Join Los Alamos Co+Op Market Saturday for their 12th Anniversary Celebration. Courtesy photo
LOS ALAMOS CO-OP MARKET NEWS RELEASE
Let’s party! Los Alamos Co+op Market celebrates 12 years as our town’s independent, cooperative grocery store on Saturday, Mar. 4 from 11 am-3pm with a birthday party for the community. The party features a local vendor fair, complimentary birthday cake for all, live music, and discounts for current and new Co+op members.
Santa Fe-based all-acoustic swing-jazz manouche band, Swing Soleil, will be performing from 1-3 pm. Swing Soleil quartet members Patrick Longmire (lead and rhythm guitar), Hilary Schacht (violin and voice), Charlie Freeman (rhythm guitar), and Charlotte Overby (double bass), play diverse compositions ranging from 20th century gypsy jazz to swing standards.
Come hungry, because Co+op staff will be grilling sweetgrass and plant-based burgers; get a burger, chips, and a drink for $12.99. Or pick up a healthy snack, a grab-and-go salad, or a variety of prepared food options from the Co+op’s daily hot bar menu.
Local vendors and non-profit representatives will also be on hand, including Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, Flowers by Gillian, the New Mexico Wildlife Center, Pepe’s Salsa, and 35° North Coffee. Bring your dull knives to be sharpened by High Country Sharpening. You’ll also be able to purchase ceramics, learn about massage options from Mullein Leaf Massage & Wellness Institute, and purchase items from various crafts vendors.
Co+op members get 12% off purchases all day on March 4th, and anyone signing up for a new Co+op membership that day will receive a $20 coupon on a $100 purchase. The Los Alamos Co+op Market is always open to the public; Co+op members benefit year-round with special member-only discounts.
The Los Alamos Co+op Market opened its doors in March, 2011 after several years of planning. In 2007, residents of Los Alamos and surrounding communities decided they wanted a cooperative grocery store that supported local farmers, sustainability, natural ingredients, and the regional community. Many individuals came together to raise money to build this locally-owned, cooperative grocery. Happy birthday, Los Alamos Co+op!