If quizzed, Artesian Natural Foods owners Mike and Leslie Brennan, could give you an in-depth description of every single product they carry throughout their store. After buying the business in 2008 and moving to their location near the Brickwalk at Lincoln Center, it’s been almost 10 years here and they’ve stayed true to their roots ever since.
Not your average “natural foods” store — Artesian provides the community with natural food items, as well as exceptional customer service and product knowledge. Offering a variety of product you can’t find anywhere else from a wide-range of chocolate options to satisfy every sweet tooth, to the natural probiotics in their options of kombucha — a fermented sweetened black or green tea drink — in addition to expansive shelves of vitamins and supplements, and season favorites like local honey with wildflower and apple cider vinegar. If you have any interest in any natural product to boost your immunity, relieve pain, help with sleep, calm your nerves or if you’re interested in a trend like the Keto diet or Whole30, Artesian is your store.
The store prides itself on competitive pricing, as it’s no secret that online has taken a toll on all retail businesses, however, Artesian continues to strive for greatness against other big box grocery stores and the internet. A more obvious form of competition that cannot be beat online is their unbeatable customer service. Their staff of 10 are highly educated on their product, in addition to assisting with solutions to any problem you may have.
A new product that has hit the shelves in the last two years — and is their number one seller — is all different forms of CBD. While we’re no experts, Mike and Leslie stress the difference in CBD versus THC (a common term known from marijuana), and how the two are “very complex and entirely different”. CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it does not produce a “high” or change a person’s state of mind, and most CBD oil comes from industrial hemp. Makers of CBD oil use completely different methods to extract the compound, which is also used in various strengths and ways. Mike and Leslie, along with their team are well-educated, especially after seeing a 300% growth in the last two years from this product alone. It comes in all different forms such as drops, capsules, skincare, balm, and even soft gels for your pets (and so much more). Customers come in daily in search of product to support their pain, anxiety and sleep. It’s always best to consult your doctor before using any new products.
So, whether you’re on the hunt for a Whole30 approved dressing or a grain-free tortilla — stay true to your roots, and you can always count on Artesian to stay true to theirs.