Eat Natural

Delaware abounds with places to buy meats that are raised without hormones and antibiotics, organic produce, and natural cleaning and personal care products.

Good Earth Market
RR2, Clarkesville, 537-7100

Just-picked organic fruits and berries are a specialty at Good Earth, where owners Susan and David Ryan also sell organic products, coffees, teas, natural beauty products and earth-friendly cleaning supplies. The garden is a sight to behold.


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Good For You Natural Market
28841 Lewes Georgetown Hwy., Lewes, 684-8330

The staff is passionate and knowledgeable at Good for You, a one-stop natural and organic market near the beach. The store carries organic meats by such producers as Applegate Farms and Bell and Evans. You’ll even find frozen entrées and bulk food. A full line of coffees and teas is available, as well as household cleaning and personal care products. The market also runs a 1-acre farm that follows the regulations of the USDA National Organic Program.


Good News Natural Foods
739 S. Governors Ave, Dover, 730-1910

The foursome of Ray and Sharon Fields and Richard and Marcia Collins run Good News, where wheat-free and gluten-free products, fresh-dried herbs and spices, protein drinks and bars reign supreme—not to mention organic meats and other products.

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Harvest Market Natural Food
7417 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, 234-6779

Harvest Market’s penchant for education and its abundance of organic, local and natural products make it a true full-service stop. You won’t find any foods with antibiotic or hormone residues, hydrogenated oils or high-fructose corn syrup. Don’t forget personal care products and books on health and wellness.


Mona’s Health Foods
1802 Marsh Road, Wilmington, 475-5185

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Owner Mona Tigani is the reason customers keep going back. Tigani has owned the store for the past 24 years, dishing knowledge and care in addition to grains, organic foods and gluten-free products.


Newark Natural Foods Co-Op
280 E. Main St., Newark, 368-5894

The co-op carries organic fruits and vegetables, grains, bulk foods and a large selection of staples. It offers free-range meats and eggs, along with gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan foods, a large selection of vitamins and supplements, and knowledgeable staff. You’ll also find natural and cruelty-free body care products, books and green cleaners.


Open Cupboard Natural Food
202 High St., Seaford, 629-6147

Open Cupboard offers natural health foods, nutritional supplements, herbs and all the alternative remedies necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Stop in on the third day and the third Sunday of every month for 20 percent off its entire inventory. That includes an impressive line of all-natural prepared foods, vitamins, supplements and an array of 150 herbal and green teas.


Rainbow Earth Foods
220 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3177

Rainbow Earth specializes in wheat-free, gluten-free products and low-carb products, but it also carries vitamins, herbs, organic meats and produce, and sports nutrition products. If you can’t shop at the beach store, order online. Buy in bulk for deep discounts.


Sharon’s Natural Gardens
8887 Blackbird Road, Delmar, 846-2571

Owned by Kent and Sharon Carson, Sharon’s started 30 years ago, then went biodynamic in 1990. The community-supported farm offers natural produce, eggs, herbs and flowers. The Carsons also raise rabbits, chickens and heritage turkeys.


Trader Joe’s
5605 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-8494

Trader Joe’s is a great place to find natural and organic meats, organic produce, frozen enchiladas, natural lip balm and other natural, organic and gourmet items by a variety of producers, but Trader Joe’s brand foods are a real bargain.

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