I got a chance to speak with Jim Gannon, who with his wife, Danielle, is the proprietor of Organnons Natural Market, due to open later this summer. The new 6800 square foot store will stock all things organic, including produce, grass-fed meats, cheese, non-GMO dry goods, gluten and dairy-free products, personal care items, supplements, local brands and even fresh cut flowers. Jim has been working hard to ensure all product is organic, non-GMO, and local whenever it’s possible.
When Jim was looking for a new venture after selling his successful limousine business last fall, he and Danielle turned to each other and said, Let’s do something with organic food! “My wife and I have been eating this way for awhile,” he explains. “We even feed the dogs organic food.” Jim and Danielle live nearby in Ivyland with their two children, who they will be “raising” in the store, says Jim.
Jim knows how to run a business. He has worked in financial services, insurance, and real estate, as well as the limousine business. But it was time for something different and the couple wanted to go with their passion. In fact, Jim says as they look for employees for the store, what he really wants is the same passion for the product that they feel.
Organic and sustainable will be the driving forces behind choice of product, with a goal of sourcing as much local as possible. Jim is still making connections with local farms in Bucks and nearby. He’ll be using Zone 7, the Ringoes, NJ-based local food distributor, to get his produce, but he hasn’t settled on a source yet for grass-fed meats.
The Gannons are excited about the location of the new store. Jim knows that there are a lot of people nearby who understand the value of organic and local. “I want to affect change in the area,” he explains.
Keep an eye on their website for opening dates. Or go get an ice cream at OwowCow and peek in the windows to see their progress.