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These are challenging times, and some of us may feel compelled or even forced to give up on certain things… But our actions will always have consequences – and whether personal or professional – I think we owe it to ourselves and others to not let the outer turmoil drown out the voice of the conscience.
While mine may be working on overdrive in some areas and being neglectful in others of which I’m not even aware, considering the re-actions to our actions can become a habit that easily sticks. For instance, since I’m such an animal and Earth lover, I try to mostly buy containers that can be recycled and products that do not do animal testing. I attempt to locate humane-certified meats wherever and whenever possible, and I have even begun (to my own surprise) experimenting with vegan products. There’s much more where that came, but the point is that all of our efforts really do help create a better world; and in the least, it’s a really good feeling being able to feel good about oneself. In addition, I think it’s not only important to patron socially responsible businesses, but to acknowledge the efforts of others. So I’m going to start a Kudos Korner to do just that, starting here and now.
Cafe Bernardo – In the Sutter District of Sacramento sits Cafe Bernardo, a restaurant that’s been serving it up fresh and local for (27?!) years now. Just ask chef Shannan Berg how passionate they are about both deliciousness and doing good. And they happen to use eggs from my second Kudos Karma nominee, Vega Farms…
Vega Farms – From the small farming town of Dixon comes a small family-owned farm that treats its hens with the highest of standards and gets their eggs to market within 36 hours of hatching. How do they do it? They work with UC Davis labs to ensure efficiency, healthfulness and safety.
While it’s just the tip of the haystack when it comes to California Grown and Savoring Sacramento, saying “thank you” just never goes out of style. And in this case, you can do two good deeds in one by stopping by Cafe Bernardo Midtown for some of the most scrumptuous food around.