Benefit for Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farm
Sunday, February 26, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Join lovers of Eatwell Farms for a reception benefitting Nigel Walker.
Early this year one of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market’s founding farmers, Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farms was diagnosed with multiple myeloma-- a cancer of the plasma cells in one’s bone marrow. He went to see a doctor for severe back pain and learned he had a tumor on his spine that would paralyze him, let alone take his life, if left untreated. He was immediately brought to UCSF and spent 3 weeks undergoing the barrage of tests and treatments that follows such news. He is home now, resting before beginning chemotherapy.
Nigel has always been a farmer with great tenacity and spirit and even a diagnosis of cancer has not slowed him down. In a letter posted on the Eatwell website Nigel said, “I have everything to live for and quite frankly have only just got up to speed. I was asked by a doctor about my mental health, asking if my glass was half full or half empty. My reply was overflowing. I consider myself extremely lucky. I love what I do.”
We love what Nigel does too, and we know that this is the time when we should come together and support him. Join us for this evening of delicious food, drink, camaraderie and community support. Details on all the food and drink will be listed shortly!
Can’t attend the dinner? Donate online in any amount and the funds will go directly to Nigel. CUESA will receive the funds via the online channel Crowdrise, and 100% goes to the Walker family.
When & Where
CUESA - Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture
CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs.
We are a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers.
CUESA manages the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market at the Ferry Building in San Francisco (Saturday 8am-2pm, and Tuesday & Thursday 10am-2pm), and the Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland (Sunday 9am-2pm). CUESA’s markets are a certified farmers markets renowned for diverse offerings of high-quality, delicious local products.
CUESA’s educational initiatives inspire eaters of all ages to participate in cultivating a healthy food system, including cooking demonstrations, farm tours, youth programs like Foodwise Kids and Schoolyard to Market, and more. Learn more at cuesa.org.