Natural foods market coming to Wilton Mall: The new caf? offers fresh food and drink, cooking classes and community lectures

Posted by Julia Leef

The Healthy Living Market and Café, a natural foods supermarket based in South Burlington, Vt. will fill the anchor space at the Wilton Mall, that J.C. Penney vacated five years ago.

Construction is scheduled to begin this summer and an opening date is tentatively set for mid-winter. The market will provide about 140 jobs and bring a new level of culinary possibilities to the area.

The Healthy Living Market and Café will occupy the approximately 35,000 square foot space and offer shoppers a one-stop destination for natural groceries, fresh organic and local produce, locally sourced meats and poultry, crusty artisan breads, a world of cheese, health and beauty products, a complete vitamin/supplement department, freshly prepared foods and a broad selection of microbrews and wine.

When looking to open a second location, Katy Lesser, CEO of the family-owned business, said she recognized a vibrant, growing community in Saratoga Springs.

"We took a long time to find the ideal place for our second location," she said. "The energy and spirit I see in Saratoga Springs matches the kind of environment we love to support, where good food and agriculture play important roles. We're anxious to begin partnerships with businesses and farmers, schools and organizations in the area, and start working to become part of the community."

The market at the Wilton Mall will include a café for dining in or taking out, which will feature a menu, made fresh daily, that includes vegetarian and vegan options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A full barista area will offer a wide variety of coffee and tea drinks.

There will also be a Learning Center, which will offer cooking demonstrations, hands-on cooking classes and community lectures focusing on wellness.

For more information on Healthy Living Market and Café, visit Job inquiries may be directed to after July 1. 

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