Category Archives: Featured Retailers

Harvest Health Foods Celebrates 65 Years!

 

Since the beginning, Jeff’s Naturals has proudly partnered with natural food stores and co-ops across the country and we like to spotlight our partners from time to time, especially when they have exciting news or milestones to share, like 65 years in business!

Harvest Health Foods began in 1952 when Henry Diedering brought his passion for wholesome nutritious food to his Western Michigan neighborhood. 65 years later, Harvest Health Foods has grown to be West Michigan’s go-to place for healthy groceries, vitamins and other resources. The company has grown to three locations and three generations of Henry’s family are involved with the business along with 75 outstanding staff members.

This month, shoppers will be treated to spectacular product deals, sampling events at all three locations, and lots of give-a-ways (like our awesome Jeff’s Naturals jar openers). We hope shoppers in Western Michigan will drop in for these events and big savings on Jeff’s Naturals Products throughout the month.

Even if you don’t live in Michigan, take a moment to watch this inspiring video about their humble beginnings, philosophy towards healthy lifestyle choices and legacy of health and service. They truly represent the very best of what a local business can do for their local community.

Congratulations to Harvest Health Foods and their 65 years of successfully offering natural and healthy products!

Try Samples of Jeff’s Naturals Olives at PCC Natural Markets this Month!

Nourish Everyone Around Your Table With Wholesome Foods from PCC Natural Markets

Photo courtesy of PCC Natural Markets - Fremont
Photo courtesy of PCC Natural Markets – Fremont


Businesses that are owned and operated by a group of individuals for their mutual benefit, a.k.a. co­‐ops, are commonly recognized as a force for positive economic and social change throughout the world. We are proud that consumers can find Jeff’s Naturals products in food cooperatives across the United States,  including PCC Natural Markets.

Puget Consumers’ Co-op (PCC) is a certified organic co-op with 10 stores in the Seattle and Puget Sound area, specializing in all-natural foods. As the demand for natural foods continues to increase, organizations like PCC continue to evolve to accommodate more families.  In fact, what began as a small food-buying club in 1953 has grown into the largest consumer-owned natural food retail co-operative in the United States.

PCC Natural Markets is more than just a business. It is a growing group of individuals who strive to educate its members about food and environmental issues, and create a marketplace for organically grown foods.

We understand why more consumers value the options offered at natural-products stores. Our natural line of olives, peppers and specialty items were developed to meet the needs of health conscious individuals searching for more natural alternatives free of preservatives, sulfites and GMOs.

This month, PCC Natural Markets has been offering taste samples to shoppers in various stores to try our stuffed Olives. If you are in the greater Seattle area, we hope you will stop by these locations to try them out for yourself!

Greenlake Aurora PCC 2/17 11:30-3:30
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Featured Natural Foods Store: Lamb’s Nature’s Choice Market

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We know that everyone loves to find a great sale or bargain, so we are happy to let you know that Jeff’s Naturals is part of the It’s Only Natural sale at Lamb’s Nature’s Choice Market stores during the month of February!

That means that this is the perfect time for consumers to stock up and save up to 25% off of their favorite Jeff’s Naturals items at all Lamb’s Markets!

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This is the time to stock up on Jeff’s Naturals!

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Lamb’s Nature’s Choice Market operates a number of independently managed food stores in the Pacific Northwest including

  • Nature’s Choice Market in Lake Oswego, OR
  • Garden Home in Portland, OR
  • Stroheckers in Portland, OR
  • Nature’s Choice Market in Wilsonville, OR

Our all-natural line of Mediterranean pantry staples can be found in all the above Lamb’s Market stores and in addition to Cutsforth Marketplace Thriftway in Canby, OR and Shop n Kart in Chehalis, WA.

Consumers with food sensitivities and allergies will appreciate “Free From” at Lamb’s, an Allergen Awareness Program developed to help their customers find appropriate foods for their special dietary needs. The store even offers a Gluten Free store tours with a local Gluten Free Lifestyle expert who offers suggestions for replacing old favorites with new ones. For more information on Lamb’s Market, please visit www.lambsmarkets.net.

Jeff’s Naturals can be found in natural food stores all over the country. To find a store near you, try our new store locator.  You never know when you’ll find a great sale! Happy Shopping!

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October is Co-op month….Let’s Celebrate “The Co‐op Connection”!

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Since 1930, co-ops across the United States have convened every October to celebrate the cooperative movement’s history and economic impact on communities nationwide. The annual event continues to provide a key opportunity to reflect on the cooperative legacy.This month millions of co-­op members across the U.S. will observe Co-­op Month with festivals, contests and open houses. This year’s theme—”The Co-­‐op Connection” celebrates the ways co‐ops connect with each other, their communities and their world.

What are Co-ops?
Cooperatives, a.k.a. Co-ops, are businesses that are owned and governed by their members—the same people who use the co-­op’s goods or services. Profits are distributed to members (not stakeholders) and reinvested in the co­‐op or the community, often meeting needs that might otherwise go unmet. Co‐ops range in size from small storefronts to large Fortune 500 companies.

Why Go with a Co‐op?
Co‐ops mean business. They provide a viable alternative to the traditional business model for more than 130 million members across the U.S. Co-­ops also mean connections. They strengthen ties with members through education and networking opportunities. They connect with other cooperatives by practicing Cooperative Principle #6, or “cooperation among cooperatives.”

