Beautiful bounty of the Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed Market and Cafe,  3885 West Market Street in Akron, (20 minutes from Medina) is the largest retailer of natural and organic products in Northeast Ohio.  Founded in 1981 by Margaret and Phillip Nabors,  the market specializes in providing high quality natural and organic food, as well as education and information on food issues and the environment.

The founders were pioneers in their commitment to strict ingredient standards — no artificial colors, flavorings or harmful chemical preservatives, no saccharin or aspartame, no irradiated foods.  Their cows don’t do drugs, which means that they are  “au naturel” and have never injected with growth hormones or indiscriminate antibiotics. Their chickens are also drug free.

The produce that fills the overflowing bins is locally grown, when possible, and certified organic. The Mustard Seed also offers local small farm dairy products, certified organic coffees and organic wines and beer.

Artisan breads are baked daily, and one aisle of the store features endless bins of bulk beans, grains, nuts, dried fruits and trail mixes. Wheat free and gluten free items are also available.

Over the years, Margaret and  Phillip Nabors — who have been joined in the business by their daughter and son — have added substantially to their offerings.  They now feature a very popular cafe, a deli, a cooking school ( which offers topics from wine appreciation to new cooking techniques) and an endless array of lectures, workshops, demonstrations and book signings.  A nutritional support aisle offers a large selection of vitamins, minerals and supplements, books, magazines and homeopathic formulas. They also sell cruelty-free cosmetics.

The Mustard Seed has a catering service — power breakfasts, working lunches, wedding receptions, bar mitzvahs — they do them all.  They also have banquet rooms upstairs.

And, in 1999, Margaret and Phillip Nabors opened a second Mustard Seed in Solon, an eastern suburb  of Cleveland.

The Cafe of the Akron Mustard Seed is,  not surprisingly, a very good place to sample the healthful bounty of Mustard Seed foods.  Vegan, vegetarian, carnivore — whatever your persuasion, there will be something to tempt you.

Here are two of their offerings:

Mediterranean Pizza with hummus, feta cheese, Kalmata olives and roasted tomatoes.For the vegan: Two Bean and Corn Salad with Tofu.

The Sunday Brunch Buffet at the Mustard Seed Cafe is very popular and offers live entertainment.  Hours are: 10:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

During the week, the Cafe serves lunch and dinner. Hours are: Mon-Thurs. 11 A.M. – 8 P.M., Fri & Sat: 11:A.M. – 9. P.M. There is  also live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings — jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, etc..

Market & Cafe (330) 666-7333 (SEED)

Toll Free: (888) 476-2379 (GROCERY)

Fax: (330) 666-4892

Solon Location: Upper Solon Shopping Center, 6025 Kruse Drive, Solon, Ohio 44139

Market: (440) 519-3663 (FOOD)

Toll Free: (877) 496-3663 (FOOD)

Fax: (440) 519 -0623

Food Service Fax (440) 519-1591

UPCOMING EVENTS;:

June 16, 10:00 AM.-1:00 P.M.   Low cost cholesterol screenings.

June 16, 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.     Larenim make-up consultations (mineral makeovers).

June 20,   Fathers’ Day Brunch with classical guitarist Pete Cavano. Adults, $21.99 & children $10.99.

June 26, 9:30 A.M -11:00 A.M.    Book signing for local chef, Bev Shaffer’s new book,  “Cakes to die for!”.

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  3. Air Cooler Says:

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