Thursday, September 4, 2014

Invitation to learn more about Northside's Apple Street Market

Come enjoy a home cooked spaghetti dinner while learning about and supporting our new neighborhood grocery store. 

Come to the market's Spaghetti dinner, Saturday September 20 at North Presbyterian Church, 4222 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati 45223, from 6-8 P.M. Doors will open at 5:30. Suggested donation is $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. There will be a vegetarian sauce with vegetables from Our Harvest Cooperative and meat sauce with local grass fed beef, salad from Our Harvest, garlic bread, beverages, apple crisp and ice cream. Split the pot to be drawn at the end of the evening. Winner must be present. Listen to a presentation on Apple Street Market. Watch a video about Our Harvest an urban farm co-op operating since April 2012. Like the market, Our Harvest is a Cincinnati Union Co-operative Initiative.

Apple Street Market will be a full service grocery carrying products to please a diverse socioeconomic neighborhood including packaged goods for Save-a-lot prices, organic products, locally grown produce and meats as well as conventional meats.  We need you to make the Apple Street Market happen! Thinking about waiting until the market opens to be a member? No! We need you now! Why the rush? The old Save-A-Lot landlord has other tenant options and may not wait. We need to convince potential sources of funds that this can be a successful project. The way to do this is prove that there is community support and membership money, equity, to represent that support. We have a loan from the Cincinnati Development Fund below market costs if we can raise the requisite equity. When we have the requisite money, we can lease the old Save-A-Lot building and begin construction of Apple Street Market. The City has agreed to give us a 75% tax abatement on the property and the landlord has agreed to lower the leasehold costs in return. Join Apple Street Market Cooperative for $100 and help the store  become a reality.  If there is not enough interest to start the store membership fees are in escrow and everyone gets their $100 back. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Help Apple Street Market open. Become a co-op member, come to our fundraiser, eat a delicious meal and learn!