Our Founders Story
Al and Maggy Maykel were just young newlyweds out on a mission to provide healthy and organic foods to the City of Worcester way back in 1970. Back then, there was not much out there and suppliers were almost non existent. Trips to Logan Airport to pick up produce flown in from California was their only option. _ INSERT MORE INFO HERE FROM DAD
The Living Earth store, established in 1971 is a family run, health food store that prides itself on being the originators of bringing healthy foods to Worcester. You can TRUST the items you buy to be all-natural, free from artificial flavors, colors, toxic chemicals and harmful ingredients. That is the foundation in which our family prides itself on. We stock our shelves with only all natural products and when possible, organic. We have never compromised our integrity over the past 47 years and we will never do so. We believe in providing quality products and focus on earning and maintaining the trust of our customer.
We do all that we can to carry products on our shelves and produce the foods in our kitchen that fuel our bodies with healthy nutritional ingredients If we won't feed it to our families, we won't stock it on our shelves.
Gourmet Deli: Stocked with Chef-prepared meals right from our kitchen that are ready to eat on the run or to heat and serve the entire family. That is why we select only the freshest natural ingredients so that your fast food is also healthy, nourishing food.
Organic Produce: Widely known for our large selection of organic and sustainable produce year round, locally sourced during the growing season from small local growers including our own farm in Rutland, MA. We love our local farmer's and we love finding you rare and unique items as well!
Nutrition & Vitamins: Sourcing nutritional supplements that are GMO-free, vegan and make use of natural botanical concentrates and/or food. We look for the least amount of fillers and additives within the highest quality and most natural supplement products.
Bulk Foods: Buy as little or as much as you need. Getting just the right amount keeps food fresh, reduces waste and lessens your carbon footprint.
Grocery, Meat & Seafood: We believe that foods should resemble the whole unprocessed state as much as possible. We offer Chicken, Turkey, Beef, Bison, Lamb, and Pork. All of our meats are responsibly raised, favoring smaller, local, certified producers. We offer 100% grass-fed meat and never sell meat raised with hormones or antibiotics nor feedlot grain-fed beef. We offer only sustainable seafood careful to never jeopardize the environmental or product integrity.
Fine Wine, Craft Beer & Artisinal Cheeses: Distinct and pocket conscious selection of sustainably produced and biodynamic wines. Choose the perfect beer from innovative craft brewers. Pair with a variety of fine small-batch artisan cheeses sourced locally. Always antibiotic-free and grass-fed, all of our cheeses come from humanely cared for animals that are never given hormones.
Gifts, Jewelry, Local Artists: Unique gifts and home goods, along fair-trade products and locally-curated jewelry and candles.
Pets and Children: We carry brands you know and products we trust from Honest Co., to Annie's Organics. We can't forget the pets in our lives too. You can find Paul Newman products and shampoos made all-naturally for those four-legged children.
Shoppers will find an array of products to accommodate many dietary restrictions and preferences such as gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian products, dairy free, low fat, and low sodium options.
Looking for a certain product? Just ask! We are happy to discuss special orders.
Want to know more...
Our entire team is ready to answer any questions that you may have about our in-store products or special order items. Please contact us during our regular store hours and we will happily serve you.