February 2012 Community Caravan

Written by Geoffrey on Feb 1, 2012 in Community Caravan, NEWSLETTER |

Feb. 4:  Almeta Tulloss, our beloved coffeehouse manager at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, completes her last day before moving on to work for Broad River Pasture Farms in Elberton, Ga., as an apprentice.  We thank Almeta for her two years of exceptional work and amazing spirit at our Sweet Auburn coffeeshop.  The Atlanta food movement will anxiously await her return and her loyal customers will no doubt miss her smiling face in the coffeeshop.  We know we will.  Thank you, Almeta!!  We love you and wish you the best on your good food journey! Your commitment and enthusiasm inspires us all.

Jan. 26: Café Campesino welcomed a group of visitors from Americus’s Brickyard Plantation. We were very happy to host the group, and hope they’ll come to visit us in Americus or Atlanta before they head north for the hot, summer months!

Jan. 27-28: Café Campesino, Sweetwater Organic Coffees and Café Campesino Sweet Auburn met in Americus to strategize 2012.  We are grateful for a wonderful 2011 and excited about the year to come!!!

Feb. 4: Joel samples Café Campesino & promotes the upcoming Georgia Organics Conference at The Fresh Market in Columbus.

Feb. 4: Atlanta Culinary Tours visit Sweet Auburn Curb Market & Café Campesino Coffee Bar.

Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m.: Café Campesino screens the documentary, “Grow!” that follows 12 young Georgia farmers who are energized and ready to make a commitment to the local food movement.  Join us for a great film and Q&A afterwards.

Feb. 18:  Café Campesino & the Newman Catholic Center of Eastern Illinois University travel to Stewart Detention Center to offer comfort and support to Spanish-speaking immigrants who are currently being held there.

Feb. 24: Georgia Farm-to-School Summit in Columbus,Ga.  Learn more about how to get healthy foods to our schoolchildren. www.georgiaorganics.org

Feb. 24: Café Campesino hosts a tour of 50 people from Georgia Organics’s 15th Annual “Plow Forward” Conference being held in Columbus.  The group, which will include of food-lovers from across the Southeast, will travel to Café Campesino, Koinonia Farm and Providence Canyon before returning to Columbus for the 15th annual Georgia Organics Conference & Expo.

Feb. 24-25:  Columbus hosts the 15th AnnualGeorgia Organics Conference & Expo.  Workshops and classes for foodies, farmers, teachers, policy makers and concerned citizens take place over two days in Columbus.  Attend the conference and learn what you can do to benefit the local, natural food economy. Keynote speakers include Will Allen and Michael Nischan.

April: Holy Week/Semana Santa: A group of committed Americus citizens will organize a “Pilgrimage for Immigrants” that will represent one of several walks across the state that show support, love and spiritual camaraderie with local immigrant families.

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