The World According to Monsanto

Ladies and Gentlemen, after viewing the documentary on Monsanto presented here I must tell you that to say I am very deeply disturbed is a gross understatement; I am absolutely HORRIFIED.   Please watch it, send the link along to others you care about, and do all you can to support the Millions Against Monsanto campaign.

The documentary is available here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6_DbVdVo-k

The Millions Against Monsanto Campaign is here:

http://organicconsumers.org/monsanto/index.cfm

There is also this excellent presentation and commentary by genetic scientist Dr. David Suzuki:

http://redgreenandblue.org/2011/10/16/the-trouble-with-monsanto-and-gmo-dr-david-suzuki-spells-it-out/

And this: after feeding hamsters for two years over three generations, those on the GM diet, and especially the group on the maximum GM soy diet, showed devastating results. By the third generation, most GM soy-fed hamsters lost the ability to have babies. They also suffered slower growth, and a high mortality rate among the pups.   And if this isn’t shocking enough, some in the third generation even had hair growing inside their mouths–a phenomenon rarely seen, but apparently more prevalent among hamsters eating GM soy.  Complete article is here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-smith/genetically-modified-soy_b_544575.html

and this:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/08/the-dirty-little-secret-hidden-in-much-of-your-health-food.aspx?e_cid=20111218_SNL_MV_1

My opinion: if big business loves (pick a media-promoted product) and the government endorses said product you might want to do a little extra homework before you allow such in, on, or in the proximity of your person.    Please, you owe it to yourself to take some time and think this through.  Before you run out and expose yourself to the latest and greatest “new and improved” slickly-promoted commodity, STOP!  Now ask yourself, “Who can afford to get a government’s stamp of approval or promote a product in the mass media?”  Not the average person in the street, that’s for sure!  FOLLOW THE MONEY!  The average cost for one 30 second spot on prime time TV is nearly $110,000.00.   (Source: AdWeek June 22, 2011.)  A study published in 2006 estimates that the cost of bringing a new drug to market varies from $500 million to $2 billion depending on the therapy or the developing firm.  (Source: Adams C, Brantner V. “Estimating the cost of new drug development: is it really 802 million dollars?”.)  Do you honestly think people or organizations with that kind of money care one crumb about YOU or your welfare?  Real food is always your best bet.   Real Food is pastured/grass-fed beef, lamb, poultry, etc., that have not been treated with hormones/antibiotics, ad nauseam; organically raised veggies; raw dairy products from grass-fed animals; fresh raw eggs from free range not-fed-a-vegetarian-diet (i.e. soy) chickens; non-farm-raised fresh seafood; you know, REAL FOOD from REAL PEOPLE, not corporate big-bucks-business-generated “fude”.  Needless to say, this general principle does not just apply to food.

Health Food & Home-made Products

Gemini Health Emporium - health food, Tilton, NHGemini Health Emporium

266 Main Street
Tilton, NH 03276
Phone: (603) 286-4405

 

Store Hours: Monday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Normally closed Sundays, but call to see if we decided to open anyway!

EMPORIUM: A store offering a wide variety of merchandise and services.

Please see our “about” page for more information.  We’re five minutes from Route 93, between Concord, NH and Laconia, NH, and not far from Lakes Winnipesaukee and Winnesquam.

WARNING: This is not your usual health food store!

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Health Food Stores in NH

Gemini Health Emporium - natural foods in downtown Tilton, NHLooking for health food stores in NH?  Of course, we hope you’ll visit our store, Gemini Health Emporium in downtown Tilton, New Hampshire. (Between Concord and Laconia, minutes off Route 93.)

We’re not your typical health food store! [Click here for driving directions.]

The following is a partial list of health food stores and natural food stores in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire is a big state, from the Seacoast region to the Lakes to the White Mountains.

Route 95 takes you along the coast.  Route 93 is probably the best choice if you’re exploring interior NH.  Route 3 is convenient to Nashua with tax-free shopping just north of the Massachusetts border.  Route 4 is “antiques alley” from the coast to Concord, NH.

As we travel around New Hampshire, we like to meet others who care about health and nutrition, and provide healthy, natural foods to NH communities and visitors.

We’ve noted the health food stores we’ve visited and shopped at, as we tour the Granite State (NH).

