The business continued to grow and thrive, and in 2001 we decided to open a shop in St Austell. At this time, I also began to write a weekly column for the West Briton called ‘Health Matters’, which was both a joy, and a great success.
2002 saw us expanding yet further, and taking on the lease for 5 Bond Street, Redruth. We knocked down a wall through from our existing shop to create a space entirely dedicated to organic produce, selling everything from fresh organic veggies to speciality organic products.
In 2012, that we decided to embark on a new venture, changing our organic shop into an organic coffee shop. Our aim for The Organic Coffee House, was to bring affordable organic veggie and vegan food to Redruth. This was an exciting new endeavour, and the business has gone from strength to strength.
In 2017, we celebrated a huge milestone, as staff from past and present gathered with me at The Penventon to commemorate 20 years as owner of Country Store, and toast to all the success we have been fortunate to achieve since then.
2012 was a year of big changes. We began to offer food intolerance testing, which proved to be a success. This gave us a chance to help more people on their road to a healthy lifestyle that suits them and growing my passion for health yet further.
This year will see yet more changes as we launch our new delivery company and rebrand as we become The Cornish Health Store. We never stop growing and we love to keep moving towards the next adventure, so look out and watch this space!
In 2020 to respond to the pandemic , we offered a free delivery service to keep people safe and to support those who were vulnerable. This has continued until the end of February 2022 and now the pandemic is nearing the end we offer a collection service to anyone that wishes to pre order on the phone or order online, whilst still supporting anyone convalescing or in need.
Last year we said goodbye to Kathy as she left after 19 years to move back to Wales to look after her parents, Karen Matthews so that she could concentrate on her family and cleaning business , Patrick , Iona , Maddie and Dixie, who have all gone off and spread their wings at university.
This year 2022 we have welcomed two new members to our team, Sarah Murch specialising in Menopause and Pain management and Tracey Taylor specialising in natural healing for animals and Olivia Elliott ( loving sister to one of our previous members of staff Maddie) to our weekend team.