Penny Pinching at the Mustard Seed Café

written by Bronte Dod | photos by Claire Thorington


The Mustard Seed Café in Jacksonville has more pennies than the town has people. Jeannie Inman, owner of the café since 2010, got the idea for a floor made of pennies from a contractor. Inman collected coins from local banks, and as word of the project spread, donations started pouring in, especially from her loyal base of local customers. “They brought them in jars, baggies and even socks,” Inman said. It took about 120,000 pennies to cover 400 square feet of the café. All those pennies add up to about $1,200, but the result is priceless.

Share
Published by
admin

Recent Posts

Cascade Brewing and the Birth of the PNW Sour

Once upon a time, North West IPAs gained momentum and took over as the dominant beer style. Meanwhile, one brewery…

1 day ago

Newsletter Asset Upload

     

1 week ago

Holiday Gift Giveaway — For the Homebody

    The Homebody Marley’s Monsters washable sponge, $10 Willow Ship block-printed tea towel, $34 Oh, Little Rabbit citrus cloth…

1 week ago

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway—For the Entertainer

  Saucesome Smoke Monster and Melange a Trois Poivres, $8 each Napa View wine bottle-shaped peppermill, $44.99-$54.99 Mama Lil’s asparagini…

2 weeks ago

Holiday Gift Giveaway — For the Explorer

*A winner has been selected for this category* The Explorer Rumpl Sherpa Puffy Blanket, $129 Pistil Ridge Gloves, $50 Shwood…

3 weeks ago