Pamela Cohen, founder and board member of Purple Tree Cafe, shares the story of the Davis nonprofit on the latest Imagining Yolo Davis.
Purple Tree Café creates community-based employment for people with disabilities and brings people with and without disabilities together through food, art, and music. It offers handcrafted vegan and wheat-free baked goods, and organic iced tea and other beverages, at the Davis Farmers Market and other events, often serving from its signature bicycle-driven coffee cart -- an icon in bike-friendly Davis.
Purple Tree also sponsors music events featuring performers with and without disabilities. "We plan to continue to expand opportunities to provide employment, food, fun, and a welcoming space for all."
The Purple Tree cafe also created the Team Davis Singers -- check out Singers' website to see some amazing videos.