Nature’s Wonders, a health food store and local favorite of Harrison, opened in 1994 by Carl and Bethene Kressman. It was purchased from a lady named Minnie May, who had owned and operated it for many years under the name “Gaither Mountain Health Food.” After making the big purchase, Carl and Bethene expanded the store by moving it off the square and into a building a few blocks away. Shortly after moving the store into its new home, Nature’s Wonders became a family business when their son Frank joined them, and soon after that, their grandson Chris. Now 17 years later, with great support from the community and surrounding area, Nature’s Wonders is a familiar and established name all around north central Arkansas.
As a family business, Nature’s Wonders is dedicated to serving its customers and providing the finest products possible offering supplements, organic groceries & produce, herbs, books, sports nutrition, locally grown foods and locally made products. The Kressmans work hard to make it as affordable as possible to live a healthy lifestyle by offering everyday discount prices on their products. They also offer a loyalty program to customers for additional savings.
In 2010, the father of the store, Carl, passed away and the family wanted to continue to grow the business that he started and loved so much. Nature's Wonders opened the doors at its new location across town on May 31, 2011, expanding from 1900 sq. ft. to 5000 sq. ft.
Like Arvest, Frank knows that their customers are truly the focus of his business, saying, “We are so thankful for all of our customers and so proud to be a part of this community. With the support from our customers and the help of Arvest Bank, we've been able to grow this business and continue serving this area. The people at Arvest are very dedicated to their customers, which is something we appreciate because we are very dedicated to ours.”