Newark Natural Foods Co-op Expands Big Time

The move to the Newark Shopping Center nearly triples its size.

The venerable and much beloved Newark Natural Foods Co-op will play a new role as the anchor of the Newark Shopping Center, moving into a space that nearly triples its size and increases its presence in the town. Since 1975, the co-op has supplied members and others with organic fruits and vegetables, grains and bulk foods; free-range, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, eggs and dairy products; gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan alternatives; vitamins and dietary supplements; natural and cruelty-free beauty products; and environmentally friendly cleaners and household items. Picture an earthier Whole Foods long before anyone had ever dreamed up Whole Foods. The new location allows the store to expand to include a salad bar and prepared foods, with places to sit and enjoy them. And it gives great visibility to, and room to expand, the 10-year-old farmers market, which happens on Sundays May through mid-November. If you haven’t discovered the co-op yet, it could be your time.


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