Archive for the ‘Culinary Arts’ Category

“Even before I joined JVTF, I was interested in emergency food needs and the social justice issues that were connected to those needs. Being reactive to those needs and responding is part of our mission. Our ideas don’t always work, but I believe that vulnerability and making mistakes is part of the process of growing and improving, and so far we’ve been embraced by our community and our students.

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“If you want to have a world-class city, you have to go out and vote with your fork… It’s time that we, as members of this community who can afford to do it, support local food, shop at farmers markets, and go out to eat.

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I love that Birmingham is full of creatives who value local collaboration…. Who doesn’t want to be part of a renaissance?

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“When I see my regular customers and new downtown neighbors who live and work in the neighborhood choosing Sprout & Pour, enjoying the foods and juices, wanting to try new things, and feeling fulfilled and appreciative and excited about what they are consuming, I feel like I’m accomplishing my mission.

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“The residents of Birmingham are inclusive and really seem to take pride in local businesses, restaurants, events, and the city itself.

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