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Sunday, July 14, 2024
Peaches and ice cream at Farmworker Hub a treat for community
At only $2 a serving, guests could enjoy as much ice cream and farm fresh peaches as they could stomach during Saturday’s Peach Cafe. JULIA SACCO

The peach cafe at Cornerstone Community Church is no longer a thing of the past.

On Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m., NOTLers lined up to grab a bowl of farm-fresh peaches and ice cream for only $2 – while helping to spread some community joy.

The social, organized by the church, featured ice cream, live music and games for everyone.

The hub invited 600 farm workers. A mix of 400 farm workers and residents ended up stopping by the church. Farm workers ate for free.

This year marked the return of the peach cafe. The church used to hold it on Sundays in August, however, its last sessions were in 2009.

In the peach cafe’s previous iteration, Farmworker Hub director Julia Buxton-Cox said she doesn’t think the workers were represented or directly invited – as they were this year.

“It’s great to see the community out here celebrating the great work that our workers and farmers do and celebrating summer and peaches,” she said.

“Our Caribbean workers are represented, our Mexican workers are here (and) we had men from Sri Lanka here,” she added.

All money raised from the evening will go toward reimbursement for the ice cream since the live music was by volunteers and Dave Froese from Froese Farms donated peaches. 

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