Oryana Natural Foods Market
|Steve Nance, left, and the Oryana crew|
You may think Oryana’s mission is all about food, and that’s certainly a big part of it, but look a little deeper and you’ll find a co-op fully invested in the health and wellness of its members and the community. Whether you are filling your cart with organic and local produce or catching a local musician at their Lake Street Café—when you’re at Oryana, you are promoting a local economy, and a strong connection between food, health, and our environment. “Oryana has been a major part of my family’s life. … I truly believe in the co-op and the work we do!” said Steve Nance, the market’s general manager. Oryana is connected to all of MLUI’s programs, from incentivizing smart commuting for their employees through our Local Motion campaign, to guiding decisions at Food and Farming Network meetings. Oryana is a true example of community leadership on issues we both value.