Jim Martindale

Memorial Service for Jim Martindale

Jim Martindale, a previous owner just short of a hundred years old, passed on March 19, 2017, to his eternal reward with his Lord Jesus Christ. He survived his sweet wife, Fran, by several years.   After…

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Eye Candy On a Plate – Veggies!

We all know fruits and vegetables are essential to our nutrition but eating healthy these days isn’t always easy and when you’re busy. Don’t feel defeated! Let’s talk about adorning your diet with a rainbow fruit…

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Going Gluten Free: Part 2

Did you miss “Thinking About Going Gluten Free” Part 1 of this series? Read it here. New Mindset   How do you go about living the gluten free lifestyle? Opt for whole natural gluten free foods…

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Thinking About Going Gluten Free? Part 1

Gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity are on the rise. Many Americans have already made the decision to go gluten free for various reasons. Some are suffering from a disease aggravated by gluten called celiac disease. Others are…

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Cacao or Cocoa? Which is “Indulgeable”?

You’re a chocolate lover. In honor of February 1st, National Dark Chocolate Day, we thought you may be interested in knowing which dark chocolate has the highest health benefits. We don’t mean the chocolate bar you may…

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Gift Cards for An Overflowing Heart

We want you to know that we have beautiful Martindale’s Gift Cards here for all your special people.   You could elect to wander our intriguing aisles finding yummy surprise after surprise for your spouse, kids,…

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5 Mood-Boosting Foods

Now that the winter months are upon us, many people begin feeling the “blues.” With our daylight hours dwindling and nights growing longer and colder, many Americans face changes in mood and energy. There are natural…

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Attention! Nutrients for a Better Brain

Studies have shown certain nutrients improve cognition, memory, and attention in adults. Here are reports about recent studies of vitamin K and the herb bacopa monnieri. Vitamin K and Cognition A new discovery links vitamin K…

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Holiday Pies: Gluten free and More

You’ve been waiting all year for the holidays so you can eat lots of pie! Perhaps you’ve been searching for gluten free pies or pie crust. Search no more because our natural market has a broad…


Java Joe – Moving On

It’s been almost 20 years and Joe is retiring! You may know him as “the coffee guy” because his expertise with all things coffee has served our customers for many years. Joe, as the coffee buyer, has…


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Apples for Bark in the Park 2016

Bark in the Park, a dog-friendly 5K and dog walk at Rose Tree Park in Media, Pa, is raising funds for the care of our community’s pets. Martindale’s Natural Market is pleased to donate ORGANIC apples…

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Apple Crunch Day 2016

Sabold Elementary Doing Healthy Education   Sabold Elementary School, in Springfield, PA, teaches our kids about health, nutrition, and safety. Martindale’s Natural Market is proud to be a part of that!   Each year, we breathlessly await October and…

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Two Benefits of Fenugreek

Fenugreek. Perhaps you know the flavorful seeds from the pea family as an herbal flavoring in mostly Indian dishes, or a natural remedy for indigestion. Some use it to help increase breast milk supply. The amazing…


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Local Blood Drive

Today the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce hosted our local American Red Cross Blood Drive. We are chamber members and are pleased to support this great opportunity of service by encouraging staff to give blood while on…

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Thomas Martindale on Wildwood

Thomas Martindale, founder of what is now known as the 1st U.S. health food store, was a prolific author, merchant, and hunter. He loved nature and writes of the Wildwood area 111 years ago: Few regions…

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Scream, Oh Scream, for Ice Cream

Ice Cream Day, Ice Cream Month   Let’s look for some excuses to eat ice cream. Here’s one: July is National Ice Cream Month! It’s only patriotic to eat ice cream, don’t you think? July 23rd is National…

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Make Your Own Sun Dried Tomatoes

Sun dried tomatoes are easy to make and they taste great with flavorful organic tomatoes.   Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Wash 8 to 10 organic Roma tomatoes and slice into 1/4″ slices lengthwise. Spread on…


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Philly Cheese Steak With Local Beef

A visit to the Philadelphia area wouldn’t be complete without indulging in Philly Cheese Steak. Choose local, high quality, hormone-free beef from our farmers in Lancaster County and make it yourself. It’s easy!   Ingredients  …


We’re Celebrating Retailer of the Year

Martindale’s Natural Market is thrilled to be one of two stores nationwide awarded Retailer of the Year. Enzymedica – The Enzyme Experts – granted this distinction last week in the form of a custom wall plaque and…

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Thoughts on Mothers Day

by Judy Oakland – Judy came to Martindale’s in 2007, after being a stay-at-home mom for several years. She fits right into the back office in the role of Operations Manager, having an administrative secretarial background. Look for…


Study of Curcumin for Osteoarthritis

Curcumin Doctors are seeking a safer alternative to standard non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for treating pain in OA. Earlier studies had shown the anti-inflammatory phytochemicals in curcumin, called curcuminoids, were effective in protecting cartilage cells.   In this study, 19 people with…


Thomas Martindale

Regarding an Inspiring Yukon Woman in 1913

He married an Indian woman who is without question the handsomest woman of her race that I have yet seen… She is an adept with the rifle, is skilled in trapping, in tanning hides, and in…


More Vitamin E for Millennials

Are you a Millennial? You are probably low in Vitamin E. Nearly 9 out of 10 people age 20 to 30 were low in the vital nutrient Vitamin E in a recent study. Recently, a large study…


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Tell the Senate to Stop the “Dark Act”

Oppose GMO Labeling Opposition The bill is named the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act”, when it actually prevents states from requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. That’s why we call this terrible legislation that passed…


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Healthy Coffee

Scientists first discovered antioxidants in green coffee beans in 1988 but worried that roasting could destroy them. Researchers in this study found that roasting, aging, grinding, and brewing coffee produces a different class of antioxidants that…


Non-GMO Month 2015

Soon Non-GMO Month 2015 will be done. You’ll see less reminders of the dangers of genetically modified food. Less emails, less signage, less displays. We hope you’ll remember the lessons learned and strive to eat verified…


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700 Organic Apples for Apple Crunch Day

We are so pleased to provide pure organic apples to our local school for Apple Crunch Day! Four Seasons distributor joined Martindale’s Natural Market in the donation. Nothing but the best for our local kids! Watch…

Grapefruit Splendor

Sip this delightful, refreshing, and cleansing fruit-and-vegetable thirst quencher! Ingredients: 1 large grapefruit, peeled and quartered 2 large apples, quartered 2 carrots, chopped 1 small beet, chopped 1 small knob ginger, chopped 1/2 c filtered water…


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A New Sign for Martindale’s

Got a new logo. Then new canopies. Now we have a new sign on our store front. Day or night you’ll be able to find us far more easily even from the middle of Baltimore Pike…


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Gummy Worm Day is Today

Today is National Gummy Worm Day! No need for icky food colorings and slimy ingredients you wouldn’t feed your dog. You and the kids can enjoy all natural gummy worms found here at Martindale’s! Try Surf…