Community Caravan

Written by Cafe Campesino on Feb 6, 2010 in Community Caravan, NEWSLETTER |

Friday, Jan. 15 – Cross country bicycle team of Clint Valentine and Paul Dorr visited Cafe Campesino. Bicycling from Maine to California to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research, the pair stopped off for coffee and internet access during their layover in Americus. You can visit their website to support their cause.

Paul Dorr (left) and Clint Valentine

Saturday, Jan. 23 – Georgia Organics’ Incredible Edible Grow-it-Yourself Fruit Tree Sale. Café Campesino Atlanta attended Georgia Organics’ first annual Fruit Tree Sale, offering coffee, muffins and scones and witnessed the hugely successful event in action. More than 1,000 people took home a fruit tree or bush in an event that extended into a second Saturday because attendance was so high. Sales at the inaugural event included blackberry and blueberry bushes, fig, pear, plum and apple trees. Congratulations, Georgia Organics! Café Campesino Atlanta was happy to participate.

Saturday, Jan. 30 – Café Campesino Atlanta started knitting! Our Atlanta coffee shop is hosting a Sweet Auburn Curb Market initiative to bring together knitters- both newbies and veterans- to celebrate the craft and share techniques. The weekly “Sip n’ Knit” is held every Saturday at 12 p.m. Stop in to learn from fellow knitters or show off your latest project. 209 Edgewood Ave. SE, Atlanta, Georgia.

Feb. 5 – Several of us gathered at the coffee house in Americus to discuss & plan for 2010. Nema joined us on behalf of Café Campesino Atlanta, and Amanda and Tina made the drive from Sweetwater in Gainesville. Lots of fun was had by all! And we’re definitely excited about another year of Fair Trade, organic, shade grown coffee!

Feb. 8-13 – Tripp is traveling to visit our friends and partners at Maya Vinic in the Chiapas region of Mexico. He and Chris Treter of Higher Grounds Coffee are in Mexico to facilitate a Farmer to Farmer workshop on the coffee market. Program is sponsored by USAID.

Feb. 19-20 – Bill and Tripp will lead a workshop (from 2:15-3:45pm on the 20th) about Fair Trade at Georgia Organics’ 13th Annual Conference and Expo in Athens, GA. They’re excited and honored to be able to share and discuss the importance of Fair Trade with the other attendees.

Mon.-Fri., Feb. 22-26 – Café Campesino Atlanta rolls out its Frequent Buyer’s Card. We want to thank our loyal Atlanta customers, and keep them coming back for more, so we will be introducing a Frequent Buyer’s Card at the end of February. The program will offer a free product after a certain number of purchases. Look for details on Café Campesino Atlanta’s website or and on Facebook during that week to learn more details.

March 17 – Want to learn more about organics? Café Campesino Atlanta is working with professionals at nearby Grady Hospital to plan monthly informational sessions that address the “Whats, Hows, and Whys” for organic foods. The first monthly session is planned for Wednesday, March 17. Visit for event details as the date approaches.

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