Heritage Natural Foods

Heritage Natural Foods


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Grateful to have survived and thrived.
Support Local this holiday season!

Don’t forget Thrive Creative Innovations merchandise is available online: https://www.etsy.com/shop/thrivecreative989

At Katy's Kards on Court St. in Old Town
At Heritage Natural Foods on Gratiot
& at dawn of a new day coffee house downtown Saginaw!
You can now buy Thrive Creative Innovations at a 3rd in store location!

Heritage Natural Foods will be carrying our Saginaw hats on their shelves, located on Gratiot Rd, just across The Scottish Inn ✨
A new Thrive product with soon be available at Heritage Natural Foods stay tuned ✨
To my friends who care to share this, thanks in advance!
Debie & Paul, the owners of Heritage Natural Foods in Old Town Saginaw, have been some of my favorite clients to build a relationship with.

Paul’s headed to work today in his Saginaw Dreamers Society shirt ✨
Heritage Natural Foods in Old Town Saginaw is a hidden gem located right on Gratiot Rd.

Their shelves are loaded with all of the best natural supplements and goodies...and now new merchandise screen printed by Thrive ✨
Cranked out about 30 tees for Heritage Natural Foods in Old Town Saginaw. They are celebrating their 39th year in business here in Saginaw, MI so I appreciated them trusting me with new merchandise for their store.

It feels good creating, connecting, and collaborating with Saginaw Dreamers doing what they can to make this city a better place✨
As of today the Saginaw Love & Peace series is closed! I will still offer certain items on Etsy but no new pieces will be added to the series for the foreseeable future. I will be moving on to a new series in March.

I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who supported the Saginaw Love & Peace series. The support went well beyond my expectations. With the proceeds from the series I was able to make 2 local donations. You helped make donations to Heritage Natural Foods of Old Town Saginaw as well as donations to the local Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region

I was asked by a customer this week what the series meant to me. As the series closes I want to share the initial vision I had for the series.

Thank you for supporting my art, my vision and my local community.

Keep thriving ✨
"Locally owned businesses are like precious jewels in a crown--especially in the City of Saginaw and even more especially with some years under their belt. I’ve always said that.

People come into our store and see familiar faces that they’ve seen for decades. I have customers come in who shopped here as kids with their parents. We’ve met 3 of our closest friends over the years, right here in our store.

Every locally owned business should be treasured, and retail establishments in particular are in the minority in Saginaw compared to our wonderful selection of bars and eateries. Our old building is a piece of history, and so are we.

I love Saginaw. It’s my hometown. All of my memories of growing up and my family are from this area. And I will say, I’ve been blessed with good memories. I love the Saginaw Children’s Zoo. I buy my son’s family a membership every year. I love Old Town. I love taking pre-pandemic coffee breaks at the Red Eye Coffee House on Hamilton.

It’s in Saginaw that I’ve met so many business people, young people, artists, members of the community and culture, and so many interesting folks. I love the events that bring people out and get us together. I love Jazz on Jefferson, Holidays in the City, the Cinco de Mayo parade, Friday Night Live, the art festival. I love the old houses that are lovingly being restored in the Cathedral District, and a few I’ve had the privilege of touring when I was in my glory. Saginaw has a great variety of restaurants in Old Town, and in the traditional Downtown area on the other side of the river. I love the farmers market, the market place.

And last but not least, I love Heritage Natural Foods."

- Debie Baxter, Heritage Natural Foods
Do you carry whey protein? Thanks!

Heritage Natural Foods has been promoting health and fitness on Saginaw's west side since 1982! Debie Baxter and her friendly, knowledgeable staff are ready to serve your needs.

Stop in and meet us soon!

Operating as usual


Doing some decorating with cool stuff purchased at Thrive Creative Innovations in the SVRC Marketplace . WE ARE SAGINAW!


We're busy preparing our "Pure Michigan" sale roster for May! We'll be featuring loads of healthy, artisanal foods from our beautiful duo peninsular state plus discounts on our most popular made in Saginaw lines as well, including Zillions & Co. and Thrive Creative Innovations ( just for a little hint !) Stay tuned!

Photos from Heritage Natural Foods's post 04/19/2022

I recently posted a pic of this mix but NOW we've actually tried it! Delicious, simple and on sale!!


Nothing says Easter brunch like Food for Thought preserves from Traverse City, Pure Michigan!

Photos from Heritage Natural Foods's post 04/07/2022

Hosting a family Easter breakfast? We have delicious Birch Benders Keto Pancake and Waffle Mix and Organic Maple Syrup, 25% off! Nothing but quality for your family and friends!!


