BE KIND. DRINK COFFEE.
We serve house made pastries, sweet treats and lunch daily, along with delicious smoothies and of course our incredible Good Folks Coffee. Our menu changes daily/weekly and is posted on Facebook and here on our website. We are happy to e-mail you our menu for the week each Monday when you provide us with your address. We promise not to bombard you with unwanted messages-just the good stuff once a week! Be sure to follow us Facebook to stay in the loop!
Too busy to leave the office?
Give us a call and we’ll have your lunch ready for pickup!
We are open Monday through Saturday. Our mission is to bring you a daily menu selection of clean, locally sourced food while remaining committed to our goal of a low to zero waste kitchen. Changing our menu daily allows us to provide a wide array of options that are seasonally appropriate as well as portion controlled to eliminate waste.
TEMPORARY HOURS DURING COVID-19
Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 2pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 2pm
What is a low-zero waste kitchen and why are we so passionate about it?
An estimated 70 billion pounds of food is wasted every year. This is not only heartbreaking when you think in terms of the number of malnourished and under fed Americans there are, but devastating to our carbon footprint with overflowing landfills and oceans full of discarded plastics. Most food waste initiatives address the food waste problem after it has happened, but there are few initiatives that prevent food waste from happening in the first place. We plan our daily menus with the end in mind, buying what we know will sell and striving to maintain a sustainable kitchen pantry. We believe that by keeping our menu fluid, we have less risk of overstocking items that go unused and therefore contribute to an ugly cycle of repeat buying, preparing and disposing. We hope doing our small part in the bigger picture of no waste and sustainability will lead to a greener world for everyone!
Why then, do we serve in disposable containers?
When we began to put together our plan for Fresh we knew it would be primarily a ‘carry out’ venue, even if our guests were dining or drinking in. We spent hours (and hours!) researching our coffee cups, lunch boxes and plastic containers, to ensure that we were using the most ecologically friendly products we possibly could. In addition, we are faithful plastic, paper and glass recyclers of all approved containers.
Even our used coffee grounds go to good use at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest! Fresh Friend, Cole Alexander, Bernheim Edible Garden Steward, utilizes our Good Folks grounds in his composting process at the forest to promote the beautiful and healthy plants and trees we all enjoy so much! We love that a little part of what we do is being put to such good use.