The Lovettsville Cooperative Market has announced that it reached the 500-member threshold set out as an important goal several years ago.
The announcement was made at its Annual Member Meeting on Feb. 23. Prior to the member-only meeting, the public was invited to participate in a happy hour and chili cook-off and to take tours of the area slated to house the future grocery store at the Lovettsville Volunteer Fire Department station, after a new station is built nearby starting in 2018.
While membership solicitation continues, the co-op already is having an impact, generating more than $35,000 in the local economy by sourcing produce and other goods during its seasonal outdoor market held next to Andy’s Restaurant for the past five summers.
To learn more or join the Lovettsville Co-op go tolovettsville-grocery.com.