Biz Buzz: Tucker Gerrick of Eastside Food Co-op
Business: Eastside Food Co-op
Your Name: Tucker Gerrick
Job Title: Marketing Manager
Give us a brief overview of your business and what services you provide the community:
Eastside is Northeast Minneapolis’ community-owned grocery store. We focus on fresh, local and organic foods from farmers and producers who care about the health of people and our planet.
How many years have you been in business? Eastside is celebrating 20 years in 2023!
What’s something unique we should know about your business?
We have an incredible selection of fermented products. Also, we’ve got some incredible hot bar items that are local faves.
What’s your favorite thing about your job?
Surprising and delighting folks. I love to keep people guessing and taking “what if” and turning it into reality.
What’s the best thing about working with the LGBTQ community?
When we include and support a broad range of peoples, our lives are more vibrant and enriching.
Does your business have anything new, fun or unique happening on the horizon?
We have an upcoming collaboration with one of the most iconic and recognizable properties in book publishing of the last half century.
If you weren’t doing your current job, what would you be doing?
I’d be bringing people together through shared experiences in the woods of Northern Minnesota.