This weekend kicked off the tour, with the first stop at BJ’s Wholesale Club in Freeport, NY. We saw plenty of families who were there to get their groceries in bulk and also ready to spend some time learning about Keeper Springs.
Most people weren’t aware that there were wonderful keepers out in their local waterways protecting and fighting for clean water. We were happy to inform them that these organizations do exist and that Keeper Springs helps to support their efforts! We even got a hug from a teacher who couldn’t wait to incorporate our message into her classroom!
BJ’s encourages their shoppers to use their own shopping bags and doesn’t give out plastic ones at checkout, so customers were really excited to spin our prize wheel and win one of our tote bags made from 70% recycled plastic! This family got two bags—big winners!
On Sunday, we were at Fairway Market in Harlem—right on the Hudson River! We set up at the entrance, next to a huge selection of the delicious produce that Fairway offers (including the ones painted on the wall).
Many of Fairway’s shoppers already understood the importance of keeping the Hudson clean, so they were eager to hear how we help their local Riverkeeper. We wanted to see where you could find us in the store—that meant venturing into the “Cold Room.” Half of the store is refrigerated, so we had to run in and run right out before freezing our flip-flopped toes right off! After that, we understood why Fairway truly is “Like No Other Market!”
Six-packs of Keeper Springs were the big prizes on our wheel at Fairway, which got shoppers very excited to hang out with us. These friends BOTH won six-packs!
Since we were right along the West Harlem Pier Park, we had tons of runners and bicyclists stopping by outside the store for a nice cold bottle of Keeper Springs—they loved us and would have bought a case if they didn’t have to carry it all the way home!
This weekend was an awesome start to our tour; we can’t wait for this week’s upcoming stops!
We’ll be at Fairway Market in Red Hook, Brooklyn from 11am to 3pm on Friday AND at Gourmet Guild in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 3pm to 6pm on Saturday.
You can also keep a lookout for our truck in Long Beach, NY for the Robert C. McAvoy Labor Day Run on Monday.
Be sure to check out more photos from the tour on Facebook and tag yourself as part of the Keeper movement!!