About Us - Voited The Best Natural Food Grocer in Santa Cruz County

Staff of Life has grown from a small natural foods bakery into a major natural foods supermarket, and has become a Santa Cruz tradition.

Started in 1969 by Richard Josephson and Gary Bascou, Staff moved to its old location at 1305 Water St. in 1971. After an expansion in 1981, and numerous remodelings and renovations, Staff moved from the 16,000 square foot market to our NEW LOCATION at 1266 Soquel in February of 2011. Complete with our sushi bar, natural foods deli, natural meat & fish department, organic produce department, huge bulk foods department, supplement and health & beauty department, we have added coffee, juice, and smoothies at our Café and we now carry flowers courtesy of The Flower Shack.

We are very excited to announce that our new store has been officially certified by the City of Santa Cruz as a Green Building ! Be sure to follow the link on the home page to find out more about why our building is green.

Affordable Deli Foods

Staff of Life prides itself on having the most complete selection of natural foods at the lowest prices.

Enjoy your visit to our website. When in Santa Cruz drop in and see our store. You'll be impressed with our size, our inventory, our customer service... and most of all our prices.

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