Between health foods, upholstery fabric, cannabis and lunch at the Scottish, it's been a very bustling Gratiot/ Harrison intersection today! Thanks, Saginaw, for showing up!!


Our April/ Easter sale is up and ready!
Enjoy 40% savings on all of our sale supplements and 25% off on Easter brunch treats: Birch Benders Keto Pancake and Waffle Mix, Organic Maple Syrup, Organic Coffees from Pure Michigan, Nutty Teffola Gluten Free Granola (also Michigan made) and St. Dalfour Strawberry 100% Fruit Spread, made in France!! Hope to see you!!


It's the last day of our March 2022, 40 year anniversary celebration! Your April newsletters have been mailed and we'll be drawing for door prizes at day's end! Once again, all sale supplements are 40% off (still celebrating) and our food sales focus on Easter brunch and charcuterie foods for your holiday guests!! Pics coming tomorrow!


It's National Mom and Pop Business Owner's Day. It doesn't get much more mom and pop than us!


WONDERFUL RECIPE from NOW FOODS! WE CARRY EVERY INGREDIENT ON THIS LIST and most are NOW products, including stevia sweetened chocolate chips and dried cherries ( suggested to add at the end)!! Making this Cinnamon Cayenne Trail Mix is a form of self-care! AD Our friend Dana of instagram.com/eats2know used NOW pantry staples like unsalted raw nuts and seeds, maple syrup, oil of choice (olive, avocado, or coconut work here) vanilla, and spices to make this versatile mix. See recipe below:

1 cup of pumpkin seeds
1 cup of pecans
1 cup of cashews
2 cups of almonds
2 tablespoons of oil choice (I used olive)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Make it your own by adjusting nuts and seeds and/ or toppings. Amazing as is or add some sweet fun: when cooled add 1/2 cup chocolate chips + 1/2 cup dried cherries. For a sweeter mix use 4 TBSP maple syrup. For a spicier mix use 1/2 tsp of cayenne.

Instructions: combine wet ingredients and spices in a bowl before evenly coating the nut and seed mixture (on parchment lined baking sheet). Bake at 325 for 25 - 30 minutes, checking to stir it occasionally to make sure it is evenly coated and doesn't burn. When cooled, add optional extras. Enjoy as is or on your favorite smoothie, yogurt bowl, ice cream, or popcorn.


Great new store, opening today at the SVRC!! Thrive Creative Innovations Check it out!!!


Bragg's Apple Cider Refreshers, sweetened with monk fruit and stevia: organic, probiotic, choose from Concord Grape or Pomegranate Cherry 16 oz. Reg. $3.69, Sale $2.75! Stock up!! Such a great deal! Hope to see you!!


It's a gloomy Sunday, a perfect time to tuck in, reflect and pray for Ukraine and all persecuted nations.

Photos from Heritage Natural Foods's post 03/03/2022

Whoa!! Black Seed Oil at 40% off? Yup, you read it right! Amazing Herbs 500 mg., 90 soft gel caps Reg. $33.60, Sale $20.15, 5oz bottle Reg. $28.80, Sale $ 17.35, 8oz. bottle Reg. $45.60, Sale $ 27.35 and 16 oz. bottle Reg. $81.60, Sale $48.95! Dedicated users of black seed oil are thrilled when we can offer a 25% savings, but 40%? Unheard of!!!! We're open until 5:00 today. Hope to see you!!


It's finally March! In celebration of our 40th business anniversary, we have double the amount of deeply discounted sale items: food, body care, supplements, this month! Almost all of our sale supplements are 40% off!! Make sure you sign up to win fabulous door prizes. We'll be drawing the winners on April 1st! We open at 10:00! Hope to see you!




Relaxing with coffee before I get ready for work. After today, we're closed on Sunday and Monday. When I return on Tuesday, March 1st, we'll begin a month long celebration of 40 years of business. This may not seem like much, but Saginaw can be a brutal market. Though many days and occurances have brought me to my knees, I guess what hasn't killed me has made me stronger. Forgive me if, next month, I occasionally shout "40 years!!" from the rooftop. Frankly, I can't believe we've made it.


We're busy ticketing our biggest sale ever with many products being discounted as much as 40%, to celebrate our 40th business anniversary, in March! Leave it to Follow Your Heart, makers of Veganaise, to make an absolutely delicious (we sampled it) vegan, sliced, smoked Gouda! I MEAN GOURMET!! Pre ticketed today! You want it! Come and get it!! Regular price $7.09, Sale $ 4.25!


