Community Caravan

Written by Cafe Campesino on Oct 1, 2005 in Community Caravan, NEWSLETTER |

This year’s 2005 Green Festival in DC was another smashing success. Lee, Tripp and Bill served over 1,200 samples of coffee to the event’s more than 17,000 attendees and spent the festive weekend discussing Fair Trade with truly enthusiastic attendees as well as the many like-minded vendors who also exhibited at the show. The Cooperative Coffees’ Fair Trade Coffee Workshop, held at the Festival on Saturday, was very well received, as were the more than 100 pounds of Coop members’ coffee and Fair Trade coffee paraphernalia that were raffled off during the festival!

Thanks goes out to Geoffrey who, once again, served up Café Campesino at the 2005 BRAG Georgia BikeFest, despite unusually wet weather. Café Campesino also thanks its loyal supporters who rode in this Fall’s BRAG and distracted Geoffrey from his soggy environs.

During the weekend of October 28-30, Bill will be in Atlanta for the first ever 2005 Bioneers SE FORUM, of which Café Campesino is a proud sponsor. This exciting event will bring together people from diverse communities including the art, education, environment, business, spiritual, healing, organic foods, political and social justice arenas to celebrate their visionary and practical solutions to many of the issues confronting the county today. Bioneers SE is a 3-day region-wide town hall meeting and progressive summit and showcase focusing on sustainable ideas, programs, services and technologies. Bill will be a speaker at the conference as part of the Values in the Marketplace panel to speak about Fair Trade. The panel will also cover local economy and environmental businesses. To learn more and register for the Bioneers SE, visit their website.

The ONE Campaign has declared November 1st Fair Trade Day and local organizers for ONE in Atlanta have put together an educational event, at which Bill, Lee and Tripp will be speaking, for community members who are interested in learning more about Fair Trade. The event is scheduled for November 1st and will run from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and is being hosted by Jake’s Ice Cream at 515 North McDonough Street in Decatur. This event is open to the public. To learn more, visit The ONE Campaign’s local events webpage.

On November 5th, Lee, Tripp and Bill will be serving up Café Campesino coffee while Tripp’s wife showcases their selection of beautiful Three Frontiers Trading Company Fair Trade crafts at this year’s Pecan Festival in Americus. To see Three Frontiers’ online catalogue, visit

On the evening of November 5th, Tripp will head off to Lake Okonee (about an hour southeast of Atlanta) to sample Café Campesino coffee and talk Fair Trade at Apoteca, one Café Campesino’s many great customers.

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