How do you keep your family eating healthy when you’re on a road trip? Learn places to buy organic, natural foods wherever you travel. In Ukiah, Northern California’s Mendocino County, a good choice is Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op.
Whether you’re picking up healthy snacks or buying provisions for your RV or the kitchenette in your motel, there are healthy food choices when you travel.
Since Ukiah Natural Foods is a co-op, owned by the community, it is much more than a purveyor of quality organic foods. You’ll find a charming coffee bar, safe cosmetics, eco-friendly household items, and a lavish selection of fresh produce as well as frozen items.
The Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op website provides recipes, seminars, and news about special events throughout the year. While you’re shopping for healthy food, you will also get to meet interesting local people who share your concern for a healthy lifestyle.
General Manager Lori Rosenberg explains how Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op works, “I would say that the significance about shopping at the co-op is that our community members are supporting a locally owned cooperative that specializes in organically grown foods and offers great customer service. Folks come back because they feel comfortable and truly enjoy great fresh quality organic foods.”
If you’re interested in organic wines, it’s important to remember that Charlie Barra of Barra of Mendocino started the whole thing, even before there was a name for it. He’s been practicing healthy, caring winery operation for more than 60 years. Barra of Mendocino Winery and Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op have an ongoing partnership to recycle natural wine corks.
Drop your corks off at either the Co-op or Barra of Mendocino Winery. (Don’t be surprised if you run into Charlie at Barra of Mendocino Winery. He’s a hands-on kind o’ guy and a real charmer.)
Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op is at 721 S. State St., Ukiah. There’s a large parking lot. Phone 707-462-4778 if you have questions. Hours: MO-FR, 8A-8P; SA, 8A-6P; SU, 10A-6P. Find them on Facebook.
While you’re in the store, especially if you plan to be in Ukiah for at least a few days, pick up a copy of Co-op News. It will introduce you to other businesses and activities that support a healthy living lifestyle.
(See Bobby’s note in Comments about how easy Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op is to find!)
Learn what else there is to do in Ukiah from the Ukiah Chamber of Commerce.
Mendocino County is a large geographic area that spreads from the ocean to inland communities. Drive through the redwood forests between the two regions or park the car and take the scenic Skunk Train.
Looking for insider tips about where to go/what to do when you travel in Mendocino County? Visit Mendocino will help you make the best use of your time.
If your friends and family have an appetite for life — tell them about Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. It’s food for thought.
Traveling to Mendocino County from the San Francisco Bay Area? Just head north on Highway 101 or Highway 1. To see more as you travel, take one route north and another south. Remember, you can get anywhere from anywhere with Google Maps.
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