Volunteer Spotlight: Alan Stewart

Meet Alan Stewart

Alan is a regular volunteer at the co-op who helps keep our bulk section spectacular.

His connection to the co-op goes back to the first food cooperative effort in Rochester, when he was on the Board of Directors for the Free People's Store at 942 Monroe Avenue in 1972. Alan was part of the group that found and purchased the Monroe Fire House, which became the home of the Genesee Co-op, where the Food Store was established and thrived through the 70s, 80s, and 90s before closing.

"I remember it was just very basic, bare bones. We didn't use packaging and bulk was put into large, bright metal containers."

Alan is an artist, working primarily with oil on canvas. Prolific and with a strong sense of color, his work ranges from realism to fantastic landscapes to abstract. He currently teaches at the Perinton Community Center, where we leads art classes for children entitled Planet Utopia (more here) .

Creative and energetic, Alan brings a wonderful imagination to the co-op, whether it's making beautiful origami wallets (pictured left) for staff or entertaining our regular customers with amazing stories and games.

Thank you for sharing your talents so freely with us, Alan!

Favorite movie: Despicable Me (2010)
Favorite product: Tru Roots Germinated Whole Grain Rice
Favorite deli item: Tempeh Reuben Sandwich
 

 
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