How Replenish Grocers came to be
Welcome to my store! I hope to meet you soon and share with you my passion for living a low waste lifestyle to support a healthier planet for future generations. I dream of a world of plastic free oceans. I dream of a world where less waste goes to landfill. I dream of a world where climate change is no longer a concern. My passion stems from my lifelong love of the ocean. Growing up as a surfer in San Diego and now a marathon swimmer in San Francisco bay, the plastic pollution problem in something I have encountered on long swims, on beaches after surfing and on beach clean ups. Eventually I started to make small changes. A few things a month and over time the changes continued to mount. I am excited to share with you my journey to reduce my plastic usage and inspire others to do the same. Plastic is everywhere and it is hard to avoid it. Through my journey, there have been points of frustration and disappointment along the way. That said, I want to make sure people know that as they begin on this journey, this is normal! Do I have plastic in my house? Yes, I do. I have learned that it is important to focus on progress and not perfection whenever possible. Zero waste is an aspiration. Low Waste is absolutely attainable and together we can all do a little more and continue this journey together.
As I continued my journey, I realized San Francisco needs more stores that offer expansive bulk shopping, so I started to talk about this dream to create my own store more and more. Then one day in the South End Rowing Club Sauna I was ideating with a group of ladies as we warmed after a cold dip in the cold San Francisco Bay. That is the moment the name Replenish Grocers was born and since that day, I have been relentless to bring my dream to life.