It's funny because before we crept up on this natural beauty. Bink, my sister and I had been hanging in a park eating Damon's Famous wings and fries (sans the wings for me!). We joked about the health options in a little town like Jesup, where much of the diet is probably fried or smothered in meat fat.
Then I saw a sign, no really, a sign for a natural food store. With no knowledge of the town and little cellular service, I figured I'd have to miss out on an opportunity of this sacred place.
Lucky, a little bit of bad directions bumped us right into Garden of Eat'n, a natural food store right off the railroad tracks in Jesup, Ga.
I was in need of tea tree oil, and Walmart did not have it, but of course Garden of Eat'n had 10 different types! One of the managers was very helpful in pointing us to the tea tree oil and offering other uses for the natural oil.
I also grabbed some Jason deodorant and Tom's toothpaste. Everything was reasonably priced.
There were organically grown produce, about six freezers full of whole food items, a wall of Fort Negrita-esque periodicals and a few mini isles of non-perishable natural foods.
I'd like to think of it as a quickie mart for green-life lovers. The store is humble in style and atmosphere, and you can't beat a local grocery store.
If you are ever randomly in Jesup or northeastern Georgia and you need a veggie burger or a fair trade coffee, visit Garden of Eat'n.
140 S.W. Broad Street
Jesup, GA 31545
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm