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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAPUCHIN SOUP KITCHEN’S URBAN FARM ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Detroit, MI (November 19, 2008) …The Capuchin Soup Kitchen and its urban garden ministry,
Earthworks Urban Farm, will be hosting a holiday open house from December 1-19, 2008. The
open house will include the opportunity to learn about the work of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen,
including the opening of the ROPE bakery, to purchase socially conscious products of the soup
kitchen and to tour the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, and its Earthworks gardens.
The event will be held at the Meldrum Capuchin Soup Kitchen at 1264 Meldrum, Detroit 48207.
The open house will take place out of Earthworks workspace Monday through Friday from 9am
Available products include local honey, jams made with Earthworks berries, handbalm made
with the local beeswax, and more. Honey will be available from the Earthworks’ honey bee
hives located at their three garden sites on Detroit’s eastside as well as from the Capuchin’s
Retreat Center in Washington, MI. Volunteers at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen jammed nearly
1000 jars of black raspberry currant, gooseberry, elderberry, and grape jams this fall. Please call
ahead to confirm selection, as some varieties sell out early. With these products, “we hope to
give folks the opportunity to share Earthworks with friends and family and educate them on the
work we do” says Patrick Crouch, Program Manager of Earthworks Urban Farm.
“Buying locally produced and grown products helps builds strong communities”. Crouch
continues. In an effort to encourage their community to continue to buy local, all jars of jam and
honey feature a $1 coupon on the lid for Grown in Detroit produce. This coupon can be used to
buy Detroit-grown vegetables and fruits at local seasonal farmers’ markets in 2009.
The Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Earthworks Urban Farm works for a just, beautiful food system
for all. Its three city gardens yield over 6,000 pounds of produce each season, most of which
goes into meals at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Earthworks educates the community in regards
to sustainable relationships between human beings and the earth.
Founded in 1929, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves Metro Detroit by providing food, clothing,
and spiritual counsel to those in need. Frequently preparing and serving 2,000 meals a day, the
Capuchin Soup Kitchen also distributes household items and operates a shower program, food
pantry, and children’s tutoring and art therapy program.
Earthworks Urban Farm, a program of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen can be contacted at (313)-
579-2100 x 204, email@example.com, www.cskdetroit.org/earthworks