We’re REALLY excited about our grand opening coming up. We hope you are, too!
Here are five highlights about the full day of activities that we’re especially looking forward to:
1) The chance for Abundance owners, shoppers, and friends to walk, march, jump, or pedal together from Marshall Street to South Avenue.
Whether you’re a longtime Abundance owner or a new shopper to the co-op, this will be a great way to start Earth Day. Co-ops like Abundance are working every day all across the globe for a more sustainable, equitable world–and we’re proud to carry that mission on here in Rochester.
Come help us tell everyone that you support your food co-op!
2) We finally get to cut the ribbon and welcome everyone to the new store!
The big moment of opening our doors comes after a lot of anticipation, hard work, and planning. We’re so psyched about finally being able to do the ceremonial ribbon-cutting and get started doing more as Rochester’s food co-op with our new store.
The Abundance Food Co-op Grand Opening Ribbon-cutting takes place at 11:00 am, on the dot, right after the Earth Day Parade.
3) The SunCommon RocWorthy Earth Fest is going to be an awesome way to see who’s doing amazing, sustainable things in Rochester.
A lot of people want to live a more sustainable lifestyle, but it’s not always so easy to figure out just how to do that. The RocWorthy Fest will bring together the local businesses, nonprofits, and other community organizations who offer practical opportunities for “greening up” how you live. It will be a great educational opportunity.
In addition to learning, there’ll be live music, food trucks, and lots of activities perfect for kids of all ages! The RocWorthy Earth Fest kicks off at 11:00 am and runs until 2:00 pm.
4) There’s gonna be a mini music festival going on in our parking lot!
As you should already know, we love WAYO (104.3 FM). We chose to sponsor them when they were getting started and many of our owners and staff have shows on the free-form community radio station.
For our grand opening, we asked WAYO to help us find some awesome local bands to play. They’re putting together a lineup that we think is going to be pretty great. Plus we’ll have Paxtor–our cashier Payton Marovich’s band–playing, too!
The WAYO min-fest starts at 2:00 pm and runs until about 5:00 pm.
5) We’re going to have so many of our favorite local partners with us to offer up samples of their delicious food or drink!
Starting at 2:00 pm, we’ll have a vendor market inside our new store. Come meet the amazing people we’ve worked with since we’ve opened. It’s a great opportunity to meet the faces behind some your favorite products. Or if you’re new to us, come taste the seriously high quality food we have the privilege to carry from local friends!
The local tasting is from 2:00-5:00 pm.