It's official. Emmy's Organics is moving. Starting August 1st we will be starting work on our new location in downtown Ithaca. Right now, the space holds an office that does medical billing. But soon enough, we will be transforming it to our new, beautiful kitchen. Ian and I went over there today and took some measurements. It was the first time that I could really picture what it's going to look like and I am so excited! Although I will very much miss some of the amenities that we enjoy currently. Like being in the same space as family and being partially underground (free A/C!). But it feels like time for us to go and claim a space for ourselves and take a big step forward. As the floor plan (which Ian just designed) shows, we will have some retail space, windows, an eating/relaxing area and tons of work space. I think we need at least one purple wall. I am so so grateful for and inspired by the progress we have made in such a small amount of time.
Some other projects that we have been thinking about are hosting raw food prep classes and giving kitchen tours!! Pumped on that.
On a separate note, Ian and I went to California this past weekend for his Dad's birthday celebration. It was so fun. We were in Oakland and San Francisco. I was just amazed by all of the produce! Aside from spending time with friends and family I got to eat at Cafe Gratitude for the first time! Dream come true. All of the servers sang happy birthday to me as I was served a piece of their raw tiramisu. We also ate at their newest restaurant called Gracias Madre. All fresh, vegan mexican food which knocked my socks off. If you are not familiar with either of these restaurants please check out www.cafegratitude.com and check out all of the amazing things that these people are doing for the world. I was so inspired and happy to be eating so well. What a trip! Happy Birthday Bill!
Anyway, we missed the market last week but we will surely be there this weekend. Sorry to anyone who came to find us!
Talk to you soon! Much love from me.