When we say, “essentials,” we’re referring to the grocery section of our store. Here you’ll find everything from local & organic eggs, to BPA-free canned goods and unbleached paper products. No matter what you’re looking for, you can be assured that it’s safe for you and your family. We examine each product for the highest quality ingredients with the least environmental impact, and assure you that it has met our strict product standards.

Everything you’re looking for: As a locally-owned Richmond grocery store, we offer a wide variety of bulk goods, health foods, ethnic foods and small-batch artisanal items from around the world that are free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, and trans fats. At the root of all our foods, you’ll find that they have one thing in common: pure ingredients.

Everyday Items: These same standards are in place for our wide variety of non-food items as well. Everyday items such as paper products, light bulbs, detergents and cleaners are chosen based on their safety and environmental impact. We sell light bulbs that use less energy and last longer. Our paper products are made from a minimum of 80% recycled paper and are never whitened with chlorine or bleach. Our cleaners and detergents are non-toxic, typically biodegradable, and made with plant based ingredients. We purchase products that put the environment first. For more information on our environmental standpoint, read our Environmental Pledge.

Food Allergies: We also offer an up-to-date list of nearly all the gluten-free products that we carry, available at the customer service desk. Most of these gluten-free products are given recognizable shelf tags so you can find them easily. At the same time, packaging is required to list if the product was produced in a factory that handles nuts, soy or dairy. Our goal is to make it easy for you to shop, especially when you’re trying to avoid certain ingredients for you or your family. Confidence with shopping comes from confidence in your products. We’re here to help.