Fields Foods to Host Farm Dog Market at Annual Block Party to Benefit St Louis’ Homeless Animals and Urban Farming Initiative
Joins Stray Dog Rescue of St. Louis and Gateway Greening as Part of June 28th Farm Dog Block Party
June 25, 2014, St. Louis, MO – On June 28th St. Louis is going to the dogs, and Fields Foods®is helping to lead the pack. The locally owned and operated grocery store will be hosting the Fields Foods Farm Dog Market as part of the second annual Farm Dog Block Party. The block party is an awareness event between two local non-profits: Stray Rescue of St. Louis, a no-kill rescue organization serving local homeless animals, and Gateway Greening, which is committed to strengthening the community by advocating for healthy living and urban agriculture. The fun-filled event will feature free entertainment, vendors, food trucks and activities for the whole family.
Located at the corner of Pine and 23rd Streets between Stray Rescue’s shelter and Gateway Greening’s City Seeds Urban Farm, the Farm Dog Block Party will feature adoptable companion animals, dog treat baking workshops (where one can learn to make Dog CBD Treats easily at home), urban farm tours, live music and more from 10am-3pm. Fields Foods, which specializes in locally-produced products, will be hosting the Fields Foods Farm Dog Market which will include products from many local vendors and an array of goods and products to purchase and sample.
“We’ve heard great things about last year’s Farm Dog Block Party and Fields is excited to add the Farm Dog Market this year, which we think everyone will really enjoy,” said Jeff Randol Jr., Director of Marketing at Fields Foods. “Stray Rescue of St. Louis and Gateway Greening our two organizations that are doing great work for our community and we’re thrilled to support these worthy causes through our participation. The Farm Dog Market will give people a chance to enjoy some of the locally-produced products we carry in our store.”
“We are thrilled to have Fields Foods on board this year for the ‘Fields Foods Farm Dog Market’, which will feature a number of local vendors,” said Mike Sorth, executive director of Gateway Greening. “The Farm Dog Block Party will be a great day for the whole family and we hope it will give people a better understanding of the importance of sustainable agriculture.”
“Not only will the Farm Dog Block party be fun, but we also hope many of our wonderful animals will find their forever families at the event,” said Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis. “This is a refreshing opportunity to collaborate and celebrate our neighbors and our missions. We appreciate Field Foods’ eagerness to get involved and help us create an event that will have something for everyone.”
The organization’s activities and entertainment are free to the public. To follow updates on the event, visit www.Facebook.com/FarmDogSTL.
About Fields Foods Fields Foods is a locally owned, locally operated, and locally focused full-service grocery store located near the heart of the Lafayette Square business district. Fields Foods is dedicated to bringing fresh, locally produced foods, as well as trusted traditional brands, to residents of St. Louis– which has several urban food desert areas where healthy, nutritious food options have been limited. The Fields Foods team is committed to improving the health of communities one bite at time, as well as to supporting many of the organizations that are making a positive difference for the city of St. Louis and its residents.
About Gateway Greening Here at Gateway Greening our idea is simple: to provide St. Louis with a fun, safe and educational environment for people to learn. We want to give you and your community a sense of safety, advocate healthy living and help spread the idea of sustainable, urban agriculture.
We provide food, safety, and a chance for people to form lasting friendships. So stop by, call or email us. We’re excited to get to know you. Inspired? Curious? Questions? Please visit www.GatewayGreening.org
About Stray Rescue of St. Louis Stray Rescue’s mission is to lead the way towards making St. Louis a compassionate city where every companion animal knows health, comfort, and affection, and no stray is euthanized merely because he or she has been abandoned, abused, or neglected. As part of our mission, Stray Rescue is out on the streets daily taking a progressive, proactive approach to establishing a permanent resolution to the stray companion animal problem through dedicated rescue efforts, sheltering, community outreach programs, education, collaborations, and the encouragement of responsible pet guardianship. To learn more, visit www.StrayRescue.org
For more information, contact Jeff Randol, Jr.; 314.241.FARM; PR@FieldsFoods.com
Jason Schipkowski; 314.740.5224; Jason@strayrescue.org
Shelene Treptow; 314.436.9090; Shelene@hausergrouppr.com