A locavore is someone who chooses locally grown foods over foods that have traveled a long distance to reach his dinner table. A panel discussion at Cornell University highlighted the benefits and disadvantages of locavorism. The locavore movement is relatively recent, although I can remember apple picking at nearby orchards long before that term was coined.
Pick-your-own farms and farmer's markets provide local produce to Bergen County residents, but their hours are limited, and they can be far from home. Grocery stores with local produce are an option for those with hectic schedules.
Locavores in Oradell have been able to purchase locally grown produce at 613 Oradell Avenue for years. Fresh N' More opened this summer on eastbound Route 4 to provide River Edge and Hackensack residents with the same service. Its fresh produce features fruits and vegetables from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Some of the produce is organic, as are many of the packaged foods.
Fresh N' More caters to other niche eaters in addition to the green community. Kosher foods, including parve deserts, are among the aisles. Foodies can find specialty cheeses, exotic fruit juices, sundry types of vinegar, and nearly a dozen styles of olive oil. Fresh bread is available near the salad bar.
Those with a taste for foreign foods can find packaged items imported from Europe, Asia, and South America. Customers on restricted diets for health reasons can buy diet, gluten free, and lactose free products at Fresh N' More.
Diverse eaters can find foods to match their particular preferences at Fresh N' More. Locavores and organic eaters will find a wide selection there. Fresh N' More is a welcomed addition to the Bridge District of River Edge.