This is our East Store page.
At last! We've wrapped up the major stages in the reconstruction of our patio and the creation of the garden center. I've done my best here to document the process, with lots of pictures and explanations of the process. Presented chronologically, from the present to the beginning, these pictures illustrate the removal of the concrete floor of the patio (inexplicably up to 14 inches deep in places), then show the adding of fine gravel, sand, and finally the pavers, themselves. More recently, there are images of the flower racks and the various flowers and shrubs, themselves. We think the area has quickly evolved into a place both beautiful to visit and helpful in the creation of our own gardens. But it's not complete: we'll be making many adjustments in the days and years ahead to ensure that we offering the best possible selection of the items our member-owners let us know they want. Please don't hesitate to chat with us at the center or drop off a comment card if you have ideas about how we can make the center even better.
Garden Center Manager, JD Lucas, sends out the following appeal to all local growers, inviting you to be part of the new garden center he is creating at our East Store.
I have been given an opportunity to open a new garden center at the Bloomingfoods eastside location. The garden center will be an extension of Bloomingfoods, and I will be managing it for them. With that said, Bloomingfoods would like to invite local growers and producers to sell their products in the new garden center. Foods and perishable items would still be sold through the produce department, but all plants and related items will be sold through the garden center. I would be happy to talk with any local producer interested in becoming a vendor to the garden center. The products can be anything one might think to find at a garden center, so don't limit your thinking to just plants. Bloomingfoods will offer wholesale or consignment terms to local venders. All products must be of good quality, healthy, and free of defect to be considered for sale through the garden center. This is a tremendous opportunity for all and I would like thank Bloomingfoods for making this possible.
Please have anyone interested to contact me:
812-988-0596 Home Office
As May is transitioning into June, we're delighted with all the new products coming in. Most recently, we've taken delivery on three organic beers from local brewery, Wilbur's, out of Martinsville. These consist of their amber beer called County Mellow, brewed using medium malt and nugget hops, their Biker Brown, a medium dark ale, and their seasonal Summer Ale.
On another front, you may notice that the grocery department has initiated early morning (before the store opens) stocking. So, you won’t see us with the BIG carts on the floor getting in your way. We’ll still be out there stocking, but nothing like what you’re used to (thank goodness!!) So….it’s been a very busy 6 weeks but we’re pretty proud of how the Co-op looks and how we (hopefully!) have improved your shopping experience. Now, for more news from East Grocery….