Our Mission, Philosophy & Values:
Dandelion is Green Certified by Green America for it’s sustainable business practices & viewed as a place where progressive-minded and health conscious folk can come to enjoy high quality healthy food and beverages using local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Our customers feel good about patronizing our independent business because they are consciously purchasing items that are not only good for them, but also support a sustainable supply chain which has a positive compounded impact on the planet. Our Mission At Dandelion, our mission is to Save the World, starting with ourselves, by: Save The World! Save The World! Cultivating an enlightened, vibrant and healthy community; Nourishing bodies, minds and spirits; and Promoting the mindful practice of simple, honest and sustainable living. We accomplish this through delicious, organic, vegetarian food and beverages, legendary atmosphere, sustainable sales growth, conscious cost controls and manifesting prosperity with compassionate regard for the way we conduct ourselves in relation to people, planet (and all it’s creatures) and profits. Our Philosophy “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatama Gandhi At Dandelion, we practice a zen blend of Conscious Capitalism, Sacred Commerce and Common Sense.
We believe in social and environmental responsibility. We source organic, fair trade, local, cruelty-free and eco-friendly products from vendors who include love of people, planet and animals in their bottom line whenever possible.
We believe in the power of community. We are part of and beholden to the community we live, work and play in and continue to experience the joys of being supported by and for our community.
Ourlando, Really Local
We believe in a local living economy. We proudly think of Orlando as “OurLando, Locally Made,” a statement which taps into the independent, progressive and community-minded spirit of a wide diversity of locally owned, independent enterprises and we strive to nurture and promote these concepts by working in harmony with other businesses, artists and entrepreneurs. (We co-created & co-founded the non-profit Progressive Local Alliance for Community Enrichment in January 2009).
We believe in the concepts of Slow Food. Slow Food envisions a future food system that is good, clean and fair and focuses on sustainable agriculture, regional food traditions, the pleasures of the table, and a slower and more harmonious rhythm of life. (For more info on Slow Food, visit (www.slowfoodorlando.com)
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