POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Food Co-op, 24 Elm St., celebrates 37 years in the North Country with food, music and fun at its annual open house 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.
The event, open to all, is an opportunity for those who are interested in learning more about the Co-op to see the store and what it has to offer, as well as a time for Co-op members to gather socially. Everyone who shops in the store on Open House Day will receive a 10 percent discount on purchases, with a few exceptions. Membership is not required to make purchases, during the open house or any day.
There will be food to sample from the Co-op’s own Carriage House Bakery and Natural Foods Deli, and grilled locally raised beef and pork. Julian’s of Potsdam will be serving some favorites from their restaurant and the Co-op’s popular organic fair-trade coffees and chocolates will be available for tasting.
Activities will include face-painting, compliments of Misty Hollow of Potsdam, and children can help create their own balloon animals. The Carriage House Bakery will feature a “make-your-own ice cream sandwich” from homemade ice cream and cookies, made from scratch in the bakery.
A variety of music will be provided throughout the day until 4 p.m. by local bands Crescent Street Jam, Jack Kelley’s Little Big Band, Seba Molnar & Friends, and Northbound.
The Co-op celebrates its commitment to the community and local sustainability. Its emphasis is on providing natural and organic foods, buying from local and regional growers and producers. A large selection of specialty foods such as gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan foods are also available.