Introduction: April 2010

Written by Cafe Campesino on Apr 6, 2010 in Introduction, NEWSLETTER |

Welcome to the April 2010 edition of Fair Grounds. Fair trade, organic, shade grown coffee via Cafe Campesino (and Sweetwater) continues to be an uplifting experience for us, our communities, and our coffee producing partners and we certainly couldn’t do it without your help. To our customers and supporters far and wide, a perpetual thank you for that support. And for those of you that are closer to our home territory of Georgia, specifically in the Atlanta metro area, we take opportunity to invite you to our venue, Cafe Campesino Atlanta, at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. The curb market provides fresh, local groceries from a variety of vendors to the downtown neighborhood in which its located. And we’re glad to be there to offer fresh, Georgia-roasted coffee by the cup, coffee by the pound, and delicious prepared foods in our cozy cafe setting that includes an outdoor patio. If you haven’t visited yet, we invite you to stop in and say hi to Angelica, Almeda, Nema, and Maria. Their smiling faces and can-do attitudes are worth the visit. The market is located at 209 Edgewood Ave. SE and is but a hop, skip, and a jump from I-75 (exit 248B) for those traveling through the area. Check out the Cafe Campesino Atlanta website for hours and info. And check out this month’s Community Caravan for more CC-Atlanta happenings. Couple of notes to mention: 1) The Fair Trade Futures Conference early registration deadline has been extended to April 18th. See article for more details about this informative and fun event. 2) The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is April 22nd. Celebrate by conserving, caring, and considering that EVERY day should be Earth Day! And now, on with the April Fair Grounds. Thanks for reading.

Racing for New Orleans

Café Campesino’s Bill Harris (and his bike) are headed to New Orleans in a few days to take part in the 70.3 IronMan competition. Bill is part of Team Enduring Hope and will be biking 56 miles in the half triathlon. The team is going all out in this event to raise funds and awareness for the post-Katrina New Orleans. Much work is still needed to rebuild the places and lives that were upended by the August 2005 hurricane and all funds raised by Team Enduring Hope will go to our friends at Contemplatives in Action who continue to work and serve in the community that they love and live in. Their work to help rebuild structures and lives has been inspirational to us and therefore deserves our support. If you’d like to help sponsor the team, go and enter your pledge.

Best wishes to Bill and the rest of the team. Note that Bill is returning to New Orleans for the first time since Katrina wiped out the entire coffee inventory of Cooperative Coffees. That was certainly an emotional time in CC’s history. Here’s hoping that emotion helps fuel the athletes as they compete and raise funds.

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