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Health Haven - an Oasis of Wellbeing in the Heart of Moorestown

Oct 03, 2017 -

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The first thing people notice when they meet and talk with Health Haven owner Donna Wood is her passion for what she does. As soon as someone enters her bright and welcoming store on Main Street, Donna greets them with a smile and sincere interest in helping them find exactly what they need. As a certified nutritionist, Donna offers customers substantial knowledge about health issues, dietary concerns, and wholesome life strategies, and she sells a wide variety of products to meet specific goals. Her mantra is “People over Profits,” and she isn’t satisfied until her customers have found solutions and feel comfortable with their purchases.

Health Haven’s tidy shelves are brimming with an extensive line of dietary supplements and remedies, natural health and body care products, and holistic items designed for children and even pets. Adding a unique dimension to the store, Donna makes an effort to stock locally sourced food goods such as honey and fresh eggs, as well as lotions, soaps and hand-drawn greeting cards in case you’re purchasing a gift. A soothing array of herbal teas, organic chocolate, and incense are on display, and the store’s walls and often her front window are decorated with artwork by local artists and Moorestown’s students. “Art and creativity are important parts of being healthy,” Donna maintains.

Donna opened her Moorestown store three years ago while still operating her flagship Health Haven business in Hainesport, which she launched in 1982. “From the moment I started the process of the new location, I felt supported by everyone in Moorestown who helped me take this step,” she explains. “A local bank eased the process of a business loan, the landlord was very accommodating, and township groups embraced and supported my endeavor.” She was excited to be a part of a municipality with a vibrant Main Street and grateful for the encouragement and connection she felt from Moorestown’s community groups. In time, she decided to sell her Hainesport location to focus on her new store, which has become a popular and inviting fixture on Main Street.

Donna believes the advantage of having a small store is the immediate feedback she receives from customers. “People will come back and tell you what works and what doesn’t.” When a product isn’t the right fit, Donna maintains a 100 percent return policy and then makes a point of finding another product that meets expectations. She truly enjoys the experience of working with people one-on-one and counseling them. “Ultimately, what’s important is that customers feel good,” she says emphatically.

From encouraging passersby to stop and rest at the table in front of the store, to offering a selection of free informative health pamphlets, to the “Welcome to our Home” sign just inside the door, Donna has created a warm and appealing destination dedicated to wellbeing. Her customer support, positive attitude and determination to create a “haven” on Main Street led the MBA board to recognize Donna Wood and her store for enriching Moorestown’s business community.

Photo l. to r.: Health Haven owner Donna Wood, MBA President Steven Pazienza, and MBA Vice-President Kathy Hiltner. Photo: Tom Sheckels


Website: http://healthhaveninc.com/moorestown/
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2017 Autumn in Moorestown Poster

Sep 26, 2017 -

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MBA Recognizes New Owners of Moorestown Deli & Catering

Aug 16, 2017 -

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Next time you need to stock up the fridge, check out the new fare available at Moorestown Deli & Catering instead of facing the crowds and lines at the grocery store. Now under new ownership and management, this vintage Moorestown food outlet has transformed into a scratch kitchen that not only offers freshly prepared foods, it features gluten-free options that are hard to find elsewhere. New owners Mark Schweitzer and Stephanie Kenney have considerably broadened the menu while retaining the standards that customers can’t do without. Moorestown Business Association is pleased to recognize Mark, Stephanie and their crew as they serve up the next phase of one of Moorestown’s institutions, providing the township with another great “Moorestown Option.”

After managing the kitchens of two gourmet markets in Monmouth and Middlesex Counties as well as his uncle’s deli, Mark wanted to branch out on his own. Seeking a location in a small town where community and history set the tone, he was excited when he found out Moorestown Deli was for sale. Once he and Stephanie became owners, they set out to revamp the market, which has had the name Moorestown Deli for over 25 years and before that it was a popular eatery called Gus’s. Tucked into the back of the shopping section that faces the new municipal parking lot, the deli is conveniently located and offers many items not available anywhere else in town. Moorestown Deli’s new hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Instead of using a cold cuts supplier, Mark cooks all the deli meats himself, using a homemade seasoning mixes and marinades. Hamburger meat is ground on the premises, several sausage varieties are created daily, and about ten freshly made deli salads tossed with homemade salad dressings are always available. The marinara sauce is made from scratch, as are the soups and daily dessert items like brownies, cookies and cupcakes. Breakfast includes omelets, sandwiches, French toast and pancakes; a range of hot and cold deli sandwiches are featured with side dishes at lunch, and dinner items include chicken parmigiana and meatballs. The meatballs are one of several delicious gluten-free options at the deli that have attracted a new and loyal customer base. The bread is baked on the premises and it is also for sale by the loaf. Seven organic spice mixtures are made on site and are sold separately, including “better than Old Bay” Shore Rub, Citrus Fusion, and Fiery Finishing Spice. The deli case includes a savory selection of imported cheeses, cured meats, and olives, along with Mark’s popular bite-size peppers filled with a combination of cream cheese, garlic, parsley and shaved sharp provolone. Everything is prepared in small batches to maximize freshness. In addition to serving walk-in customers, the deli offers a complete catering service. “Whatever anyone wants, we can make it here,” Mark proudly explains.

To orchestrate this daily output, Mark and Stephanie completely revamped the existing kitchen. They removed a brick wall and added all stainless equipment and counters, a grill, freezer, sandwich station, sausage stuffer, a mixer/grinder and ovens. Mark and Stephanie work there daily with staff members and friends Charles Vanselous and Christina Kraenbring. Along with the considerable effort the team puts into preparing food, they want to also ensure a great customer experience. “We like the sense of community here, and are doing our best to get to know everyone who comes into the deli and finding out what they like,” notes Mark. “This is what we love to do.”

Photo l. to r.: MBA Vice-President Kathy Hiltner, Moorestown Deli & Catering owner Mark Schweitzer, and MBA President Steven Pazienza. Photo: Tom Sheckels


info@moorestownbusiness.com
Website: http://moorestowndeli.net
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