Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Holiday challenge

Last year, one of our amazing customers, who splits his and his family's time between a local residence in Medusa and work downstate, managed to make his entire Thanksgiving dinner with products from our store.  I find this an amazing tribute to how hard we work to supply our customers with fresh whole foods, with an emphasis, where ever possible, on locally produced products.

This year, I am welcoming all of you to join him - we have Thanksgiving turkeys available from Heather Ridge Farm.  We are not taking an margin on them at all - we would just like to see folks spend a bit of the rest of their holiday budgets on groceries from our shelves.  And we are stocking up on lots of the less-fair weather pantry items - including soups and stocks, chicken, hardy vegetables and spices.  We also have a full line of conventional organic as well as gluten free baking items.  If you need something, and you don't see it on our shelves, let me know - I am constantly trying to improve our selection.

Moreover, I would offer up a daily challenge, and I'm working out ways to help you do that.  I'm going to start suggesting dinner ideas on Facebook - such as dinner serving our wide selection of pastas, Newman's Own sauces as well as Giovanni Rana tortellini and ravioli, with a few Geldner's rolls broiled with olive oil and garlic for a few minutes.  Our grocery business seems to contract as soon as chillier weather comes, which makes it hard for us to continuously supply all of the great stuff we're able to carry through the warmer seasons.

Lastly, on the heels of a fantastic meeting with Medusa playground chair Jolie Pizzagati, we're planning for a fantastic Halloween this year.  If you are a decorating guru, join us on Sunday - we'll be spicing up the village with corn stalks and pumpkins, among other scarier things - as well as (hopefully) distributing scarecrow materials for village residents.  And the Council is planning for a cande-lit village Halloween night, with fright and candy galore!

Stay tuned!!

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