At Marlene’s, they can’t get enough fresh, local, and organic produce. When it comes to finding the best of the best, they look no further than the family farmers in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Their 100% organically grown produce section reflects the pride they take in supporting their local producers. This spring, they are excited to introduce more local farmers and harvesters to the Marlene’s family.
Joshua and Melissa Hyatt own Newaukum Valley Farm, comprised of 20 acres of fertile farmland that sits on the banks of the Chehalis River in Chehalis, Washington. Since the farm’s beginning in 2004, the Hyatts have been utilizing organic fertilizers and manure from local dairy farms to feed and nurture their crops. This season, look for crisp cabbages, robust summer squashes, and nutrient-packed greens from Newaukum Valley Farm. You can even plan a fun bike ride along the Willapa Hills Trail to visit their farm stand and pick up some freshly grown goodies to show your support.
If you’re in the mood for mushrooms, Marlene’s favorite forager knows just how to pick ‘em. Adam of Adam’s Mushrooms has been growing and foraging top quality specialty mushrooms and seasonally harvested wild foods in the Key Peninsula since 2014. Inspired by internationally renowned mycologist Paul Stamets and the endless medicinal possibilities of fungi, Adam began to experiment with mushroom cultivation on his own. Adam’s passion and knowledge combined with the rich resources of the Pacific Northwest have created a sustainable, eco-friendly business, and the community is ecstatic over his fungi. Check out Marlene’s produce department and see for yourself!
Besides offering the best local produce around, Marlene’s sets high standards for the products they carry across all of their departments. In their body care section, you will find cruelty-free, paraben and sulfate-free, third-party certified, earth-friendly options for hair, skin, and cosmetic needs. Their grocery shelves boast Non-GMO Project Verified, certified organic, and specialty foods for all dietary restrictions. Stroll through their supplement department and find comfort in sustainably produced, high-quality options for your whole family.
Join Marlene’s on Saturday, April 20 from 11am-3pm for their Earth Day and Anniversary Celebration. It will be a celebration of everything earth-friendly and the arrival of spring. Learn more about the local vendors who supply them with the best products around. Enjoy delicious samples, gift basket giveaways, wine tastings, and more. Don’t forget to take a peek at Marlene’s Calendar of Events for April, which includes classes hosted by Host Defense (Paul Stamets’ mushroom supplement company), composting courses for sustainable recycling and closer looks at renewable energy options available for everyone.