MOM's Organic Market will kick off the Grand Opening of their first Washington DC store on Friday, Nov. 14 at the Hecht Warehouse District. The new store features free car charging stations, craft beer and organic wine. Naked Lunch is the store's organic vegetarian eatery. The store will also offer daily deliveries of Bethesda-based Spring Mill bread, and each Friday and Saturday, local sustainably farm-raised trout will be for sale.
"We're excited to finally be in DC," says founder, Scott Nash. "We have 10 stores in the DC suburbs where I grew up, but I've wanted MOM's to be part of the City community for years. We found a great first location - NoMa and surrounding communities lack sufficient choices for organic groceries. I support DC's 2016 $12.50 minimum wage increase and we will be paying that wage in DC effective immediately."
MOM's Grand Opening will feature direct-trade oysters from MOM's Chesapeake Bay Oyster Farm, local vendor samples, environmental advocacy groups, and Naked Lunch tastings.
MOM's will donate 5% of Grand Opening sales to Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY), a local services provider for DC youth. SBY is the only 24-hour, open access, youth-specific shelter in the District. Over its 40-year history, SBY has reunited over 13,000 homeless youth with their families. SBY offers counseling, life skills, and job training. MOM's is honored to support SBY's work while celebrating our first store in DC. Another service MOM's will offer is a customer can drop off center for recycling light bulbs, shoes, batteries, cell phones, and more.