How do Co-ops connect?
Co-­ops connect with policymakers through advocacy, and with young people through engagement. Through sustainable development, co-­ops connect with their communities and help build a better future. Watch this clip from CNN’s “Issue #1” featuring a NCBA CLUSA spokesperson talking the ability of food cooperatives in providing an economical food distribution alternative:

Worldwide, co­‐ops are recognized as a force for positive economic and social change. We are proud to work with numerous cooperatives across the United States such as these National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA)* affiliated co-ops listed below. We encourage you to check them out if you are in the following locations:

Lakewinds Natural Foods in Chanhassen, Minnetonka and Richfield, MN
The Merc in Lawrence, KS
Outpost Natural Foods Co-op Milwaukee, Mequon and Wauwatosa, WI
Brattleboro Food Co-op in Brattleboro, VT
Mississippi Market in St. Paul, MN
Willy Street Co-op in Madison and Middleton, WI
City Market/Onion River Co-op in Burlington, VT
GreenStar Cooperative Market in Ithaca, NY
Mariposa Food Co-op in Philadelphia, PA
New Leaf Market Co-op in Tallahassee, FL
Ashland Food Co-op in Ashland OR
Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco CA

*About the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA)
NCGA is a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States. The organization represents 143 food co-ops operating over 190 stores in 38 states with combined annual sales of over $1.6 billion and over 1.3 million consumer-owners. NCGA helps unify natural food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and ultimately offer more value to natural food co-op owners and shoppers everywhere.

About The National Cooperative Business Association
The National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) is the oldest and largest national membership association dedicated to ensuring that cooperative businesses have the same opportunities as other businesses operating the United States and that consumers have access to cooperatives in the marketplace. NCBA’s mission is to protect, advance and defend domestic cooperative business.  For more information on cooperatives, visit www.ncba.coop.

Article Source: www.ncba.coop

Find Your Favorite Jeff’s Naturals Products at Sprouts Farmers Market

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It’s no secret there is a growing movement for more natural food alternatives across the country, so it should come as no surprise there is a increasing demand for stores like Sprouts Farmers Market, our featured retailer this month.

We understand why more consumers value the options offered at natural-products stores. Our natural line of olives, peppers and specialty items were developed to meet the needs of health conscious individuals searching for more natural alternatives free of preservatives, sulfites and GMOs.

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Sprouts is a neighborhood grocery store that offers thousands of natural, organic and gluten-free groceries and pantry staples (like Jeff’s Naturals), vitamins and supplements.

Shopping at Sprouts can be described as an experience, not a chore. The natural light, spacious aisles, affordable prices and old fashioned produce displays in field bins, barrels and wooden crates gives them the feel of an old-fashioned farmers market.

The abundance of fresh produce, meat, seafood, baked goods, gourmet cheese, offered at a great value sets them apart from your typical grocery store. Sprouts does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, their goal is to offer consumers the right balance between quality ingredients, flavor and price.

There are now more than 170 Sprouts stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah where you can find Jeff’s Naturals along with thousands of other fabulous brands. You can locate your nearest Sprouts store with their store finder; just enter your ZIP or city and state.

We could tell you more, but we’ll let Sprouts CEO, Doug Sanders, take it from here.

Be sure to visit them on Facebook  & Twitter. Tell them we sent you! 😉

Find Your Favorite Jeff’s Naturals Products & More on Vitacost.com!

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Since we are all about living healthy lifestyles without sacrifice, we’re going to let you in on a little secret:

Wholesome living doesn’t have to be costly or inconvenient.

It’s true!  Having trouble finding your favorite natural foods products in your area code? No problem.  You don’t have to travel miles and miles out of your way just to find a specific brand or product.  Look for your favorite natural brands, like Jeff’s Naturals, on Vitacost.com!

Vitacost.com is a leading online retailer of healthy living products, including dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals, herbs and other botanicals, amino acids and metabolites, as well as cosmetics, organic body and personal care products, pet products, sports nutrition and health foods.

With more than 40,000 health and wellness essentials from top brands, chances are you will find just what you are looking for and then some! For instance, you can find many of your favorite Jeff’s Naturals products including our Peperoncini, Sliced tamed Jalapenos, Stuffed Olives, Castelvetrano Olives, Peppers, Sun-Ripened Dried Tomatoes,  Organic Kalamata Olives and Capers!

Here’s the kicker: you won’t spend more when you shop on Vitacost.com, in fact, you just might save money…..AND they deliver them to your door. We aren’t saying not to support your local natural foods retailer (local businesses = better communities), but if this is not an option for you due to distance or lack of time, Vitacost is a great alternative.

The company is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year and was recently awarded the 2014 Silver Stevie Award for Innovation in Customer Service. Vitacost.com, Inc. strives to offer its customers the broadest selection of healthy living products, while providing superior customer service and timely and accurate delivery.

We love the Vitacost Recipe Center, a great resource for people “on the go” who do not wish to sacrifice the wholesome and clean food they deserve.  Next time you are in a pinch for time or having trouble finding what you are looking for, we encourage you to visit their site and give them a try!