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Clean Greens Gains Notoriety from White House
Clean Greens Farm and Market was recently mentioned in the final report of recommendations from the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The administration has committed to supporting partnerships for sustainable, community gardening and agriculture here in the Northwest. Please click to view the article on page 63): Advisory Council Report

Highlights From 2009:
Clean Greens Celebrated the Grand Opening of the Market!


On Saturday, August 15th, Clean Greens celebrated the grand opening of its market on 21st Avenue between Yesler and Fir. Festivities included a walk through the neighborhood, talks by Rev. Jeffrey, Pastor David Mesenbring and Richard Conlin, and music and facepainting. Thanks to all who came out to support the event!

Clean Greens Farm and Market CSA Program

The Clean Greens Farm and Market had a great year in 2009! The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program began and for as little as $30 a week, from June through October, CSA supporters received a box of fresh chemical-free produce from the Clean Greens Farm in Duvall, Washington.


Buy a CSA box & feed a family!!

For each subscription purchased, an additional box was given to a family who cannot afford, and/or who do not have access to fresh, chemical-free, and locally-grown vegetables! Members of New Hope Baptist Church will seek out and Minister to the hungry families in their Community.


CSA Support Feeds Hungry Children and Supports Local Businesses!

Proceeds from the CSA not only fed hungry people, but played a large role in providing the necessary funding to operate the Farm and Market. Any additional profits were invested into the Black Dollar Days Task Force’s Campaign 5000 Endowment (http://www.blackdollar.org/campaign_5000.htm). The Campaign 5000 African American Community Endowment Fund specializes in lending to small, inner-city businesses that are considered high-risk by traditional lending sources.



Harvest Dinner
Last fall, the Clean Greens Farm and Market hosted a Harvest Dinner where all CSA participants came together to celebrate the year’s successful harvest with a heaping plate of Clean Greens! We brought together our community of CSA subscribers, the New Hope Ministers, and the families that benefited from the free food each week.


Rev. Jeffrey Completes Bicycle Ride from Seattle to Portland

Dr. Robert Jeffrey crossed the Bicycle Ride Finish Line in Portland Oregon at 7:30 PM on Sunday July 12, 2009. We appreciate all of you that pledged and donated to this worthy cause. He went beyond the call of duty for the Clean Greens Farm. Thanks again.


Whole Foods Market® Donates To Clean Greens Farm and Market Seattle community raises over $17,000 for non-profit

Seattle, WA. (May 6, 2009) - Whole Foods Market is pleased to announce a donation of $17,704 to local non-profit Clean Greens Farm and Market.
The $17,000 donation represents 5% of net sales at Whole Foods Market’s four Seattle locations that participated in the Community Giving Day on Earth Day, April 22. The money raised by Seattle shoppers will go to the Clean Greens Farm and Market, a program of the Black Dollar Days Task Force. This local non-profit organization operates as an agricultural producer engaged in the production of chemical-free vegetables. They sell affordable vegetables to all people, especially low income and African American populations and work to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of local food, nutrition and health.
“Thanks to Whole Foods Market, Clean Greens Farm and Market can continue its efforts to provide affordable non-chemical vegetables to the poor and inner-city residents,” said executive director Scott Royder. “In addition their support enables us to educate children and young adults about growing healthy foods, while taking care of the Earth and their community.”
“We are so happy to offer this donation to Clean Greens Farm and Market,” said Milton Artis, marketing specialist at the Westlake store. “This organization is very close to our hearts. At Whole Foods Market we believe that everyone should be able to eat and live well.”

Contact: Vicki Foley
PR Specialist
(604) 812.1472
vicki.foley@wholefoods.com

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