August is Outrageous!
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 Java Trekker coffee truck at music and food festivals, sharing news and in the most of August - sponsoring some of it!
August 1- August 26th – Dean’s Beans will be sponsoring Public Radio International’s “The World.” Each weekday on NPR, host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories in an hour of radio that reminds us just how small our planet really is. We love supporting local and national public radio and we hope you hear our commercials during this amazing and informative broadcast.
August 8th – International Language Institute (ILI) of Massachusetts Fair Trade Lecture. Dean’s Beans will be talking to over 25 students about our mission, the importance of fair trade, our ILI scholarship and coffee, of course! Many of the students in the group are Fulbright Scholars, and they requested fair trade be on the syllabus!
August 10th - Fourth Annual Northeast Gathering on Domestic Fair Trade. Hampshire College, Amherst. Dean’s Beans will be speaking about our work in fair trade while also supplying free coffee for the gathering. Activists from the Northeast Region who are engaged in projects and organizing efforts will be coming together to share their work and ideas for future collaborations. This gathering is part of the larger 44th Annual NOFA Conference. This immersive annual gathering is an opportunity to come together as the regional organic community from the seven NOFA states – NY, NJ, VT, MA, RI, NH, CT. The conference is a three day event packed with amazing education programming for adults and children, an array of fun spirited activities and the opportunity to be nourished by the collective wisdom and knowledge of decades of farming, gardening and activism that makes up the work of our NOFA chapters. Dean’s Beans Coffee will be for sale all weekend at the Kern Kafe on Hampshire’s Campus.
August 18th –The Look Park Food Truck Festival is back again this year! Join us on Saturday, August 18 from 12- 6pm to enjoy street eats and cold treats (cold brew anyone?!) from all over the Pioneer Valley and beyond. Whether you are looking for a great way to spend an afternoon or a food lover eager to taste the best food trucks & carts in the Valley, The Look Park Food Truck Festival is one event that you won’t want to miss! Tickets are $5 presale and $8 day of event. Kids 12 and under are FREE. Get tickets here.
August 22nd – While this technically doesn’t impact any of you getting your coffee – the Dean’s Beans Crew will be heading to a Red Sox’s game. This team building outing is happening because Dean rocks and there might be a few sports fans in our beanery crew. Be kind to us on Thursday – we will be up late cheering for our SOX!!!