This article is sponsored by Frank’s Market + Refillery.
Sustainability is always at the forefront of our minds — and when we find a store that not only carries our daily essentials but also checks off the eco-friendly box, it’s always a good thing. Frank’s Market + Refillery, located at 658 Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park is an eco-friendly + sustainable general store that sells bulk dry goods, toiletries, and cleaning products. The market officially opened this past December — making our eco-dreams come true. Keep reading to learn all about Asbury Park’s new general store + refillery.
Sustainable + Eco-Friendly Products
Frank’s Market + Refillery carries a unique blend of carefully curated sustainable items that are locally sourced from vendors who share in founder Frank Giardino’s mission – selling goods that only use natural ingredients, are handmade, are fair trade products, and ship with zero single-use plastic waste.
Frank prides himself on providing personal and cleaning products that are natural, toxin and forever chemical-free. He also keeps prices competitive and affordable for the local community to shop and is committed to selling the best products without sacrificing quality.
The market sells an assortment of household items, food goods, and personal care products. Whether you’re in search of jams, cocktail mixers, breakfast oatmeals, or other snacks like chocolate-covered espresso beans (yes, please!), dried fruits + berries, you’re sure to find a wide variety at Frank’s.
Eco-friendly + sustainable cleaning products like laundry detergent, sprays, and soap can also be found in the Asbury Park storefront and online. Also available are baby, pet, party, and personal care products — making Frank’s a one-stop shop for all your eco-friendly, compostable, and sustainable needs.
The idea for the refillery aspect of the general store hatched from Frank’s own personal want and need for a refillery near his home. And while these types of stores are few and far between, Frank believed having one in the local community could be the start of something good.
The refillery part of the market allows customers to refill bulk items such as dry goods, toiletries, and cleaning products.
Simply bring in your own container to refill many of the market’s everyday household items such as organic taco seasoning, Herbs de Provence, and organic steak grilling seasoning. The refillery also sells your basic spices like oregano, basil, thyme, and turmeric. Price is based on weight so you can take as much or as little as you need.
“By replacing wasteful products and habits with washable and reusable items makes a big impact on the planet And on your wallet,” explained Frank.
Be sure to stop by every Thursday from 5:00PM to 7:00PM for Refill Happy Hour. All refillable items are priced at a 20% discount. This is a great way to stock up on all of your staple pantry spices at a discounted price. And you know we love a good happy hour.
All About Frank’s Market + Refillery
Frank’s Market + Refillery was started by Frank Giardino and recently opened its new Asbury storefront location this past December. The idea began when Frank realized how much recycling was going into the bin week after week — in which he then made the conscious decision to reuse his old condiment jars to hold spices and other household items.
As the idea continued to evolve, Frank continued to make small but impactful changes in his own household. From switching to laundry detergent sheets to making his own club soda, to buying shampoo bars instead of containers, these small changes continued to make waves in Frank’s life.
“As someone who grew up near Asbury Park, it is my goal to help save the environment and protect this community as they have always been accepting of me as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community,” Frank told The Asbury Girl. “ I believe my store is a nice complement to the community and can be a place where people can pick up household and food items while saving money and helping the planet.”
^ Founder, Frank Giardino
In addition to opening his storefront in Asbury Park (located in the Shoppes at the Arcade), Frank’s Market + Refillery has an e-commerce store and can ship products throughout the country.
The store also provides local delivery services, making it even more convenient to shop these sustainable and eco-friendly goods.
Don’t forget to mention ‘Asbury Girl’ to receive 20% off of your purchase until May 15th, 2024.
Frank’s Market + Refillery is located at 658 Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park (in The Shoppes at the Arcade). To get in touch with Frank, email email@example.com or visit the website for more information.