Product Standards

The Healthy Grocer strives to support our local farmers, their families, the communities, and the soils of which they churn. Understanding the influence that we have on the wellness of all, through the products and organizations we support is the core foundation of The Healthy Grocer Team. Down to the microscopic organisms and constituents of our farm lands, to the regenerative missions of enlightened companies with a heart, we take a close look into every product that we bring to the community to ensure that we are only serving the finest.

Conventional farming practices disrupt the surrounding land and ecosystems. Overuse of chemical sprays on fields and increased manufacturing waste emissions in production facilities evaporate into the air; entering the water cycle, infiltrating the once pristine aquifers, saturating soils and water which nourish our fruits, vegetables, and wildlife. Ultimately, these compounds find their way back into our bodies, polluting the cycle from beginning to end.

Here at The Healthy Grocer, we are dedicated to bringing our community sustainably produced and enlightened products. Recognizing that only by giving respect to the earth and preserving its resources from which we depend on so greatly, are we able to complete the cycle harmoniously, continuing to reap the bounties for generations to come. The Healthy Grocer community directly supports the continued wellbeing of the planet. Together we are able to make our voices heard, holding companies and brands accountable for responsible, sustainable practices.

Supply Chain & Shopping Local

What does it mean to buy local?

While it will differ for everybody depending on their needs and where they live, it comes down to sourcing one's food as close to home as possible. In a world that has become largely dominated by globalization and industrial farming, doing our best to shop small, local, and organic is one way to do our part to support the environment, the local economy, and our bodies. How does conventional/industrial farming hurt, in a nut shell?

  • Monopolization- Industrial farming has, over time, bought out smaller family farms that were a source of income for many. That wealth is then consolidated into the hands of big corporations.

  • Pollution/Degradation- Industrial and conventional farming operations often utilize practices that pollute and degrade soil and water supply. Over time, this degrades even the nutritional value of those precious fruits, veggies, etc. that we all eat to try to stay healthy.

  • Carbon Footprint- Transportation and resources needed to get the products where they need to go constantly add up. Simply put, the less planes, trains, and automobiles it takes to get products from Point A to Point B- the less pollution and the smaller the carbon footprint. The closer the better!

Supply Chain & Shopping Local

What does it mean to buy local?

While it will differ for everybody depending on their needs and where they live, it comes down to sourcing one's food as close to home as possible. In a world that has become largely dominated by globalization and industrial farming, doing our best to shop small, local, and organic is one way to do our part to support the environment, the local economy, and our bodies. How does conventional/industrial farming hurt, in a nut shell?

  • Monopolization- Industrial farming has, over time, bought out smaller family farms that were a source of income for many. That wealth is then consolidated into the hands of big corporations.

  • Pollution/Degradation- Industrial and conventional farming operations often utilize practices that pollute and degrade soil and water supply. Over time, this degrades even the nutritional value of those precious fruits, veggies, etc. that we all eat to try to stay healthy.

  • Carbon Footprint- Transportation and resources needed to get the products where they need to go constantly add up. Simply put, the less planes, trains, and automobiles it takes to get products from Point A to Point B- the less pollution and the smaller the carbon footprint. The closer the better!

Supply Chain & Shopping Local

What does it mean to buy local?

While it will differ for everybody depending on their needs and where they live, it comes down to sourcing one's food as close to home as possible. In a world that has become largely dominated by globalization and industrial farming, doing our best to shop small, local, and organic is one way to do our part to support the environment, the local economy, and our bodies. How does conventional/industrial farming hurt, in a nut shell?

  • Monopolization- Industrial farming has, over time, bought out smaller family farms that were a source of income for many. That wealth is then consolidated into the hands of big corporations.

  • Pollution/Degradation- Industrial and conventional farming operations often utilize practices that pollute and degrade soil and water supply. Over time, this degrades even the nutritional value of those precious fruits, veggies, etc. that we all eat to try to stay healthy.

