When I first started Stock, I produced something like a 41-page business plan. I had ALL the ideas. In addition to the retail side, we were going to offer loads of classes, our own line of food products, collaborations with JWU, etc. etc., and lots of little fun community engagement things, like food themed movie nights, recipe swap events & fun cooking contests.
As it happened, just building the retail side was a full time job & so much more. But with the addition of Jill & Victoria in the trenches alongside me, the last few months have been really productive and energetic. Some of the things I dismissed as off the table are back on! What, you ask? Well, you've probably noticed that we are really going full throttle on our connections to the Rhode Island food producing community. In the last couple months, we've had Lily's Ladle in to do a class on bone broth, we've added a NitroCart coffee tap, LuLuLuna Kombucha filling stations, PVD Donuts deliveries on Sundays, and coming soon, a weekly pop up with the newest bagels on the block, Rebelle Artisan Bagels.
It's a great time to eat in Rhode Island and we're thrilled that we get to present some of the rich flavors of the Ocean State to our friends and neighbors. Keep your eyes on this space too, because we're just getting rolling!