Great Sage opened in June of 2004 as the third business to be added to the exciting new venture called, "Conscious Corner" in Clarksville, MD. Owners Jeff & Holly Kaufman and Jody Cutler began Conscious Corner in June of 2000 with Roots Market, an independent natural and organic market catering to the gourmet and natural foods enthusiast. In 2003 a second venture, Nest, a socially responsible gift & clothing boutique joined Conscious Corner. The products are thoughtfully selected supporting independent artists, fair trade importing, organic farming and recycling. The next addition to Conscious Corner is Bark, a natural and organic pet food and supplies store. As of summer 2007, Roots Market and Bark are located in Olney as well! In spring of 2012, Roots Bakeshop and Roots Kitchen were introduced to bring an even larger variety of delicious, vegan friendly foods to Roots Market. Boulder soon rolled along to give men a resource for eco-friendly clothing.