When Roger Croshaw went out to lunch with his wife on April 28, it seemed like just another day. The sun was out, which made for a pleasant meal, and when he returned the parking lot was full -- a good sign that indicated a busy shopping day at his store, Bert’s Red Apple Market.
But when Croshaw finally made it inside and rounded the dairy section, he found a surprise in the chip aisle. Waiting for him next to the Tostitos and Lay’s were his daughter-in-law, his food wholesaler, Mike Koens, Washington Food Industry Association President Jan Gee, and a cake.
“Oh my heavens, what is this?” he asked.
Gee told Croshaw that he had been selected as the Association’s Grocer of the Year for 2017. The award is given to independent grocers who have made a lifetime commitment to service in the industry.
“I think 55 years more than qualifies,” Gee said, with a chuckle.
She added that Croshaw’s tenure had been marked by charitable and community-building contributions such as repeated sponsorship of the Shore Run, contributions to McGilvra Elementary School, and service on several industry boards.
Address: Madison Park - 1801 41st Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Phone: (206) 322-1330
Hours: Open every day from 7 am to 10 pm.
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"The spring came suddenly, bursting upon the world as a child bursts into a room, with laughter and a shout and hands full of flowers."
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Need a terrific wine to pair with the special dinner you have planned? Not only do we have a huge wine selection at Bert's, we also have a full time, in-store wine steward who can help you pair the perfect wine with any meal. He is amazing at pairing any of our wines we have in stock and which one will go better with beef, poultry, fish, how you're going to cook it and what you're having with it. If we don't carry the wine he thinks would be perfect, he'll be happy to special order it for you.
In our fantastic wine department, we have a local Washington section, a California section, a variety of other domestics, and a nice selection of international wines, including a lot of New Zealand and Australian wines. Not only will we place special orders (we can order cases), we also offer discounts on cases and half cases.
Bert's Red Apple has been a fixture in the Madison Park neighborhood for generations. When Bert first started his grocery business in the late 1930's, he was founding a family run business that would not only be dedicated to providing excellent products and service, but also to serving the Madison Park community. Bert set the standard of a caring and compassionate small-business owner that we strive to match every day. Learn more about the history of Bert's Red Apple on our About Us page.