Blog | Rainbow Co-op Grocery in Jackson, MS


Still in Business Sale July 28th

Posted by Patrick on July 26, 2017

“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” - Mark Twain

Did you know that Mark Twain didn’t really say that? I knew that. Because Rainbow has recently become acquainted with rumors of our demise.

We’re still here. We’re still in business. Now, you might not know that if you’re going over to Whole Foods Market, but you shouldn’t be trusting the people who work in big box corporate stores, anyway. What you’ll get is misinformation. Misinformation like “Rainbow closed,” which is what their employees have been telling people who ask about your beloved cooperative.

Rainbow closed for two days to clean up after a flood. But we’ve been back open for almost two weeks now, and it’s just a little frustrating to have a 13 billion dollar company getting their basic details wrong. Maybe one of their employees could ask their new boss Alexa to take them to our website.

Frankly, we’re a little disappointed that you believed the dudes at Whole Foods in the first place. It’s easy to give Rainbow a call - we know, because a lot of you did just that when you heard this - and find out it’s not true.

So, to celebrate the wrongness of the Corporate Overlords, we’re throwing a pop-up Still In Business Sale. It’s like a “going out of business” sale, except for the going “out of” part. Really more of a “business” sale.

Friday, July 28th, we’re having a member’s day and we’ll put some special samples and stuff in Rainbow for you to come try. Members get their 10% discounts, shareholders get their 20% discounts, and we’ll all have a good time generally being open and in business and not deploying a fleet of drones.

Reopening the Rainbow

Posted by Patrick on July 14, 2017

We successfully cleaned up and reopened Thursday, July 13th. We’re still doing touches of cleaning and drying, so be careful not to step on a power cord while the dehydrators are running! Still, though - this weekend everything is proceeding as usual, with our weekly membership discounts on Sunday!

Rainbow Closed for Flooding

Posted by Patrick on July 11, 2017

Rainbow will not be open at nine this morning. Our 4th flood of 2017 is being cleaned up. When the City of Jackson installed a new drainage system for this street due to your overwhelming pressure at city council meetings and phone calls to your city council members, we were told that we would only see flooding once or twice every five years.
This is the 4th time this year.
Stay tuned to this page to see when we reopen. I wish I had a good idea when it will be.
Thanks, Rainbow Community. We put up with these setbacks for you.

Rainbow Will Be Open for July 4th

Posted by Patrick on July 03, 2017

Rainbow will be open on July 4th for our normal business hours. High Noon Cafe will be closed July 4th for a deep cleaning. The soup and salad bar and deli will all be available.