Our Food Standards

Newark Natural Foods integrates its values into all of our buying procedures, and we have standards for the products we permit to be sold in the store.

 

All foods must be free of artificial dyes, preservatives, and flavorings, and humans and animals in the production process must be treated ethically and humanely. In addition to these standards, each department has specific standards, so customers can be knowledgeable and feel empowered about the products they purchase.

At Newark Natural Foods, we take the "natural" part of our name, very seriously. The list below details all of the ingredients that are banned from our grocery department:

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup

  • Partially Hydrogenated Oils

  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

  • Artificial Colors, Flavorings, Preservatives, and Fillers

In addition to these ingredients we try to particularly focus on products that :

Are organic, free of genetic engineering, and companies which benefit their surrounding community and environment.

Grocery

Produce

Our produce department has two very simple stipulations. If it is in our produce department it is either one or both of the following:

  • Local

  • Organic

In addition to these firm rules of avoiding pesticides and supporting our local farmers, our produce department focuses on Equal Exchange and Fair Trade products when they are available. We value our farmers and producers and work to ensure that our purchasing practices provide fair and equal treatment to those growing the product. 

Wellness

In our wellness and home goods department we strive to stay chemical and preservative free.  The list below details all of the ingredients that are banned from our wellness department:

  • Parabens

  • Artificial Colors

  • Artificial Fragrances

  • Sodium Sulfates​

  • Phthalates

  • Formaldehyde

  • Toluene

  • Triclosan

In addition to these ingredients our wellness department abides by our grocery departments banned list. We do our best to ensure that or wellness products are organic, when available!

Our Hours
Mon-Sat 8am - 9pm (cafe closes at 8pm)

Sunday 9am - 7pm (cafe closes at 7pm)

The Co-op will be closed:

Christmas Day 12/25/19 & New Year's Day 1/1/20

Have specific questions? Give us a call: 302-368-5894