MaMa Jean’s Natural Market is a locally owned, family operated natural food store that provides high-quality foods, excellent customer service, and a pleasant shopping experience, all while being environmentally friendly and active within the community.
We believe in:
• Being selective in both the products we sell and the vendors with whom we work
• Educating our staff about the products we carry
• Having a unique, personable, and inviting atmosphere in all of our locations
• Recycling all shipping/packaging materials, offering a bring-your-own bag rebate, and donating food waste for composting
• Offering free community educational classes, working with local charities, and participating in community events
MaMa Jean’s was established in December 2002 at 1727 S. Campbell by Susie Farbin and Diana Hicks. This full-service natural market was named in tribute to both of the owner’s mothers: “MaMa” Loweta Hicks and Jean Farbin. With the intention of bringing local, organic and natural foods to Springfield, and a focus on great customer service, MaMa Jean’s was welcomed into the community with enthusiasm.
Since opening their flagship store, Susie and Diana have watched their business grow from 6 employees to 170. With the addition of a second and third store (on Republic Road and East Sunshine Street) they’ve increased their retail space by seven times. In July 2016, they opened the all-new MJ’s Market & Deli, featuring a full-service deli and convenient grocery section.
With this exciting growth, MaMa Jean’s has also extended their public presence. Each year they host dozens of local vendors at their annual customer appreciation tasting fairs. They’ve participated in numerous local events, from farmer’s markets to wellness fairs, and even partnered with the Discovery Center to promote food education.
They’ve extended their customer service reach with a new website, a monthly online newsletter, and an active social media presence. MaMa Jean’s continues to invest in the Ozarks by raising money at each cash register for locally based non-profit organizations with the Spare Change for Change program.
Both of Susie’s children carry on the MaMa Jean’s legacy, working and contributing at the family business. Her daughter Kelly is MaMa Jean’s General Manager and her son Jeff manages inventory as the Central Buyer.
Always buzzing with activity, our bulk department’s high turnover rate means fresh grains, beans, dried fruits, snacks, baking supplies and so much more at the lowest possible price. Help yourself to the exact amount you need in this user-friendly department.
Mama Jean’s has been supporting local since we first opened our doors in 2002. We have local representation in just about every department and we’re proud of it. We seek out businesses that do things the way we do – with passion, personal investment, and a desire to see our community thrive.
From the brewery across town to the vineyard on the other side of the globe, we have selected the very finest elixirs to tantalize your tastebuds without breaking the bank.
It’s pure and simple: we make it here. Using fresh produce, organic grains, antibiotic-free meat and hormone-free dairy products our chefs are cooking up a storm every day. We prepare soups, sandwiches, coffee, smoothies, and even something for your sweet tooth. Gluten-free? Vegan? We’ve got you covered, too.
Food should be nutritious. It should also be delicious and affordable. Our grocery department is the lion’s share of Mama Jean’s and it’s brimming with quality brands, specialty items and sensibly priced staples. We are prepared to accommodate a variety of dietary standards and take pride in offering food to fuel the body, naturally.
Our dried herbs and spices are fresh, full of flavor, and are available from a pinch to a pound. Have a recipe that calls for an unusual seasoning? Come on by. We offer a wide variety of unique ingredients as well as spice rack favorites.
You want to be clean AND you want your ingredient lists to be clean? We don’t think that’s too much to ask. Our personal care department boasts a wide variety of hygiene and cosmetic products that heal, cleanse and beautify at a higher standard.
The only thing we’re calling an apple is an apple. Every one of our fruits and veggies are certified organic or supplied by small farmers in our community. This means no junk and no GMOs.
Round out your healthy lifestyle with supplements suited to your specific needs from a spectrum of trusted brands including New Chapter and Garden of Life. We have granny’s old faithful cod liver oil as well as the latest breakthroughs in natural remedies with a staff knowledgeable enough to help you navigate the waters.