Volunteers to hit Sunrise Heights streets with John’s Corner Deli produce news (and coupons!)

December 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm | In Health, Sunrise Heights, West Seattle news | 14 Comments

If you live in Sunrise Heights, you may get a visit tomorrow from youth volunteers. Their mission: Getting the word out about what you see in the top photo – fruit and vegetables that are a brand-new addition to John’s Corner Deli at 35th/Webster. Yes, that’s the store known even by passersby as “the store with the cow on the roof.” Now it’s also the store with brand-new banners announcing what’s fresh inside:

Freshening up the John’s inventory, so to speak, is part of the city-and-county-sponsored Healthy Foods Here program, which currently also includes High Point Mini-Market, Delridge Deli Mart, and the High Point Walgreens. Tomorrow, members of FEEST – the Food Education/Empowerment/Sustainability Team – will be seeking out neighbors by canvassing the neighborhood, according to an announcement sent to WSB today. They’ll be equipped with coupons and information about John’s new produce offerings, meant as healthier options for those who live nearby and have no supermarket within walking distance. The volunteers from FEEST – who meet weekly at Chief Sealth International High School to cook with and learn about healthy food – are scheduled to gather at the store at 3:30 pm tomorrow before setting out.

14 Comments

  1. Are they getting their food from WS Produce or somewhere local? Just curious..

    Comment by seriously — 2:32 pm December 12, 2011 #

  2. Sunrise Heights? When I grew up this area was known as Olympic Heights. The Little League team that played at EC Hughes playground was named Olympic Heights after the neighborhoods name.

    Comment by Dean — 2:34 pm December 12, 2011 #

  3. I hope my neighbors are nice to the volunteers…

    Comment by MB — 3:43 pm December 12, 2011 #

  4. Where the heck is Sunrise Heights? I have lived in West Seattle nearly 60 yrs and never heard of an area named Sunrise Heights.

    Comment by bebecat — 6:13 pm December 12, 2011 #

  5. The apartment building kitty corner from john’s deli Is called olympic manor And the laundry mat is Named olympic heights Laundry… at least it used to be called that.

    Comment by Near Alki — 6:24 pm December 12, 2011 #

  6. Sunrise Heights – roughly east of 35th, south of High Point, north of Westwood

    Comment by Elikapeka — 10:17 pm December 12, 2011 #

  7. The Seattle City Clerk’s Office Neighborhood Map Atlas Map Index shows this as the Roxhill neighborhood.

    http://clerk.seattle.gov/~public/nmaps/images/NN-1575L.Jpg

    Comment by RPH — 7:56 am December 13, 2011 #

  8. The city clerk’s office maps don’t bear much resemblance to how neighborhoods are known these days. We’ve had this discussion before. Sunrise Heights is a real neighborhood and even has a neighborhood association (Google group: http://groups.google.com/group/SunriseHeights?pli=1 ). – TR

    Comment by WSB — 7:59 am December 13, 2011 #

  9. Not to belabor the discussion, but even the Sunrise Heights Association’s map does not define the area -
    “No one has drawn the neighborhood map yet.”
    http://www.neighborhoodlink.com/Sunrise_Heights/map
    Most importantly, kudos to John’s Market for expanding their inventory, and thanks, Tracy for always keeping us up to date.

    Comment by RPH — 9:05 am December 13, 2011 #

  10. RPH – just for the record, that is not an official SH site. Neighborhoodlink is one of these (pardon my editorial opinion) annoying companies out there trying to be a neighborhood directory from a national HQ somewhere. The Interwebs are littered with such aggregators, who nonetheless manage to draw money from investors … spend it … and go under. We are 100% locally based, locally owned, bootstrapped, no investors, etc. etc. etc. Not to knock them (it appears NL has an interesting history tracing back to Colorado more than a decade ago) but as is discussed in our circles of hundreds of people who do what we do around the country … “local doesn’t scale.” True local sites must be generated in and rooted in their communities. Otherwise you run into confusing messes like that … Off soapbox! – TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:07 am December 13, 2011 #

  11. OK – all you newbies to West Seattle can call it Sunrise Heights – but it’s hard for a born and bred 60 yr. old West Seattleite to learn new tricks. Therefore this area will always be called Olympic Heights. I had friends on my Junior Football team who went to EC Hughes Elementary who lived in Olympic Heights and played for the Olympic Heights Little League teams.

    Comment by Dean — 12:59 pm December 13, 2011 #

  12. There is even a “Sunrise Heights Addition” on the official plat records, which I would imagine is where the neighborhood name originated. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 1:34 pm December 13, 2011 #

  13. When I bought a house on 32nd between Webster SW and SW Othello over 20 years ago the area was listed as “Sunrise Heights addition”. I don’t recall if that was an addition to “Olympic Heights” or not, but by whatever name you want to call it, it’s still there.

    Comment by Rick — 2:03 pm December 13, 2011 #

  14. Like Rick (and on the same block ) I recall the plot map from the twenties saying Sunrise Heights addition … to the Roxhill something or other. Made sense to me because on the east side of the hill – east of Thirty Fifth – we look out at the sunrise. Perhaps Olympic Heights originally referred to the addition in the same general area but on the Olympic Mtn-facing side of the hill?

    Comment by david — 8:40 pm December 13, 2011 #

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