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Green Way Market Opens in Cross River with Monthly Wellness Events

Jan 30, 2020 01:49PM ● By Marilee Burrell

Jaqueline Gomes

Green Way Market, which recently opened in Cross River, is hosting free monthly health and wellness events with Jaqueline Gomes, a registered dietitian nutritionist with more than 12 years’ experience as a supermarket dietitian. The events will feature recipe demonstrations and tastings, nutritional store tours and seminars, with Gomes making herself available to answer customers’ nutrition-related questions.

“I provide consumers with valid, timely, science-based information on leading a healthy life, preventing and managing disease while enjoying their favorite foods,” Gomes says. “Green Way Markets offer a wide assortment of products to meet the health and wellness needs of our consumers, including natural, organic and gluten-free items.”

The new Green Way Market is owned by brothers John, Bill and Robin Estevez, whose family-owned business—begun 48 years ago by their father, Morel—manages 10 Foodtown stores in New York and New Jersey.

“We bought the Green Way brand with our Allegiance Co-op a few years ago at the A&P auction,” Robin says. “With Green Way we plan and hope to serve community members well as they deserve. They will enjoy a fully remodeled, well-stocked, warm and inviting store that they will be proud of.”

The three Estevez brothers literally grew up in the grocery store business, Robin says—sweeping floors, stocking shelves, manning the register and unloading trucks.

“It was hands on all the time,” he says. “Dad taught us by doing and letting us have a go at it. He ingrained in us to do our best, rise to the occasion, take chances, be honest, not only work hard but also work smart, and most of all be a great neighbor by following the golden rule and doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. Looking back on it puts a smile on my face, as I think about all the families we’ve served throughout the years.”

Location: Green Way Market, 20 N. Salem Rd., Cross River, NY. For more info and to follow Gomes’s blog, visit