  • Carbon Footprint- Transportation and resources needed to get the products where they need to go constantly add up. Simply put, the less planes, trains, and automobiles it takes to get products from Point A to Point B- the less pollution and the smaller the carbon footprint. The closer the better!

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

We are keenly aware that due to technologies today, that the food we ingest is subject to a vast array of artificial ingredients and environmental pollutants.

With this in mind, we strive to hold our standards high to help support our customers in their path to wellness.

The Healthy Grocer carries only organic produce. In addition to this, we sell raw milk and eggs from local farmers, and some cheeses from local farmers. 

When looking for products to carry we look for products that are:

  • Certified Organic

  • If not organic, use natural ingredients

  • Fair-trade certified

  • Non-GMO

  • Local

  • Free Range and/or Pastured meats, poultry, eggs, and raw milk

  • Antibiotic free meat and poultry

  • Growth hormone free meat and poultry

  • Humanely raised meats and poultry

  • Sustainably caught fish

  • Eco-friendly and/or minimal packaging

 

We do not carry products that carry:

  • Artificial colors, flavors, ingredients, sweeteners, and preservatives

  • Hydrogenated Oils

  • BHA

  • MSG

  • Olestra

  • Bleached Flours

  • Human Growth Hormones

  • HFCS

  • Potassium Sorbate

  • Farmed fish

  • Irradiated foods

  • Cloned Animals

  • Animal by-products

 

We also strive to make ethical choices when buying products for the store. This includes looking for products that are Fair Trade, Farmer-Owner, and Transparent Trade.

DIETARY AND PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS

Here at The Healthy Grocer, we put the products on our shelves to the test.

The world of “natural” supplements is vast and varying, with growing focus on alternative healing methods and a desire to take control of one’s health, it is no wonder that the community of consumers, manufacturers, and suppliers of dietary supplements has grown to such a degree; but not all supplements are created equal.

Here at The Healthy Grocer, we put the products on our shelves to the test. Our team reviews the labels of your favorite products with a magnifying glass and zero tolerance for artificial flavors, colors, stabilizers, preservatives, or fillers. We ensure that each product on our shelves are free of the toxic hidden mysteries.

We do not carry products that contain:

  • Titanium dioxide

  • Phthalates

  • BHT

  • EDTA

  • DBP

  • DEET

  • Coal Tar

  • Testosterone

  • Glycols

  • Alcloxa

  • Acetone

  • Toluene

  • Talcum

  • Human growth hormones

  • Artificial colors, flavors, ingredients, and fragrances

PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

Here at The Healthy Grocer, we strive to provide you with peace of mind and pure products.

The status quo of skincare is scary to say the least, toxic ingredients run amok throughout the conventional products we’ve grown up with and use everyday.

 

Today, despite our efforts to wash our fruit and eliminate the obvious culprits from our lifestyle and routine, we are seldom lucky enough for our paths to be clear of the many oxidative-stress inducing compounds as we move throughout our days. Our skin is the body’s largest organ and has enough to defend itself from on a daily basis; as such it is imperative that the products we use be free of carcinogenic compounds or ingredients derived from animals through cruelly devastating means.

 

Here at The Healthy Grocer, we strive to provide you with peace of mind and pure products forged from nature- unpolluted by sneaky chemical toxins, SLS, petroleum by-products, or parabens.

By swapping out the conventional detergents and toxins of yesterday with the nature-based innovation of today, not only do we allow our skin to “breathe-in” the fresh air like never before!

We do not carry products that contain:

  • Oxybenzone

  • Petroleum Distillates

  • Polyethylene/Pegs

  • Parabens

  • Aminophenol

  • Diaminobenzene

  • Phenylenediamine

  • Triclosan

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

  • Artificial colors, flavors, ingredients, and fragrances

3800 Trindle Road

Camp Hill, PA 17011

customerservice@thehealthygrocer.com

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Tel. 717-737-5123

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