What was once named Organic Market is changing its name to Rory’s as the family passes ownership down to Rory Eames, the next generation. The family-owned independent organic and specialty grocery store has two locations in Massachusetts: Mashpee Commons and Dennisport.
“I love having the option of shopping at Rory’s. There’s always something new to try with the variety of locally produced organic products,” says Jody Bergeron, RN, BSN, MS, Massachusetts resident and loyal customer of Rory’s.
As a critical care RN for Cape Cod Healthcare at Falmouth Hospital, the expanded smoothie and juice bar and the prepared meal options at Rory’s work with her busy schedule. Further, Jody enjoys supporting local businesses because of the constant influx of new products and produce to explore and the knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Besides serving nutrition purposes, Rory’s offers health, beauty, and supplement products worth talking about. “I frequently like to browse the personal care products like shampoos/conditioners, lotions, soap, toothpaste and deodorants,” says Jody. A few of her favorite products in this category include Acure Hair and Facial products and Alaffia Coconut Reishi Bergamot & Charcoal deodorant.
“This market has definitely changed my life in that I use fewer chemical-laden products and expanded options for healthful organic food products,” she says. “Natural and organic products are definitely a priority of mine when it comes to food, personal products, and household cleaning products.”
One of her favorite products from the store is Once Again Cashew Nut Butter. Jody also looks forward to trying a product soon to make its way to shelves at Rory’s: Kings & Queens wild harvested Chaga Lemon Tea, which has antioxidants and adaptogens as well as the Chaga mushroom—of particular interest to Jody, as she has written a piece on mushrooms for the American Society of Nutrition.
In addition to providing the community with fresh produce, Rory’s is giving back to the community. According to an on-screen interview by Cape Media News Conversations, Rory Eames has partnered with Christine Menard of The Family Pantry, based in Harwich, MA, to donate produce to help minimize food insecurity.
“For every pound of produce, we are donating the same amount to The Family Pantry,” Eames said in an interview released May 1, 2019. In the off season, that means about 1,200 lbs will be donated. During the summer, however, about 5,000-10,000 lbs of produce will be donated.
Jody Bergeron, RN, BSN, MS, CEN, works in critical care for Cape Cod Healthcare. She obtained her Masters in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and was enrolled at the University of Alabama’s College of Human Environmental Sciences Online Dietetics program. She has 30 years of experience working in healthcare with the past 20 years in critical care nursing. She served 9 years in the Army Reserve as a military officer in a Combat Support Hospital as a critical care RN and during her service, she was in charge of the weight control program. She currently has interests in phytonutrient research, disease prevention with a focus on heart and brain health and healthy aging. She enjoys time with her family, skiing, scuba diving, traveling, knitting, cooking/baking/recipe development, and sharing science-based nutrition information on social media and food photography. Instagram: @jody_bergeron Twitter: @BergeronJodyA