Sakata Supporting Tour de Fresh Rider
- by Jordan Okumura
MORGAN HILL, CA – Sakata Seed America is sponsoring cyclist Ron Cramer in the Tour de Fresh. The 4-day, 275 mile, cycling ride along the California coast benefits United Fresh Foundation’s Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools campaign.
The goal of Tour de Fresh, as well as its participants, is to raise $120,000 to privately finance 40 new salad bars in school districts, according to a press release. Cramer will be riding for Rosemead School District in Los Angeles County.
"The chance to cycle the beautiful California coast, while at the same time helping to provide fresh vegetables and fruits to school children, was simply impossible to pass up,” said Ron Cramer, former Sakata employee and consultant. “I am inspired to take this step forward and hope to also be able to have direct participation in Rosemead’s implementation of their salad bar.”
Dave Armstrong, President and CEO of Sakata Seed America, said, “Our commitment to building healthier communities through events like this is extremely important to Sakata, allowing us to help provide an empowering nutritional experience for those with limited access to fresh produce.”
Striving to have a positive, healthy and sustainable impact on people, communities and food, Sakata is also sponsoring and participating in the American Heart Association’s National Eating Healthy Day on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.