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Bob’s Natural Foods is changing hands [Don’t worry, it will be the same great place]

It’s official. Bernadette Martin of the Kennedy Plaza Farmer’s Market will be the new owner of Bob’s Natural Foods (104 W Park Avenue.) I spoke to Bernadette last week and she’s extremely excited with this new endeavor.  I trust she’s going to serve the legacy of Bob’s well. Thank you, Bob. You created an institution in Long Beach that I think all of us are really grateful for.

Bob’s Natural Foods
104 W. Park Avenue
Long Beach, NY 11561
www.bobsnaturalfoods.com

From Bob:

I woke up this morning with a song playing in my head, “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” It was the one song, back in the tumultuous 60’s, that always resonated deeply in my heart. Pete Seeger was the original composer of it in 1952, taking the lyrics from the Book of Ecclesiastes. One might say that it was divinely inspired.

Call I divine or serendipity, I didn’t choose my path; it chose me when I opened the store in the West End in 1975, 43 years ago. Over the years I have made many new friends…and lost many old friends. I cherish them all.
Now, the walls echo with the laughter of the grand children of my first customers.

To everything there is a season….

And so…my season has ended…and a new familiar face will be greeting you, as Bernadette Martin, who has brought Green Markets throughout New York and Long Island, is now the new owner of Bob’s Natural Foods.
From the time we first spoke, we knew she was the one.
… and a time for every purpose under heaven.

Bob’s Natural Foods signature hot cereal dish. A review by Richard of the LB Doms

This is Bob’s signature hot cereal dish. It’s base is oatmeal plus that’s Yogurt at the center. Bob’s chefs compete with each other, to create the best looking version of it. Comparing Bob’s to any other oatmeal dish, is a waste of time. There’s nothing like it. – RICHARD, LB DOMS

Bob’s Natural Foods
104 W. Park Ave
Long Beach, NY 11561
516  889-8955

www.bobsnaturalfoods.com