Welcome to
The Gentle Rain!

Stratford's health food store since 1979

About Us

We provide a wide and ever growing selection of fresh organic produce, gluten free foods, a variety of rawfoods, supplements, body and baby care and all your household needs.


Our grocery department includes organic dairy from a variety of sources such as cow, goat, sheep, and soy/rice/almond alternatives, organic grass fed meats (with both vegetarian & vegan options as well). We have an ever growing bulk section with dried fruits and grains, as well as many dry goods and weekly deliveries of fresh baked bread (including wheat and gluten free options). We have a selection of Keto products to assist you in transitioning over to a low carb, sugar free lifestyle. We also have weekly deliveries of fresh salads from LIVE Organic Restaurant in Toronto (Wednesdays) & The Pulp Restaurant. We also do special orders to ensure that your favourite salad is here for you!


As part of the VIP Program, you will be able to collect points in our supplement area, which is redeemable for FREE products (for information check out VIP Rewards). We strive on locating the very best quality products we can find to benefit your health and wellness. With knowledgeable staff to assist you in finding the product you are looking for, your experience is sure to be a great one. As with all areas of the store, special orders are accepted.


In addition to the above, we have a wide selection of organic dried herbs and spices as well as fair trade coffee and tea.


The Gentle Rain Natural Health Food Store has been a member of the Health First Network since 2002.




As of Sunday, March 22nd we will be reducing our hours of operation. Our staff is working tirelessly to keep our shelves stocked and to ensure you have what you need. In order to serve you better, we have decided that reducing our hours is the best course of action to keep things running as smoothly as possible. This means more hands on deck to stock and receive product and ensure the highest level of customer service when you are shopping in store. As of March 22nd our new hours of operation are as follows: 


Monday- Saturday ~ 9am-5pm

Sundays ~ CLOSED


We appreciate your patience and understanding. We want to assure you that we are not going anywhere! These changes in hours are to provide the best quality of service and to protect our staff!

We would like to remind you that ordering via telephone or email is available. If you are unwell or in self isolation please call us or email orders.gentlerain@gmail.com and let us know what you need. Orders in by 1pm will be ready for pick up or delivery by 4pm.


Effective immediately, for safety reasons, we will not be accepting any returns! 


Thank you for your continuous support, kind words & patience!