September is Slammin'!
We do a lot here at Dean’s Beans: social activism, outreach, education and of course international development. We also have LOTS of fun sponsoring events, caffeinating crowds with our Javatrekker coffee truck at music and food festivals, and sharing news from the coffee industry. In the month of September, we seem to be doing it all!
Happen to spot us anywhere? Snap a picture and tag us on social media, using the hashtag #drinkdeep.
September 3rd-Labor Day! We are closed on Labor Day, and will get back to the 'grind' (hehe) on Tuesday the 4th. (UPDATE: Tuesday ended up being possibly the busiest day of the entire year. WOW y'all certainly needed your coffee over the long weekend.)
September 6th-9th: Franklin County Fair! This year we are bringing the Javatrekker Coffee Truck to our local fair. Come say hi, and try our Nitro Cold Brew, Fruit Slushies and more! Then head off and check out the music, food, animals and truck pull!
September 14th: The Best and Brightest of Greater Boston Awards Brunch. You may have heard the news, but we were recently honored as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, in a competition identifying and honoring organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. That's us! And we get to go to a brunch in Boston to get our award, where we are excited to serve our coffee to all the winners.
September 15th-16th: Festival at the Farm (Canton, MA) In addition to our Javatrekker Coffee Truck, you'll find some pretty big names in music playing this awesome two day festival. So come for the music, and stay for the food, coffee, lawn games, activities, magic, yoga, hula hoops and more!
September 16th: stART on the Street (Worcester, MA). We've brought our coffee truck here for years, and it's always a great event! It's Central Mass' largest art, music and performance festival, with tons of amazing artisans and creators. The festival is totally FREE, so there is no reason not to come.
September 22nd: Farm Aid (Hartford, CT) Proud sponsor of Farm Aid 2018! We are also thrilled that our Javatrekker Coffee Truck will be a part of HOMEGROWN Concessions at the Farm Aid Festival this year! Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $53 million to help family farmers thrive all over the country, while inspiring millions of people to take part in the Good Food Movement. HOMEGROWN Concessions is the only concession company to uphold the highest levels of sustainable, compostable and local concessions - everything we bring has to be 100% compostable (hay straws, anyone?) So if you need us, we'll be backstage, trying to drink a cup of coffee with Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews...
September 29-30th: The North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival (Orange, MA) Celebrating 20 years of fun, families, food and community-building through art and music. Some celebratory surprises await us this year at "the festival that really stinks" - hope to see you there!
September 29th: International Coffee Day - This year, on this day of caffeinated celebration, we're going to partner up with The Coffee Trust to demonstrate and celebrate the connection of our business and our customers to the farmers and families we work with. Dean is going to go LIVE on Facebook, in an interview with Bill Fishbein to talk coffee, development work, farmers and more. When these two inspiring, old friends get together, watch out - you're bound to learn a lot.
And everyday until October 6th: We're busy preparing for our 25th Anniversary Bash on October 6th! We're throwing a huge party, alongside Berkshire Brewing Company, who is also turning 25. You are officially invited! Live bands all day; Food trucks and vendors; Tours of the Beanery; Fun for the kids!
Join us to celebrate 25 Years of Beans + Beer! See our official invite here!