All About Oryana
Things certainly have changed since Oryana opened 42 years ago. What began as a small group of families distributing sacks of brown rice and oats from a Traverse City back porch has grown into Northern Michigan's only certified organic retailer, with a large and growing customer base and full line of high quality grocery products produced in ecologically sound ways.
Despite Oryana's dramatic evolution, the store remains committed to good food, including locally produced products. In addition to many produce items grown on local family farms, Oryana carries eggs, milk, cheese, jams, soaps, candles, and more, all produced by local farmers, artisans and small companies.
Oryana was the first food co-op in the country to be designated a Certified Organic Retailer, which means: all organic products are in compliance with the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) final rule on organics, implementing protocols to insure no commingling with nonorganic product, and that our employees are properly trained in the handling of organic product. By taking these extra steps, Oryana ensures that the chain of organic integrity is preserved.
This emphasis on good, high-quality, and organic, when possible, has broad appeal. So whether you are a long-time fan or a new shopper looking for a wide selection of fresh, local, high-quality foods, stop by Oryana. You'll be glad you did!