Candy Montano was reared in Spring Branch by parents who lived a vegetarian lifestyle. Ye Seekers, the first health food industry leader in Houston, was on Candy’s family’s weekly errands. From the moment she first entered the store as a young child, she was enamored. So, it was no surprise when at age 16, it became her first job. Now, decades later, she is set to open her healthy living and wellness store under her chosen name in her selected location after decades of building the store under multiple names and locations chosen by others. Read more about the journey Ye Seekers took to become Georgia’s Farm to Market.
She Stayed With Her Dream
Candy worked in various capacities under the Ye Seekers founders, Elmo and Gigi Troup and their grandsons, Chuck and Richard Rolland. Through expansion to a 3-store change then later back down to one Seeker store, Candy continued her career learning all that she could. Later Richard Rolland’s partner, Sandford (Sandy) Arch, would take over the remaining Seekers store on Katy Freeway at Dairy Ashford and renamed it Sandy’s Produce Market.
Several years later, as Candy continued taking on more responsibility, she began working for Richard and Georgia Bost who took over Sandy’s and renamed it of Georgia’s Farm to Market. In a twist of fate, in 2014, the store became hers, but had already been opened as Georgia’s when she took the reins.
Her Dream Realized: Nourish Market is Born
For the past few years, she has been living her dream of serving the community seeking wellness and easier healthy living. But, there was always the last bit of the dream remaining…naming the store a name of her choosing. This month, her patient career inside an ever-changing health food and wellness industry has finally brought the final piece of the puzzle. She will exchange the borrowed name of Georgia’s Farm to Market and move the store to re-open as Nourish Market in a new location, 1260 Blalock. At the end of March, the 16-year-old’s dream comes true.