Duckett’s Remodel to House More Organics
by Watch Staff
May 13, 2008 | 2009 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
OURAY – The Ouray Chamber Resort Association has announced a summer kick-off Business After Hours at Duckett’s Market in Ouray on Wednesday, May 14 from 5-7 p.m. This event will celebrate the expansion of a family-owned store that has been in operation since 1951.

According to owner Christen Duckett, the newly remodeled store will boast a new produce case, 15 new doors of freezer space and a wide range of new products, mostly organics.

“That’s what people are shopping for,” Duckett said. “They’re looking to eat a little healthier, and we’re hoping we can provide that.” The market will provide selections from the Amy’s Organics line of frozen foods and will stock its shelves with an expanded line of organic and natural grocery products. The market will continue its tradition of offering locally grown produce in the summer, but Duckett plans to expand that to include a more regular line of organic produce.

The Business After Hours event is open to business and citizen members of the Ouray Chamber Resort Association. Membership is $40 and includes a propane discount plan with Hometown Propane as well as discounted fees for OCRA-sponsored events throughout the year.

OCRA membership could soon boast more benefits than it has in the past. New Executive Director Jennifer Loshaw is working hard to expand the benefit package, with a possible community health-insurance plan in the works, in conjunction with the Ouray Community Development Committee. Durango, Montrose and Grand Junction all have such plans in place already, and the plan may even offer coverage for alternative health care.

“I didn’t expect to see that, but I was happy that they offered it,” Loshaw said of some of the plans that she has looked at.

For more information on OCRA membership or to host a Business After Hours, contact the chamber at 970/325-4746.
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