Health Food Stores in NH

Amherst

Earthward
42 Route 101a, Amherst, NH, 03031
(603) 673-4322

Blairstown

Natures Harvest
28 Main Street, Blairstown, NH, 03825
(908) 362-6766

Claremont

Granny’s Garden
109 Pleasant St, Claremont, NH
(603) 542-1488

Concord

Concord Food Co-op 4-star rating among health food stores in NH
24 S Main St, Concord, NH, 03301

Great co-op with helpful staff.  Clear labels for gluten-free selections. Fresh product.  Seafood section.  Join the co-op for lower prices and specials.

While you’re there, go across the street to visit Bona Fide Green Goods.  Great, natural and green household items & gifts.  Knowledgeable staff will offer tips for greener living, local resources, and environmental concerns.  Wonderful lending library, too.

Granite State Natural Foods Inc
164 N State St, Concord, NH, 03301
(603) 224-9341

Conway

Hickory Foods
903 W. Side Road, Conway, NH, 03818

Dover

Dover Natural Foods
7 Chestnut St, Dover, NH, 03820
(603) 749-9999

Tuttles Red Barn
151 Dover Pt. Rd., Dover, NH
Phone (603) 742-4313

Durham

Durham Market Place
7 Mill Rd., Durham, NH, 03824
(603) 868-2500

Exeter

Blue Moon Market
8 Clifford St., Exeter, NH, 03833
Phone (603) 778-6850

Goffstown

Howes Pharmacy
39 Main Street, Goffstown, NH
(603) 497-4771

Gorham

The Willow Tree Apothecary
10 Exchange Street, Gorham, NH, 03581

Hampstead

Don’s Market
219 Main St, Hampstead, NH, 03841

Hampton

Hampton Natural Foods
580 Lafayette Rd (Rte. 1), Hampton, NH, 03842

Hanover

Hanover Co-op Food Store 4-star rating among health food stores in NH
45 S. Park St., Hanover, NH
(603) 643-2667

Large, popular co-op convenient to downtown Hanover and Dartmouth College.  One-stop shopping for all your grocery needs.  Seasonal display of outdoor plants and gardening supplies.

Keene

Country Life Vegetarian Natural Foods
15 Roxbury St, Keene, NH, 03431

Blueberry Fields
48 Emerald St, Keene, NH, 03431
(603) 358-5207

Laconia

Sunflower Natural Foods
390 S. Main St., Laconia, NH, 03246
(603) 524-6334

Lebanon

Lebanon Health Foods
90 Hanover St, Lebanon, NH, 03766
(603) 448-3700

Lebanon Consumer Co-op
12 Centerra Pkwy, Lebanon, NH, 03766

Manchester

A Market Natural Foods
125 Loring Street, Manchester, NH, 03103
(603) 668-2640

Bonne Sante Natural Foods
425 Mast Road, Manchester, NH, 03102
(603) 623-1613

Meredith

Lakes Region Nutrition Center
Rte. 25, Meredith, NH, 03253
(603) 279-4165

Jackson’s Star
Route 104, Meredith, NH, 03253
603 2793115

Good Foods Conspiracy
11 Main St, Meredith, NH, 03253

Nashua

The Daily Count
49 East Pearl Street, Nashua, NH, 03060
(603) 5780752

Rice’s Pharmacy
59 Main St, Nashua, NH
(603) 882-5153

New London

14 Carrots Natural Foods Market
New London Shopping Center, New London, NH, 03257
(603) 526-2323

Newmarket

Cornerstone Natural Foods
170 Main St., Newmarket, NH
(603) 659-8209

North Conway

Nature’s Market
2988 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH, 03860

Peterborough

Maggie’s Farm
14 Main St., Peterborough, NH, 03458
(603) 912-6024

Plaistow

Bread & Honey
18 Plaistow Road, Plaistow, NH, 03865
(603) 382-6432

Plymouth

Peppercorn Natural foods
43 Main Street, Plymouth, NH, 03264
(603) 536-3395

Portsmouth

Philbrick’s Fresh Market 4-star rating among health food stores in NH
775 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH, 03801
(603) 422-6758

Upscale grocery store featuring healthy foods, natural foods, and gourmet treats.  Convenient to the seacoast, just off Rte. 1 a little south of downtown Portsmouth.  It gets top marks for having a wide selection of foods including specialty and organic foods, and lots of parking.

