At Good Life Organics, our primary focus is making an impact on the health of our local community so that we all can live a life of abundance and pursue the “Good Life.” We aim to achieve this by supporting our local farmers whenever possible; by following sustainable practices with eco-friendly disposables and composting; and by serving the most nutrient dense food and drink options for a feeling of vitality.
We strive to source as close to 100% organic as possible. Our main offerings include smoothies, smoothie bowls, and cold-pressed juices. In addition, we serve local Greek yogurt parfaits, baked oatmeal, seasonal soups, sandwiches, salads, and other plant based options!
Superfoods are a big deal around here. From an extensive add-on list to being incorporated into traditional café drinks, there are no shortcomings when it comes to our love for superfoods. We just hope you’re adventurous enough to try something unique!
In addition to our menu items, we always have 4 rotating taps of locally-sourced kombucha and Backyard Beans nitro cold brew coffee. Our intention is to grow the number of tap offerings to continue to offer our area unique, non-alcoholic superfood beverages! Growler and growlette fill-ups are encouraged! Our retail market area features: a functional beverage bottle shop featuring an extensive variety of superfood beverages; energy and wellness shots; granola, energy bars, and chocolates; superfood supplements; and an assortment of products from local vendors. We are working on building the Good Life Apothecary focused on organic CBD infused products and other supplements!
We are servant leaders: we believe in serving the community, community outreach, and are relationship focused first and foremost. We believe in education as the foundation of our business and its success based on how it can positively impact the overall health of those we serve. The main reason for starting this business was to fill the gap of affordable, organic, grab ‘n go nutrition delivered by people passionate about this industry and its mission. We want our county to be defined as a place for positive energy, abundant economics, and HEALTH.
Our everyday focus is on accessibility of our healthy offerings, so we provide online ordering, delivery, curbside pick-up, and evening hours! We pride ourselves in supporting other small, local businesses and collaborating with them. Here is a list of those businesses:
Kimberton Whole Foods, Half Dozen Café, Barbell Plates, IM Able Foundation, Akron House Tea, Wholesome Dairy Farms, RiJuice, Lancaster Farmacy, Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op, Sol Kitchen Studios, Backyard Beans, Baba’s Brew, Sole Kombucha, Noble Earth, Goose Lane Egg Farm, Clean Junk Food, Good Grain Bread Co, Humbled Healing Co, Conebella Farm, Rooster Street Butcher, Dove Song Dairy, Fox Meadows Creamery, Apple Valley Creamery, Eco Home + Body Care, Daily Loaf Bakery, Hazel & Ash Organics, Barn Picks & Stuff, Twelve Twelve, Victoria Lawrence Visual Arts
We provide your daily dose of superhero!
- Joel has been a resident of Berks County all of his life. He participated in a variety of sports growing up but fell in love with running. At Wyomissing HS, he culminated a successful running career by earning a scholarship to run for Penn State and acquiring the nickname “wheels.” During his 5 year experience at Penn State, Joel graduated with degrees in Kinesiology and Recreational Management. He was a 4x All-Big Ten academic recipient and earned 1st Team All-NCAA Eastern Regionals on his home course his senior year in cross country. His contributions as a DJ while living in the track house might arguably be his biggest accomplishment, however. Such is life, adversity hit. With the compounding effects of the real world out of college, complications in the health of his family, and poor nutrition, Joel’s health took a turn for the worse. He was diagnosed with anxiety and depression but did not quite understand how or why. After 8 years of traditional medical treatment with varying levels of severity and no end in sight, Joel turned to a more integrative health approach with his treatments, which included a drastic change in his nutrition. In addition to yoga, daily meditation, prayer, acupuncture, tapping, and belief training, he began eating with an emphasis on local, organic, and seasonal food options. Until all of these changes were implemented consistently did he finally break free of the daily ailments that he thought would be with him for the rest of his life. Joel decided to move away from a career in personal training, coaching, and the specialty running industry to pursue that of servicing others in the food and nutrition industry. Gaining valuable experience in the industry from serving as the Director of Business and Community Development at The Farmhouse Kitchen in West Reading allowed him to help found Good Life Organics with Conor and Courtnie. Joel lives and breathes an active and healthy lifestyle because it saved his life. He relishes any opportunity to educate and promote an integrative approach to health. His passion is relationship development, sharing an enthusiasm for taking interest in others and offering support in any way. Outside of his health interests, Joel is a diehard Philadelphia and Penn State sports fan. He enjoys the opportunity to dance all night amidst a considerably younger crowd while seeing his favorite international djs in concert. It took many years, but he’s now an active antique hunter and can be found antiquing weekly.
- Britt MoceriJuice Bar Team Member
- Britt MoceriJuice Bar Team MemberBritt is a school teacher at Lauer’s Park Elementary in the Reading School District with a dream of becoming a Physical Therapy Assistant. She never really believed in living a healthy lifestyle as she grew up eating typical ‘Berks County’ food and never exercised. In 2011, Britt found a passion for running and, within a few years, completed her first half marathon. Her eating had improved slightly, but her focus was more on exercising and becoming a better runner. In 2015, Britt found herself in a very bad place. Her depression and anxiety became so severe to the point where she no longer enjoyed life. She knew she had to buckle down in order to find happiness and turned to exercise and healthier eating to lead the charge. Britt signed herself up for her first marathon to keep her motivation and confidence up. Unfortunately, her knees had other plans. She soon developed severe pain, ended up on a long road of physical therapy, and tried every option presented to her from her traditional doctor. Her depression began to come back as she found herself unable to run and making little progress with treatments. Thankfully, Joel re-entered her life and helped her focus on eating healthy and organic foods. Soon after, Britt found herself buying organic food and becoming more conscious about household products and products she was using on her body. Ask her 5 years ago if she envisioned herself where she is now and she would have laughed. Organic? Too expensive! Kale? Eww, it’s green! Toothpaste? Is that even important to pay attention to? Now she can never imagine going back to her old lifestyle. Healthy eating and exercise have become a huge importance to her everyday lifestyle. She is so thankful for the opportunity to be part of a business with others who share her same passion for overall health!
- Kaitlyn Mac GradyJuice Bar Team Member
- Kaitlyn Mac GradyJuice Bar Team Member
Kaitlyn Mac Grady is an expressive artist and photographer whose passion in life is to help others create and find beauty in life and themselves through various gifts such as holistic medicine, art making, photography, and other expressive modalities. She graduated from Cedar Crest College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Studies concentrating in documentary photography. Her photography work has been exhibited at the Amnesty National Conference in 2016 and multiple occasions at Cedar Crest College focusing on mental health, representation of marginalized people and ideas, and social justice issues. She began her journey with holistic health and lifestyles at the age of twenty three after getting off of various psychiatric medications and being misdiagnosed at age eight. She has always found that forms of art in therapy and creative expressions have helped her through her struggles in life, even at a young age. She also found that holistic medicine was more powerful for her healing than western medicine. Herbs, organic produce and natural remedies have been helping her cope with daily life and her diagnoses of IBS, and other struggles with physical health, and mental health. She currently works at an Macungie Mountain Herb Farm. She finds working with organic produce and herbs to be very grounding in her spiritual and holistic practices, and believes supporting local business and natural organic ways of life are substantial to a healthy, balanced life of happiness and peace.