Veggies 4 Vets 2015
Veggies For Vets (V4V) is an annual family-friendly fundraising event that connects veterans and their families with locally- grown, organic produce. An initiative of Warrior Songs, a non-profit organization with a mission to heal veterans through music and creative art, Veggies For Vets is hosted at Peacefully Organic Produce (POPs), a veteran-led community farm in Waunakee, WI.
Funds generated through the V4V event are used to purchase CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares that provide veteran families with a fresh produce box every week during a 20 week growing season. Shares are distributed through Lisa Vining of the Dane County Veterans Service Office. Donations will also go towards the ‘Veggie Vouchers’ program which allows Madison VA patients to receive free vegetables from the weekly hospital farmers market, the 'Farmacy'. The 2014 event successfully raised enough to fund 15 shares, and we would like to increase that to 20 shares in 2015!
To receive more information or to donate to the event, visit https://www.gofundme.com/v4v2015 Donations can also be mailed to: Warrior Songs PO Box 8805 Madison, WI 53708 (Please put 'V4V' in memo line)
To place your reservation for the farm-to-table dinner, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/veggies-for-vets-2015-farm-to-table-dinner-tickets-17925445490
The 2015 V4V event will be held on Saturday, September 19th, noon-10pm and will feature:
Free children's activities from 12-4pm 1230pm-1pm: Family Yoga 1-2:30pm: Interactive theater activities with the Children's Theater of Madison 2:30-4pm: Musical performances by Fancy von Pancerton and Rich Baumann Face painting, crafts, salsa bike and other activities throughout the afternoon
4-6pm: Farm-to-table dinner catered by Chef Evan Dannells, owner of 4&20 Cafe and executive chef at Merchant. Dinner music will be provided by Charlie Painter and Friends. There is a cost and limited seating for the meal. To purchase a meal reservation, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/veggies-for-vets-2015-farm-to-table-dinner-tickets-17925445490
6-10pm : Free music continues with the Jacob David George Memorial Concert featuring: Jason Moon ( http://www.jasonmoon.org/) Emily Yates ( http://emilyyatesdoeseverything.com/) High Ridge Bluegrass Band ( http://andymorto6.wix.com/high-ridge-band)
Ongoing activities include: Free Farm tours Free brats, hamburgers, and other snacks Farm-fresh produce for sale Prizes from local businesses
To learn more about Jacob George, visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoff-millard/jacob-george-hillbilly-st_b_6030246.html http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/truthdigger_of_the_week_jacob_george_20140928Share