737 Tamiami Tr. S., Venice, FL
Owner: Karen King
Founded in: 2011
Organic Sales: 98% of overall store sales are organic, and 100% of produce sales are organic.
Annual Sales: Less than $2.5 million a year.
Karen became a retailer 10 years ago specifically to make sure that she had a GMO-free food supply for her family and her community. She personally contacts brokers and often manufacturers directly if she has any product questions. Her brokers know not to offer any products that may contain suspect ingredients.
Product Removal Process
The store is actively removing any products that are not certified organic or certified to be GMO-free. Suspect products likely to contain GMOs that the store wants to make available to their customers, such as gluten-free foods which are especially suspect, can be special-ordered through the store.
Choice's Natural Market is a Non-GMO Project Participating Retailer and displays the Project’s signage and materials throughout the store. The store also posts signs on the front window and throughout the store educating customers about the dangers of GMOs, and sells No GMO children's aprons.