Posted by Bill Osborne on May 24, 2017
Jeff Good, local restauranteur and civic leader, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson at its May 23, 2017 Meeting. The subject of his talk was Locally Invested Food Trade (LIFT) which is an effort to increase the proportion of locally grown product in Jackson food commerce. Jeff is a principal of the Mangia Bene group that owns Broad Street Bakery, Bravo Restaurant, and Sal & Mookies Restaurant all of which are located in Jackson. The LIFT group operates the Farmers Market on West Street and it recently purchased the Koinonia Coffee Shop on the Metro parkway to assist it in the pursuit of its LIFT goal. The former Koinonia will operate as Cafe Refill which will help young people learn the skills to work in the food service industry. The accompanying photos are of Jeff during his presentation and of him, North Jackson President Wyatt Emmerich (right) and Vice President Witt Ruffin (left) following the presentation.
We thank Jeff for his commitment and service to the City of Jackson.