Fallingbrook residents now have a new store to meet their natural food needs. The Natural Food Pantry, which already has stores in Kanata, Barrhaven, Westboro, Billings Bridge and Britannia, recently opened a sixth location at 1777 Tenth Line Rd. next to the Canada Computing store.
|Natural Food Pantry owner Rick Payant with Orléans store manager Jennie Brousseau take a time out during the store’s grand opening on Saturday, March 26. STAFF PHOTO
The Natural Food Pantry recently celebrated its 41st year in business. The company was founded by Roger Payant in 1981. The originally store was located in the basement of the Westgate Shopping Centre. A few years later he opened a second location in the Billings Bridge Plaza.
Roger’s nephew Rick Payant took over the Billings Bridge location as a franchisee in 1991. He then bought the Westgate location as a franchise in 1996. He eventually became the majority owner of the company in 2001 and he’s been running it ever since.
The Natural Food Pantry offers a diverse array of products including gluten-free, bulk, sport nutrition, supplements, organic products and meats, homeopathy, herbs, natural body care, home care products, eco-friendly products, specialty diet products and much more.
You can browse the complete line of products on the company’s website at
naturalfoodpantry.ca, where you will also find a whole host of recipes.
An important aspect of the company’s business model is the Natural Food Pantry Education Initiative
The goal of the initiative is to provide customers “a unique experience by delivering current, dynamic and accurate nutrition and wellness information through webinars, in-store workshops, food demonstrations, store tours, and events as well as online resources such as webinars, videos and blogs.”
The Education Initiative is lead by certified nutritional practitioner, Natasha Villeneuve. With 18 years of nutrition experience and a deep passion for health and wellness, Natasha’s vision is to make the initiative a fun, informative and engaging opportunity for everyone.
To inquire about participating in a webinar or online workshop e-mail natasha@natural foodpantry.ca, or visit their website.
Natural Food Pantry has also partnered with TAG, an Ottawa-based company that has developed a high-tech, bulk food point-of-purchase system that significantly reduces packaging and food waste.
The Orléans store is the first location in Ottawa equipped with a TAGPod system which utilizes a one-touch, user friendly inter-face that enables shoppers to easily customize the amount of product they wish to purchase and pay for it in one simple process.
Shoppers can either bring their own containers or purchase a reusable container on site.