Tidal Creek Coop

Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR

Much of Wilmington’s greater downtown area is a USDA designated food desert. But a local grocery store is looking to change that. 

Treefest 2014 Touches Down at Independence Mall

Jan 23, 2014

Tomorrow and Saturday, New Hanover County citizens can head to Wilmington’s Independence Mall to pick up seedlings to plant for spring. The event, TreeFest, began as a 1997 initiative to help reforest the area following Hurricanes Bertha and Fran. Today, it serves to help build upon the county’s leafy green canopy, and promote local biodiversity.  

courtesy: Tidal Creek Coop

As Tidal Creek Cooperative gears up to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the small organic food market in Wilmington must contend with the opening of a much larger food store chain that also offers organic products.