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Coffee is often times a thankless item for food service providers. Its availability is expected each second of every day across multiple locations on campuses. Even with a strong environmental consciousness on West Coast college campuses, most students just want a cup of coffee fast and hot, no matter where it came from. When it comes to Groundwork Coffee, however, a Farm to Fork coffee roaster in North Hollywood, the origin of their beans and the communities who produced them are held in high consideration. Not only does Groundwork roast tasty coffee beans, but they also have a strong commitment to conservation and supporting communities in need. During an October visit to the LA area, I visited Groundwork Coffee and met sales manager Sean Adler, who gave me a tour of the facilities, where they roast thousands of pounds of […]

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A group of Wesleyan University students who’d immersed themselves in farm labor issues and food deserts visited Urban Oaks Organic Farm. Just 13 miles away from campus, they got to learn about these issues firsthand — and see where some of the fruits and vegetables they eat every day on campus are grown.

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On a recent visit to Tecolote Farm, Katie Pitre showed students from St. Edward’s University that operating a small, diversified farm is no easy task. However, It’s a job she wouldn’t trade for anything else.

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Longtime Bravo readers may remember Hunter Amlie, the cool 4-year-old with the sunglasses featured on the cover of spring 2009. And now, Hunter is Bon Appétit’s youngest Farm to Fork vendor!