Limerick shop is encouraging love to grow organically

Matthew Grodzicki and Anne Maher of the Urban Co-Op.

LETTING love grow organically is at the root of a new match-making idea from the Urban Co-Op.

A far cry from the online profiles and speed dating events that leave a bad taste in the mouth, the Co-Op is inviting people to meet on fertile ground amid the delicious organic fruits and vegetables.

The Urban Co-op and Wellness Hub in the Eastway Business Park is looking to provide opportunities for people to meet and get to know each other while they shop for groceries.

Co-Op chairperson Danilly Carvalho said that the “idea was talked about for a long time here and we could see the potential as it is such a positive community hub space where many people enjoy the relaxed shopping and health atmosphere created”.

“We saw that the November 11 was a Chinese singles day and it prompted us to think about how we could use this space to support people to meet each other.

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“It is difficult to meet people if you are single and we understand the importance of connection here. So every month on the 11th day we will facilitate and welcome single shoppers who would like to meet someone new.”

The idea is being embraced customers and supporters alike and singles are being invited to stop sending fruit and veg emojis and try getting amongst the real thing.

All singles have to do is pick up a basket with a green ribbon to suggest they are open to a conversation and the rest is left to fate.

And if customers don’t find the apple of their eye, they can still sample some organic local foods.