Ceres 2017 Thank You Video
Wow! Watch our new Santa Rosa garden take shape over the course of a day, thanks to the efforts of volunteers and staff. It all happened on Saturday (which was coincidentally the 6th birthday of our Sebastopol garden!). Video coming soon. Follow the link for full slide show.
Human Race is Sonoma County's biggest collaborative fundraiser of the year. You can walk, run, gather pledges or volunteer. Part of the fun is seeing all the creative costumes! Ceres' theme is "chefs and farmers", as demostrated by Ashlye and Kale. Find out more and get involved by visiting:
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Joanna Rebelgale
· July 29, 2017
My husband and I are so grateful for this program. Dealing with a cancer diagnosis has so many challenges and Ceres is one of the gifts that helps make life easier. The cafe is wonderful too. We love all and hope to give back at some point down the road. See More
Maribeth LeValley
· April 28, 2017
Ceres Food has helped us with nutritious and tasty foods as my husband goes thru cancer. Not only that, but I am disabled, and my husband used to do the shopping and cooking, so Ceres is kind enough t...o supply food for me! Their foods are delicious, and while we ate pretty healthily before, we will definitely be using their cookbook, and changing our eating style, as "regular" food isn't even appealing after eating their " Polenta with Vegetable and kidney bean ragout, and wilted greens". Or their "Baked Chicken legs with Moroccan BBQ sauce, mashed yams, and braised cabbage". Delicious! Thank you everyone at Ceres! See More
Robert Karcie
· February 1, 2017
Ceres Community Project, Is an example of we can take action for the welfare of all. I'am truly grateful for Ceres, help, and care, a Win for all, the Student volunteers, and the many that receive their efforts, serving with love, Thank You, robert Karcie See More
Claudia Beck Vasquez
· November 30, 2016
I loved the food and i know there is no way I would have been able to eat this healthy while i was going through treatment for Cancer..very tasty and healthy and more than anything i felt cared for. T...hank you !! See More
Madeline Mad
· March 17, 2014
I love Ceres. The atmosphere. When I walked into Ceres to volunteer it was such an amazing feeling. Everyone would say hi and see how I was doing. And sometimes id be mad because of something from sch...ool or family drama id walk in there ready to work but not be so happy by the time I was done with my shift, I was beaming and happy like nothing ever happened. Ceres changed my life. I wouldn't be the person I am today if I didn't start volunteering almost 3 years ago. Thank you Ceres!!! (: See More
Pip Pirrip
· January 23, 2014
Ceres is absolutely amazing, to provide such excellent food to people who are at such a stressful time in their lives is truly a life-saving mission. A deep thank you for all the hard work that you p...ut into this. See More
Goleman Judith
· September 19, 2016
So glad to receive delicious food and receive help to add more vegetables and a better nutritional style to my time of healing
Grace R Benedict
· November 29, 2016
What a great idea; using the energy of teen volunteers, teaching the skills of organic growing cooking and meal prep to teens, and helping those going through a difficult time. We need more of these... around our country. See More
Diane Kane
· July 7, 2016
Your chefs and delivery angels have made my life better...
Ezra Chomak
· March 4, 2014
I am proud and happy to donate my time and money to Ceres - an incredible organization across the board. Feel free to ask me about it!
Maralee Flohr Rambo
· December 3, 2013
The video was very informative and encouraging. This is a worthwhile program that I applaud! Good work. Wouldn't it be fabulous if this was available in every community? Way to go!!
Linda Beavis
· January 23, 2014
Ceres provided practical and such appreciated help when my son and his family really needed it. Thank you so much.
Lisa Varty
· June 23, 2014
Thank you for helping my friend.

Our wonderful Garden & Youth Program Manager, Sara McCamant tells you all about the resurgent interest in heirloom grains, and how you can grow them in your garden. Learn more about this and our local Community Seed Exchange, where you can find more resources to get started on your garden.

Rebuilding post-fire? Here's a helpful resource from our friends at Daily Acts, who are partnering with multiple agencies on creating free, easy-to-permit landscape design templates.

