END OF SUMMER TOP 10: Our behind-the-scenes updates from Lovettsville Co-op Market!

PROGRESS is the word that defines our summer at Lovettsville Co-op Market and we’re here to spill the beans (and grains, and snacks, and…) about all the awesome things happening in our store. Our Leadership Team and Board of Directors have been going full throttle to make sure our store exceeds your expectations when we open our doors. So, here’s a sneak peek of what’s been going on behind closed doors in our END-OF-SUMMER TOP 10!

    1. DIAL US IN | We’ve got a brand new phone system and the internet fairy has blessed us with connectivity! Stay tuned for our official phone number, and when you visit, you’ll have complimentary Wi-Fi inside and right outside the store.

      Grab a seat at our lovely outdoor tables, sip your coffee, eat your made-to-order sandwiches from our café, slurp soup from the Hot Bar, and soak in that sweet Virginia fall weather.
    2. SHELF LOVE | Shelves and bins are in! Aisle shelving, bakery cases, Hot Bar, Cheese Island (dreams really do come true), office desks are stained (thanks to our President of the Board, John DeSaix), and not just a few, but over 75 bulk binsmore than 80 bulk spice containers have been installed! It’s like a symphony of storage solutions, and we can’t wait to fill them up with all the amazing products we’ve sourced over the past year.

    3. BUTTER UP (and wake, up) BUTTERCUP | Freshly Ground Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, and Coffee! We’re all about freshness and healthiness. Our grinding stations are your ticket to taste bud paradise. Freshly ground means better flavor, heavenly aromas, NO artificial flavors, and NO added oil, sugar, or salt to some of your favorite treats. The machines are standing by, waiting for you to grind away!

    4. SIGN LANGUAGE | Our interior signs are up and ready to direct you as soon as you enter the store! Our café and department signs were fabricated locally and are now installed for your ease and convenience navigating the store.

    5. MEMBERSHIP GROWS | Our membership has blossomed to a whopping 1170 this summer, and it’s still climbing! We’re over the moon about the support, and we can’t thank you enough for joining us in this adventure as an Owner-Member. You’ve become vital to our mission of supporting our vibrant community.

      If you would like more information on joining our 1170+ Members, please visit our Membership page.

    6. FARMERS + NEIGHBORS PALE ALE LAUNCH | We officially popped the metaphorical champagne in the form of a beer tap at Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery with a glass of our collaboration pale ale, FARMERS + NEIGHBORS!

      We had an inaugural tap tasting at their brewery to celebrate, and it was a good time had by all. We were joined by members of our Board, Members-Owners, and, of course, Bonnie + John of Wheatland Spring for a group cheer with our delicious cold pale ale in hand. You can read more about the launch in July of FARMERS+NEIGHBORS here.

      Currently, you can grab it on tap at Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery or in cans-to-go. Once we open, you’ll find it right here in our store!

    7. LENDING A HAND IN THE COMMUNITY GARDEN | We’ve been busy bees at the Lovettsville Community Garden at Quarter Branch Park, and now there’s a lending library, thanks to our local and very active, Girl Scout Troop 70074. It was a battle of Virginia Red Clay vs. Troop 70074, and guess what? TROOP 70074 WON!

      The Lovettsville Community Garden Lending Library is stocked full of books about horticulture, agriculture, farming, and all things green. If you have books to share or are interested in a garden plot of your own, shoot us an email.

    8. HELP WANTED | Our hiring extravaganza is in full swing, and we have had a great response so far. If you or someone you know is on the hunt for PT or FT work, check out our CAREERS page for current openings and job descriptions.

    9. CO-OPtoberfest | JOIN US at Lovettsville Oktoberfest festivities on Saturday, September 23 starting at 10 AM! Our Front of House Manager, Jill Evans-Kavaldjian, came up with the incredibly genius name, CO-OPtoberfest and WE LOVE IT!

      STOP BY our parking lot starting at 10 AM to visit with Lovettsville Co-op Leadership and our Board of Directors. We will have food trucks in our lot, a lounge area, and sweepstakes for a $200 gift card*. We will also have CO-OPtoberfest glasses, so keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for more details about how you can get one on Saturday!

      *No purchase is necessary to enter to win a $200 Lovettsville Co-op Market Gift Card. Must be 18+ to enter.

    10. BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS | Hold onto your shopping carts, folks! We’ve got some big news coming your way. Stay glued to our store updates, sign up for our email newsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be the first in the know.

So, there you have it, our END OF SUMMER TOP 10 at Lovettsville Co-op Market. We hope you’re as excited as we are to fling open those doors and invite you in to experience our beautiful, new, and fully-stocked store. See you soon!