Healthy Living Market is a great place to buy local produce and now they've partnered with a local non-profit organization on an exciting project!
Natural Food Supermarket Donates 100% Funds to Neighboring Saratoga Non-Profit to Build Local Greenhouse and Garden; AIM is now Selling Harvest
SARATOGA, NY (July 26, 2016) -- Healthy Living Market, announced today its partnership with neighboring Saratoga non-profit organization, AIM Services, Inc., on a new summer project, a year in the making, called, “Common Roots Garden”.
The new greenhouse and garden is the newest element to be added to AIM Services’ ongoing work-training program. Last Fall, Healthy Living donated $2,000 to its neighbor to build the Common Roots Garden and Greenhouse this past spring. The garden which is located on Homestead Road in Saratoga is now thriving. The project is intended to help contribute to AIM’s ongoing efforts of providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in an inclusive community project. These individuals receive the support necessary to achieve their personal goals while contributing meaningful work to their community.
Common Roots Garden is accessible to everyone on an annual basis from April to October and will help support many of AIM’s ongoing programs. Presently, the garden is an integrated work site with people without disabilities working alongside people with disabilities.
“Our vision is to establish an accessible garden that is an opportunity for people of all abilities,” said Kathryn Page, Program Director of Employment Services, “Through the garden our goal is to increase community involvement and appreciation of all abilities while teaching vocational skills to those that have a desire to obtain competitive employment.”
AIM is also now selling its harvest to the Saratoga community. All money raised will support the different employment services offered by AIM. Currently, produce is available on location on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. As the garden grows, availability will increase. Visit www.aimservicesinc.org for details.
“We are thrilled to support AIM on this program as growing and eating local fruits and vegetables is at the core of our business,” said Eli Lesser-Goldsmith, Co-Owner of Healthy Living. “At Healthy Living, we strive to support our neighboring communities through our continuous fundraising efforts and we look forward to supporting AIM this summer and for years to come.”
About Healthy Living
Healthy Living Market and Cafe is a family-owned natural foods supermarket and cafe that offers local, organic, and clean foods with stores in South Burlington, Vermont and Saratoga Springs, New York. Founded in Vermont in 1986 by Katy Lesser, Healthy Living Market has been committed from day one to creating a celebration of food and community with hospitality at the forefront of everything they do. Their mission is to sell the finest and cleanest food at the fairest prices possible while supporting local farmers and producers. Healthy Living is committed to enriching its communities it operates in, providing great jobs to its staff and educating its guests on how to live healthier lifestyles through a variety of cooking and educational classes at its learning centers. For more information visit : www.healthylivingmarket.com
About AIM Services Inc.AIM Services, Inc. is dedicated to supporting the "power of potential" in people with disabilities, including those with traumatic brain injuries. Through community and residential programs, advocacy and education, trained dedicated professionals focus on assisting individuals achieve their personal goals while promoting a sense of self-confidence and well-being. Please visit our website to make a donation so that we can continue to provide the best services and care to the families and individuals we serve.