About Green Goddess Natural Market
Green Goddess Natural Market is owned and operated by Tammy Loewy and Wynde Kate Reese. The two women met in 2001, while cooking at The Cliffhanger Café in Keene Valley. They instantly became friends and envisioned themselves one day having a food service business together. In the spring of 2004 they started Green Goddess Foods and began selling vegetarian prepared foods at the Lake Placid Farmer’s Market. Their intention was to provide ideas for healthy meals using ingredients from the farmer’s market.
Some of their first recipes included Market Pizza, Market Sandwiches, seasonal soups such as Gazpacho and Butternut squash, fresh juices and smoothies, and their signature items, of which they are still famous, Spring Rolls and Heavenly Hummus. They instantly had a following and expanded to include Elizabethtown, Keene Valley and Troy farmer’s markets, wholesaling to local establishments, and catering. However, they dreamed of one day having a place of their own…
In October of 2007, Tammy and Wynde Kate purchased a small natural food store in Lake Placid and changed the name to Green Goddess Natural Foods. Their intention is to provide healthy, organic products at affordable prices to the local and seasonal consumers.
After 5 years at this quaint location, Green Goddess moved to its present storefront at 2051 Saranac Ave. in the lower parking lot of the Placid Pond Plaza. With the move, The Scape Cafe was created, an on-site cafe and deli serving a large selection of freshly prepared foods using local and organic ingredients. The Scape caters to all diets and dietary restrictions, and offers a fresh juice and smoothie bar in addition to breakfast and lunch served daily.
For those looking for a unique menu for their next event, The Scape Cafe also provides catering services from events ranging from The Ironman, to Destination Weddings, to an intimate dinner for 2. We create personalized menus for each of our clients.
At Green Goddess, our mission is to connect resident and transient customers to our local food growers and producers by offering a convenient way for customers to access local products. We want our customers to experience how delicious fresh organic foods are by offering extensive deli and catering menus from The Scape Cafe, where people can taste the flavors of meals made from scratch. We encourage consumers to become more educated in the Natural Food realm with our Cooking and Wellness classes, and we continually give back to our local communities by volunteering in Farm to School projects and donating our time and money to all of the area’s local schools and Arts Centers.
OUR helpful team
Wynde Kate Reese
Role at Green Goddess: Holistic Nutrition Consultant, office and marketing manager, Certified Veggiecator TM, community educator
Favorite Scape Cafe menu item: The Goddess Salad with sauerkraut and a Wake Up juice (add turmeric)
Favorite Store Item: Magnesium Oil- so I can relax after a hectic summer day, or when I ski too hard in the winter
Fondest Green Goddess Memory: Winning the NYS Small Business Person(s) of the Year award with Tammy in 2016!
When not at Green Goddess I like to: Ski, dance, hike barefoot, play pick-up soccer and rock climb with my son Bladen, cook good food, spend time with family and friends, practice yoga, paddleboard, enjoy this beautiful park we live in.
Favorite Quote: “It takes a village to raise a child” – African Proverb
Role at Green Goddess: Catering Manager, The Sweeper- sweeping up all the pieces that fall through the cracks
Favorite Scape Cafe menu item: The Goddess Salad
Favorite store item: Chocolate & Sriracha
Fondest Green Goddess memory: Every day with great customers and our fantastic staff.
When not at Green Goddess I like to: Be outdoors with family and friends, eat good food with family and friends, Listen to good music with family and friends, and be chill with Nick and Zarela.
Favorite quote: “We must be the change we wish to see in the world” – Ghandi
Role at Green Goddess: Chef extrodinaire, maitre Boulanger, Gaga enthusiast
Favorite Scape Cafe menu item: My molasses cookies and pecan squares
Favorite store item: 5-Spoke Herbal Jack cheese
Fondest Green Goddess memory: spontaneous song and dance breaks in the kitchen
When not at Green Goddess, I like to: Teach, live, and breath Zumba, cross-country ski in the winter
Favorite quote: “I don’t need to be on top to know that I’m wanted; cause I’m strong enough to know the truth”- Lady Gaga
Role at Green Goddess: Store manager and Customer service expert
My favorite Scape Cafe menu item is: Hot lunch entree’s, Kim’s Molasses cookies, and any of Tony’s creations
My favorite store item is: Honey Girl Skin Care products
My favorite Green Goddess memory is: Kim’s 30th Birthday Party
When not at Green Goddess I like to: Spend quality time with Bruce and our amazing dog Ozy, go see live music, visit with friends, garden, cook…
My favorite quote: “It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty seven to frown, conserve energy.”
Role at Green Goddess: Resident caligrapher, bulk queen, and steward of sass
My favorite Scape Cafe menu item is: Any cookie or baked good batter
My favorite store item is: Battenkill milk- because milk is so delicious and good for you
My fondest Green Goddess memory is: I can’t pinpoint one because it is making these new friends I work with!
When not at Green Goddess I like to: Hand-embroider and sew, walk my two crazy dogs, hand out on Lake Placid.
My favorite quote: “A negative mind will never give you a positive life”.