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About Us - Cranberry's Grocery & EateryCranberry's Grocery & Eatery
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About Us

We opened on the 4th of July in 2003. Founded by Kathleen Stinehart, former dean for academic outreach at nearby Mary Baldwin College, Cranberry’s goal is to bring you organic, natural, healthful and delicious foods. Kathleen and her husband, Alan, retired in 2015 and sold Cranberry’s to Joseph White, a hiking guide and former sportswriter for The Associated Press.

kathleenWe are all about taste (hooray!) and nutrition (whoopee!). Our menu is fashioned around fruits, vegetables and organic grains – simple but powerful foods that will have you leaping tall buildings in a single bound. (Yeah, you get the idea.)

We eliminated trans fats and high fructose corn syrup from our cafe and grocery several years ago, and we can prepare certified gluten-free and vegan entrees as requested.

You may enjoy knowing that we recycle our food wastes locally through Polyface Farms. We also recycle plastic, paper, glass, aluminum, newspaper, egg cartons and plastic bags and love to brag about our Virginia Green designation and GreenPeople.com seal of approval.

Cranberry’s also has been named Favorite Health Food Store in the Valley by The News Virginian, been nominated twice for Best Vegetarian Restaurant, and received vegan verification from Veggin` Out & About. We have been honored with the Thumbs Up award from the Staunton Downtown Development Association, the Virginia Best Breakfast award and certificates of excellence from TripAdvisor, Yelp.com and the Latino group at Mary Baldwin College.

joseph-whiteAll of us who work here believe the store truly belongs to its customers. So before you go, be sure to tell us what you like to eat and buy and what you’d like to see you get that we don’t have. Here’s to your health and a wonderful time at Cranberry’s

“Your store is impressive, Kathleen! We think you’ve got a real hit on your hands.”
-Roussie & Larry Jacksina, customers


store_frontAbout the Building . . .

Our building was constructed in 1758 and may be the oldest commercial building in Staunton. Originally a stone structure, it now sports a brick façade added during the Victorian era to modernize its appearance.

Over the years the building has served as a women’s clothing store, New York deli, tailor’s shop, taxi garage, Chinese laundry, and general mercantile. The staff here is convinced there are friendly ghosts about. If you sense one, just smile and say “Hi”.