Taylor Farms hosted a fundraiser last weekend at CYCLEBAR Carmel to raise money for Tour de Fresh – a three-day bike ride that raises money for the National Salad Bars to Schools initiative.
Over twenty individuals attended the CYCLEBAR class including produce industry professionals, Taylor Farms employees and community members. The event raised $1,000 towards the $4,445 our community has donated to this cause so far – surpassing Taylor Farms’ goal of $3,500.Every attendee not only received an intense cycling workout, but also a reusable Taylor Farms tote bag full of items to support a healthy and active lifestyle. One CYCLEBAR monthly unlimited class pass was raffled off to all attendees as well.
Drew McDonald, VP Quality & Food Safety at Taylor Farms, completed his third year riding in the Tour de Fresh this week.
“This year’s ride was especially tough with some amazing climbs and challenging heat. The support from the team crews, organizers, technicians, and pro riders got us through the most difficult sections,” McDonald shared. “ It was well worth it. Combining exercise and fundraising to not only bring awareness to reducing childhood obesity but to help provide actual salad bars to schools checks all of the boxes for a noble cause. I am proud and honored to ride on behalf of Taylor Farms with these dedicated members of our produce supplying community.”
McDonald’s ride ended at the PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo in Monterey, CA yesterday. This Expo is the premier event focused on fresh produce in foodservice, and Taylor Farms will be in booth #300 July 28-30, 2017 displaying some exciting new items like veggie noodles, an Asian chop salad, a spinach/arugula blend and cauliflower pearls.
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