Oryana Natural Foods Market
Oryana Natural Foods Market
260 East Tenth Street | Traverse City, MI 49684 | (231) 947-0191

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What We Are Thankful For

November 21, 2011, 11:11 am

Our world of real food and sustainable agriculture continues to be under assault from a depressing number of sources, from a government that rubber-stamps its approval of all Monsanto GE seeds, to a non-democratic, secret Farm Bill process, to "natural" foods containing loads of chemical inputs. Still, there are some things to be thankful for...

A few things we are thankful for:

  • Our wonderful local, organic farmers who go through the time-consuming and expensive process of annual organic re-certification to provide us with the best products you can get anywhere
  • Our members/customers who appreciate quality food and patronize our store and keep us profitable, which in turn allows us to continue providing excellent customer service, the highest quality food in town, and community good works
  • Our fabulous, dedicated staff who work hard and many times go above and beyond in their jobs
  • The new and improved Moomer's Ice Cream!
  • The California and Michigan ballot initiatives to get GMO labeling mandated in our respective states
  • The ever-growing availabilty of fresh, local food through so many farmers markets, CSA farms, local meat and egg growers, local farms offering fresh milk, wineries, and other creative food producers
  • Authors like Michael Pollan who are helping to shed light on important food issues
  • The many great local organizations including MLUI, Fresh Food Partnership, Food Rescue, Taste the Local Difference, and lots of others
  • Customers who stop by the demo tables and sample foods they may never have eaten before, things like quinoa, farro, tempeh, kale, etc. etc. 
  • The children of Oryana who are not afraid to try our demo creations



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