The following message was sent by the folks at the New Albany Grocery Coop site at Facebook. In it, we learn of the possibility that a business called Sunnyside Natural Foods Market may be opening on State Street as early as fall, 2010. Take it away, Dan Chandler.
Subject: New Natural Foods Store in New Albany?
Dear Grocery Coop Friends,
When we organized our first coop meeting, we did so because we knew our community could better address certain health and food related issues. Areas of interest and concern included:
- Healthy eating
- Childhood obesity
- “Slow Food”
- Promotion of regional agriculture.
- Promotion of the local economy.
We saw a stellar example in Paoli with their Lost River Market & Deli grocery coop. At our meetings, we agreed on the general goals. We also agreed that there’s more ways than a coop to achieve these goals.
I’m pleased to share news that New Albany very well many have a new ally in promoting local, healthy and sustainable eating. Southern Indiana residents and health food industry pros Tom & Jenny Van Cader have exciting plans for Southern Indiana's first large-format, full-service natural foods supermarket. Sunnyside Natural Foods Market is set to open on State Street in late 2010. I just joined Sunnyside’s Facebook page to keep up with their progress. I hope you do too.
Sunnyside’s presence will fill an important niche. Its presence also will allow volunteers to focus their energies on other healthy initiatives, initiatives at work in other cities and with proven track records. Links to a few such programs are posted on the New Albany Grocery Coop Facebook page. We’ll meet again later this month to more clearly define our goals and strategy. Meanwhile, please check out these links of the other exciting programs and let us know which you’d most love to see in New Albany!