Peter Dodge opened Edge of the Woods Market in 1977 in a small grocery store on Edgewood Avenue. It was founded by a group of idealistic people whose desire was to provide vegetarian foods in a warm, friendly environment. It was owned by Ananda Marga Yoga Society and managed by Peter Dodge and other members of the Yoga Group. After A few years Peter left Edge of the Woods to put an addition onto his house and thereafter to open another store in Branford. When, a few years later, Edge of the Woods had financial and management difficulties, the Board of directors sold the store to Peter. Peter in 1986 moved the store to the historic Whalley Avenue Theater building. After an extensive renovation the store emerged into today’s Edge of the Woods. Peter continues to play a big role in the store as a buyer and director, with help from his wife, 2 sons, grandson, and great staff. His hobbies are playing guitar, harmonica, and piano. With also being an avid gardener and yoga practitioner, he lives a full life.