We received this message today. It’s kinda sorta amazing. Actually, really amazing.

Native Sun Natural Foods Market, North Florida’s largest local organic grocery retailer, is coming to Jacksonville Beach. The family-owned business plans to open its third store in Jacksonville at the corner of 3rd Street and 15th Avenue North in the first quarter of 2015.

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Jacksonville’s leading natural and organic grocer since 1996, Native Sun has been recognized nationally for its leadership in the Natural Products Industry and was named “Natural Foods Retailer of the Year” by Whole Foods Magazine. Native Sun’s product selection includes the very best from national, regional and local brands and features the offerings of many small purveyors who set the standard for simple, healthy food. The result is a retailer with a strong connection to the local community that extends beyond its shelves. Native Sun works with area farmers, restaurants and other healthy lifestyle businesses to keep the focus on the best options for customers to live and eat well.

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A popular breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot, the Native Sun deli is home to simple, delicious offerings that focus on freshness and seasonal flavor. The stores cater to vegetarian, vegan and other special diet needs. With 100 percent organic produce and over 90 percent organic ingredients used to prepare all food service items, Native Sun sets the highest standard in Jacksonville for delicious, healthy convenience.

According to Aaron Gottlieb, owner of Native Sun, this move to Jacksonville Beach has been a long time coming. “We’ve been receiving customer requests for years to come to the beaches. All of us at Native Sun are very excited at the prospect of finally becoming part of the Jacksonville Beaches community.”