“Why did you open GROW?” It’s a question we’ve gotten since the day we opened our doors. And the answer is still the same- It started with a Cherry Stand.
When we moved to the Soutern California from Central Valley citrus country in 2003, our son Brendan wanted a boogie board. The agreement was that we’d pay for half, and he would come up with the other half.
That summer Brendan set up a cherry stand in front of our house, selling fruit that we got from a GROWer friend in Lodi.
On Monday morning there were notes in our mailbox asking when the stand would have cherries next. Needless to say Brendan had his boogie board in no time. And thanks to the encouragement and loyalty of the fruit loving, South Bay community, GROW opened in Manhattan Beach in September of 2006.
We may still be best known for our cherries. But we’ve since expanded our little shop to offer the South Bay’s best produce, meat, cheese, wine and select groceries.
Our second store in Downtown Los Angeles brings even more great things to the shop: shop made grab-n-go snacks, GROW salads, side dishes, made-to-order sandwiches, cold pressed juice, soups & more. Making GROW a place you want to shop and providing our customers with food they want to eat is what we do. And we hope to be doing it for many years to come.
Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you at the shop.
Barry & Kathy Fisher