Read our newsletter here for more detailed information about our sanitization procedures and methods for keeping you (and us) healthy!
Social Distancing - How We Plan to Open
A Letter from Jess and Jen (newsletter format here):
Hello Blue Market supporters, curious potential customers, members and loyal followers,
What a crazy time we are in. Social Distancing. Global Pandemic. Hunkering down. These are not terms that I thought would ever be part of our day-to-day reality. But they are, and although it is terrifying and heartbreaking on so many levels, it is also encouraging to see our community taking it seriously and doing what we can to fight this virus.
Many people have asked when we are opening - how we are opening? The last week has been a time of contemplation and creative thinking. Trying to stay positive. We understand that the products we provide are essential (and thus we are legally allowed to open), yet we needed to come up with a plan that addresses the tenets of social distancing while still providing access to our services.
In order to minimize exposure to coronavirus, we have developed an Online Catalog (my eyeballs are falling out from all of the computer work this takes - and I'm not finished yet!). Now, you can now go to our website and click on "Online Ordering." Here is an explanation of what you will see there about how we are moving forward:
We respect the global recommendations that encourage social distancing, and have implemented the following policies.
Jen and Jess, founders
We Already Give Back - 1% Every purchase!!
We have coffee! Our first food item is here for you. Featuring small local roasters Uncle Leroy's and E's World. We have their coffees in bulk beans and also we will make espresso drinks for you. NOTE: Our menu is slightly different than what you might be used to :)
WE PASSED OUR HEALTH INSPECTION!!
We are now able to offer food come April - so it's time to ORDER FOODS so we can be ready for you in April with a full-service mom-and-pop grocer. WOO HOO!
SAVE THE DATE:
APRIL 22 (EARTH DAY)
GRAND REOPENING W/ FOOD!
MEANWHILE, ORDER ONLINE AND PICKUP THURS/FRI & SAT EVERY WEEK.
We offer creative sustainable options for purchasing items with re-usable, repurposed, and recycled containers, new or from our "containers lending library." Do not take home one-time-use plastic packaging when you shop at Blue Market AK.
We are transparent about the plastics that we cannot avoid using, and we show how we refuse/reduce/ reuse/recycle them. We vet and label all of our products, and rate them based on their materials and their carbon footprint.
Our store is more than just a shopping experience - it is inviting and creative, a conscious community of local vendors, shoppers and concerned citizens who want to change their habits to ensure a healthy planet.