It's July!

 

It's the peak of summer here in Northern Michigan. The lakes are getting warmer, we are seeing more and more of our summer friends coming to visit, and the forecast is sunny and HOT for days to come. There is a lot to celebrate this holiday weekend. This year we all are celebrating a little differently with the health of each other, our communities, and humanity in the forefront of our minds. First off, we are here for whatever your 4th of July celebrations look like this year. You can always take a peek online to check out our selection at the Petoskey store. You have the option of shopping in our stores or you can use our new curbside service. Just order online and pick up curbside. Order by 8 PM to pick up your order the following day.

When coming to the stores, please remember to bring your mask. We are upholding a no mask/no entry policy. Those medically unable to wear a mask are an exception, though in this case we would be more than happy to shop for you. We also are continuing to limit the number of shoppers in the stores to make social distancing possible. We monitor this at the door, so if we are not there asking you to wait, come on in. We appreciate your mindfulness to maintain a 6-ft. distance from other customers and staff. As the COVID-19 virus is on the rise again throughout the country, we continue to uphold all of our practices to keep staff and shoppers safe. Thank you for your patience and compliance.

Our 4th of July hours are 8 AM - 6 PM in Petoskey and 9 AM - 5 PM in Boyne City. Both stores will be open regular hours on the rest of the weekend. We also have senior and immune compromised hours now on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays in Petoskey from 8 AM - 9 AM, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Boyne City from 9 AM - 10 AM.

 

On this holiday weekend with celebrations taking place around freedom and independence, social justice and humanitarian rights remain at the forefront of many of our minds and conversations. Here are a couple of local events that might be of interest. You can virtually stop by the Skill Swap brought to you by Crosshatch and Title Track. This Saturday’s program is Decolonizing Our Thoughtlife from 11 AM - 12:30 PM. You can find it here on Earthwork Harvest Gathering’s Facebook page.

Another event taking place on Saturday, July 4th at 11 AM, at the corner of US 31 and Mitchell St.—which has become known as the People’s Corner—is a sit-in with social distancing and mask wearing observed. Anishnaabe jingle dancers and drummers will gather to perform a community healing dance specifically focused on racial equality and the BLM movement. More information here. Though these are not Grain Train affiliated events, the Grain Train stands with organizations and people who strive for a more just and equitable world. However you are celebrating, we wish you safety and a weekend of good food! Stop by and see us or place an order online. We look forward to seeing you at the store or curbside! Happy 4th!
July 01, 2020 by Mindy Taylor
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