About Us

Your Market with a Heart

The foundation of our business is based on the following:

  • Wellness
  • Trust
  • Local
  • Prosperity for all

We are committed to offering products that enhance wellness.  In today's world of over stimulation and confusing information we're here to help you discern what healthy, natural choices are best for you and your family.

We are committed to offering an environment of trust and friendliness.  We have so much to learn from one another.  Our Market is a community 'safe place' where everyone feels welcome.

Through our commitment to local producers and growers, we keep dollars in our community and oil in the ground. We're proud to showcase so many creative and innovative products that are sourced right here in western North Carolina.

We are committed to making heath and well-being accessible to everyone!  We work hard to find the right balance of fairness to our customers, generosity to our staff and community, and the health of our business.

This has, and will continue to be the mission of our business.  And in this time of climate chaos and change, we are committed to educating ourselves and our customers on the most effective ways to make a difference in restoring the planet.

A message from Rosanne Kiely

vegan burrito

Healthy Food

We're proud to sell all organic produce, and to feed you primarily organic ingredients from our deli.  We pay close attention to the ingredients in all our products.  You will not find artificial colors or flavorings, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, hormones, hydrogenated oils, trans-fats, MSG, or a host of other ingredients you might find in other markets.  In addition, all new products we bring into the Market are non-GMO.

We are attentive to the wide variety of dietary lifestyles that people are finding nurture their own health and well-being; vegan, vegetarian, meat-eaters, gluten-free, paleo... and more.  It's an on-going discernment for us all, and we love your suggestions and requests.

Of course, regardless of the food 'type', the closer to home the product is made or grown, the easier it is to be sure it has the integrity we're dedicated to.  That's one reason we love local...

Local Economy

West Village Market supports local businesses, local farms and local producers of all sorts!  We carry close to 200 local products in our store.  Innovative QUALITY items from Asheville and the surrounding area are available in every department - Grocery and snacks, produce, coffee, beer & wine, health and bodycare, flowers, baked goods, chocolate, kombucha, tempeh, vegan & dairy cheeses, crackers, ice cream, granola, gifts... on and on it goes.

See Local Products

Local Community

We also love to support local artists, crafters and other local businesses.  You'll often find someone on our patio sharing their craft.

candles

Why Local DOES make a difference.

$100 spent at locally owned businesses contributes an additional $58 to the local economy. By comparison, $100 spent at a chain store in Portland yields just $33 in local economic impact... check out our blog for more details on that!

 

IMG_20160128_194941

Food Politics

We are dedicated to making important information about food politics available to our community. We do this by maintaining a lending library where customers can find books and magazines about issues surrounding the food we eat, and by hosting and participating in community awareness events.