Our Whole Earth 2021 Fiesta MedalPosted by Whole Earth | 06.05.2021
Our Whole Earth 2021 Fiesta Medal
Fiesta is just around the corner! After cancellation last year due to the pandemic, Fiesta San Antonio is back, running from June 17th through June 27th. For eleven days the city celebrates history, culture, music and food with over 100 events. Fiesta is usually held in April. The move to summer this year is a welcome sign of life slowly returning to normal.
Fiesta medals are a beloved tradition in San Antonio. The first one created for the public was presented in 1946. Today businesses and organizations across the city offer their own medals, including Whole Earth. They're worn proudly on sashes and vests and are popular with collectors who buy, sell and swap them. Fiesta medals are often used as fundraisers for groups that give back to the community.
Whole Earth is especially proud of our 2021 Fiesta medal. The design, an armadillo beneath a starry sky, is one in a series called 50 Years of Adventure created to celebrate our 50th anniversary. We got our start back in 1970 in Austin where the armadillo acquired iconic status thanks to the Armadillo World Headquarters and the artwork of Jim Franklin.
Our Fiesta medal costs $10 with proceeds going to the San Antonio Food Bank. You'll find them exclusively at our San Antonio store at the Quarry. Supplies are limited so don't wait to add it to your collection. And as a special bonus, with the purchase of the 2021 medal, you'll also receive one of our 2020 medals. Due to the pandemic and the cancellation of Fiesta last year, the 2020 medals were never sold to the public. We hope you'll take advantage of this special offer and get two medals for your collection for the price of one!
The San Antonio Food Bank serves a 16 county area in southwest Texas. Founded in 1980, they serve over 120,000 individuals each week and 74,000,000 meals in a year. They offer programs and resources for families, individuals, seniors, children, and military members in need. They also have a program, DaisyCares that helps to provide struggling families and individuals with pet food assistance for their pets. Another excellent program is the Mobile Mercado which brings locally grown, quality produce and other healthy foods, at affordable prices to food deserts.
The San Antonio Food Bank also farms 25 acres at their main facility plus an additional 50 acres at the National Park Service’s Mission San Juan Capistrano, a World Heritage site. Crops include onions, watermelons, cantaloupe, potatoes, sweet potatoes, strawberries and much more. The produce grown on these farms makes its way back into the community to nourish the hungry. Five acres at Mission San Juan are used as a historic demonstration garden to educate Mission visitors. Irrigation from the 300 year old acequia, replicates the traditional farming methods used by the Mission inhabitants.
So we hope you'll add a Whole Earth 2021 Fiesta medal to your collection and support the San Antonio Food Bank. Wear your medal proudly and have a great time at Fiesta!