IT'S FEBRUARY! Did you see that sunshine! Sure it might be single digit temperatures at times but that sun is bringing with it thoughts of spring and all that is left to come this year. Punxsutawney Phil says we have six more weeks of winter ahead of us but that's just another way of saying we have just six short weeks until spring. That's just the right amount of time to enjoy the slow pace of winter as we begin to prepare for spring.
A LITTLE OF WHAT'S GOING ON: Talk of our first seed order began this week. When the High Mowing Seeds rack comes out onto the sales floor we all get a little giddy at the Grain Train. Plus, any day now cut tulips will be arriving and, of course, we will have something special for your sweetheart right around Valentine's Day, too! Spring planning is well underway and before we know it we will be working on what is going to be at your summer BBQs.
SNACKIN' WEEKEND COMING UP! Check out the Petoskey GT Deli's Grab & Go case to see what housemade dips we have in stock for Sunday's BIG GAME DAY (or for tonight's Winter Weather Advisory—maybe we'll get snowed in)! Find many of your old favorites and some new ones too: Buffalo Chicken Dip, Spinach Artichoke Dip, GT Hummus, Fiesta Layer Dip, and Caramelized Onion Dip. While supplies last!
GRATEFUL FOR 50 YEARS! There is so much to be grateful for and it all starts with you! Thank you for being a part of the Grain Train community. Here we are, celebrating our 50th year and in unprecedented times no less, but we are finding little joys and big gratitudes abound. Stay tuned for some historical (and sometimes hysterical) photos of our past 50 years!
FEBRUARY: BLACK HISTORY MONTH: You may be seeing our daily posts on social media about Black History Month, a month-long celebration of the contributions Black Americans have made to this country and a time to reflect on the continued struggle for racial justice. Each day of the month we are sharing links to PBS videos spotlighting Black history makers. Don't use social media? Check out the series, Learn About 28 Black History Makers in 28 Days on PBS here.
GOOD NEWS ABOUT REUSABLE CONTAINERS: You can now bring your reusable containers from home to fill at the Grain Train. We want to make sure that our practices and procedures when it comes to COVID-19 are based on the most current information and studies have shown, "If a person infected with the coronavirus sneezes, coughs or talks loudly, droplets containing particles of the virus can travel through the air and eventually land on nearby surfaces. But the risk of getting infected from touching a surface contaminated by the virus is low, says Emanuel Goldman, a microbiologist at Rutgers University."