Hort Americas will again be participating in this year's Tour de Fresh, and the riders are getting ready again to raise funds to get more salad bars to local schools in the United States. The proud sponsors of their team are Village Farms, Riococo, Age Old Organics, Grodan101, Houweling's Tomatoes and Urban Ag News!

Tour de Fresh, presented by The California Giant Foundation, is the first-of-its-kind, collaborative event that unites the most significant brands and influencers in the fresh produce industry for a four-day cycling event that raises funds to benefit the Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools campaign. The inaugural event, in 2014, raised over $142,000 and placed over 40 salads bars in communities in 11 states (including California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia).

The goal of the 2015 Tour de Fresh and its participants is to privately finance 100+ new salad bars in school districts across the country. At a cost of less than $3,000 per salad bar per school, sponsors and participants alike strongly believe that providing healthy eating opportunities for school children should be a requirement.

You can view the team riders and donate money at this page:http://www.tourdefresh.com/riders.php

For more information, please visit: www.tourdefresh.com