When you have a cold, you think of mother
and her soothing recipes and love to make you better.
When you think of the earth as a living being, you
likewise may think of "Mother Earth", a coined term
referring to Planet Earth as a woman with properties of
love and concern.
Mother's Market -
Costa Mesa 225 E. 17th Street, Costa
Mesa, CA Tel: (949) 631-4741
Mother's Market - Huntington Beach
19770 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA Tel: (714)
Mother's Market - Irvine 2963
Michelson Drive Irvine, CA Tel: (949) 752-6667
Mother's Market - Laguna Woods 24165
Paseo de Valencia, Laguna Woods, CA Tel: (949) 768-6667
When locals in Orange
County California think of buying herbs, vitamins,
supplements, and a hot herbal tea or vegetarian meals,
they think of Mother's Market. With a scant four
locations covering the north and south ends of the
county spanning 50 miles or so, this popular store sells
cereals, juices, fresh fruits and a variety of products
you don't find at the big box Albertson's grocer in the
same shopping mall or just down the street at Von's.
Canadian cereals made with certified, non-genetically
modified corns and wheat, to row after row of pills,
liquids and supplements, if you seek something unusual
that may help your body, try Motherr's.
addition to a thriving business that's open daily in all
four locations, Mother's offers classes in a variety of
topics, special demos, and of course the popular Kitchen
selling smoothies, pasta, soups, salads and deserts that
offer a non-meat version of traditional meat dishes.
instance, I ordered a Reuben Sandwich in Mother's
Kitchen and it was markedly different than a traditional
Reuben that I usually take the beef off as I don't
consume much beef. It's sauce was a red roasted pepper
sauce that gave it a slightly sweet, rich flavor, minus
the fat content in traditional Reubens served with
Thousand Island dressing.
visiting the OC, you may need a pick-me-up for your
travels, or as locals do, maybe a vitamin or two.
Filtered juices made in the US can still be found in
Mother's Market. As you know, if you go into a store to
purchase pineapple juice now, even Dole products come
from the Philippines and most juices are re-constituted.
One study showed the containers the juice concentrates
were transported in previously carried other products
such as petroleum. Hopefully they've discontinued that
think you really don't need to add Red Die #2 to
cranapple juice, then you have to start looking for
other sources where you can purchase the old-fashioned
foods that didn't get injected with fake colors,
fillers, sugar and a whole bunch of stuff you cannot
pronounce. This is why places like Mother's and other
Whole Foods style stores have popped up. Sure you pay
more. It's a shame that getting real foods costs more.
But at least you don't have to be a victim and accept
only what's sold by the big chains. Thank goodness for