Our Rebecca’s team loves to hear about your summer plans and adventures. We’ve enjoyed helping many of you prep for outdoor days with road trip friendly snacks, safe sunscreens and bug sprays, and healthy cookout ideas.

We’re flipping the script and sharing some of our summer plans with you. Perhaps they’ll inspire an excursion you hadn’t thought of before or even a staycation in our lovely region. From savoring local nature to researching books in India, read on for our Rebecca’s Natural Food staff summer plans. Feel free to chat with us about these the next time you’re in the store!

Bill, co-manager and buyer. “I am leaving for India at the end of July to compete in Gada swinging, a traditional Indian fitness sport, at a Naga Cobra festival on the ghats on the banks of the Ganges. Over the following three weeks after this competition, I will be studying, training and recording details about a portion of Yoga world heritage that is dissapearing, that is, the traditional Indian Wrestling called Kushti and it’s Akhara training system and spaces for training. My interests and experience have made me qualified to capture the three dimensionalities of the Akhara system as a meeting of fitness, wrestling, and ritual. The material gathered will be the final part of a book called ‘WarYoga” which I have been working on for the last 3 years.” Click here to donate to Bill’s incredible project!

Susan, Nutrition Information Specialist of 30 years at Rebecca’s, started off the summer with a 4 day Foodie trip with her husband to NYC.  Labor Day weekend she always has a “Girls’ Weekend” with her 2 sisters and Mother (who’s 92 this year!).

Suzette, Head of Customer Service, and her boyfriend of 9 years are spending the summer moving and settling into a beautiful cabin in the Crozet woods.  They look forward to the serenity of their new neighborhood and fun exploring the nearby outdoors area.

Morgan, Assistant Grocery Manager, and her husband of 1 year just adopted a Malamute puppy, Odin.  They are spending their free time this summer hiking, exploring the outdoors and swimming with Odin.

Bridget, Part-Time Supplements/Body Care Associate, is focusing on school this summer and is currently taking Discrete Mathematics and Information Technology with a focus on Excel.  She and her fiance are moving into Charlottesville and she is looking forward to being closer to everything the city has to offer.

KeriAn (IT) and her 9 year old daughter started the summer off with a fun week-end in Virginia Beach.  Later in the summer they’re traveling to KeriAn’s hometown in Long Island, NY to visit family and spend some time at West Meadow Beach.

Brandon and her 9-year-old daughter are celebrating Brandon’s Great-Uncle’s 100th birthday at a family reunion in the Northern Neck of VA.  They also like to explore VA’s beautiful state parks and plan to spend a few days in a VA state park cabin with their dogs.

Elle, Part-time Grocery Associate loves to spend free time in the outdoors and spend time at Serenity Ridge Buddhist Retreat Center attending Tibetan concerts and retreats.

India, Part-time Grocery Associate is excited to go to Funland in Fredericksburg, spend quality time with family and attend friends’ bridal showers.

We hope you’ve got some great plans on tap for the summer!

Photo by Jenn Evelyn-Ann on Unsplash.