News from Ceres
Hooray! A successful community workday in the Santa Rosa Garden
In this issue:  
Recipe to Nourish
   Flourless Banana Blueberry    
   Almond Muffins 
   Thank You, UCSF golf     
   Thank You, Troop 32   
Recent News
   You May Have Missed
    Looking for a way to give
    back to your community?
    The finish line is in sight! 
More Human Race Updates
Upcoming Classes
   & Events
   Classes and Orientations
   Follow us on
   Social Media: SocialMedia

    Follow us on Twitter     View on Instagram
   View our videos on YouTube
Recipe Recipe--by Request   

Flourless Almond Muffins (Banana Blueberry Adaptation)

Click here for a PDF of the recipe

We received a special request for the Banana Blueberry Muffin recipe that was served regularly at the Ceres Café. So of course we asked Cole, our former Café Manager, for the secret to this delicious recipe.

Here's how he adapted the recipe from our cookbook:

"The muffin that the customer is referring to is the Flourless Almond Muffins from the cookbook. I just add about ½ a cup of fresh or frozen blueberries and /or bananas and then dust with a little Rapadura sugar before baking. The recipe is scaled very easily as well, but I don't add the fruit until I am ready for baking, or else they come out soggy. I hope that's helpful! "

Thank you Cole for illuminating us on this tasty treat. Now you too can enjoy this tasty gluten-free treat at home!

Like this recipe and want more? check out our cookbook  

Quotes Gratitude from a Client 

 MThank you, Margaret Howe

This month we honored and celebrated Margaret Howe as she prepared to leave her role as Ceres' Associate Director.

Former teens, staff members and volunteers poured in to celebrate Margaret and everything she has done for Ceres and the community at large.

Margaret has been an integral part of Ceres' evolution these past nine years. Her passion for our community, her insight and her wisdom are woven into the fabric of what we do, and will leave a legacy long after she moves on to her next act.

We hope you'll enjoy these moments captured by Kim Stuffelbeam, our Creative Director.

Click here to see even more photos from Margaret party and here to watch a beautiful collection of testimonials dedicated to Margaret and sent in from people--including many former Teen Chefs--who couldn't be with us in person. 

  CateringOur new catering van--thanks to you!


I'm sure many of you are wondering whatever happened regarding our Ceres Catering van fundraiser. So many of you contributed and were a part of this effort. Well I'm excited to report that the catering van is here!

Not only that, but it's compact, handles easily, has 3 access doors for easy loading, and even has built-in catering racks which will store sizable amounts of food and equipment. We are so excited!

We would like to extend a warm thank you to all who contributed to this fundraising effort. We couldn't have gotten the van without you. It will make a world of difference in supporting our Catering program and job development opportunities for Ceres youth. 

Be sure to stay tuned for more van updates and watch it transform from a standard van into a bright and beautiful vehicle that will transport the community-minded leaders of tomorrow!

  dineEnjoy a beer at Crooked Goat

Enjoy a beer at Crooked Goat Brewing and support Ceres. Every 3rd Thursday from May to October, Crooked Goat will be donating $1 per beer sold to Ceres.

Upcoming dates:
May 17
June 21
July 19   
Join us on any of the dates listed above and on the right and you'll be helping us deliver meals to our neighbors facing   a serious illness like cancer in Marin and Sonoma counties, and to teach teens to cook and eat for health. 
    Join us on:    
May 17
June 21
July 19 
Aug 16 
Sept 20 
Oct 18

Open: Noon to 9 PM 

CommCaresCommunity Cares 

Thank You, UCSF golf tournament

Thank you Dr. Steven Ludwin, tournament organizer Dr. Josue Zapata, and the Society of Hospital Medicine - San Francisco Bay Area Chapter for designating Ceres as the recipient of your golf tournament. Together they raised $700!

Visit their site here .

Thank you, Eagle Scouts (Troop 32) 

Troop 32 built 6 worm bins and 5- 20 foot raised beds for our Santa Rosa garden space during our 2nd community workday.

 "It was awesome to see these kids come together and get it done" remarked Lee Foster, Ceres Santa Rosa Garden Coordinator.   

We wanted to share a couple of photos from the day and thank Troop 32 again for all of their hard work.  

RecentNewsRecent News You May Have Missed

Looking for a way to give back to your community? 
We're working to add nearly 40% more clients to our meal program in Santa Rosa. Demand for our healing meals is high, and the recent closure of our café frees up space and time in the kitchen. But we need more volunteers to make it happen! Can you help out with one of these important roles--
  • Delivery Angels (Wednesday evening and Thursday morning). *We especially need Delivery Angels willing to travel to Sonoma Valley!
  • Prep volunteers (12:30-2:30 shifts on Tuesday and Wednesday)
  • Teen Chefs and Gardeners

If you're a current volunteer willing to take on an additional shift, please contact Emily at

New volunteers should register for an orientation-there's one this Thursday 4/26 from 6-7 pm.
Please join us and help us nourish our neighbors with love, compassion and healing meals.

Read the entire article here  
The finish line is in sight!

It's not too late to register for the Human Race!

Look how far we've come! Only one week left to raise $2735.35 of our $5,000 goal. It's not too late to sign up and pledge for Ceres.

We wanted to applaud our top two team fundraisers: Team Tamara and Pacific Union! We want to congratulate Tamara of Team Tamara, on exceeding her goal and cheer on Pacific Union. Way to go teams!

More Human Race Updates In Store

Were counting down the days until the Human Race. So far 11 individuals and 5 teams have signed on to support Ceres, and have raised $800 towards our $5,000 goal. 
It's not too late for you to join them. Sign up today to fundraise and walk/run for Ceres, and we'll give you one of our beautiful, 100% cotton shirts for FREE. Show your KALE PRIDE at the Human Race. Help us help the clients who depend on our meals and get a nifty t-shirt too!

A shout out to our top three fundraisers: Tammra and Keith Borrall and Ron Cohn! We want to congratulate Keith on exceeding his goal and cheer on Tammra and Ron for their tremendous progress so far.
UpcomingEvents Upcoming Classes & Events

Check out our 2018 calendar-
Many class and orientation dates!
To see all classes and orientation dates, click here.  
To sign up, click the link below each class.
Volunteer Orientation (Youth Only) San Rafael 
May 16 
Click here to register

Volunteer Orientation- Sebastopol 
May 21     

Healing Fats  - Santa Rosa 
May 23
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Click here to register

Volunteer Orientation- Santa Rosa  
May 24    
Volunteer Orientation- Sebastopol 
June 18      

Volunteer Orientation (Youth Only) San Rafael 
June 20   
Click here to register

June 20 
6:00 - 8:00 pm  
Click here to register

June 27 
6:00 - 8:00 pm  
Click here to register

Volunteer Orientation- Sebastopol 
June 28      
  SocialMediaFeatCeres Social
These were your favorite 6 Instagram posts in the last month
Want to know what each post is about? Click each photo to find out more!

TooManyEmails Receiving Too Many Emails?
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

Grab salads, sides and family meals that support Ceres from your local Whole Foods Market. Whole Foods Market will donate $1 per pint of salad or side and $2 per family meal purchased.

We're excited to announce that ALL Northern California and Reno stores now offer this program. You get a great, easy meal, Ceres receives financial support to help extend our services to clients and youth.

Look for special signage featuring our logo in the deli area of your local Whole Foods Market.

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. 

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