Grass-Fed Beef  for RE1J students      $500 for one month’s sponsorship        SELECT  >

Beef is the most frequently served protein in RE1J schools. In 2013-14, RE1J made the switch to serving all-natural, grass-fed beef every time beef is served, with the exception of hamburger patties.  Mountain Roots funds the price gap between commercial beef and the all-natural beef.  When you choose to sponsor one or more days of beef, you’re helping to feed more than 500 students a higher-quality meal that has better nutritional value and keeps kids healthy.

Recognition:  As sponsor, your name is printed on the monthly school lunch menus that go home to 950 households in CB and Gunnison, and placed on our website and e-newsletter. 



Superfoods for TCAP snacks for all students in grades 3-10        $600 for one day of testing     SELECT  >

Every spring, students in grades 3-10 take a series of rigorous tests to measure performance. They need to be at their best. Farm to School heard from teachers that students were coming to school without eating breakfast or didn’t have enough food to keep their minds sharp, and teachers were struggling to provide snacks for their classrooms themselves.

So, we started the Superfoods project - first, we help teachers educate their classes on “superfoods” - those special foods that have the power to sharpen minds, help kids focus, keep blood sugar levels steady, and we provide an extra boost of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients for healthier minds.  Then, we provide healthy snacks for all students in grades 3-10 during all six days of standardized testing.  That’s about 1,200 snacks per day, for six days - a total of 7,200 snacks! Your donation provides  $0.50/student, which we leverage with community support to provide 1200 Superfoods Snacks to kids in grades 3-10 on one of six days of rigorous standardized testing.   

see what kids have to say about superfoods >

Recognition:  As sponsor, your name is printed on educational materials distributed to 1200 students, 65 teachers, placed on the Superfoods Week banners, on the March menu insert that is sent home to 950 households, and on our website and e-newsletter.



Sponsor a Class  - Bring the class to the Farm or bring the Farm to the school!    $240 per class     SELECT  >

School budget cuts mean fewer bus field trips. With your support, we can send an entire class on a Farm Field Trip, or bring a professional chef into the classroom for a live cooking demonstration. Other class activities include  Beekeeping & Pollinators, Apple Picking and Cider Pressing, Goats & Chickens, Worm Composting, etc.  more about field trips >     more about guest chefs >

Recognition:  As sponsor, your name is listed on the field trip / class activity announcements sent to the parents of the class you’ve sponsored, on our website, and e-newsletter.


Kids Cook!  Afterschool classes for Middle Schoolers     $1200 / year                  SELECT  >


This new project will engage middle school students in kitchen basics, preparing healthy snacks and meals, and nutrition education though a six week series of after school cooking classes, offered in fall, winter, and spring. At the end of each session, kids show off what they’ve learned by preparing a dinner for parents!


Harvest of the Month Program      $1500 / year                  SELECT  >


The Harvest of the Month Program is a state-wide program that features a produce item every month on colorful menus, along with take-home nutrition information and a physical activity topic for students and families. Mountain Roots adds a healthy living topic of the month. Menus go home to all students in grades Pre-K through 5, and are available on-line.  As a sponsor, your name or the name of your business will appear on 950 menus every month.  view sample menus and the harvest produce cycle >

Recognition:  As sponsor, your name is listed all year on the 11 x 17  full color menus that go home to 950 households and are available on-line for middle and high school students / families.

 
Sponsor a Garden     $2500                  SELECT  >

Each of our gardens needs a benefactor. Funding provides seeds, soil amendments, irrigation, perennials & native plants, bird houses, etc. and training opportunities to develop leadership among community members.

 

Elk Avenue Demonstration Garden - highly visible and artfully designed, showcases high-altitude cold climate growing techniques

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CBCS Living Classroom - vibrant outdoor learning space used by K-12 students, teachers, and summer camps. Provides food for the cafeteria and hands-on learning experiences. SELECT  >

Gunnison Youth Garden - our educational garden at the Rec Center, home to Roots & Shoots

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Bill’s Park Senior / Food Pantry Garden - slated for expansion in 2014 to serve seniors, people on federal food assistance, and to donate to the Gunnison Food Pantry

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Cottonwood Community Garden - nine raised beds and a “common ground” group plot at 12& Gothic in Gunnison

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NEW Gunnison Community School Garden- every school deserves a garden! Planned for 2014, awaiting funding / sponsor. Will be modeled after the CBCS garden for K-8 students at GCS.

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Your business’ name will be placed on the garden’s permanent entry sign. Click title to learn more about each garden.

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NEW Rock Creek Community Garden - to be located at the highly visible Gunnison Rec Center, featuring 24 raised beds and a 20 x 80 ‘common ground’ plot, available to all community members, site for new classes and programs through the Rec Center

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Choose a garden or special project to support and let customers know you support sustainable living.

 

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Or, contact us for more information or to discuss custom sponsorships.

info@mountainrootsfoodproject.org        PO Box 323 Gunnison, CO 81230

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