Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Greener Grocer keeping it fresh year round...

The Greener Grocer Weekly Fresh Market Bag

In the summer of 2008, The Greener Grocer, located in the historic North Market and owned by Local Matters, launched our “Urban Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)”, a program that offered a weekly bag of fresh, nutritious produce purchased from local farms. Many of our original participants expressed gratitude about how this program helped propel them back into the kitchen, allowed them to be more connected to the source of their food and created either a new or renewed appreciation of cooking and gathering!

To build upon this success, and to provide an “uninterrupted” service to our guests, The Greener Grocer is creating a new and expanded version of this program that we are calling our “Weekly Fresh Market Bag”. Under this new program, we will offer a summer and winter sign-up opportunity, with each season operating for 26 weeks. During the summer season, we will offer only fresh, seasonal produce from local farms. In the winter season, we will offer local produce when we can and supplement these offerings with organic produce, seasonal citrus and other fruits as well as local, dried beans, locally milled flour and perhaps even some cheese or Snowville Creamery Milk! (Vegan Option is Available)

Our goal is to provide delicious, local and/or seasonal items each week on a year-round basis and provide a one-stop shopping opportunity for you!

The cost of a share for each of the seasons will be $780.00/person/per season which translates to only $30 per week! The Winter season will run from mid-November through the end of March and the Summer season will continue from the end of March until mid-November. For each season, you will have the option of paying in full or utilizing the following payment plan:
• $180 due by the first day of the new season followed by four equal, quarterly payments of $150 each (you can join at any point in a season and pay a “prorated” amount for the remainder of that season)

Currently there are 2 sites where you can pick up your weekly GG Weekly Market Bag:
• Clintonville-Beechwold Resource Center
• The Greener Grocer at the North Market

The Greener Grocer can deliver to your work site if 10 or more employees sign up!

We will continue to donate two bags of fresh produce to the Clintonville-Beechwold Resource Center for every ten bags sold at retail.

Our new season begins on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 and will run through Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Please call 614.223.1512 or stop by The Greener Grocer at the historic North Market to get more information or to sign up!

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