About Us

Mission Statement

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 original location in New York City, Commodities Vermont strives to offer the same commitment to great selection, low prices, knowledgeable staff, intuitive store layout and a symbiotic relationship with their vendors.

About Us

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, craft beer & cider. The store has been voted “Best Market” in the Stowe Reporter in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018! Owners Audra & Michael Hughes also received the “Entrepreneurs of the Year” award in 2016. The store has also been a finalist in the Seven Days Daisies Awards “Best Market (Outside Chittenden County)” in 2015, 2016 & 2017. Lastly, the store was awarded the distinction of being a State of Vermont Green Grocer.

Commodities Natural Market opened in Winooski VT in December 2016. The store was the only grocery store in Downtown Winooski on beautiful Winooski Falls Way. The store closed in April 2023 so the owners could focus on the build out of a new and significantly-larger store in Stowe, just down the road from the existing location. Construction will hopefully begin in June 2023.

Michael opened the original Commodities Natural Market in the East Village neighborhood in New York City in 1993. For 25 years, it was 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.

  • “I stopped in Commodities Winooski three times during their first week in town and found just what I was looking for each time.”

  • “So excited that Commodities Natural Market has come to Winooski! Great store, really friendly staff, and a nice little wine selection, too.”

  • “Awesome group of people there! Great location carrying tons of fantastic local VT products!”

  • “Commodities has advice and products to be your best from the inside to the outside!”

    Mary Beth
  • “We love Commodities! We shop there almost everyday for essentials and consider it our local “conscious consumer” market. It’s wonderful to go to a grocery store where you know that everything available is of the highest quality, without chemicals or additives or highly processed materials. It provides healthy and delicious nutrition for our family of five. And we love knowing all the staff and feel great about supporting a locally-owned, independent business.”

  • “Commodities was the perfect addition to our community. I go there daily for organic fruits and vegetables. I trust them to source the healthiest brands for supplements, olive oils, and the other staples we need. They also have organic meats and chicken, nice healthy breads. Best of all the staff always has a smile for me and they know my name now. So happy Commodities moved to Stowe.”







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