Volunteers needed for Know Your Farms Tour

Volunteers are needed for the fifth annual Know Your Farms Tour Sept. 14-15. This fall’s tour includes 30 farms across nine counties, and volunteers get a free tour pass. Volunteer shifts are typically three hours, and roles include promotions, registration host or administration. In-person training days are offered and a training video is also available online.
Volunteers need to be 18 or older (16 if volunteering with an adult), able to get to and from the volunteer location and have a functional mobile phone.
Details and to register: knowyourfarmstour.com/volunteers.

Campbell brands to offer new products

Campbell Soup Co. plans to launch 200 new products through a number of its brands during fiscal 2014.
Campbell’s Soup will offer new flavors within its Homestyle, Chunky, Campbell’s Go, Healthy Request and condensed soups, among others.
Goldfish has already released its mac and cheese, but also plans to release Goldfish Puffs and new flavors of the traditional cracker inspired by Hispanic taste preferences, such as Salsa Con Queso.
Pepperidge Farm expects to offer two limited-edition holiday varieties of the Milano cookie and will also rotate seasonal varieties to its Dessert Shop cookies.
V-8 will introduce its V-Fusion Refreshers and a 100-percent juice Bloody Mary mix, among others.
Details and new product listings: bit.ly/18i8fZj.

Benefit for A Child’s Place

Six Charlotte-area locations of Five Guys Burgers and Fries will participate in a benefit for A Child’s Place from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Annabelle Suddreth, executive director of A Child’s Place, members of the nonprofit staff and Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon will flip burgers 6-8 p.m. at the Blakeney Five Guys on Rea Road.
Other participating locations include those at the Arboretum, Ballantyne, Galleria Boulevard, South Boulevard and Steele Creek.
A portion of the sales will be donated to the nonprofit that helps the nearly 4,800 homeless children attending Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Baking for a good cause

Gadget guru OXO is partnering with the nonprofit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer during September. Last year, the company raised more than $400,000 for pediatric cancer research through the sale of its “Be a Good Cookie” spatula. This year, OXO has included 14 of its most popular baking tools and will donate 25 cents from each sale up to $100,000.
Participating retailers and a full list of products: www.oxogoodcookies.com.

From Charlotte Observer, Aug. 27, 2013

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