Renovations are officially underway at the Orcas Food Co-op as around 40 members showed up in full force this past Saturday to start work on the space in Eastsound on North Beach Road.
“It was a great turnout and an atmosphere buzzing with the feeling of community working together,” said coordinator Learner Limbach.
The work consisted of scraping all the linoleum tiles from the floor and loading them into a trailer to go to the dump, deconstructing a couple of walls near the kitchen, moving equipment to a storage unit offsite and removing old carpet from the upstairs. In addition to all that, co-op members also helped process about a hundred pounds of garlic that will be planted at Maple Rock Farm.
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