Briar Patch Food Coop located in Grass Valley, California is expanded and opening a new location down the road to 2505 Bell Road in Auburn, California. They have done several market studies over the last couple of years and they discovered that Auburn is a great place for a second Briar Patch. Shoppers in Auburn are seeking more of a one stop shopping experience where they can buy fresh, local produce and get great fresh prepared foods.
The opening of the store is up in the air although, they anticipated it being open already. However, because of shortage in supply chain for the equipment, the opening has been pushed back to early 2023. The reasons according to the Briar Patch website is that they are expanding so that, “We can Help Improve Food System.” “We can increase our community impact beyond Nevada County,” and finally “For our continued financial viability”.