Debra Stark is the founder and co-owner (with her son, Adam Stark) of Debra’s Natural Gourmet, a natural product store in West Concord, Massachusetts, which opened in 1989. National television shows like 20/20 have featured Debra’s Natural Gourmet, and Inc. Magazine selected it as one of the five home-town powerhouse businesses! Debra has been the subject of articles in Investor’s Business Daily, Cooking Light and Yankee Magazine, in addition to natural product industry trade magazines such as Natural Food Merchandiser.
When she felt sleep was highly over-rated (1992), Debra founded Stark Sisters Granola, a company which manufactures award-winning, gourmet granolas praised by the likes of Bon Appetit, The Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune.
Often asked to speak about food and its connection to health, Debra is the author of three cookbooks, the last called "Blue Ribbon Edition; from our kitchen to yours."
Most recently, she is proud to have launched a cooking show, Eat Well Be Happy, available at www.DebrasNaturalGourmet.com for folks around the world. Eat Well Be Happy is also airing on public access television around the country. A woman with a mission, Debra wants to bang the drum for the products she knows and loves. She wants to be a voice for organic, non-GMO and food that is delicious and makes people happy and healthy.
What is she most proud of? The friends she has made in the industry. The partnerships forged and all her hardworking staff holding down the fort in the store! When asked about her philosophy of life, Debra has quipped, “I need a secretary, live-in masseuse, and a personal trainer. But mostly, like the rest of us, I am trying to find balance and harmony.”