A Day at the Ruddy Potato
The TBI also known as the Tekki Blind Investigators went to the Ruddy Potato Whole Foods Market and interviewed Scott (R0001), the store manager. Scott has been working at the store for one year. The Ruddy Potato is an organic whole food store that sells whole foods. That means there are no chemicals, pesticides, GMO (genetically modified organisms), or artificial fertilizers. There are 12 employees at the store, but Scott works with a total of about 20 people. Three to five people work at the Ruddy Potato at one time. Today, when we went there, there were only three people working there. They were two cashiers and the store manager Scott. Scott told us that there was also a Ruddy Kitchen below the Ruddy Potato. and they had a Ruddy Potato truck. The symbol for the Ruddy Potato is a picture of a farm.
Scott showed us around his store, and he gave us things to eat, including cherries, strawberries, avocados, kiwis, chocolate covered ginger, cashews and peanuts. The sections in his store include produce, meat, the warehouse, frozen foods, nuts, bread, spices and a kids’ section. The meat comes from Alderwood Farm. The chicken is from Fenwood Farm. We met Dan (R0002) from Alderwood farms the day before.
In produce, there are fruits and vegetables such as lettuce and kiwis. In the meat section, there were sausages, beef, and chicken breasts. In the warehouse at the back, there were all types of things. We even got to go in the walk-in fridge. In the frozen foods section, there were soy ice cream, pizzas, burritos, and waffles. In the bread section, there were breads like baguettes, whole wheat and other healthy breads like sourdough. In nuts there were cashews and peanuts. In spices there were spices like basil, dillweed, cayenne, and things like that. In the kids section, there were toys and even a wooden tree with children’s art on it.
We enjoyed the samples, the coffee beans, and the walk-in fridge. Some of us also got to try being cashiers. We scanned products like a loaf of bread and a fruit bar. after we scanned the products, we opened the cash drawer and checked out the money in it. That was fun.
- Transcribed by Alex Jurgensen
- Transcribed on: April 22, 2013
To protect the privacy of individuals named in this article, pseudonyms have been used, where appropriate. Records of the modifications are kept by the Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired.