About Us

Founded in 1981 in Akron, Ohio by Margaret and Phillip Nabors, we are a family owned and operated business.

We were pioneers in this work that began over 30 years ago with our strict ingredient standards - no artificial colors, flavorings or harmful chemical preservatives, no saccharin or aspartame, no irradiated foods, meats raised without the use of growth hormones and never fed animal by-products - and we continue our leadership today.

Our children are all involved in the business and are preparing to lead in the future. Our daughter Marcella serves on our Board of Directors, and our sons Abraham and Gabe have joined our management team full-time. Both completed their undergraduate degrees from Ohio University, Abraham majoring in Environmental Geography and Gabe in Finance Business Administration. We are very proud of all of our children.


Mustard Seed Market & Café is the largest locally-owned retailer of natural and organic products in Ohio. We've been part of the community since 1981 - a locally-owned family business. Our specialty is providing high quality natural and organic foods along with education and information on food issues and the environment. Whether you shop in the Markets or dine in our Montrose Restaurant, we are committed to helping you and your families enjoy healthier lives by providing healthier, great-tasting foods. Both of our locations also offer banquet facilities and catering services.

We hope you’ll explore this site and be inspired to come in and explore our Montrose or our Solon stores. If you are already a shopper you know we always have many new products and ideas, a busy event calendar and market specials galore. As always, thank you for your support and interest.

Together, we’ll save the world one bite at a time.