21st June, 2012 - Posted by Tex Dworkin - No Comments
Summer Lovin, Had Me a Raddish
It’s going to a be a tasty, healthy summer here at Global Exchange thanks to local farmer Jamie Lee who came up with the idea to generously donate fresh veggies from his farm to Global Exchangers each week during his 22 weeks of harvest. (The sign says 27, but the sign was wrong:)
How awesome is that?!
Jamie’s farm is up in Mendocino, CA but he travels to Marin and Berkeley every weekend, so each week a Global Exchange staff person passes a large bag off to the next volunteer to meet up with Jamie and make the pickup. Each week we receive a different crop, most familiar veggies, with a few mysterious ones mixed in.
We are already two weeks into it, and Global Exchange staff reaction has been pretty awesome.
This Occupy Mendo Food Project
article described farmer Jamie as “a former stock broker and hedge fund manager who says he reached an epiphany about the ethically banal nature of his profession several years ago, prompting him to jettison his former job.”
Jamie, your epiphany is our reward. Thank you!
Tea Time Too?
As though a cornucopia of free veggies wasn’t great enough, Global Exchange Executive Director Carleen Pickard recently visited Numi Tea for a tour of its operations and the folks there sent her away with an abundance of Fair Trade, Organic tea to share with staff. When it rains it pours!
How Bay Area Folks Can Get in on Free Farm Samples
This Saturday June 23rd from 11 – 2pm Frog Hollow will be at our San Francisco Fair Trade Store sampling its delicious seasonal fruit. So stop on by if you’re in the area.
Global Exchange is one of the many drop off sites for Frog Hollow’s weekly Happy Child CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. Frog Hollow Farm is a thriving 133-acre organic farm located in Brentwood, California and home to hundreds of trees which produce peaches, nectarines, cherries, apricots, olives, persimmons, apples and more!
Global Exchange currently serves as a drop off site for three local CSA farms.
Want in on the Action But Not in the Bay Area?
Also happening this weekend at all of our stores…a special Global Exchange membership only event you won’t want to miss.
In appreciation of your commitment to Global Exchange and creating positive alternatives through conscious consumption, we invite you for one weekend only to join us at our San Francisco, CA; Berkeley, CA; Washington DC; or Arlington; VA locations for a members only FREE gift and double discount!
Saturday June 23 AND Sunday June 24 enjoy a FREE bar of delicious Fair Trade chocolate and a cup of Fair Trade coffee on us! This weekend only, your everyday 10% members discount is doubled to 20% OFF storewide!
If you are not yet a member of Global Exchange join us today to join in on the fun this weekend.
When you become a Global Exchange member you join the global family of activists working together to build a positive and sustainable future. You will receive our newsletter and action alerts, priority consideration for our Reality Tours, discounts at our Fair Trade Stores, free entrance to the Green Festivals and invitations to our events.
Your support gives Global Exchange the independence and flexibility needed to tackle some of the most compelling issues of our time.
We hope to see you and your friends and families this weekend at the Global Exchange Fair Trade Stores!
Posted on: June 21, 2012