Morgan Hill – On December 6th, Sakata Seed America’s Tour de Fresh rider, Allen Satterlee, proudly presented the Galt Elementary School District of California with a brand new salad bar. Back in July, Allen biked roughly 300 miles of challenging California terrain to raise funds for the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative in conjunction with Cal Giant Foundation’s annual Tour de Fresh event.
“Seeing the kids using the salad bars made my day,” added Allen Satterlee, Customer Service Manager for Vegetable Seed Sales. “It was nice to see the children so receptive to the fruits and vegetables.”
Sakata has participated in the Tour de Fresh ride annually since its inception three years ago, raising over $6,000 for the cause overall. “We look forward to the Tour de Fresh ride and fundraising each year. Not only is this extremely important for the future generations of America and the health of our nation, but it’s a great event for the produce industry and allows us to come together for a common goal,” says Alecia Troy, Senior Marketing Manager.
Sakata is excited to announce that they will be upping their fundraising efforts for the 2017 ride and that there will be two riders participating for Team Sakata. Cristen Bonz and Morgan Howe-Cobb both work out of Sakata’s Morgan Hill headquarters and hold positions in Logistics and Supply Chain, respectively. They are incredible role models for their office mates, always riding together on lunch breaks and after work, and share a passion for keeping America’s youth healthy and educated about where their food comes from.
Headquartered in Morgan Hill, CA, Sakata Seed America is a major research, seed production and marketing-distribution subsidiary of Sakata Seed Corporation, established in 1913. Sakata Seed America serves as the headquarters for the North American operations. Their mission is to quickly and efficiently meet industry expectations for quality seed, innovative genetics and excellent greenhouse and field performance.
Source: Sakata Seed America