GiveLocal at Lemon Street Market
Jan 26, 2017 12:14AM
Michelle Johnson Photography
Launched in January of 2017, Lemon Street Market’s #GiveLocal project is a register round-up initiative designed to support Lancaster organizations whose missions align with the store. Customers can elect to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar when checking out, with proceeds donated to the featured organization for that month. Customers can also choose to increase their at-the-register donation by adding to their round-up value. The initiative aims to increase social impact by donating to six different charities or organizations throughout the year. Proceeds from January and February of 2017 will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster.
By shopping at Lemon Street Market, customers are directly supporting more than 75 local farmers and vendors, and even more through local distributors like Lancaster Farm Fresh, Oasis and Four Seasons. For each dollar spent at a local, family-owned business, 80 percent is put back into the local economy. For every dollar spent at large, corporate-owned stores, only 20 percent makes it back into the local economy.
The full-service grocery store is open seven days a week, with a focus on sustainable and healthy living, stocking many local, organic, vegan and gluten-free options. Owner Patricia Haverstick, of Abundant Earth, LLC, and her team, strive to cultivate food, health and community.