Co-op History 101: Women of War

 
 Model Garage & Stables as Boeing Subassembly Plant  (Copyright Undetermined)

Model Garage & Stables as Boeing Subassembly Plant
(Copyright Undetermined)

Did you know, the building Sno-Isle Food Co-op resides in was originally used by Boeing for aircraft assembly? SIFC staff member and Nominating Committee volunteer chairman, John Mostrom tells us about the history of our building and introduces a wine that commemorates women of World War Two.


Our co-op is exactly the sort of place where the image of “Rosie the Riveter” was created. During the early days of World War Two, Boeing acquired the 2804 Grand Avenue building and set women to work for the production of aircraft for the war. At the same time, in Eastern Washington, there was a U.S. Army airfield near Prosser, training Army Air Corps pilots.

 
 Women hard at work on aircraft at 2804 Grand Avenue.  Image courtesy of the Everett Public Library

Women hard at work on aircraft at 2804 Grand Avenue.
Image courtesy of the Everett Public Library

 

Airfield  Estates winery now occupies that Eastern Washington property and it’s where they create their wonderful wines.
To commemorate the part women played in the war effort, Airfield Estates produces two wines: Fly Girl White and Bombshell Red. 
Celebrate the history of this building and, with these wines, the essential work that women did to bring an end to World War Two.
 

 
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Try these wines and more in our always expanding beer and wine department.
Questions? Contact beerandwine@snoislefoods.coop
More on Airfield Estates at www.airfieldwines.com

 
Leah Scates