by June Portnoy
Organnons Natural Market in Wrightstown carries all the same foods and products you’ll find at any grocery store, with one big exception – everything sold here is organic and/or non-GMO (genetically modified organisms).
“The whole point of shopping here is that you can feel confident that whatever you buy is healthy for you and your family,” says Jim Gannon, Organnons’ owner.
He likens his 6,800-square-foot store to a “mini Whole Foods.”
“When I opened this store a few months ago, I made a commitment to potentially change the way area residents select their food with the hope that they will ultimately eat healthier and feel better.”
He encourages consumers to read the ingredients of their favorite foods. According to Jim, these foods most likely contain long lists of unfamiliar ingredients, which typically mean they contain unhealthy ingredients. In contrast, the products at Organnons have short lists of recognizable ingredients, so you know exactly what you’re putting into your body.
Even if you buy lots of produce believing that you’re making a wise, healthy purchase, it’s very likely these fruits and vegetables were sprayed with synthetic pesticides if not labeled organic.
“The people who spray these chemicals wear protective suits and masks, and yet we’re feeding this contaminated food to our children,” warns Jim.
Organnons has an entire section of beautiful produce, all organically grown fresh on farms without GMOs, so you’re not ingesting any harmful chemicals or genetically modified organisms. Plus, it tastes a lot better!
“There are so many benefits of eating organic and/or non-GMO foods,” explains Jim. “It can potentially prevent and eliminate illnesses ranging from the common cold to high cholesterol, autoimmune disorders and even cancer.
“People have literally reversed diseases by changing their diets to nothing but organic, non-GMO foods.”
Organnons is well organized by food category within multiple aisles of shelving space, in addition to a refrigerated and frozen section. Half of its foods are gluten free, and all these products are clearly labeled, enabling you to easily locate them.
In addition to food, Organnons sells pure juices; soy and almond milk; organic coffee; biodegradable paper goods; and cleaning products, containing natural active ingredients, as opposed to harsh chemicals often found in cleaners.
Organnons also has a health and beauty section, including items like shampoos and body lotions, most of which contain no paraben, aluminum or neurotoxins. You’ll also find vegan cosmetics with organic ingredients, and an entire line of organic skincare products.
This market also has an organic/non-GMO vitamin and supplement section. “You’d be surprised how many vitamins contain GMOs,” says Jim.
Jim is a hands-on owner who can routinely be seen interacting with customers, discussing the benefits of eating foods sold at Organnons. He practices what he preaches by only eating organic and/or non-GMO foods with his family at home.
“Even though we sell vitamins and supplements, the best way to get your essential vitamins is from the food you’ll find here,” says Jim. “There really is no replacement for healthy food.”
Come see for yourself all that Organnons has to offer! From now through the end of December, Organnons will welcome Santa Claus every Saturday and Sunday, along with local vendors demonstrating their healthy, delicious goodies. Call the store at 267-491-5591 to inquire about timing.
Store hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9:00am until 7:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00am until 6:00pm. Organnons Natural Market is located at 591 Durham Road, on Route 413 at Carousel Village, next to oWowCow Creamery.
For more information visit www.organnons.com. Also follow Organnons on Facebook for new products and upcoming events.
PHOTO CAP: Danielle and Jim Gannon