About Us

Healthy Living Made Easy.


Mother Earth Foods is an independent, natural health food store located in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Offering a wide variety of vitamins, supplements, foods, beauty items, pet supplies, cleaning products, and more, Mother Earth Foods has been a favorite place to shop for the people of the Mid-Ohio Valley for 49 years. We are dedicated to the total well-being of our customers, employees, and our community through education and informed choices, providing them with excellent service and quality healthful products.

Our Mission


Mother Earth Foods is dedicated to the total well-being of our customers, employees, and our community through education and informed choices, providing them with excellent service and quality healthful products.

Owner David Hawkins, aka “the Herb Doc” or “Healthy Dave”, is a Master Herbalist and Certified Nutritional Counselor who believes in providing the surrounding area with more than just a unique place to shop. Under his direction, the store offers many educational resources to the community including the Highway to Health podcast on Spotify and monthly Healthy Living events.

About Dave Hawkins, MH, CNC

David Hawkins, aka the “Herb Doc,” is the owner of Mother Earth Foods, West Virginia’s leading provider of living whole foods and natural herbal and vitamin supplements. In addition to his retail business, he maintains his busy Herb Doc consulting practice. He is often a featured speaker and teacher throughout West Virginia and Ohio, having taught courses at both West Virginia University’s Integrative Medicine Program and Marshall University.

Dave began his studies into natural healing in the early seventies. He was very curious about body systems and how to prevent disease processes. Exploring the eastern approach to wellness, he practiced yoga for many years. He became a strict vegetarian and experimented with numerous diet plans including fasting and macrobiotics. He investigated the energetics of different foods based on traditional (Ayurveda, Chinese, Native American Indian) systems from around the world.

Dave is a past president of the West Virginia Herb Association. He has been a practicing herbalist for 45 years, and developed his own line of products named Earthworks.

You can listen to Dave on his Spotify podcast for Highway to Health. He also conducts the Healthy Living Series, a free local program promoting holistic health and wellness concepts.

Dave is a West Virginia native and lives close to Parkersburg, WV on Cedar Lane Farm.

Career Opportunities

We are continually looking for qualified people who would like to join our team.

If you are interested in working with us and are:

-Experienced in dealing with the public
-Willing to learn
-Able to work when we need you
-Knowledgeable about health or natural lifestyles

Then please stop by the store to fill out an application. You can also mail your resume with a letter of interest to Mother Earth Foods’ store manager for consideration.

Thanks for your interest in Mother Earth Foods.

Mother Earth Career Application

Ready to Make a Move?

Fill out our 4 page application. Be honest, be genuine, and be yourself. When you are done, swing by the store and drop it off or mail it to customerservice@motherearthworks.com. It’s that simple! We look forward to reviewing your submission and getting back with you should you be a good fit. Thanks so much for taking an interest in working with us to bring healthy living to the Mid-Ohio Valley and beyond!

What Our Customers are Saying


Have been using this store for years. Been there for as long as I can remember. Very useful products that actually work. I have recommended this store to others for many years. I know many who shop here and all have only good things to say. Thanks for being here.

Marie Jones


They’ve done the research!

I love this store! I can always count on them to have a healthy, safe alternative. It is a huge relief to walk into a store and buy whatever you want without having to worry about if you’re ingesting poison. Also, the employees are always really helpful and knowledgeable about their products.

Brooke Proctor


Outstanding Staff!

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL STORE AND CUSTOMER SERVICE. As a new vegan, they were able to show me various foods and things to enjoy. They answered all my questions with a smile and made me feel important. GREAT GREAT PLACE.

Robert Tichnell Jr.


Great business with great people!

We have done business with Mother Earth Foods almost since its inception. I have seen a lot of changes through the years. All of them working toward offering more products and services for their customers. They research the products they sell and only sell the best. Anytime I have gone in asking for a product for a particular issue, the employees could steer me toward what I needed to address that issue I was having. As far as I am concerned this is the ONLY true health food store in our area. They will always have my continued patronage. Thank you for striving to provide the best for your customers.

Joanne Clem