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and Health Promoting Products
1899 Mendocino Ave.,
Santa Rosa, CA. 95401
(707) 546-1806 Information
The Community Market Staff states, "People and Nature have inherent worth and deserve our respect. We're dedicated to providing a unique, diverse atmosphere based on social responsibility. We believe we can be financially successful through providing local and environmentally sensitive products to enhance our community and create greater social change."
This fine tuned gemstone of a community natural foods market is the only not-for-profit market in Sonoma County. That means less emphasis on creating a hierarchy of corporate gouging with high profits on health food as the goal and more emphasis on creating a fair and sustainable economic environment for the workers and their customers. It also means CCOF and cruelty free products are sold there. Go there and shop; the prices are right and the vegetarian ethics and quality are high.
The entrance to the Community Market is located to the rear in the parking lot off Clement Street, 1 block north of Santa Rosa Junior College. The well organized interior overflows with life promoting products. Just inside the door is the fresh produce department stocked with California Certified Organic Farmers (C.C.O.F.) vegetables, fruits and herbs. Here you will find a lush salad bar of all organic fruits, vegetables, seasonings and dressings - a dream come true for total health and raw food diets. Up the first aisle are coolers full of smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, mineral water, yogurt with natural bacteria to improve digestion, tofu and dairy products. In the bulk foods section are chips, grains, seeds for sprouting, pasta, cooking oil, granola, freeze dried survival food and candy.
There is a great selection of ready to cook frozen meals. CCOF bulk, edible and medicinal herbs can be purchased by the ounce. Pet food, biodegradable and non-toxic cleaning aids, recycled paper products and purified water are stocked to the rear of the Community Market.
In the middle of the store are all sorts of packaged health foods, coffee, organic juices and herbal teas. On your way to the check-out stands scope out the health books, note cards, natural bath scrubs and a wonderful selection of natural cosmetics. The staff is very proud of the line of Fair Trade gifts and health foods they stock. Dont forget to feed your car with a Community Market 5 gallon container of B-100 (biodiesel) and inquire about the alternative transportation network taking shape in Sonoma County. Complementary newsletters, magazines and tabloids profile the thriving New Age and Healthy Lifestyle movement in Sonoma County. The Community Market is open from 8am to 9pm Monday thru Saturday and from 10am to 8pm Sundays.
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