Earthharmony's Official Open Event Finally Has A Date!
Updated: Jul 20, 2021
On the 4th of June, Belper will finally, after a 7 month wait, see the official opening event of Eartharmony - an independent eco business that started trading one day before the November lockdown. Eartharmony is an oasis of ethical consumption in the form of an old -fashioned corner shop. Here, you can buy what you need without guilt that you are harming the environment or contributing to landfill.
Andy Arnold, and his partner Marisha Kay, took over from Sue MacFarlane of Sue’s Sustainables on the 4th November 2020. As an essential shop selling everything from rice to toilet rolls, they traded throughout the two Covid-19 lockdowns that followed. Now that restrictions are easing, they are excited to do an opening event to make up for lost ‘good times’. Sue MacFarlane will be cutting the ribbon to symbolise the shop’s post-lockdown opening at 11 am on the 4th of June. Customers visiting on the day can look forward to special offers and they will be treated to a glass of organic sparkling grape juice.
On the evening of Saturday 5th June, Eartharmony will offer customers a taste of the vegan, organic and refillable wine they sell in store. Vegan Revelation will provide the vegan cheese and snacks to compliment the delicious natural flavours. Visitors will be entertained by local musicians (including Marisha) and local artists and craftspeople who sell their work in the shop have been invited to join in the fun.
Covid 19 restrictions will be adhered to, with only 30 people allowed outside on the front terrace, where the function will be held, at any time. Check Eartharmony’s Facebook page to register your interest in attending: https://www.facebook.com/eartharmonybelper
Eartharmony can be found at: The Gatehouse,
De Bradelei House,
Belper DE56 1AR
Regular Opening Hours: MON-SAT 11am-3pm SAT- 5-7pm
The shop is only accessible from the main entrance of The Gatehouse, next to the Vegan Revelation Café. The courtyard entrance inside the De Bradelei shopping village is no longer in use, as that part of the shop is now a storeroom.
ONLINE ECO SHOPPING Eartharmony are also launching their new website on the 4th June. Although customers used to fill their own jars and bottles at Sue’s Sustainables, Andy and Marisha now offer a counter service: serving customers in an old-fashioned, unrushed style. This allows them to use the extra space in the shop for the storage of their increased variety of items on offer. Unfortunately, this means that customers can’t browse food items in much detail.
www.eartharmony.online will provide a hub for online browsing and shopping, as well as a blog and information of upcoming events and community networking. Customers will be able to shop online for home delivery in and around Belper or to ‘click and collect’.