Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday  8am-7pm
Saturday/Sunday  9am-5pm

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68 Main Street (Behind Sears)
Saranac Lake, New York
518 . 891 . 6079

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Nori's Managers

Nori's Village Market is owned and operated Andy Keal. Nori's is also managed by Julie Fischer who is our store manager, Christine Bodah who manages our produce department & local buying and Ashley Tempo who runs our vegetarian deli.

Photo: Christine, Lori, Andy, Julie and Ashley

Who We Are & Mission Statement

Christine Bodah, Produce & Local Buyer
Christine is a native of Saranac Lake. She graduated from North Country Community College with an Associate’s in Liberal Arts. In 2003 she moved to Billings, MT where she attended Rocky Mountain College and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in History and Political Science and a minor in Environmental Science. When she moved back to the area, she was excited to get a job working at Nori’s. Food quality, food education, and local sourcing are extremely important to her. The position of Produce Manager and Local Buyer is perfect for Christine. It allows her to expand her knowledge of our food system and to be connected to the community.

Julie Fischer, Store Manager
Julie has been in the Adirondacks since 1993 and began working at Nori’s in 2003.  She is a graduate of Paul Smith’s College from the Hotel & Restaurant Management program.  Julie has served in fine-dining establishments, cooked professionally, bartended and has even “done a little time” in the world of wine & spirit sales.  Because of her love of food, cheese & wine, she is often called upon by her customers for various recommendations and preparations.  As our health & beauty aid buyer, Julie knows what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body.  Julie continues to educate herself and her customers about the origins of our food, sustainability and the greater awareness we must all strive for in our nourishment.    When she’s not at the store harassing staff (and customers alike!) Julie hides out in the woods of Lake Clear with her husband Adam and her two black labs.

Andy Keal, Owner
Andy has been in and out of the Saranac Lake area since 1986. Andy is an Alumni of Paul Smith’s College and the University of Montana in Missoula and received his B.S. in forestry and recreation. He also attended the University of New Haven and got an MS in Environmental Science. In 2006 Andy became a partner of Nori’s after realizing that the food business was really his true passion. Working around good food and fun people is a passion of his and has found Nori’s, a downtown business in a fabulous town, to be the perfect match. Andy lives in Saranac Lake with his wife Heidi Kretser and their two children. At Nori's Andy supervises the Deli, maintains the computer system, co-runs the office and oversees general maintenance. 

Ashley Tempo, Deli Manager 
Ashley has been cooking for Nori’s for over three years. Originally from western Pennsylvania, Ashley has made Saranac Lake her new home. She’s lived in different cities across the country working different food related jobs to broaden her knowledge of food. From learning to cook in a pub, to making pizza in Brooklyn, preparing high-end vegan raw food in New York City, working a bakery position in Pittsburgh, playing barista in California and ‘slingin’ juices in Portland, Oregon. She’s happy to be working for a small local business making food that she can really stand behind for the community that she loves.  Having high-quality food and love of the outdoors as equally important passions, Saranac Lake and Nori’s are the perfect fit for this traveled cook.

Our Mission Statement
We are committed to nourishing the mind, body and spirit by providing products that are environmentally sustainable, socially responsible and (when available) locally produced.  We strive to create superior customer service in a comfortable, fun and friendly atmosphere.  We endeavor to educate ourselves and our customers about food, its nutritional value and means of preparation. Additionally, we are challenged to convey the purchasing power that we, as individuals have on the political/economic climate and the environment. We support our community through donations, discounts and involvement in local organizations.  We make every effort to select associates who reflect our beliefs in the holistic approach to sustenance, sustainability and service.  We attempt to create a work environment that enhances personal growth, creativity and happiness while providing a respectable means of living for our employees.

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"You are what you eat"

"You Are What You Eat"

December 2013