Our friendly, knowledgeable staff prides itself in providing the finest service possible to our customers.

the entire staff celebrating our first ‘friendsgiving feast’ November 2018

Buster Beaton (Owner)

Buster Beaton and his late wife, Judy, began Nassau Health Foods in a tiny store front on South 8th Street over 25 years ago. Educated as a school teacher and coach, Buster still views the store as an extension of the classroom. Customers can come learn how to take responsibility for their own health while he encourages from the sidelines. Since Nassau Health Foods’ humble 600 sq. ft. building, Buster has continued to focus on his customers’ well-being. His passion for natural foods and concern for the health of his community is what got Buster going and it’s what keeps Nassau Health Foods growing today.

Kim Beaton (Office/Business Manager)

While her responsibilities are mostly behind the scenes, Kim Beaton performs an integral role at Nassau Health Foods as our Office/Business Manager.  Kim hails from Lake City and her real estate background gives her a keen understanding of the importance of efficiency and customer service to our business.  When Kim’s not running our back office she enjoys sharing her time with family and friends, shelling at the beach, and traveling with her husband Buster.

 PaulPaul James (Produce Manager)

Born in Iowa, and raised in his family’s grocery business, Paul James has lived in Florida long enough to feel like a native.   Paul’s journey to healthy living began in 2008 when he was diagnosed with Type II diabetes.  Through diet and lifestyle changes Paul lost 130 pounds and no longer needs diabetic medications.  He has become a passionate cyclist and has logged 10,000 miles over the last 2.5 years.  With over 35 years in the grocery and produce business Paul is passionate about sourcing the finest organic produce available.


NickNick Jaquest (GROCERY MANAGER)

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Nick is a military veteran who served in the Marine Corps infantry and security forces. Nick enjoys all sports, is an avid reader of science fiction and history, and has a keen interest in politics. While Nick has a background in the grocery industry, it was through his wife’s encouragement that he applied at NHF and he has become a great addition to our staff.