MOM’s organic market, a family owned company, is opening a new location in Gaithersburg, Maryland this Friday through Sunday.
The 16,000-square foot store will feature certified organic produce, sustainable insect proteins, sustainable seafood, Naked Lunch, an organic vegetarian meal, MOM’s Bake Shop, which will be in-house made organic sandwich breads made from heirloom grains and live starters and more.
There will also be free car charging stations, a tire inflation station, a green roof that helps reduce stormwater runoff and a recycling center.
The Grand Opening will feature meet and greets with environmental organizations like Waterkeepers Chesapeake, Trash Free Maryland and Montgomery Parks Brookside Gardens, as well as local tastings, kids’ activity (take-home seed kits), giveaways and more.
“Our customers have told us over the years how much they’d love a MOM’s between our Rockville and Frederick locations,” says Scott Nash, MOM’s Founder/CEO. “We’re thrilled to provide what they’ve been asking for with the opening of our Gaithersburg store!”
MOM’s organic market started in 1987
MOM’s organic market first came to life in 1987 when founder Scott Nash, at the age of 22, started with an initial investment of $100 as a home delivery business out of his mom’s garage.
The market expanded over the years and in the 90’s, the market would send organic produce mail orders on Mondays and Tuesdays, do home deliveries on Wednesdays and Thursdays and open to the public for walk-in retail on Fridays through Sundays.
According to MOM’s organic market’s website, Nash learned how to prep, store, and display leafy vegetables from his mother one day when she was helping out in the store.
Today, after three decades of the market’s official founding, MOM’s organic market has stores in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, DC and employs more than 1,000 people. They have created a culture centered on one goal, to protect and restore the environment.