There’s no doubt that it’s been a strange and challenging year. According to the Seattle Weather Blog, we’re having an unusually wet July but the overall rainfall for the year is at around half the normal amount. We’ve been hearing from tree owners all around the island that their apples are falling, which means it’s … More Apples and Pears and Plums, Oh My!
Grow Whidbey is a collaborative apprenticeship program between Good Cheer and South Whidbey School Farms that trains motivated individuals to grow food for community and teach youth through experiential garden and nutrition classes. Of 20 alums of the apprenticeship program, seven have stayed on South Whidbey to continue work in the field of sustainable agriculture and … More Delicious food and live auction Friday 5/12 at Useless Bay Coffee Company for a GREAT cause!
Missed this year’s volunteer appreciation BBQ? Want some pickling tips to preserve the flavors of summer? Check out Good Cheer’s Summer/Fall newsletter for this and more!
Every season the Community Gardening Leadership Training Program brings enthusiastic apprentices to work at the Good Cheer Garden, as well as at the Whidbey Institute West Garden, and the South Whidbey School Farm. Not only does this program help educate future farmers and food activists, it supplies each garden with energetic new ideas and essential … More Help Support the Community Gardening Leadership Training Program!
The Fresh Food on the Table season does not end when we put our garden to rest for the winter. As our amazing garden apprentices begin to leave Good Cheer and Whidbey Island, Good Cheer shifts the focus from growing our own produce to buying from local growers to keep fresh produce in the Food … More Empty Bowl Soup Night provides veggies all winter long
Henry drove down from volunteering in the garden to check out the cool tractor in front of the Good Cheer Food Bank. Wow, it’s a 1949 Ford Tractor with brush hog! Just donated to Good Cheer to raffle off! Tickets are one ticket for $3, or two tickets for $5. Tickets available at the Good … More Raffle for 1949 Ford Tractor and brush hog!
Come join us at our annual Harvest Party and Music Fest!! Click 2013 Good Cheer Harvest Party and Music Fest poster. Music: Chitsuwo Marimba & Mwoyo Marimba, Steve Showell, Joanne Rouse & Fiddle Friends, Karin Blaine, Quinn Fitzpatrick, Julie Pigott & Buffy Cribbs, Bob Effertz Free family activities- Veggie critters, veggie printmaking, tile painting, garden … More Harvest Party and Music Fest on September 14th!
Our enormous gratitude to Whidbey Telecom and Whidbey Island Bank for their support of the Fresh Food on the Table program of Good Cheer, helping to provide year round fresh food at the Food Bank, while also educating youth. Both have made contributions at the Honeybee level, and we are so appreciative of their generosity … More Fresh Food on the Table Honeybees
Over 140 people came to the Fresh Food on the Table Banquet Fundraiser With all those who came enjoying delightful music (and square dancing), delicious food (salad greens grown in our gardens). and meeting the apprentices, farmers and partners who are growing fresh food for the Food Bank. Leslie Woods Second Grade class opened the … More Successful Fresh Food on the Table Fundraiser!
Providing fresh produce to the Food Bank YEAR ROUND! Supporting local farmers, and educating youth! Reserve your tickets now! freshfoodonthetable.brownpapertickets.com Sunday, April 28th Banquet Fundraiser and Square Dance Whidbey Institute, Thomas Berry Hall 5 pm: Appetizers, with Silent Auction and Veggie Photo ops 6 pm: Banquet from the Good Cheer chefs 6:45 pm: Program and … More Fresh Food on the Table Banquet Fundraiser