Growing in The Garden State: New Whole Foods Market Opens in New Jersey

Whole Foods Market opened its newest store located at 500 Chestnut Ridge Road in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, marking the 23rd store location in The Garden State. The 47,790-square-foot store features more than 1,000 locally sourced items from the Tri-State area, including produce from more than 10 New Jersey farms including Element Farms, Aero Farms and D’Ottavio Produce. Local seafood options will also be offered, including oysters from West Robins Oyster Company, scallops from Lund’s Fisheries, seafood cakes from Lagniappe Foods and smoked salmon from Catsmo Artisan Smokehouse. In addition, there will be local fresh pasta from Severino Pasta, mozzarella cheese from Lioni, assorted chocolate bars from North South Confections, Feltman’s Coney Island hot dogs, sausages from Brooklyn Cured Sausage and pork from Briarwood Farm.

In an effort to give back to the Woodcliff Lake community, the Austin, Texas-based grocer plans to support the Woodcliff Lake Parks and Recreation’s Youth Triathlon and Oktoberfest events and is committed to donating $10,000 to the Woodcliff Lake Educational Foundation’s Run for Education event. Whole Foods Market will also make weekly food donations to the Tri-Boro Food Pantry (along with a $10,000 monetary donation) and to Table to Table (along with a $5,000 monetary donation).

Owned by Amazon, Whole Foods Market has more than 500 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom and serves as the first certified organic natural grocer.