body thank you"

- Ceres Client 
NutritionArticle Supplements: Friend or Foe?  

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

People often ask me about whether supplements are really necessary or helpful at all. My standard answer is: it depends!
We each have a special set of needs, according to our bio-individuality, which means no one answer is good for everyone.

Read the full article here
Recipe Recipe to Nourish Body and Mind   

Tempeh Reuben
Click the image above or here for a printable PDF of our free delicious recipe.

Check out this delicious featured recipe. It'll turn anyone's dislike of tempeh into love.

This sandwich is a frequent guest on our Café specials menu. Find out more about what's on the menu here.

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

Our complementary Beet Ketchup Recipe is located here.

 CafeNewsEnjoy a meal at Ceres Café!

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Hours: Mon to Fri, 9 AM to 2 PM
Location: 2447 Summerfield Rd,
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

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New Succulents at the Ceres Café 
Cafe regulars Kjohl and Joseph volunteered to buy and pot succulents for our tables. Kjohl's favorite cafe item is the Tuscan Kale Salad with Tempeh and Joseph loved the special Chili with Ground Turkey, Carnival Squash and Kale. Thank you Kjohl and Joseph!
Your donated plants are lovely. They make the Café an even more wonderful place to be.  
Community Events that Give Back

Ceres Backyard Dinner a Delicious Success!

Enjoy photos of a joyously delicious evening at Backyard Restaurant, with Ceres Teen Chefs and Gourmet Mushrooms Inc. / Mycopia, featuring Claypool Cellars, Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery and more. Thanks to everyone who dined and donated for your support of Ceres and our amazing teens! 

Photos taken by Tina Green

  For more photos from the event click here

Image created and owned by Jerry (IronandRedwoods)
Ceres Teen Alumi 'Artfully' Gives Back  

Jerry is a talented illustrator and former Ceres Teen Chef from our Sebastopol kitchen. 
He creates beautiful watercolor prints, and his current series is thematically linked to four non-profits that he feels strongly about. Half of the sales generated from each print will be donated to the corresponding nonprofit.

Proceeds from his "Sonoma County" print benefit Ceres. The print is unavailable, but we'll let you know if it becomes available again.

"I went to Analy High and volunteered at Ceres when I was a teen a number of years ago; to this day, I use the skills that I learned in the kitchen and in the garden. I truly believe working at Ceres was one of the most meaningful and important experiences I have had. Even though I don't live in Sonoma County anymore, I wanted to give support in any way that I can, which is why I started this campaign!
Jerry Wilson"
Jerry, thank you for your kind words and for giving back in such a beautiful and unique way. 
Redwood Riders Gives to Ceres for 3rd Consecutive Year
  Ben Johnstone, President of the Redwood Riders Motorcycle Club, presenting a check for Ceres Community Project to Development Associate & Event Manager Julie Foley

This is the 3rd year in a row that the club has donated to Ceres. The donation came directly from the individual members and was collected throughout the year.

We thank the Redwood Riders for their continued support!
We Love Our Donors

We're pleased to welcome the Syar Foundation as a new donor! The Syar Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Syar Industries and their mission is to support the communities in which their business operates. They found us when one of their members visited our café for lunch and learned about Ceres Community Project and our mission. We're grateful for their $15,000 grant. Learn more about them here.
CommunityCares Show how much you care!

Ceres Community Cares Program is a new way local businesses and community members can show their support for community health through Ceres. Whether you're looking to dedicate your birthday gifts towards a cause you believe in, give a portion of your business' sales to support meaningful work in our community, or wanting to support youth empowerment through a school or service group fundraiser, supporting Ceres through your event puts your values around community connection and health into action.

To learn more about the Ceres Community Cares program, e-mail: or call Molly at (707) 829-5833 x128
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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.


Heart Centered & Love Guided

We are committed to expressing love, trust, respect and integrity in our lives, work and organization. 


Everything Matters

Nothing is left out. We work to have every action and choice lead to the greatest positive impact.


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. 

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