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The Only Locally Owned Green Certified Market in Santa Cruz!

Staff of Life Natural Foods, a Santa Cruz landmark, has grown from a small natural foods bakery into a major natural foods supermarket.

Started in 1969 by Richard Josephson and Gary Bascou, Staff of Life provides its customers with simply the best product at the best price.  Stop by today to see what we have to offer.

  • In house bakery using the finest organic ingredients baking fresh breads, pastries, cakes and specialty desserts daily.
  • Full butcher and seafood counter featuring cut to order meats, poultry and seafood, all humanely raised with no antibiotics or growth hormones.
  • Full service deli with made from scratch specialties, made to order sandwiches and burritos, full hot and salad bar and a large grab and go section - all made in house fresh daily.
  • Massive bulk department.
  • Largest Vitamin and supplement, beauty and gift department in Santa Cruz county.
  • Lovely garden and gift department 
  • Expansive organic produce selections​
  • Cafe del Sol serving specialty organic juices, smoothies and full menu of coffee drinks, pastries and cookies.

We are very proud our store has been officially certified by the City of Santa Cruz as a Green Building!