MOM’s opens in Gaithersburg. Bring your old glasses and cellphones

MOM’s Organic Market Gaithersburg Grand Opening this Friday-Sunday! (PRNewsfoto/MOM's Organic Market)
WASHINGTON — Rockville,Maryland-based MOM’s Organic Market will open its 19th location Friday in Gaithersburg, and the Maryland store, like many of its others, will have an increasingly diverse recycling program.

The new, 16,000-square-foot store at 10 Upper Rock Circle holds its grand opening Friday through Sunday.

It will have a Naked Lunch, all organic vegetarian breakfast and lunch counter found in several of its other locations, and will have a backyard beekeeping section with tools for home beekeeping, a hobby MOM’s founder Scott Nash is passionate about.

The Gaithersburg location will have free electric car charging stations, a tire inflation station, a green roof that helps reduce stormwater runoff and an extensive recycling program.

The recycling center takes corks, eyeglasses, cellphones, household batteries, shoes and plastic bags.

MOM’s marks its 31st anniversary this summer. Nash started the business as an organic delivery company in his mother’s Rockville garage.

Its stores are located in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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