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Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop, New in Fremont

Chow Bio

Steven Blum

STeven Blum

So you're co-owners of a buzzy new sandwich spot in Fremont called Homegrown. You're also insanely young! How'd you guys meet?

Ben: We're 23. We went to kindergarten together.

Brad: I was actually friends with one of his neighbors. We had a very 5-year-old friendship. It consisted of digging in the sand and a shared love of PB&J sandwiches.

Ben: We used to play this game called nutrient farm. We would use little trucks and literally drive nutrients from one house to the other.

Brad: We learned a lot about nutrients.

You call yourselves "sandwich environmentalists." Does your next project involve building a zoo for endangered BLTs? Chaining yourselves to wild arugula?

Ben: A sandwich environmentalist is someone who puts a little more thought into creating sandwiches. We try to use organic ingredients from local farms and serve them on green materials.

Whose idea was it to plop edible centerpieces on every table?

Brad: The potted plants were a collaboration. They're more symbolic than anything else.

Ben: We try not to be too preachy.

What would you say to Subway's Jared Fogle?

Brad: I would say, "Jared, you might be losing a few pounds, but the food you're eating isn't really all that healthy. Homegrown has many low-calorie options, and unlike Subway, we don't feed our cattle straight-up grain." recommended

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JF 1
If the word name of your shop is, "Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop" you're being preachy.

That being said, I'll show up anyway as I am a slave to sandwiches.
Posted by JF on June 25, 2009 at 4:17 PM · Report this
Bub 2
That guy on the left is really cute even with a sandwich stuffed in his mouth.
Posted by Bub on June 30, 2009 at 11:06 AM · Report this
Preachy as hell, expensive, and not good. This place is a total waste of time, but thanks for being annoying, to boot!
Posted by jenc01 on July 8, 2009 at 12:15 PM · Report this
just went to the shop in capitol hill and had the revised reuben and it was AMAZING. to me it was better than NY's Katz deli's........
wonderful shop
Posted by LissieP on November 2, 2010 at 12:53 PM · Report this

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