IN RECOGNITION OF THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MUSTARD SEED MARKET
(Extensions of Remarks - July 06, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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   IN RECOGNITION OF THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MUSTARD SEED MARKET

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                        HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH

                                of ohio

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, July 6, 2011

  Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, I stand today in honor of the 30th 
anniversary of the Mustard Seed Market, the largest locally-owned 
retailer of natural and organic products in Ohio.
  In 1978, husband and wife team, Margaret and Philip Nabors, started a 
small, home-based, natural foods catering business in Northeast Ohio 
and discovered a large market for their healthy cooking. The couple 
supplied nutritious and delicious food to a multitude of weddings and 
events. In 1981, they expanded their enterprise with the opening of a 
small health foods store in Akron's Merriman Valley. Mustard Seed 
Market continues to offer a wide variety of natural foods, supplements, 
teas, books and health and beauty items.
  In 1989, Mustard Seed Market relocated to a much larger space, which 
included a 60 seat restaurant and an even larger selection of natural 
foods. Responding to customers' requests, the Nabors added a new fresh 
seafood case, an antibiotic-and-cage-free poultry case, and a small 
meat department. In 1992, they began offering a Monday night 
educational program, which consisted of cooking classes and lectures 
related to natural health.
  As a result of Mustard Seed Market's great and continued success, the 
Nabors decided to expand the business further in 1996. They moved to 
what is now their current location, a 31,500 square foot shopping and 
dining area, which includes a 14,000 square foot retail space, 120-seat 
restaurant, 20-seat bar and a banquet facility. In 1999, a second store 
was opened in Solon, Ohio.
  Mr. Speaker and colleagues, please join me in recognizing Margaret 
and Philip Nabors, whose inspiring thirty year mission has helped many 
people enjoy healthier lives through healthier eating habits.

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