Fifth Annual Operation Cookies for Kids Fundraiser Underway at Vista D’oro Farms and Winery
This is the fifth year Vista D’oro Farms has organised this fundraiser where 100% of the proceeds go to BC Children’s Hospital. Last year the event raised $10,000, bringing the total raised to over $40,000.
Vista D’oro Farms calls on Santa’s Baker Elves, otherwise known as Lower Mainland Chefs & Bakers, to bake cookies to fill the Cookie tins. The red tins also include a jar of Vista D’oro Artisanal Preserves. So far, this years’ elves include: Au Petit Chavignol, Beyond Restaurant, Chef Ann Kirsebom, Culinary Capers, Krause Berry Farms, Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver, O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar, Pane e Formaggio, Pastry Training Centre of Vancouver, Pourhouse Restaurant, Raincity Grill, and the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, who are also donating time and space to help assemble the tins this year.
Vista D’oro Farms will take orders for the cookie tins with a minimum donation of $50 per tin. There is a limited number of tins available and 100% of all proceeds go to BC Children’s Hospital, supporting their oncology program and contributing towards state of the art equipment.
“At Christmas time especially, we are reminded how fortunate we are” says Lee Murphy, Owner & President of Vista D’oro Farms, “we need to remember the many children and their families who celebrate their Christmas in hospitals.”
Cookie tins can be ordered through Vista D’oro Farms at 604-514-3539 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and are available for pick up after December 9, 2010 at the farm or at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts @ Granville Island.
Vista D’oro Farms and Winery is located in Langley BC. Owned by Lee and Patrick Murphy, Vista D’oro Farms and Winery is culinary agritourism destination on 10 acres overlooking Campbell Valley Park and Golden Ears Mountain Range. The farm grows heirloom tomatoes, heritage orchard fruits, culinary herbs and several grape varieties, all of which go into their line of artisanal preserves and old world style wines.
Contact: Lee Murphy, Vista D’oro Farms and Winery