Co-op celebrating 10 years

Boulevard Elementary School fifth-graders answer a question from Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market volunteer Robin Lair while visiting businesses and institutions around Gloversville during career day on April 25. The co-op is celebrating its 10th anniversary starting today with special discounts and several events planned for Saturday. (The Leader-Herald/Ashley Onyon)

GLOVERSVILLE — Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St., is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month.

To celebrate this milestone, the co-op has planned events and specials throughout the month for its member-shareholders and for the public.

Anniversary celebrations will begin today when the store will offer a 10 percent storewide discount for everyone through Sunday.

On Saturday, the store will have an anniversary party from noon to 4 p.m. consisting of the following:

∫ Champagne toast and special birthday cake at 12:30 p.m.

∫ Live music with Mike Gowans and The Secret Love Society from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

∫ Tastings of local beer from Stump City Brewing — www.stumpcitybrewing.com — and hard cider from Roger’s Cideryard (Facebook).

∫ Finger foods and product samples.

∫ Raffle baskets and a 50/50 raffle.

∫ Kickoff of the co-op’s annual membership drive including bonuses for member-shareholders who refer a friend for membership and discount coupons for new members.

“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate a decade of being in business,” said Gianna DeLilli, the co-op’s general manager. “From our humble beginnings in a small store with under 50 members 10 years ago, to our current location with over 700 members, we have continued our mission of offering locally sourced products and supporting local farmers and producers. I am proud of who and what we are to downtown Gloversville and to the larger Fulton-Montgomery community.”

To join the co-op as a member-shareholder, visit the store’s website at ww.mohawkharvest.org where there is an application and more information. People can also pick up an application at the store.

For more information or details about the anniversary events, contact DeLilli at (518) 706-0681 or manager@mohawkharvest.org. Visit the store online at www.mohawkharvest.org, on Facebook or Instagram for more events and in-store news.

The market is a cooperatively owned grocery store focusing on high-quality, organic, local and healthy food from the Mohawk Valley and the surrounding region. The 4,500-square-foot store includes departments such as bulk foods, meat and fish, produce, cheese and dairy, frozen food, spices, cleaning products, and groceries as well as a deli with prepared foods, and Happy Jacks Cafe with a bakery and specialty coffees and gourmet teas.