Help Celebrate New Leaf Market Turning 40

New Leaf Market Co-op is turning 40 and far from having a mid-life crisis, Tallahassee's premier organic food co-op is throwing a big bash to celebrate!

New Leaf Market Co-op is turning 40 and far from having a mid-life crisis, Tallahassee’s premier organic food co-op is throwing a big bash to celebrate!

On May 10, from 3-8 pm, the road between New Leaf Market Co-op and Crispers will be turned into a carnival, with games, booths, live music and loads of fun. There’ll be face painting, kid-friendly games like Duck Pond and Nose Pick( don’t even ask!), even a dunk tank staffed by the Tallahassee RollerGirls.

Of course New Leaf would never let its great customers wander around hungry. Enjoy complimentary all-natural snowcones, all natural popcorn and birthday cake. For beer lovers, Grasslands Brewery, Tri-Eagle and the Co-op are providing free beer, whiles supplies last. And you will want to leave time to cuddle: Tallahassee’s Therapy Pets will be roaming the crowd, and the Animal Shelter will have cute pets looking for a loving home.

It’s all to celebrate New Leaf’s 40 years of bringing Tallahassee the best in organic, locally grown and healthy products. Founded in 1974 by college students looking for affordable food, New Leaf has evolved with the times. It has been in the vanguard of the organic and local food movements. Many suppliers who got their start with New Leaf have gone on to become national distributors.

These days, New Leaf Market Co-op sells everything from handmade candies and soaps to locally produced meats, dairy products,hydroponic greens, regionally roasted coffee, local honey, organic fruits and vegetables, local jams and jellies and much more. At New Leaf, the emphasis has always been on local, says marketing and project manager Cristin Burns: “We have had local suppliers for quite some time.

If you miss the anniversary celebration, no worries: There is always something going on at New Leaf, from beer tastings to health seminars to readings to free chair massages. All you have to do is drop by and be part of all the fun, healthy living, great food and terrific shopping at New Leaf Market Co-op.

And here’s the great thing: The Carnival is just the kick-off to 40 weeks of special savings at New Leaf. 40 Weeks of 40% Off is just what it says: For the 40 weeks following May 10, New Leaf will be marking down at least one product to 40% off! Be sure to come in and save!

New Leaf Market Co-op is located at 1235 Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee. 850-942-2557 Open daily 8am – 10pm.

 

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