Greenlife Grocery appreciates the feedback about the change in our opening hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience. We know that, for many people, the morning routine is an important part of the day.
The decision to open the store later resulted by unanimous vote of the Greenlife leadership team (not a corporate edict) because so few customers shopped during this hour. Equally weighted, we believed the change would be better for team members and our ability to best serve our customers.
However, after considering feedback, we will be opening our doors at 7:30 a.m. starting Monday, Nov. 21.
Greenlife remains as committed as ever to Asheville, and during the past year our contributions to the community have amplified. We thank our customers for this. Together, we have achieved a lot.
For example, we thank all who shopped during our quarterly “5 percent day,” which recently gave 5 percent of sales to the Asheville City Schools Foundation. We are excited and gratified, too, for our customers who utilize our bag-donation program. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue just benefited from this initiative (as does a local organization every month). In addition, we encourage local food producers to take a look at our Local Producer Loan Program – a program that has already helped North Carolina producers.
Our expanded services and product offerings are consistent with our allegiance toward a healthier environment, more compassionate animal husbandry practices, sustainability, good health and food marked by quality, great taste, affordability and safety. Inquiries about Whole Foods’ initiatives aimed at achieving these goals are more than welcome.
As the community’s market on Merrimon Avenue, we celebrate wonderful customers and purveyors. Together, we create a place where we all enjoy the special uniqueness and local flavors, talents and artisans that have defined, and will continue to define, Greenlife.
— Sherrie Sterken