A & D Market
April Palmer and Diana Sellmann opened A & D Market in a former auto repair shop in the center of the village of Red Creek, New York. Before A & D Market opened, this low-income, rural community had no full-service grocery store. The owners have put a great deal of equity – both cash and “sweat” – into this project. In addition to purchasing the property and fixtures, the women have done substantially all of the rehabilitation work themselves and both work full-time in the store now. Financing from the New York Healthy Food & Healthy Communities Fund will allow Ms. Palmer and Ms. Sellman to expand the selection the store’s perishables department. Their future expansion plans include hiring a local butcher and opening a creamery operated by a local dairy.
- 4,000 square feet of healthy food retail space
1,300 people served
2 permanent jobs created or preserved
- Empire State Development
- Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
- New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
- New York State Health Foundation
- The Reinvestment Fund
- The Food Trust