More than ever, families are choosing to go green. In other words, they choose to eliminate toxic products from their households, eat organic foods, and do what they can to reduce their carbon footprint. Two local natural markets offer an amazing array of organics, naturals and locally grown produce that would pique the interest of any Canton resident.
Where: 3725 Sixes Rd., Suite 103, Canton
When: Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
What: You will find a variety of organic foods, produce and beverages. They also have a great selection of all-natural vitamins, herbal supplements and skincare. Check with them about educational classes and lectures.
Where: 147 Reinhardt College Pkwy., Suite 5, Canton
When: Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What: You will find a huge selection of vitamins and supplements, along with fresh local produce, household items and clothing. In addition to its wonderful selection of products, Clear Conscience offers a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, which allows consumers a chance to try local produce. The next CSA schedule begins in May. Get to know local farmers. Enjoy the smoothie/juice bar. And take part in yoga classes.
Roxanne DeBord is the owner of Children Teaching Mama, a blog dedicated to educating parents about organic, eco-friendly and handmade items. She lives in Jasper with her husband and two children.