March marks six years since owners of Goodness Me Organics in Adamstown, Anna and Andy Ward first launched their business.
The Organic Grocer and Café was inspired after the duo began eating organic to improve the health of their family, with fantastic results.
Seeing a need for locally supplied fresh, organic produce, the pair opened the doors of their store in March 2013, with a focus on providing certified, organic Australian products.
Setting up shop in the iconic Hanleys building on Glebe Road was no easy task, but the pair were determined to respect the heritage of the derelict site and with some careful renovation, gave life to a new retail space.
Recognised today for it’s colourful Date Street mural, (an outcome of winning a Newcastle City Council Pride of Place $5000 grant to beautify Adamstown), the business prides itself of supporting local talent.
The mural was designed by Jessica Coughlan and painted by Elizar Mytka,
In fact the Café counter is also a creation of celebrated local artists created by The Strutt Sisters; Catherine and Jennifer Strutt.
Goodness Me Organics stocks a wide range of wholefood and organic groceries including fresh produce, meat, eggs, dairy, breads, pantry and frozen goods and personal care and cleaning products.
The sustainable business specialises in helping families with special dietary needs and intolerances they offer abundance of vegan and gluten free products.
Having grown over the 6 years of trade they now have the largest range of organic groceries that they have ever had.
There is literally everything organic you might need, under one roof in a convenient central location with free parking.
“We have a passionate team who delight in helping people find the right product for them and if we don’t currently stock it, we go out of our way to special order it if we can,” said Anna.
“Many of our customers have had advice from their health professionals about altering their diet and often need help finding suitable products to substitute.
“We love helping people when they are perhaps overwhelmed and in need of assistance and support in making these changes,” added Andy
We have a passionate team who delight in helping people find the right product.
“It’s really rewarding to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our community.”