Category Archives: organic foods

Natural Foods- Progress, not Perfection

I was recently offered membership to Natural Products Association.  I declined. Natural products are better than the usual junk foods that people eat, but given all of the synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides used in the growing process (and the … Continue reading

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Low Blow

If you look at the cereal section at MOM’s, one cereal in particular sticks out- Clifford Crunch.  It is the only cereal among dozens that has a cartoon character on the box.  Because of the picture of the Big Red … Continue reading

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Frothy Market

In theory, buying local is a great idea, but I believe we have hit the point where “local” has simply become another frothy and trendy marketing gimmick and it has lost its authenticity. Here are some recent headlines that have … Continue reading

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The OTA

This past year I was fortunate to be elected to the Organic Trade Association’s Board of Directors.  Of the 15 board members, I am the only newcomer. Given my time constraints with MOM’s and my family, I was reluctant to … Continue reading

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Firing Bullets

Jim Collins just came out with a good business book called “Great By Choice.”  He discusses testing business concepts- likens such tests to firing bullets instead of cannonballs.  That’s pretty much how we operate here at MOM’s- we cautiously test … Continue reading

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My life with the A List

Occasionally I am asked what my favorite products are.  Here is my A List of products, and why… Nature’s Gate Biotin shampoo- makes my hair look dirty, which *I think* makes it look better. Jason toothpaste gel- solid, foamy, good … Continue reading

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Veggie Love

I received this awesome picture from a customer with the caption “Even Potatoes Love MOM’s”. It brings back the memory of when I was courting my wife some 25 years ago.  One of my many very “smooth” tactics was to … Continue reading

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How Time Flies

This past Saturday, July 2nd, was the 24th anniversary of Organic Foods Express’ first transaction (later to become MOM’s Organic Market).  The grand total came to $52, but it seemed to us like a million dollars. I’ll always remember that day.  My … Continue reading

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Sam and Ralph

  Whole Foods was essentially our first major competitor when in 1990, Fresh Fields (soon to be purchased by WF) opened a mile up the street from our tiny retail outlet in Rockville. People frequently ask me how we’ve been able … Continue reading

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