Phoenix, AZ (PressExposure) February 09, 2012 -- Luci's Healthy Marketplace, winner of the 2012 Best of Our Valley "Best Grocery Store" and "Best Cup of Coffee" awards by the Arizona Foothills Magazine, has announced the availability of more pure, fresh grass-fed products on its grocery shelves and freezers.
Ken Schnitzer, owner of Luci's Healthy Marketplace, said that he and his wife Luci were delighted to carry additional produce from local and regional farmers. "We have in stock a wider array of grass-fed meats and eggs that are truly beneficial to the body. Our additions have passed stringent quality standards, which we maintain to promote our customers' fitness and well-being."
Grass-fed products come from animals that have been raised in natural diets, and spared from artificial vitamins and growth boosters that scientific research has found harmful to the consumers' body.
It is worthy to mention that Luci's Healthy Marketplace was born to inspire customers to embrace the lifestyle that encourages the body's fitness and well-being. It was built at Luci's rebirth as a breast cancer survivor. "When my wife, Luci, conquered The Big 'C', she and our entire family became fully aware of what lifestyle and diet could do to our health. We decided it was time we changed our eating habits into what is sound."
"Moreover," Schnitzer said, "we thought we should give others the opportunity of living healthy so they would not have to go through the painful and difficult times that we suffered as a family. An ounce of prevention is always better than a pound of cure - and having healthy marketplaces like Luci's gives people a great sense of confidence in what they eat."
Luci's Healthy Marketplace is stocked with items that use natural and - in most cases - 75% organic ingredients. The store shelves are systematically labeled "kosher" or "gluten-free". Even the menu in the coffee bar specifies dishes that are soy-free, low in carbohydrate, or recommended for vegetarians.
Open seven days a week from 6.30 in the morning, Luci's Healthy Marketplace has its shelves and freezers full of grass-fed meats, including beef and mutton, and grass-fed eggs. Fresh seafood is also available, along with dairy and cheeses, snacks and entrées, wine and beer, and supplements. Non-food items include cosmetics, baby care products, pet care products, cleaning products that have tested for quality and safety.
To increase consumer awareness of the culinary wonders of eating healthy - without having to compromise the palatability and delectable taste of meals - Luci's Healthy Marketplace holds on-site cooking classes [http://www.lucishealthymarketplace.com/cooking_classes_events] every Sunday for anyone interested.
More information may be viewed at the Luci's Healthy Marketplace Website: www.lucishealthymarketplace.com