Santa Cruz café and bakery Companion Bakeshop hosts Live Earth Farm benefit

A bounty of organic produce from Watsonville’s Live Earth Farm

Companion Bakeshop in Westside Santa Cruz, a delightful bakery and café, is hosting a fundraiser for Live Earth Farm on Sunday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $16 or for adults and $6 for children under 10. Buy tickets online or at Companion Bakeshop.

Companion Bakeshop will be offering sweet and savory pies at the event that feature ingredients from Live Earth Farm (LEF). A portion of event proceeds will be donated to LEF’s Discovery Program. According to the program flyer, the Discovery Program “aims to inspire the next generation through farm tours, summer programs, workshops, and community events.” LEF’s web site states that the Discovery Program, which is a nonprofit education organization, conducts hands-on programs using the farm itself as a classroom. They even offer tours for babies and toddlers – talk about starting early! What a wonderful idea.

Watsonville-based LEF is run by the Broz Family. In addition to many programs and activities, it has a diverse CSA program with various sizes, many kinds of produce, and optional supplements like local eggs and Companion Bakeshop bread.

Companion Bakeshop’s daily offerings (except Monday when it’s closed) include espresso beverages from a vintage machine plus many scrumptious baked goods, all made with local and organic ingredients. Think sourdough loaves, pumpkin bread, buttermilk or buckwheat blueberry scones, cheddar bacon biscuits, fresh fruit galettes, and more.

Location: 2341 Mission St. (near Fair), (831) 252-BAKE (2253),
Regular hours: Tues & Thurs 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Wed & Fri 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. & Sun 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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