On March 5th, our Ocean location unveiled its new community education room. The room is designed as a place where the Dean’s community can share mind, body, and spirit practices. In addition, Dean’s will offer free cooking classes, wellness lectures, and a variety of lifestyle enhancing forums all to educate and bring people together. At the opening, several participants recognized Owner Dean Nelson for making the new community room possible. “I am so grateful for all that Dean Nelson has done for our community,” said Abby Cahn Anton, a community partner. “His generosity and vision are immense. When Dean opened his [...]
In The Community
The feature documentary film ‘WALK WITH ME’ is playing at Red Bank’s Bow Tie Cinemas on November 8 at 7:30pm. ‘WALK WITH ME,’ narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, goes deep inside a Zen Buddhist community who have given up all their possessions and signed up to a life of chastity for one common purpose – to transform their suffering, and practice the art of mindfulness with the world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. “Heartfelt, if not entirely satisfying, Walk With Me provides an up-close glimpse of the life of devotion, focusing on the monks and nuns who live at a rural monastery led [...]
Update 10/3: Thanks to everyone who shopped with us--we raised $5,000! On September 30 and October 1, Dean’s Natural Food Market’s Basking Ridge and Chester locations will donate 5% of both days’ proceeds to support the NJ SEEDS program at The Willow School. NJ SEEDS is a non-profit organization that prepares motivated, high-achieving, low-income students for admission to private schools and colleges across the country. The Willow School, an independent school for students in preschool through eighth grade in Gladstone, New Jersey, welcomed its first NJ SEEDS students in the fall of 2016 and has since doubled the number of SEEDS [...]
Mary’s Place Chef, Cathy stopped by the Ocean store to show us how she does her weekly shopping. "Dean's Natural Food Market has been a supporter since the beginning of Mary's Place by donating groceries every month so we can provide breakfast and lunch for our guests.