Apache Relay Show - April 4, 2015

Soft acoustic melodies bathed in folky vocals swim in and out of milky string backgrounds. You’ve heard it in the shop. Now it’s time to hear it outside the shop. On April 4th, Nashville’s Apache Relay is playing at the Overall Company.

Apache Relay is a herald in the indie music world and it is an honor to be able to present them to you live. This is one of those shows that will be as “Good as Gold”; one of those shows you won’t want to miss; one of those shows that only comes around once a year. A night when the sounds on Railroad will be drowned, and the quiet neighborhood streets will resound with the calls of the American South.

Opelika will never be the same. 

 

 

 

Local Produce at The Overall Co.

We’re growing green! Why? Because it’s super awesome! We’ve partnered with Supergrow based in Auburn to bring you the freshest and tastiest lettuce you have ever eaten. Supergrow was started by James Massa in the northeastern U.S. but he brought his concept to Auburn to partner with the university. Auburn University students aid Massa and the Supergrow team in research with a focus on green energy technologies and indoor growing, in what is called Controlled Environmental Agriculture.  

What’s so cool about Supergrow, is that it is organic, because it is grown in soil (teraphonic), and it can be grown year around. Unlike hydroponic produce, teraphonic produce contains way more micronutrients and macronutrients because of its organic growing methods in soil. Therefore, you get super lettuce, high in vitamins and minerals! Another neat thing about Supergrow is that they are within 2 miles of any of their consumers. How neat is that? Talk about buying local. 

The Supergrow method conserves water, fuel, energy, and grows in controlled environments that eliminate waste almost entirely. So, the next time you buy a sandwich or a salad at the Overall Company, you can feel good about what you’re eating and where it is coming from.

The Handcrafted Way

It’s the craft. It’s the process of crafting something by hand that made us think, “Why not?” Opelika is a rail-town rich in textile heritage. It’s that heritage that inspired us to create; inspired us to the point of resurrecting a defunct brand that predates the Civil War. A brand that made overalls by hand. Today, in that same building, we make our ice cream pops by hand.

It starts with the farmer. Jonny de Joung runs Alabama’s Organic Dairy with his family in Slocombe, AL. It is now the only distributing organic dairy in the state of Alabama. Jonny is one of the most down-to-earth and coolest guys we know, and his passion for quality is exactly what makes partnering with him so awesome. Not to mention his milk and cream are the best we’ve ever tasted. In the same way our coffee partners, Counter Culture Coffee, invest in and create relationships with the incredible farmers that grow the coffee they roast (and the coffee we serve), Jonny is our farmer that we invest in and want to help because without farmers, where would we be?

Jonny’s milk and cream create the base for all our pops. The higher the butterfat, the creamier the pop. It’s the butterfat that creates that beautiful, creamy mouth-feel that makes ice cream so enjoyable, and Jonny’s cows produce some really fatty milk. Into the delicious cream we blend pure cane sugar and a variety of seasonal offerings. Again, the farmers are the most important part of this whole process. It’s from our local farmers that we get all the fresh produce that make up the rest of our pops. 

A Film About Coffee

A Film About Coffee is a love letter to, and meditation on, specialty coffee. It examines what it takes, and what it means, for coffee to be defined as “specialty.” The film whisks audiences on a trip around the world, from farms in Honduras and Rwanda to coffee shops in Tokyo, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and New York. Through the eyes and experiences of farmers and baristas, the film offers a unique overview of all the elements—the processes, preferences and preparations; traditions old and new—that come together to create the best cups. This is a film that bridges gaps both intellectual and geographical, evoking flavor and pleasure, and providing both as well.

Watch using the link below.  Use the code OVERALL for 15% off your purchase.

Hands down the most informative, stylish, and compassionate motion picture to be made about our favorite beverage to date.”
— Sarah Allen / Barista Magazine