Hello Blue Market AK supporters,
It's our 2nd birthday on Tuesday, November 9th! And even though starting a business a few months before a global pandemic has had its challenges, overall we are humbled and impressed with the outpouring of support from our community. We are proud of who we have become - an "old world" market with a feeling of openness, caring, community and loyalty that permeates the atmosphere when you walk through our doors.
We have YOU to thank for our success. You came in on day one, wondering how a refillery grocer works. You asked questions and took a tour. And you returned, with a commitment to start altering your shopping habits. You waited until you ran out of olive oil, and then you brought your empty container to fill and you smiled an enormous grin. Our biggest reward for the work we have put into growing this business is in seeing your faces brighten as you check out with a counter full of colorful plastic-free groceries.
From the beginning, being mom-and-mom co-founders, we have likened starting a business to raising a child (albeit the timeline is thankfully shorter), joking that we are co-parenting Blue Market AK. We gave birth to Blue Market AK, nurtured it through infancy, toddler times and pre-teen awkwardness. Now, we have a TEENAGER - full of possibility, growing pains, and bright ideas. (It's a bit ironic that Jen just recently launched her own human teenagers!)
So, this week we will be celebrating ourselves by giving to you, with feel-good art activities to participate in, Members specials, Staff Picks and discounts, tips and challenges and a contest and even a documentary film showing. See details on the poster below.
With peace, love and gratitude,
Tired mommas Jen and Jess, and the entire Blue Market AK Team