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June, 2013

In this issue:

‘The farm economy, the South Coast, and the will to survive

Online farmstand to open alongside Pescadero Grown! Farmers’ Market, June 27

“I see the system as very broken”: A Pescadero farm worker’s story

Why I support Puente: Wendy Wardwell

What does Puente need this month?

Call for volunteers!






The farm economy, the South Coast, and the will to survive   
Pescadero may be known as a tourist town to outsiders. But it’s Pescadero’s farm economy that keeps the town alive, employs residents and keeps students enrolled in local schools. The long, slow decline of the... Read more.
Online farmstand to open alongside Pescadero Grown! Farmers’ Market, June 27
June 27 brings two major developments to Pescadero’s burgeoning local food scene: the opening day of the third annual Pescadero Grown! Farmers’ Market and the launch of the Pescadero Grown "Webstand" on GoodEggs, an online... Read more.

“I see the system as very broken”: A Pescadero farm worker’s story
When Pedro first arrived to the United States in 1983, he worked picking tomatoes in fields near Chula Vista, California. In those days, conditions for farm workers were different and Pedro lived for months, along with... Read more.

Why I support Puente: Wendy Wardwell
Puente Board Member Wendy Wardwell is a giver. She worked as a mental health nurse at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, serving many poor and indigent patients. And when she moved to Pescadero in 2001, she unexpectedly... Read more.

What does Puente need this month?
Puente needs school supplies! The school supplies drive is ON! Between now and July 29, Puente is collecting every kind of school supply to fill the backpacks of 250 local schoolchildren. From art supplies (crayons, watercolors... Read more.

Call for volunteers!
Walk: participate/volunteer! Puente is proud to host our first ever 5k Run/Walk fundraiser to celebrate our 15 years of service to Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar and San Gregorio. All proceeds benefit Puente and...Read more.


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