Looking forward to a new year always leads me to reflect on the past year. Lately I’ve been thinking about our customers who recently shared with me what New Morning means to them. From the family who decided to relocate to Woodbury after stopping at our grille for a sandwich to another recent transplant who spends her mornings telecommuting from our café, each customer’s story credits New Morning as being a nexus for community. That our commitment to thoughtfully produced delicious food and healthy living has created a vibrant, joyous, and welcoming community space.
This is a huge and humbling compliment for New Morning. We are so grateful to be included in everyone’s lives—longtime friends and new acquaintances alike. This sentiment brings me back to the beginning. New Morning was founded in 1971 by a group of people wanting to make a difference. They wanted to support healthy lifestyles for themselves and their community, while also living more lightly on the earth. This vision still directs New Morning’s course today.
Our New Year’s resolution is this: in a world with so much uncertainty, we will stay true to our roots which have guided us for nearly 50 years. You can trust that your family’s health and well-being is our priority as we continue working towards our mission of building a local, healthy, and sustainable food community.