General Manager's Report
Natural Times, July/August/September 2013
By Larrane Hartridge
Thank you to all our owners who came out to celebrate our wonderful owner appreciation weekend and 39th Anniversary. And a round of applause for our wonderful staff that helped make the weekend of May 10-12 a great success. This year was a small taste of what we have in the works for our 40th, hint: it’s going to be huge!
At the beginning of May we paid off the last of our owner loans a year earlier than expected. I want to acknowledge the many owners who elected to loan New Leaf Market money for our 2007-2008 expansion project. We literally couldn’t have done it without your support!
Starting July 4 through September 2, New Leaf Market will partner with Sweetwater Brewing Company to raise money for Apalachicola Riverkeeper, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of Apalachicola River and Bay. You can do your part by donating at the register and attending one of two special Sweetwater Beer Tastings on July 17 and August 3, 4:20 pm-6 pm. Tickets are $10, which include a Sweetwater glass, five varieties of Sweetwater beer and a coupon for $3 off any Sweetwater purchase. All proceeds from the beer tastings will go directly to Apalachicola Riverkeeper (apalachicolariverkeeper.org).