Community Caravan

Written by Cafe Campesino on Oct 8, 2010 in Community Caravan, NEWSLETTER |
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Americus
Sept. 11th – We had a wildly successful “CapPOOCHino Day” at the coffee house.  Dog wash, raffle, sales, and donations raised nearly $1700 for our local Sumter Humane Society.  Dare we say it:  It was a dog-gone good time!


We also had a visit that same day from a group from Macon (thanks Gwendolyn and friends) who dropped in during their SAM Shortline train ride layover in Americus.  They enjoyed lunch, a tour of the roastery, and shopping for coffee, etc.

Oct. 5th – Mount de Sales Academy, a Catholic school in Macon, visited Americus to tour Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village, Koinonia Farm, and Cafe Campesino as a field trip for a social justice class that is part of the 8th grade curriculum at their school.  We enjoyed hosting the group of nearly 50 students and their chaperones.  Several good questions were discussed during their tour and students enjoyed a multitude of frappes, lattes, etc. from the coffee bar.  Cheers to the school and the students for their participation in active learning about social justice!

Oct. 15th to 17th – BRAG BikeFest weekend – Geoffrey is gearing up for serving coffee at another event on the road, again in Tifton, GA for the fall BRAG event.  Stay tuned for a wrap-up report in next month’s edition.

Gainesville, FL
September has come and gone and we here at Sweetwater have been busy!

We are adding Teas and Chai to our coffee offerings and should have them on the website in a few days!!!!

Sweetwater was represented by Tina Adkins at the Cooperative Coffees Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Madison, Wisconsin for 4 days of meetings, discussions and cuppings. This is the first time that Sweetwater attended the AGM. Lots of ideas were gathered and will be put into effect. We have also accepted a challenge to raise $1500 ($750 from us and $750 from Cafe Campesino) to donate to Run Across Ethiopia which will take place on January 8, 2011.  A small group of runners will run 400 kilometers across Southern Ethiopia as part of a campaign to generate awareness and funding for education.  Chris Treter ofHigher Grounds in Traverse City, Michigan and a member of Cooperative Coffees will be one of the participants. Join us in our campaign to bring the gift of education to the children of coffee growing families in Ethiopia. To learn more and to donate check out On the Ground.

On Friday, October 1st, Harvest of Hope and Sweetwater hosted a Live and Silent Auction to raise money for the Migrant Farm Workers in Alachua County. Since 1997, the Harvest of Hope Foundation has distributed more than $830,000 in emergency and educational financial aid to migrant farmworkers and their families across the country. This event raised $2000 in funds and was well attended.

Happy Halloween from all of us here at Sweetwater! Until next time..

Atlanta
End of September: The Sweet Auburn Curb Market gets a new look! Check out the market’s sparkling new website and logo designed by Joel Riggs.
Friday, Sept. 24: Café Campesino joined the Sweet Auburn Curb Market in hosting an Atlanta Streets Alive! kick-off party.

Sunday, Oct. 3: Café Campesino participated in the annual Field of Greens Festival that celebrated local farmers and chefs in support of Whippoorwill Hollow Farm and Slow Food Atlanta.
Sunday, Oct. 17: Café Campesino opens in support of Atlanta Streets Alive– an opportunity to play in the streets! Learn more about ASA online and plan to come to the Sweet Auburn Curb Market to join cyclists, walkers, runners, skaters and revelers take over Edgewood Ave. on Sunday afternoon.
Oct. 23-24: Café Campesino & the Sweet Auburn Curb Market participate in Taste of Atlanta- a two-day food festival in midtown Atlanta.
Oct. 30: Café Campesino in Sweet Auburn celebrates its 1st anniversary (that’s right, it’s been a year) with a breakfast and Halloween –Edgewood Avenue- Costume Party walk. Come get tasty treats and delicious, Fair Trade coffee and take a walk through Oakland Cemetery. Check Café Campesino Atlanta’s Facebook page to find out what time the walk leaves from the Sweet Auburn Curb Market.

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