Organic food truck owner next up in speaker series

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KALAMAZOO—The owner and operator of a popular food truck business specializing in seasonal, organic, unrefined and local foods will be the next speaker in the Entrepreneurship Forum at Western Michigan University.

Bridgett Blough, a certified natural chef and founder of The Organic Gypsy, a food truck business providing "nourishment on the go" to West Michigan, will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, March 8, in 2150 Schneider Hall.

The event is free and open to the public and begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast, which will be catered by Blough. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Kayla Hunt at (269) 387-6059 or kayla.j.hunt@wmich.edu. Free parking is available in the nearby Fetzer Center parking lot.

Bridgett Blough

Blough was raised on a farm, learning the benefits of eating foods from local and reputable sources at an early age. In addition to running her business and being a certified natural chef, she is a yoga instructor, Pilates instructor, personal trainer and writer. She also serves as a personal chef, caterer, workshop leader and retreat host.

The Organic Gypsy is a restaurant on wheels offering flavorful and healthful dishes and products, prepared by Blough. Taking the idea of eating locally to a new level, The Organic Gypsy guarantees integrity in ingredient sources and attention to detail in its finished products, all while providing a truly local twist by driving to the customer. The business offers both a regular schedule of "gypsy sightings," events, times and locations for the food truck, as well as catering services.

A strong proponent of the farm-to-table movement, Blough's focus in her business is on supporting the local economy, sustainable ecosystems and promotion of overall health.

Blough plans to expand her enterprise this spring with a brick and mortar café located in the Renaissance Athletic Center near the second tee of Harbor Shores Golf Course in Benton Harbor, Mich. The café's offerings will include a coffee and juice bar along with sandwiches, soup, salad, smoothies and baked goods.

The Entrepreneurship Forum is sponsored by Educational Community Credit Union and hosted by the WMU Haworth College of Business.

For more information, visit wmich.edu/business or call (269) 387-6059.