Supporting the indies: New shop to open in Harrogate this week

A new indie grocers is to be launched in Harrogate built on sustainable ethics and 100% plastic free.

Monday, 23rd November 2020, 2:47 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd November 2020, 2:52 pm

Nic Mawdsley and Simon Bollon will open the store called Joy tomorrow, Tuesday on Cold Bath Road, an area which has become a mecca for indie cafes, shops and bakers in recent years.

The couple, who live on Cold Bath Road, got in touch with the Harrogate Advertiser after noticing our recent series of features on independent businesses as part of our #supportourindies campaign.

Harrogate's Nic Mawdsley will open the new organic grocers called Joy on Cold Bath Road.

Joy, which is located at 23 Cold Bath Road opposite Prologue Performance Cycling shop, will be an organic food store selling fresh groceries and a range of pantry products from nuts, seeds and herbs to baking products, sauces, chocolates and a range of organic wines and gluten free beers.

The shop is built on sustainable ethics and is 100% plastic free, meaning the Harrogate family can now shop with minimal impact on the planet, eating only ethically sourced products.

Nic Mawdsley said she had became weary of the marketing industry and wanted to pursue her passion.

Plans for her new organic greengrocers in Harrogate were hatched with her partner Simon during the dark days of Lockdown 1.

Nic said: "I'd noticed that more people were shopping locally, shopping small and shopping more ethically.

"As local residents to the Cold Bath Road area, we saw the growing sense of community in this area and felt it was just the spot for us to launch Joy."

Nic Mawdsley 's original a background is in marketing, having worked in Leeds and Sheffield but also Australia and London.

In particular, during her seven years in Australia, Nic found a new love of food driven by her personal quest to address her food intolerances.

Having moved to Harrogate in 2018, she felt there was a lack of organic food retailers or food outlets that understood the multitude of intolerances and the alternative food types available.

The tagline for Joy greengrocers is: Fresh. Sustainable. Minimal waste.

Nic said: "We’re incredibly selective of the products, looking to work with as many local suppliers as possible but also ensuring all products are ethically sourced and produced, whilst we only stock seasonal fruit and veg meaning no exotic fruits with excessive airmiles or unnatural production.

"We will offer food that is good for you and good for the environment."

Harrogate Advertiser's #supportourindies campaign

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