Grand Opening Celebration

May 5, 2021

What a month!  Can you believe it’s been an entire month since we opened our amazing cooperative grocery store?  It’s true … I even looked at a calendar.  We’ve had a lot of fun serving you this past month and we can’t wait for our GIGANTIC Grand Opening Week Celebration!  From May 8th to May 15th we’ll be discounting, demo-ing, and dancing most nights on the patio to ring in our big week (all with safe social distancing:-)!

If you’ve strolled through the store or been following our social media, you’ve noticed that we’ve been focused on highlighting Awesome Co-op Sale Items and showcasing Amazing Local Products & Produce.  We’ve had at least two or three new local products/vendors coming into the store each week!  Last week we had legendary, local allergen-free Kickshaws bakery debut their delicious goods, along with a second delivery from Blenheim Farm, this time delivering naturally grown Bok Choy, Asparagus and Sweet Potatoes!  The week before last it was local dog snacks from Four Leaf Clover Dog Treats, more asparagus from Parker Farms in Oak Grove, VA and famous vegan cupcakes from Cool Cat Cupcakes.  What’s it going to be this week … and next week?  You’ll have to keep coming by the store to see.  

You’ll definitely want to come by the store during our Grand Opening Week.  We’ll have great deals and activities every day and delicious prepared food and live music every night.  It’s going to be a fun week!  From our ribbon cutting with the mayor on May 8th to our Owner Appreciation Day on May 15th (10% off for Owners!), and all the special deals in between, we want to give you a reason to come by the Co-op every day!

Thank you so much for all of the shopping, support, and kind words this past month. It has been the adventure and challenge of a lifetime getting your community-owned grocery from idea-to-aisles, from concept-to-carts, and we’re so grateful to all of you for valuing and supporting this business model.  We seriously could not have done this without you.  Your store will keep getting better and better, but we couldn’t be more proud of this little Co-op that could.  We look forward to serving you and this community for many years to come.  

Now it’s time to celebrate safely!  Can’t wait to see you all in the store!

Cooperatively yours,

Chris Roland
General Manager
Fredericksburg Food Co-op