The Doylestown Food Market is the quintessential corner store. Our family was thrilled when the store opened just a few blocks from our house. Selfishly, with a house of growing boys, I know how difficult it can be to keep a stocked refrigerator and the co-op would always have the staples we needed. Last summer, my sons Max (9) and Frankie (8) asked if they could walk to the co-op on their own. They were starting to have a need for independence and I knew that the co-op would be a wonderfully safe place to begin to spread their wings. On the way back from the first trip, they beamed with pride.
But, my favorite visit for Max and Frankie was a time I sent them for a dozen eggs and other items. When Max went to pick out the eggs, he realized that there a few to choose from and decided to ask for help. He went to the counter and asked Andrea if the eggs he had chosen were, “the eggs my mom loves?” Andrea replied, “No, Max. I’ll show you the ones that your mom buys every week.” That is true, local, customer service.
I love everything about this memory and it is one I will keep forever when I think about the co-op.
I love that my kids love the co-op as much as I do.
I love that they can be independent and that we are part of the corner store that supports our local Bucks County farmers.