A & D Market

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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.

Project Details

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

More Information
Our Healthy Food Program
Community Capital for Healthy Food