Portsmouth Health Foods
151 Congress St. (at Islington St.), Portsmouth, NH, 03801

This is a great little (but very full) store.  It’s popular with the community in downtown Portsmouth.  Wonderful staff. This store is one-stop shopping if you’re on a specialized diet.  Affordable fresh foods. Upscale prices on high quality items. Parking can be a challenge; we recommend the (metered) lot across the street.

Salem

Natural Marketplace
419 S. Broadway, Salem, NH, 03079
(603) 893-2893

Tilton

Gemini Health EmporiumGemini Health Emporium, health food store in Tilton, NH
266 Main St, Tilton, NH, 03276
(603) 286-4405
Open Mon – Sat 9 to 7.  Not your typical health food store.

Wilton

Bursey’s Market
Route 101, Wilton, NH, 03086
(603) 654-6572

Wolfeboro

Evergrain Natural Foods
45 N. Main St., Wolfeboro, NH, 03894
(603) 569-4002

Health food in NH grocery stores

Whether you’re moving to New Hampshire or simply visiting us, remember that many regular NH grocery stores carry health foods and natural foods.  Hannaford’s and Shaw’s are two popular choices when there are no “mom & pop” health food stores in the area.

  • Hannaford’s carries a wide range of specialty and health foods, whether you’re going salt-free, gluten-free, or keeping Kosher.
  • Shaw’s often focuses on the most popular niches within healthy eating and natural foods, such as healthy snacks and beverages.

Both stores usually carry organic produce and a wide range of frozen health foods, as well.

Farmers’ markets

New Hampshire is well-known for our great farmers’ markets.  Many communities feature them, usually one day a week.

For Tilton (where we are) and nearby Franklin, here’s the contact info for our local farmers’ markets:

farmers markets in nh - photo of applesTilton/Franklin Farmers Market
Providian National Bank parking lot, Tilton, NH 03276
Contact: Fred Spear (603) 244-0857
OPEN-AIR/SEASONAL
Late June through October
Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
WIC Coupons accepted

Additional resources:

When you’re on the road and you’re looking for health food stores in New Hampshire, there’s always something good nearby.

While you’re in the Tilton area, visit our charming downtown.  It’s a classic New England main street, minutes from Route 93.  Discover the Tilton Arch.  Stay at the (maybe haunted?) 1875 Inn, and stroll along sidewalks once frequented by illuminaries such as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey S. Firestone.

Be sure to stop in at our store, Gemini Health Emporium, and say hello.  Ask for Jim.  He’s our store’s owner and he always enjoys meeting new friends.  If we don’t carry what you need, he probably knows where you’ll find it on the first try.

Did we overlook a great natural foods store?  Should your NH health food store be listed here?  Want to update your information or swap links with us?

Or, did we list a store that isn’t really a health food store in NH?

Let us know!  Use the contact form to tell us.  We want to be a reliable resource when people are looking for health food stores in New Hampshire.

What Is a Health Food Store?

photo of fresh tomatoWhat is a health food store, anyway?

It’s a broad category of stores that carry healthy foods, vitamins and nutritional supplements.

Some health food stores also carry household items for greener living, and personal care products featuring only safe, healthy ingredients.

Many health food stores feature locally-grown foods, as part of the locavore movement: Buying local foods, usually produced within 100 miles of the store.

Others feature crafts, also as part of the “buy local” movement.

According to Wikipedia:

A health food store is a type of grocery store that primarily sells health food, organic foods, local produce, and often nutritional supplements. Health food stores often offer foods for people with special dietary needs, such as people with allergies and diabetics, and also for vegans, vegetarians, and people living entirely on raw food.

Most health food stores offer informal nutritional counseling.  Often, the staff have found improved health through a specialized diet, and they can tell you about their personal experiences.

Many health food stores encourage healthier choices throughout your life and lifestyle.

All kinds of stores can be called health food stores. For example, many people consider Whole Foods as the ultimate modern health food store experience.  Others are less pleased with the Whole Foods model.

Because no large corporation can monitor every single aspect of its business — no matter how hard they try and how complex or conscientious their monitoring may be — we recommend locally owned health food stores.  That is, stores that know where their products come from, and often know the farmer or manufacturer, personally because he or she lives nearby.

In addition, by supporting local merchants and the local farms and businesses they work with, you’re helping your community.  Your money stays in town where it can do the most good.

Though the phrase “health food store” can have many meanings, for most people it’s a store that encourages healthier living through a better diet and a simpler, more organic lifestyle.

Looking for a health food store in NH? Click here.