A Grocer & Café: Healthy Harvest Urban Farms

A few years back father and son duo, Chad and Nieko Summers, started Healthy Harvest Urban Farms in East Moline, Illinois. It’s an organic community garden and garden center. They have recently taken this venture and extended into a storefront in downtown Rock Island.

Located at 1616 2nd Ave. in Rock Island, Illinois, is their grocery store called Healthy Harvest Urban Farms and an all organic and vegan eatery, Green Garden Café. The store offers an array of organic products from locally-sourced produce to bulk goods, such as beans, oats, and spices, to daily items like milk, eggs, and cheese.

The café is vegan and all organic. They feature wraps, salads, and smoothies. I had their Miso Ginger Salad and my companion had their Tofu Taco Salad. Both were delicious, filling, and reasonably priced at $7.

Miso Ginger Salad

I had a million questions about their mission and their offerings, all of which were welcomed as the business has a focus on education. The Summers’ family began their farm with the intent of growing food that is beneficial to one’s health and sustainability, in hopes to share this information in the larger community.

Healthy Harvest truly believes that we are what we eat, and they want to provide you with a place where you can eat healthy foods as well as buy them and cook with them at home.

Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 6pm, and Sunday 10am – 5pm. If you’d like to learn more about healthier eating habits or want a quick meal that’s good for you, check this place out. You’d be supporting local, family businesses and doing good for your body!

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Deborah Davis Deborah Davis, otherwise known as QCAlegirl, was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa, where she currently resides. A self-proclaimed craft beer fanatic, she spends her days either working at a local nano-brewery or researching and writing for her blog, qcalegirl.com. While she’s not traveling around the Midwest in search of new experiences, she also enjoys yoga, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.

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