Hopes for a prominent health foods store
I am one member of the Good Food Store Board and one member of the store, but I guess I have been the most conservative and hardest to convince on the proposed merger with La Crosse.
There are a number of good questions that have been asked in the discussion, many of which I asked during board meetings, is this the right time, right place, right group, is the proposed management right, is the new board able to represent the GFS in the merged organization?
Have I been 100-percent satisfied? No, but then I seldom find anything that is 100-percent certain today.
One thing that has convinced me that this is worth pursuing is the very argument that some are making about keeping the GFS small and isolated. I am tired of good food, healthy food, local food, sustainable food having to hide at the end of an alley. The farmers market is successful beyond the wildest dreams of it's founders; there is a market beyond the big boxes with preprocessed chemical laden foods.
The proposed store will move good foods from the alley to the front of the city. I look forward to having this facility be a destination for visitors and shoppers and making a statement about healthy foods.