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Kelsey Tripp's Fundraiser:

Celebrate Kelsey's 25th by giving to CUESA!

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Kelsey Tripp

THE STORY:

As I enter my 25th year of life and my 3rd year in San Francisco, I've come to realize what an important part food plays in people's lives, mine included.

In celebration of my 25th birthday, I'm raising money for CUESA, an amazing organization that supports access to fresh, healthy produce from local farmers!

I've been volunteering with CUESA (Center for Urban Education for Sustainable Agriculture) for the past two years and can personally tell you about the great programs they provide for the Bay Area community.

Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market

​​If you live in San Francisco, then you interact with CUESA any time that you visit the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market. The market is not only my absolute favorite place in the city, but is also CUESA's year-round, triweekly production that helps to cultivate a healthy and sustainable food system throughout the Bay Area. CUESA provides an accessible link between urban dwellers and local farmers and food producers, and there's much more to the market than just some fruits and veggies!

  • Market to Table Cooking Demos: CUESA brings in chefs from around the city to give free cooking demos almost every Saturday. As an added bonus, most of the city's top chefs can be found shopping for their weekly haul early each Saturday.
  • The Food Shed: The Food Shed presents rotating interactive educational materials & activities to market shoppers. You can learn about a range of important topics from how to help mitigate California's drought to interpreting food labels.
  • Market Match: CUESA has a system in place to accept CalFresh/WIC food stamps in exchange for fresh produce. Just this year they were able to launch the amazing Market Match program, which matches up to $10 in food stamps per market visit, providing residents who need it most with more affordable access to fresh food choices.

Foodwise Kids

Offered free to all San Francisco public schools, the Foodwise Kids program brings elementary school classes on an educational field trip to the weekday markets and teaches students how to to choose and cook healthy foods.

Schoolyard to Market

The Schoolyard to Market program offers San Francisco high schoolers a chance to learn both gardening and entrepreneurship by teaching them to cultivate and grow their own food and then sell it at their very own farmer's market booth.

And More!

CUESA strives to provide even more opportunities in which anyone in the community can participate:

  • Farm Tours
  • Kitchen Skills & Cooking Classes
  • Sustainability Lectures
  • Goatchella! An annual Goat Festival each spring (the fundraising photo is of me and goat baby at 2014's Goat Festival)
  • Events such as this January's Winter Cocktails of the Farmer's Market, which also help to raise money for all of the above initiatives

CUESA is a key member of the San Francisco Bay Area and provides an extraordinary number of programs to support something vital to our community - a healthy and sustainable food system that is accessible to all. Please help me to raise money for CUESA and if and if you haven't yet visited the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market, I would be more than thrilled to give you a tour! 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,065

MONEY RAISED
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21% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,065 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Erik V

Erik V

Happy Birthday Kelsey! I think what CUESA is doing is extremely important. 3 years ago

Cathy Weir

Cathy Weir

3 years ago

Alex J

Alex J

Awesome that you're doing this, Kelsey! Happy Birthday! 3 years ago

Bao

Bao

What's CUSEA? 3 years ago

Adam H

Adam H

I volunteer these $$$ as tribute to the great Kelsey and CUESA! 3 years ago

Joanne

Joanne

In celebration of the gift that Kelsey is to so many 3 years ago

Sam

Sam

In tribute to the amazing Lebanese food stall at the farmer's market! 3 years ago

Jonny S.

Jonny S.

Happy Birthday, Kelsey! Excited to donate to a great cause :)! 3 years ago

Maggie

Maggie

Go, Kelsey, Go! Have a great birthday and keep up the good and delicious work! 3 years ago