Last Friday I made a trek up to Philadelphia to meet with the staff of our up-coming Bryn Mawr, PA store. The team in Bryn Mawr is smart, fun and ready to work hard for our community, so it was quite an energizing visit. The charm and personality of the area was infectious and I found myself a little jealous that I wouldn’t be staying for good!
On the weekend, a couple of us went sight-seeing to a few spots. To keep ourselves sufficiently amused, we dressed up an organic butternut squash, named him Butters, and dragged him around to various sites of interest. While he may have confused several security guards, Butters kept us giggling.
Now for the news: MOMs in Bryn Mawr will be starting our grand opening celebration on Friday February 21 at 9am! We’ll be partying and celebrating through the weekend, and we’re so excited to meet our newest neighborhood of customers and fellow businesses.
The MOMs in Bryn Mawr is coming together quickly: its functionally beautiful (but not flashy) and its chock-full of all the tried & true sustainable materials and conveniences our DC/Baltimore customers have come to love – like water bottle fillers, bamboo for our Customer Service counter, tons of energy efficient LEDs, and even a Naked Lunch counter for serving up organic, vegetarian innovations like Stuffing Waffles! Or, have them press a fresh juice from your favorite organic veggies and fruits! Yummy!
As always, we’ll have a 100% certified organic Produce section (of course, you know we’re a little nutty about this, and we care for our produce like no other grocer).
In addition, discriminating foodies will find locally-raised, drug-free eggs; certified organic milk from PA farms at great prices; locally-raised grass-fed and organic meats in artisan cuts; hand-crafted local baked goods, and snacks. Not to be forgotten, we’ll have our usual mind-boggling display of artisan cheeses, with emphasis on organic and local picks. We’ll have the fantastic array of fair-trade, organic, local, shade-grown and/or bird-friendly coffee beans (grind to your preference, in-store) that our customers have come to love.
For those seeking natural health products like therapeutic herbs, homeopathy, essential oils, and natural and organic bodycare and cosmetics, our Wellness department has a huge selection!
While I’m at it, let me remind of the singularly most important thing about shopping at MOMs: our mission is to protect and restore the environment.
Every dollar our customers spend with us helps us do this important work. Whether you consider our sourcing sustainable seafood, our banning bottled water, our purchasing of windpower to cover 100% (or more) of our stores’ electric usage, or our obsessive commitment to reducing waste and supporting composting, you know you’re doing the right thing just by walking in our doors.
MOMs couldn’t expand into this neighbor-region if it weren’t for the solid foundation of customers who’ve supported us for so many years already. We are truly grateful for you all! [By the way, we don’t have memberships – when you visit us, you belong, and we’re just happy you gave us a shot!]
I own a photography studio called Pictures by Todd (I know it’s such a creative name!) that’s right around the corner on Thomas Avenue, and being a green business is really important to us… I also happen to be vegan. So needless to say, I’m just about as excited as can be that you’re going to be our new neighbors! We’ll be best of friends! I’m even happy to volunteer to swing by tomorrow and over the weekend to take some photos of the festivities for you!
See you soon,
Pictures by Todd Photography