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Our Responsibility Navigating Covid-19

Our Responsibility Navigating Covid-19

UPDATE APRIL 6, 2020 Since we announced the closure of our 4 cafés on March 16, the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened in the U.S. and Canada. We know that each one of us has been affected by this global crisis, and we hope you are all staying safe. Our mission at Ferris is to build relationships that thrive through plant-grown foods. Our focus on providing the best coffee and nuts is a direct result of our love for the people we serve. This has never been more important and critical as it is today. We operate on a global scale; from farmers...

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Get Silly with Laughfest

Get Silly with Laughfest

For ten years, LaughFest has been giving Grand Rapids something to look forward to in the early Spring days. Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, has quickly earned a reputation for being one of the nation’s marquee events for both participants and artists. This major 10- day Midwest festival is based in Grand Rapids and includes events throughout West Michigan. Created by Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and launched in March 2011 to celebrate laughter for the health of it, the festival features stand-up, improv, showcases and a variety of seriously funny stuff. They are serious about their “funny," bringing guests like Jim Gaffigan, Wayne Brady,...

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Origin Story: Brazil

Origin Story: Brazil

One third of all coffee in the world comes from Brazil. Of the 130 million bags of coffee produced every year, Brazil is responsible for 50-60 million of that total. It’s a nation home to the Amazon, eccentric fútbol fans, the famous Carnival celebrations, and gorgeous miles of beaches. People travel from around the globe to soak up the culture and sun from South America’s largest country and it’s been a powerhouse in the coffee industry for the last 150 years.  The coffee-growing regions are mostly in the south east like Sāo Paulo, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Bahia, Rondônia, and...

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Step Up Your Salads

Step Up Your Salads

A salad a day keeps the doctor away, or so they say. Move over apples, it's time for salads to shine as one of the healthier eating habits one can adapt.  Improve nutrition, lose weight, or changing eating habits- salads are often a go-to solution. Being mindful of what you top your leafy greens with is what will make the difference. Making smart choices will lead to healthy results.  Salads are a great foundation to lay out your daily dose of fruits and veggies. The cool crunch and refreshing bites will leave you craving more and embracing this new all-star....

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