Commodities Natural Family owned and operated Commodities Natural Market opened at 512 Mountain Road in Stowe on January 30, 2015. The store features fresh produce that’s predominantly organic or local, carefully-selected groceries, gourmet and specialty foods, local cheeses and other dairy products, freshly-baked breads, a gigantic selection of bulk items, grab and go items, natural health and beauty aids, minimally processed wine & beer & cider. Owned by Audra and Michael Hughes, the Stowe location is their second store.
- BEST MARKET– Stowe Reporter 2015 & 2016
- ENTREPRENEURS OF THE YEAR– Stowe Reporter 2016
- VERMONT SUSTAINABLE GROCERY ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER– State of Vermont
- FINALIST- BEST MARKET (OUTSIDE CHITTENDEN COUNTY)– Seven Days 2015 & 2016
Michael Hughes opened Commodities Natural Market in the East Village neighborhood in New York City in 1993. The store is one of the highest-rated independently-owned natural food stores in the New York area, according to Zagat Survey, New York Magazine, The Village Voice and The New York Times.
The Stowe staff is 100% local thus contributing to the local economy in providing jobs and a revenue stream that previously did not exist. Offering organic produce, healthy foods, supporting local farms and producers, providing a pleasant shopping experience and ultimately a one-stop shopping destination with low prices is paramount.
Thanks to the success and popularity of the New York Store, Commodities VT strives to offer the same commitment to great selection, low prices, knowledgeable staff, intuitive store layout and a symbiotic relationship with their vendors.