2016 had many notable moments. We hosted many successful family friendly events, added 150 more solar panels to our roof, and earned 25% of our sales for local products. We proudly donated over $24,000 to area nonprofits through our Community Grants program. We welcomed 482 new owners and averaged 3,500 daily transactions.
Whew! And that is just a small sample.
At the end of the day, we owe it all to you, our customers. You are why we are here providing healthy, organic food to the Rogue Valley. Thank you for supporting your local, community grocery store for over 40 years.
In the spirit of gratitude, we recently asked our Facebook family to share what they were thankful for. The resounding responses of love and gratitude blew us away. As we head into the New Year, we thought it most appropriate to end 2016 on a thankful note. Here’s a sampling of some of the uplifting comments we received.
“I am thankful for the community of people who labor every day to bring food to our table -- farmers, farm workers, truckers, processors, co-opers, all of us who come together to create the world we want to live in.” Wendy L.
“I am super thankful for the little things: the random smiles at "strangers," the smiles at familiar faces in the community, a cute dog being walked, a warm hat, and the delicious co-op deli bar.” Chad D.
“Thankful for the combined strength of all the individuals working to provide healthy food and clean water: stronger together!” Sheila D.
“I am thankful for my family, hard work and being able to do what we love to make the world a better place.” Angelika K.
“I am thankful to live in this lovely Southern Oregon with so many people who value healthy food, clean air, and abundant water. I am thankful for all of you who make sacrifices to insure these precious resources will be there for future generations. Thank you, co-op, for your part in giving us healthy food choices!” Barbara T.
“I am thankful and grateful my family and friends. Whether near or far, we are all in this life together and we support each other through tough times and great times.” Alison L.
“I'm thankful for a place to call home. Thankful for my family who is supporting while I figure out what I want.” Amanda E.
“I'm thankful for Oregon, such a beautiful state full of good people. Love keeping the bounty of our state and valley right here by growing our own and eating locally. Even when the world seems bleak, the community we have here in the Rogue Valley is a shining light in the darkness.” Alison C.
Thank you for a wonderful year! We’ll see you in 2017.