Meet Karen and Mike Reid, Owners of the Aspens Market, who transformed the little grocery store on the West Bank into a haven for local and sustainable foods. Stop by the Market during the week of FoodSHIFT for their FoodSHIFT Special sandwich of the day.
3 Questions for Karen and Mike Reid of the Aspens Market:
1. What does sustainability mean to you?
Sustainability is a big word that we try and wrap our heads around a little more everyday. It has application in so many facets of our lives and that makes education and practice a challenge.
2. What makes you most proud about your business?
Besides our staff, we’re most proud of our relationship with the Robinsons at Robinson Family Farm & Ranch. Building a mutually sustainable relationship with a local farm that can supply our butcher shop with outstanding beef & pork is a big point of pride for us.
3. Tell us something we may not know about owning a grocery store in Jackson Hole.
Owning a small grocery in JH is fun. We’re lucky to have a great staff and enthusiastic local support. Something people may not know is that consumer behavior is changing for the better. When we first opened we’d hear customers asking if we carry “regular” lettuce (iceberg) and “regular” bread (Wonder white bread), now we sell out of local produce all summer and our local bread companies are a first stop for hungry shoppers.