Health & Wellness

Garden of Eden Helps Raise Money for the Fight Against Cancer, and Promotes Healthy Eating to Fight the Disease

June 10, 2014 at 4:14 PM

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Garden of Eden full-service natural foods and gourmet grocery store of Berkeley Heights was on hand at the Relay For Life walk against cancer at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights on Saturday June 7th - 8th.   Relay For Life, part of the American Cancer Society, promotes organized community fundraising walks where members of each team camp out around a track and take turns walking to promote exercise, good health, camaraderie, and family-friendly entertainment.

Over 1,000 residents of neighboring towns participated in the overnight event, and Garden of Eden donated over $500 to promote various forms of cancer research.  Store manager Vivia Grenier was present, serving fruit-based smoothies made on the spot to thirsty attendees in the hot pre-summer sun.  According to Grenier, “Since eating all-natural, organic fruits is one of the most effective things anyone can do to fight free radicals which lead to cancer cells in the human body, we felt it was appropriate at this event to demonstrate just how good a smoothie can taste when it’s based on orange juice and fruits like mangoes, strawberries, pineapples, and raspberries without dairy, sugar, or other ingredients that can be allergy-inducing.  It’s more refreshing when you’re exercising, and it replenishes more of what the body loses through sweat and calorie burning.”
Grenier added, “At the store, we’re all believers in eating healthy, so, it’s only natural that we promote the freshest fruit without toxins.  What we say to fellow health fanatics that accept nothing less is that you will definitely find everything you can imagine or want in our organic Farmer’s Market fruit section.  No disappointments.”

Eden Gourmet has an excellent selection of organic fruits including berries, kiwis, apricots, pears, nectarines, apples, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, pomegranate, papayas, peaches, cherries, grapes, and mixed fruit platters.  “We keep our inventory so fresh that we’re always running specials to sell off inventory.  Fruits we sell at daily special prices still end up being fresher than the same items you’ll find at most other grocery stores, and at a lower price,” commented Grenier.

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Garden of Eden Marketplace is located at 501 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights. 

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