About Us

 
The original store back in 1976

The original store back in 1976

HISTORY

Lynne Dougherty started Cornucopia back in 1976 out of need.  In the 1970's she was plagued by multiple indistinct health issues.  After seeing many doctors who could not find the cause, she found a holistic doctor who did.  Slowly she regained her health by changing her diet and taking supplements.

Shopping in different local health foods stores gave her the idea to open one in her own neighborhood, Sayville, which she and her husband did.  He built the shelves and she filled them.  The store was well received, the business grew, moved twice, and landed in Sayville Plaza where Cornucopia makes its home today.  The store has become a community place where friends are made.  Like minded people enjoy each others company as they exchange ideas over lunch in the deli.  It's a safe place for those of us who live outside the box.

Cornucopia has become a family affair.  When Lynne's son Jonathan came aboard in 2007, through his vision the store was renovated and grew.  Her daughters Michelle and Lori both played important roles, Lori as bookkeeper, and Michelle as one of our Wellness Buyers.

Today when you shop at the store you might very well be check out at the front registers by one of the grandchildren, or even see the great grandchildren running through the aisles.  Lynne is grateful for her stores success, lessons learned, friendships made, loyal employees and having the opportunity to live her passion of helping others live a healthy lifestyle.

 

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