Well, I had an experience just like this today -- except instead of finding a wonderful clothing store, I found a local grocery store with a wonderful nature/organic section. The fresh organic produce spanned 15-feet long in two layers: lettuce, carrots, leeks, green onions, yellow and red bell peppers, beets, broccoli, etc. Next to that was a large display of organic apples in several different varieties, navel oranges, avocados, lemons and limes. I was so excited that I was ticked off at myself for forgetting my cell phone at home -- I needed to call my mother-in-law that very second to let her know of the gems that lay before me! I knew she would appreciate them as much as me.
After wandering through the produce section, I found my way to the rest of the natural/organic aisles of the store. Yes, aisles - plural! The shelves were full of all sorts of goodies: organic pastas, canned tomatoes, crackers, granola bars, chips, applesauce, juices, and cereal. Our favorite cereal was on sale so that made the visit even that much better.
How could I have not known this grocery store, just a 10-15 minute drive away from my house, was providing lovely, fresh organic groceries? What a great discovery! So the moral of this story is: make sure you check around your local area for natural/organic groceries that you may not have known about. Each time you purchase a natural or organic item, you're not just feeding your family healthier, higher-quality foods, you're telling your grocer that natural/organic items matter to you and your family. And let's face it, if the grocery stores can make money selling organic produce, they'll provide more and more of the good stuff. As for me, I'll be visiting my new find again the very near future.