Mar 28 - Apr 5Finley Community Center: 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa

It's been so exciting to get our Santa Rosa garden up and running. We just finished our first week with teens on regular shifts. Come and learn about this and more opportunities to volunteer at all our Marin and Sonoma County program sites by attending one of our regular orientations. See dates, sign up at

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We want you on our team!! Sonoma County Human Race is coming April 28. How much will you raise to support Ceres' clients with the meals they need to heal, and our teens with a safe, supportive place to volunteer and gain skills? Click through for details and sign up today!!

Happy Pi(e) Day, people! Who doesn't love this classic comfort food?
We're sharing a couple of our favorite Ceres-style pie recipes in honor of Pi Day. So grab a friend and get into your kitchen on this rainy day. Pie is calling your name!

"The key to healthier produce is healthier soil...Foregoing pesticides and fertilizers in favor of organic growing methods is good for the soil, the produce and its consumers. Those who want to get the most nutritious fruits and vegetables should buy regularly from local organic farmers."

What’s the nutritional difference between the carrot you ate in 1970 and one you eat today?

Because of soil depletion, crops grown decades ago were much richer in vitamins and minerals than the varieties most of us get today

Come on over to Ceres Cafe today. We’ve closed the café as of last week and today we’re saying thanks to our customers. Stop by until 1 pm and enjoy a bite of your favorite menu items. We look forward to continuing our meal program, catering, and new garden at the cafe’s location within SAY’s Dream Center.

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Time to get your beet burger fix at Ceres Cafe. Come in by Friday!

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Ceres Cafe

Join us for the last week in Ceres Cafe. We are sad to say good-bye, and grateful to our loyal customers for supporting the cafe. We'll be here 8-2 until Friday..., March 9.

Ceres Cafe is a program of Ceres Community Project, housed at the Social Advocates for Youth Dream Center. Ceres will continue to run our after-school youth development program at this site, training youth to prepare nutritious meals that we deliver to our neighbors facing a health challenge like cancer. At the Dream Center, we also have a catering service and a garden. We welcome youth and adult volunteers, and hope you'll join us at an upcoming monthly volunteer orientation (The next one will be March 21

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We're truly grateful to the members of Redwood Riders motorcycle club, who stopped by this week to make a donation (their 4th in as many years). Thank you for your generosity to Ceres, our clients and youth program participants!!

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Join us in bidding farewell to one of our beloved adult volunteers, Joya, pictured here (center, in green apron) with the Tuesday Santa Rosa kitchen crew. She's been part of that team for 2 years, and has been part of most other volunteer teams as well. Joya's returning to medicine for a Fellowship in Palliative and Hospice care. We wish her all the best. Joya, we will miss you. Thank you for being such a big part of our work. There will always be a home for you at Ceres!

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Watch Food Tank's live stream conference on Cultivating the Next Generation of Food Leaders right now. Lots of great speakers!

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Food Tank: The Food Think Tank was live.

LIVE NOW: From Jack Morton Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, DC, it's the 2018 Food Tank Summit-- Cultivating the Next Generation of Food Leaders.

The summit includes more than 30 speakers from across the food and sustainability sector to share insight on key topics. The summit is also streaming on

Join the conversation using #FoodTank.

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Have you ever noticed the bee sculpture in front of our Sebastopol kitchen? You can learn more about its creators in this fun article from the Washington Post. Mentioned within are the artists' two daughters, both of whom were Ceres Teen Chefs in our early days.

The laid-back town has a hippie vibe and a landscape dotted with whimsical statuary.

Getting ready for this year’s Human Race. We hope YOU will join us for this fun, family-friendly event on April 28-two months from today. Walk or run with us and see how much you can raise to help Ceres deliver healing meals and mentor youth. Stay tuned for details!

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"Cultivating the Next Generation of Young Food Leaders," the 4th Annual #FoodTank Summit is streaming FREE this Wed (9AM EST) at 35+ inspiring speakers. Also tune in live on Facebook here:

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There are a whole lot of health care experts coming together to address long-term health effects of the wildfires at this community event organized by our friends at Daily Acts. Note that they ask you to register in advance.