|(Picture from Mother's Market website.)|
It's a grocery store with locations throughout Orange County that specialize in local, organic and generally healthy fare, including plenty of non-GMO, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, low carbohydrate, low-glycemic, low-fat and low-salt products. They also have a little restaurant, where I can get fantastic smoothies and a mean lentil loaf. It's like a Whole Foods on the local - and cheaper - level.
Tonight, I brought home a premade vegetable lasagna from a company based in San Diego County and garlic bread (yes, I'm too lazy to make garlic bread myself) from Los Angeles County. Feels good to support local - sure was tasty, too!
The only bad thing about our nearby location is that it's in Laguna Woods, previously known as Leisure World... a very large 65+ retirement community. Park and walk at your own risk! I'm not saying all residents are bad drivers, but it only takes one. I've learned that lesson the hard way. :-(
Yay, Mother's Market! Check them out!