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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Feeney Farm Fundraiser

Dec 19, 2010 09:35PM

Feeney Farm Fundraiser

One local woman, Margaret Feeney, has created Feeney Farm, an organic vegetable farm in Fairfield, CT with the mission of donating organic produce to local cancer patients and survivors once a week from June to September in 2011, and to encourage more local awareness about the role of dietary choices in preventing disease and leading healthy lives. On Saturday, September 25, The Center for Naturopathic Medicine of Stratford will be hosting Cookies for a Cause to benefit Feeney Farm.

 It is estimated that one-third of all cancer-related deaths in the United States can be avoided through dietary modification. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is not only important for prevention, but for cancer patients at risk for nutritional deficiencies, whether the result of the cancer or of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

 All proceeds from Cookies for a Cause will go to Feeney Farm. Items available for purchase will range from sugar-free (made with stevia) and low-fat items to allergy-friendly goodies such as agave marshmallows. Pre-orders of selected items, including a healthy cookie gift box, will be available for pickup or shipping.

 Feeney Farm will officially start production in 2011 and is now focusing on organizing volunteers, fundraising and planning the farm’s production schedule for next year. Feeney Farm also has a plot at the Fairfield Community Garden and is currently working on clearing a 1,000 square foot area for a fall crop that will benefit St. Vincent's Cancer Center in Bridgeport.

The Center for Naturopathic Medicine will host Cookies for a Cause at 3335 Main Street in Stratford, from 10 a.m. till noon on Saturday, September 25. For more information, a list of items available for pre-order or to make a donation, please contact 203.377.1525 or [email protected] For more information on Feeney Farm visit FeeneyFarm.org or to volunteer email [email protected]