Cultivating Good: Connecting Farm to Family

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I had the pleasure of attending a media event  in Temecula with members of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) to learn about Cultivating Good, the parent company of Extraordinary Artisan Table Marketplace (EAT), Harvest 2U and E.A.T@Home.

Owners Don Weber an Leah Di Bernardo treated us to a wonderful luncheon while we learned about the various companies, their mission and guiding principles: supporting local farmers, providing fresh/clean organic food and creating a phenomenal  workplace environment to inspire greatness. An example of inspiring greatness is that employees are required to work at a local farm to learn about the process of raising animals and source of produce provided to customers.

Another example of greatness: owners Don and Leah presenting a check for the International Food Wine and Travel Writer’s Association scholarship fund to IFWTA president, Linda Kissam.



Some pictures of the healthy and delicious food we were treated to:


Summary of the companies under Cultivating Good: 


E.A.T. Marketplace: a locally grown eatery, marketplace and catering.  Their goal is to provide genuinely friendly service and serve beautifully presented, locally sourced, delicious food. The eatery includes a deli, smoothie/coffee bar and creative healthy items from their kitchen and local artisans. I wishI lived closer so I can experience the amazing atmosphere, service and food more often!  We had an opportunity to meet Chef Matt Cassell, who worked besides Mario Batali and Gordon Ramsay in the past. We were provided a box of goodies to take home with us from the marketplace and I purchased some coffee to to try. Check out their website 


Harvest2U:  a home delivery CSA ( Community Supported Agriculture) bringing goodness and freshness of locally grown and organic  produce to customer’s door or convenient pick up locations. They currently work with 26 farmers and ranchers with produce picked locally within 24 to 36 hours of delivery within a 50 miles of the farm to ensure freshness and quality. There are serval packages to choose from which includes: Family Harvest, Couples Harvest and Juicer Harvests and more…For more information, visit: 

E.A.T@Home is an artisan farm to plate home meal delivery program which serves athletes ,the healthy life style conscious, trainers & busy professionals. They offer clean homemade meals delivered right to customer’s door or convenient pick up locations with foods that are freshly prepared, customized/healthy meals, measured (never frozen), and  free of artificial preservatives or additives to provide a stress free diet regime. There are several meal plans to choose from which includes: Healthy Lifestyle (10 meals & 10 power snacks, On the Go (5 meals & 5 power snack) and Keeping it Light (3 meals & 6 power snacks). For more information visit: 

Make sure you visit E.A.T. Marketplace the next time you’re in the area for fresh, healthy and delicious food, smoothies or coffee!


Address:  28410 Old Town Front Street, Temecula | 951-694-3663|

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