Last fall Healthy Living Market announced that they would be opening a new location in Wilton Mall and as we have all watched it progress these last few months, the anticipation has grown! We were fortunate enough to be invited to a sneak peek of the new store in Wilton and we’re so excited to share our experience with you.
Healthy Living Market originally opened in South Burlington in 1986 and since then it has grown to offer so much more then healthy food. According to their website they are “Vermont’s largest and best independently owned natural foods market”! I have to say I completely agree with them, my sister graduated from UVM and whenever we went to Burlington to visit her, we could not leave without stopping at Healthy Living Market to get some of our favorite healthy foods and products.
Their mission is:
“To be at the frontier in healthful living, by providing essential natural foods, highest quality vitamins and supplements, the cleanest body care products, excellent service to our customers, support to the community we love, and an environment of energy and flexibility for the professional growth of our loyal staff.”
It is evident how important community is to them when you look at their outreach page, where they mention that they are already looking for ways to expand their outreach program to Saratoga!
The Saratoga Healthy Living Market will offer natural groceries, fresh organic and local produce, locally sourced meats and poultry, artisan breads, cheese, health and beauty products, a complete vitamin/supplement department, freshly prepared foods and a selection of micro-brews You will also find a full service butcher and fish counter, an expresso bar, cafe, learning center, demo center and wine store, Devine Wines.
The Espresso Bar will feature a lounge area and serve coffee, smoothies, organic juices, tea and espresso.
There will be seating in The Cafe if you want to dine in, or if you’re in a rush and need a quick meal you will find many take out options as well. Everything in their cafe will be made from scratch and they will offer a variety of vegan and gluten free foods. You will have many options at the cafe, including baked goods, artisan breads, a hot food bar, salad bar, antipasto bar, bagels from Uncommon Grounds and much more!
Devine Wines will feature regional wines and host wine tasting events.
The Learning Center will offer a variety of programs including, cooking demonstrations, cooking classes and wellness lectures. There will even be cooking classes for kids, ages 3 and up!
In the warmer months, there will be outdoor seating, along with herb and vegetable gardens!
There were inspirational quotes throughout the whole store, including one of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes: “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your Mountain is waiting, so…get on your way!”
One thing is for sure, we are so fortunate to have Healthy Living Market join our community. One common theme throughout the whole tour was how important community is to them. They have reached out to many local farms and nonprofits and are looking forward to making many more connections. The other common theme was the fact that they want their shoppers to be as knowledgeable as possible about what they are buying, Healthy Living Market is there to help support us make the best choices for our families.
Thank you to Nina, Katy, and Lindsey for taking us on the tour of their beautiful new store! We’re even more excited now and can’t wait to shop!