I'm at work composing the news letter for March, which marks 40 years of business. Thinking about all the good and bad over the years and, surprisingly, getting a little emotional. Grateful to still be around.


It's happening!!

June 8, 2022 Jazz on Jefferson!


Good morning! All of the supplements in our sale flier this month are 40% off, in anticipation of our 40th business anniversary, next month!!! This includes NOW Vitamin D3 -5,000 IU's, 120 gel caps (a big four month supply)! Regularly $12.99, Sale price $7.99!!! Remember our motto over the last few months: "don't let your guard down!" We're open from 10:00 to 3:00 today. Hope to see you soon!!


Please keep in mind that if you're eating a low carb, high protein or keto diet, you're probably ingesting alot of higher acidic foods and not much that is alkaline. One way to introduce some alkalinity is by drinking alkalized water. Water should be what a body takes in, in the highest volume. We are very well stocked with Alkaline 88, available in gallons, 1.5 liters and 20 ouncers with a pop up top. Ten percent discount on case purchases! We open at 10:00. Hope to see you soon!


Midday break.

Photos from Heritage Natural Foods's post 02/07/2022

Waking up to a hot shower and very dry electric heat, in a hotel this morning. Thank goodness I brought my all natural moisturizer by Zillions & Co. A combo of organic coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter, this product is made right here in Saginaw, Michigan! These temps and blasting furnaces call for the big guns, not light summery lotions! We open back up for the week tomorrow at 10:00! Come get some Zillions! Your skin will thank you!!


Paul discussing running the store this morning: I think I'll wear my black jeans to work. Me: just wear sweats. Paul: but all my sweats are kind of trashed. Me: who cares? Paul: yeah, maybe I won't even shave. Me: there ya go, just bathe. He'll be there to open at 10:00, Lord willing.


A huge thank you to NOW Foods for donating a WONDERFUL selection of products, for our drawing in March, to celebrate 40 years of business! We're so grateful to have partnered with you, decades ago, and beyond thankful for your generosity


It's finally February! If you receive our snail mail news letter, hopefully it's arrived by now! We have lots of great deals! All of our supplements that are on sale are at 40% off in anticipation of next month when we celebrate our 4Oth business anniversary! We can't throw a huge open house like in past years but distributors are sending some fabulous gifts for door prizes. Sign up for the drawing between March 1st through 31st. You could be a lucky winner of some REALLY great stuff!


Good morning and happy Sunday! I'm busy meal prepping a 100% organic meal that will stretch into Monday as well. We're low carbing these days so this will be served over riced cauliflower instead of rice or tortillas. Here's two great products that we carry to help you with pure meal solutions: organic ground beef from local distributor Old World Farms LLC and organic mild taco simmering sauce from Frontier Co-op ! We open back.up at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday! Be blessed customers, family and friends!


This is the LOCAL maker of our Heritage Natural Foods tee shirts and vintage Saginaw caps. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Gabrielle from Thrive Creative Innovations ! She's so cool! Meet the Maker👇🏽✨

Haven’t done one of these before so…

I’m Gabrielle, the “maker” behind Thrive 👋🏽

I’ve always been passionate about art & creating. I initially started studying interior design at CMU and later I learned all about working with vinyl, making tshirts & signage at an old job back in 2016.

From there I started combining my love for art with the apparel I was making…

I eventually wanted to make art and apparel that was affordable and unique for people in my community. Art isn’t always easily accessible or inexpensive so I felt there was a need for that here in Saginaw.

I haven’t exactly always felt like I was fully thriving in life so the name “Thrive” was sort of a manifestation I was trying to set for myself. Creating more and more was helping me grow and get through life’s ups and downs. I believe art can really do that for people.

So 6 years later I’m here! I taught my self screen printing to improve product quality. I officially registered Thrive as a business this month. I started working for Thrive full time and am focusing on my passion, art & creating.

Thank you to everyone that has followed my journey from paintings, collage prints, patterns, all the way to screen printing. I appreciate you.

I have a feeling 2022 is going to be a great year to Thrive ✨

Videos (show all)

Lol...I'm wearing the hub's gigantic hoodie over a fleece pajama top. I did NOT gain 50 lbs. 🤣
Our beautiful customer, Ellie, meets Bill, the dance instructor. Good times at the Heritage anniversary party!
Sorry about the shaky camera/ hand lol
Public service announcement :)
New! Coyer Soy Candles! Made in Michigan!
We're lookin good for fall!




717 Gratiot Ave
Saginaw, MI

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm

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