As the food product line and customer traffic increase at Rudy’s Happy Patch Market, improvement and expansion plans are never far from Stuart Perry’s thoughts. The Perry Wellness Center founder and CEO places a priority on having a vigorous market as the centerpiece of the recovery and wellness program’s campus.
“This market is vital to our success,” Stuart explains. “It has become our number one reason that interested citizens and advocates visit Perry Wellness Center.”
Stuart is pleased with recent progress, saying: “We can now offer a larger line of products in the market, educate peers with menu forming and proper food production, and transfer foods to our cafeteria. It is all good!” From creating a Nutrition Kitchen that demonstrates meal preparation to expanding product offerings with the inclusion of such in-demand lines as Stripling’s General Store, the changes have led to a market that is quite a popular place to visit.
One upcoming change is the conversion of a greenhouse into a cold storage area for the market. The first greenhouse ever used on the campus will soon be serving a new purpose, as it houses the many freezers and refrigerators that are required to display and store meats, frozen vegetables, and other products. The greenhouse is currently under renovation.
We invite our customers to stop by, take a look at our changes, and get some ideas for “farm to table” holiday menu planning. (We accept cash, checks, Master Card, VISA, and EBT cards.)
In the above photo, Barry Smith, left, and Jeff Williams work together to complete the north wall of the restored greenhouse at Rudy’s Happy Patch Market.