Monday, September 12, 2011


 A Blogger's Paraphernalia
(Hawaiian Odysseus photo)

Today, I'm at Loney's Harvest Foods at 905 S. 2nd Avenue in Walla Walla, WA.  

My mission today is to work on a huge blog project commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Having learned about the free wi-fi service available at this popular hometown grocery store, I thought I'd park myself for a few hours here this morning and work on my post.

But, first, a little bit about Loney's.

Off and on, I've been shopping here for the past fourteen years.  It started as a small mom and pop grocery store and eventually linked up with the Harvest Foods organization comprised of more than thirty-two independent grocers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. 

In a local people's poll sponsored by the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Loney's has twice won the distinction of having the best meat department in the Walla Walla Valley.  Their deli department also has a great reputation for fine catering, often going the extra mile in utilizing valued customers' own favorite recipes.  Not to be undone, the bakery department takes pride in preparing all of their products from scratch.  In addition, there is a postal sub-station, a service that comes in handy during the busy holiday season.

The burgeoning vineyards and wineries in this southeast Washington town have helped put Walla Walla on the global radar.  Loney's contributes to the promotional effort by featuring a fine selection of both local and regional wines.

Loney's excellent management and customer service are longtime trademarks.  As you travel through the aisles and assess the quality and quantity of grocery items and the great values offered up on a daily basis, you can't help but come away with a sense of good, old-fashioned hometown familiarity punctuated with professional courtesy.

View from the Blogger's Corner
(Hawaiian Odysseus photo)

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